Have you heard the big news?
As we announced this morning, Erin (Bates) Paine, 24, and Chad Paine, 28, are expecting their second child! (Click here to watch a video message from the ecstatic couple.) The baby will join big brother, Charles Stephen Paine IV “Carson,” this summer.
Erin and Chad said: “Valentine’s Day was the perfect occasion to tell our family and celebrate the news of the new little blessing God is adding to our family. It was the biggest surprise of our year, but now we can hardly wait to meet our sweet baby this summer. We cannot begin to describe the pure joy and excitement we're feeling. We were so blessed by the outpouring of support during our first baby Carson’s pregnancy; please continue to pray for us.”
Grandparents Gil and Kelly Jo Bates added: “Erin and Chad surprised us on Valentine's Day with news of a new grandbaby on the way. Our family is growing, and we couldn't be any happier! There is something so exciting and special about children that adds joy to a home! We feel very blessed!"
Gil and Kelly Jo currently have three grandchildren but will soon have two more, as Zach and Whitney Bates also recently announced that they are expecting their second child this summer.
Erin and Chad's news is especially exciting, as Erin experienced challenging and potentially life-threatening issues during her last pregnancy due to a blood clotting condition. The couple welcomed son Carson, now nine months old, on May 14, 2015. He was born healthy and happy.
Taryn Yager, a photographer friend who has done numerous photo shoots for the Bates family, snapped these pictures of Erin, Chad, and Carson. (Learn more about Taryn and her photography business on her website and Facebook page.)
Erin, Chad, and Carson Paine
Here are the links to previous posts that include photos by Taryn Yager:
Zach and Whitney Announce Baby #2
Photos of the Little Bates Family
Photos courtesy of Taryn Yager Photography/UP