Wednesday, November 14, 2018

First Video of Kade

Kade Smith

Kade Smith is only a few days old, and he has already figured out how to place his hands on his pacifier to hold it in! UPtv just posted a 20-second video of the little man showing off his new skill. You can view it on the network's website.

Photo courtesy of UPtv

Smith Family, Part of 3

Tori Smith, Bobby Smith, Robert "Kade" Ellis Smith IV
Tori Smith, Bobby Smith, Robert "Kade" Ellis Smith IV
Tori and Bobby Smith are still on cloud nine after the arrival of their first child, Kade Smith. We posted a few unofficial snapshots from Bates family members earlier this week, but UPtv has just shared its official baby announcement and photos.

When a new Bates grandchild is added to the fold, proud grandparents Gil and Kelly Bates are never far away. They were eager to visit the family of three at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.

We know you are all eager to hear the details of the birth, but those have not yet been released. The Smiths' plan was to deliver in one of the hospital's state-of-the-art birthing center rooms under the care of a doctor. However, the final decision on whether a candidate qualifies for the birthing center or must utilize one of the regular labor and delivery rooms is made by hospital staff once labor has begun, based on availability and medical requirements. Additional photos can be found on the UPtv website.

Gil Bates, Tori (Bates) Smith, Kade Smith, Bobby Smith, Kelly Bates
Gil Bates, Tori (Bates) Smith, Kade Smith, Bobby Smith, Kelly Bates

Photos courtesy of UPtv

Monday, November 12, 2018

First Photos of Kade

In case you haven't heard, Kade Smith is here! Details on his November 9th arrival can be found in the post we shared earlier today. Below are a few snapshots of the 9th Bates grandchild. He is only three days old and has already had plenty of visitors.

Evan Stewart, Carlin Bates, Tori Smith, Kade Smith, Bobby Smith
Evan Stewart, Carlin Bates, Tori Smith, Kade Smith, Bobby Smith

Robert Ellis Smith IV
Robert Ellis Smith IV (aka Kade)

Tori (Bates) Smith and Kade Smith
Tori (Bates) Smith and Kade Smith

Photos courtesy of Tori and Bobby Smith; thebatesfamily.com; Carlin Bates

Welcome, Baby Kade!


We have some exciting news to share. Tori and Bobby Smith are officially parents! The couple welcomed Robert Ellis Smith IV on Friday, November 9th, at 7:45am. That also happened to be sister Alyssa Webster's 24th birthday!

The newest Bates family member weighed 6lbs, 1oz and was 18 inches long. He arrived 15 days ahead of his November 24th due date. Looks like Tori is following in the footsteps of sister Erin Paine, who has delivered all three of her babies early.

As we shared several months ago, the baby's nickname will be Kade Smith. People Magazine has the exclusive story and photos.

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Season 8 Promo Shoot

Today, the majority of the Bates clan gathered with the crew to shoot promotional material for Bringing Up Bates season eight. The new season is scheduled to premiere on January 3rd, 2019. Meanwhile, Alyssa and John Webster are spending Alyssa's birthday weekend on a romantic getaway in Daytona Beach.

Erin and Chad Paine; Everly Paine, Carson Paine, Brooklyn Paine
Erin and Chad Paine; Everly Paine, Carson Paine, Brooklyn Paine

Photo courtesy of chadanderin.com