Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Erin on Health Struggles

 Carson Paine and Brooklyn Paine

When Erin Paine was asked towards the end of her last pregnancy how many kids she and Chad planned to have, her response was comical: "I think two?" Fifteen months later, Erin is expecting her third child, and the Paines couldn't be more thrilled.

But in the midst of the joy, there is some apprehension. You may remember that before becoming pregnant with Carson, Erin suffered multiple miscarriages due to a then-undiagnosed blood clotting disorder. It was that same health issue that caused Carson's birth to be extremely painful. Thankfully, Erin was able to have an epidural with Brooklyn, so her second delivery was much smoother.

“I think I will always have a certain level of fear during pregnancy, since I have had miscarriages in the past, but I know I have a great doctor who reassures me we are doing everything to keep baby and mom safe and healthy through this,” Erin told People Magazine this week. “I am so grateful for the love and support from Chad as well. I’ve been pampered.”

As a side note, the Paines also told People Magazine that they fell in love with the name Everly when they stumbled upon it in a baby book. Chad chose their daughter's middle name. Everyly Hope is due in April 2018.

Photo courtesy of UP

Carson: 'I'm Gonna Rub Her Pace'


"I'm gonna kiss Ezerly Hope. I'm gonna hug her. I'm gonna rub her pace."
-Carson Paine

We just can't get enough of this adorable video from Carson Paine! At two years and five months, he's already the big brother to one little sister, and he's thrilled to be gaining another one in April.

If you haven't heard Erin and Chad Paine's big news, check out yesterday's post. They have already chosen a name, and while it's not "Ezerly," Carson's pronunciation is close.

Photo/video courtesy of UP

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Bates Grand-Baby on the Way!

Carson Paine, Brooklyn Paine, Allie Jane Webster,
Lexi Mae Webster, Bradley Bates, Kaci Lynn Bates

Gil and Kelly Bates will soon add another grandchild to their ever-growing family. Erin Bates Paine is pregnant! She and husband Chad Paine are expecting a baby girl in April, and they have already chosen a name: Everly Hope Paine.

Check out this adorable video message from Carson Paine, and visit the UP website for more. Bringing Up Bates season seven premieres January 4th.

Video courtesy of UP; Photo courtesy of

Bun in the Oven

"I read it and I thought, 'I wonder what she's cooking today?'"
-Jackson Bates

Do you recall the summer 2014 Bringing Up Bates scene when Alyssa and John Webster announced that they were expecting their first child, Allie Jane? Let's revisit it in the Great Bates Moments video below! The family's reaction is priceless (and quite loud).

Photo/video courtesy of UP

Monday, October 16, 2017

Bates #14 Enters the Teenage Years

Wishing Isaiah Bates a very happy 13th birthday!

Isaiah Courage Bates

Photo courtesy of UP