The Bringing Up Bates family is growing once again. Chad and Erin Paine are expecting their fifth baby! Baby number five will join Charles Steven IV, a.k.a. “Carson,” 6, Brooklyn Elise, 5, Everly Hope, 3, and Holland Grace, 22 months.
The couple confirmed their big news to People on Tuesday. “Every day life is a miracle, but this is such a special miracle for our little family,” the parents said. “For the past year, Erin has experienced different health problems, which ended up leading to multiple surgeries.”
“After consulting with our doctor, we realized having another baby was not going to be in our future. It was sad, just because we both really love kids, but I knew Erin’s health was the biggest priority, and we were overwhelmingly grateful for the four little blessings God has already given us,” Erin and Chad said.
They added, “We were content knowing that God sometimes has a different plan than our own. As you can imagine, we were absolutely blown away when we found out the good news and really in shock!”
“Our hearts were filled with so much joy and some uncertainty, but we have been relieved and so encouraged to know Baby Paine is growing and doing great and Erin has been doing wonderful as well,” the couple said. “God has been so faithful and so good to our family. We want to thank each of you for your continued love and support, and we are looking forward to January 2022 now more than ever.”
What health complications did Erin Paine have?
As we previously reported, Erin had several surgeries as a result of ruptured cysts and internal bleeding. During these surgeries, one of her ovaries was removed, and most of the other one was as well. Because of this, it was unclear whether Erin and Chad would be able to have more children in the future.
Bringing Up Bates baby boom
Right now, Erin is the only known Bates to be pregnant. In June, the family welcomed three new babies to the world. Josie and Kelton Balka had their second daughter, Hazel. Zach and Whitney Bates’ fourth child, a son named Jadon was born around the same time. Tori and Bobby Smith’s third baby, a daughter named Charlotte, was born in June too. In February, Alyssa and John Webster’s fourth daughter, Maci, was born.
It’s possible another family member is expecting and just hasn’t made the announcement yet. Fans think Carlin Bates Stewart will be pregnant very soon.
So, are you excited for the Bringing Up Bates family? Do you think baby number five is a girl or a boy? Let us know in the comments below.
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