First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby! Bringing Up Bates star Tori Bates is pregnant and expecting her first child with her husband Bobby Smith. The exciting news was confirmed on Friday, May 11 and now Tori has revealed more details about their bundle of joy… including its gender and name!

“We’re having a baby boy!” she told ET. “We are beyond excited! We decided on Robert Ellis Smith IV for his name, but we will call him Cade. This little one has already changed our lives for the better and is so loved. We cannot wait to meet him! Thank you all for the love and support you’ve shown us. We are truly blessed.”

One month earlier, Tori exclusively opened up about how excited she is to be expecting baby No. 1 with her hubby. “We are so thankful that God has blessed us this way, and we look forward with eager expectation to welcoming our little baby into the world! We know parenting is a major responsibility, but the rewards are forever, and we are excited to start this journey together,” Tori revealed to In Touch.

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Tori, 22, is due this fall and so far during her pregnancy, she has been experiencing “severe” morning sickness, according to Us Weekly. Tori was previously a college student at The Crown College of the Bible in Powell, TN, but now the new mama-to-be doesn’t have to worry about studying or homework anymore because she just graduated earlier this year with a degree in education — and her family used her graduation photo to announce her pregnancy on their Instagram page.

“She graduated from college and now she has graduated into motherhood!” the caption read. “These last few weeks of school have been very trying with constant morning sickness, but Tori is a trooper and Bobby has been so overwhelmingly thoughtful! You both make a mama proud! I’m so excited that this is going to be such a special Mother’s Day as you both celebrate the new life God has given! Congratulations!”

Tori and Bobby met after they were introduced by a mutal friend in 2015 and they started courting (dating with the intention of marriage) the following year. The couple tied the knot in December 2017 — and their good pals, the Duggar family, were in attendance. We can’t wait to meet the little baby!

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