Saturday, October 1, 2016

2 Bates and Counting

A few weeks ago, we wrote a post comparing the birth weights and newborn photos of Carson Paine and Brooklyn Paine. You all really enjoyed that post, so we thought we would do the same with Bradley Bates and little sister Kaci Bates.

Bradley Gilvin Bates, who turns two on October 29th, was born one week past his due date and weighed in at 7lbs 10oz. Almost 20 months later, Zach and Whitney welcomed their second child, Kaci Lynn Bates. She was five days early and weighed 7lbs 8oz.

*Click here to watch a slideshow of Kaci's arrival.

Here are a few snapshots of newborn Bradley Bates...

 Zach Bates and Bradley Bates

 Zach and Whitney Bates with Bradley Bates

Whitney Bates with Bradley Bates

 Gil and Kelly Bates with Bradley Bates

 Bradley Bates

 Bradley Bates

And here is newborn Kaci Bates...

Zach Bates, Whitney Bates, and Kaci Bates

 Whitney Bates and Kaci Bates

 The little Bates family

 Kaci Bates


Photos courtesy of UP, Taryn Yager Photography, Zach and Whitney Bates 

13 comments:

  1. Not a criticism, but a legitimate question: Why do they seem compelled to immediately put a headband/bow on these newborn baby girls and constantly have one on after that? We all know it's a girl already. It is a religious belief because those in this belief system all seem to do it....Alyssa included? Thank you for your response.

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    1. All my friends that do it just like it. They've waited 9 months for a little girl to dress up and don't want to waste a moment once they are born. :)

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    2. Also, I have a little business making headbands and bows, and when I do craft fairs there are just certain people that simply LOVE getting things for their little ones. It's definitely just a preference thing at least for most people. :)

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    3. It not hurting the baby, and it's very cute. Why do you think that's strange?

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    4. It's not a religious thing. It's a cultural thing. I'm from the South and everyone does it where I live. Bows and headbands are cute so why wouldn't you want to put them on your baby girl?

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    5. It's not anything to do with their religion, bows and headbands are very popular for infant girls, just a little touch of glam.

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    6. I could be wrong but it seems to be a southern thing or maybe an east of the Mississippi thing? I don't know, but it isn't big out west.

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    7. It can hurt them actually. I've seen a child with a permanent dent around her skull from having tight ones all the time. But I suppose that would happen with tight socks on ankles too...

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  2. Love the bates family!!

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  3. Congrats on the birth of your new baby girl. Your family is always in my prayers

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  4. In central Illinois all the infant girls get headbands/bows right away also. What I wonder about is the seemingly recent trend of photographing newborns in the fetal position and naked. With the strict belief regarding now showing skin (no sleeveless tops) and dressing modestly, this trend seems contrary to what they preach. I KNOW this is an infant and there is nothing sexual about it, but it just seems odd, as does another practice of bundling them up so they appear to be just a little ball tied up in a bag. I've never seen pictures like that except with the Bates' family. I wonder if it is just something the photographer does or does the family choose that?

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    1. I don't like the naked baby pictures. They just seem odd. Babies are much more cute with clothes on. It is a rather bizarre trend.

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    2. I don't like the photos with the baby all balled up, as if still in the womb. They creep me out.

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