Monday, February 25, 2019

Josie's Tiny Baby Bump

Josie Bates Balka, 17 weeks pregnant

Josie Balka is 18 weeks pregnant, which means that Baby Balka is due in late July 2019. Like her sisters, Josie is a petite woman and has a petite baby bump. For reference, we have included photos of Alyssa and Erin's bumps.

Josie and Kelton announced the gender of their baby to the family last weekend but have not shared it with the public.

Alyssa Bates Webster, 20 weeks pregnant with Allie Webster
Alyssa Bates Webster, 28 weeks pregnant with Allie Webster

Erin Bates Paine, 23 weeks pregnant with Everly Paine
Erin Bates Paine, 23 weeks pregnant with Everly Paine

If you enjoy this blog, be sure to visit Ellie's other blogs (NashvilleWife.com and DuggarFamilyBlog.com).

Photos courtesy of Josie and Kelton Balka, Alyssa and John Webster, chadanderin.com

28 comments:

  1. She looks so cute!

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  2. Josie looks great. She will be the type when all of a sudden her baby bump looks huge. I did not need maternity clothes (which were called hatching jackets in the 1950s/60s.) until May for an early August delivery.
    I wish them a wonderful pregnancy and blessed life.

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    1. Maybe, but it's still very early on in Josie's pregnancy. At 17 weeks, she's barely 4 months along. She could start showing soon.

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  3. It doesn’t take the Bates daughters to ditch the skirts and rock the jeans!

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    1. True, I think the first pic I saw of her in pants was like 3 weeks after the wedding.
      I think Carlin will wear pants immediately too.
      I think they look great!

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    2. So much for a past lifestyle. Sometimes a rigid past causes some excesses in other ways, later in life. But I like to think eventually moderation will take over and balance things out.

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    3. No need to comment. We’ve seen pictures of Josie in jeans for months.

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    4. 6:49- I hardly think wearing jeans is a sign of excess.

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    5. @2:21...sorry, this is the first pic I’ve seen of Josie in jeans. I’ve been busy.

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    6. Wearing of jeans is not the excess that the contributor was referring to.
      Most of us, myself included, have gone thru phases of some sort and realize later in life that some were not the best. I’ll let it go at that. I am 6:49 and a follower of Christ and a Bringing Up Bates fan!

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    7. Wearing jeans is an excess?? I'm quite surprised: I find them more modest than skirts, sometimes. With the wind, for example, jeans ensure proper cover, while a skirt can fly up.

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    8. 9:31 - I'm curious about what/who you and the previous contributor are referring to. I haven't seen any of the Bates fall into excess unless you're talking about travel (which is mostly arranged and filmed by UP). Even then, Kelly and Gil traveled frequently with and without the kids prior to having a show.

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    9. Out of 5 married Bates daughters, I've only seen 2 of them wear pants. Alyssa and now Josie. Seems like just personal preference for those particular daughters.

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    10. momofchickie- Alyssa,Josie and Whitney all wear pants they look great in them too! it does seem like a Personal preference because Erin And Tori are very much alike and both do not were pants. I have a feeling that Carlin and Katie will wear pants too! They All would Look cute in them!

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  4. Congratulations! Praying for y'all that everything will go great. Love watching your all's show. Can't wait to find out what the gender is. May God Bless You.❤💙

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  5. Josie does look tiny. If the baby is due end of July it could be born on Lawson Birthday.

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  6. she's so adorable!! josie reminds me so much of alyssa in stature, i bet she stays tiny like alyssa did too.

    isnt jessa duggar sewald due around the same time? i cant imagine what a bates/duggar reunion would look like now! wow!

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    1. Jess’s is 7 weeks further along then Josie.
      25 weeks. Due beginning of June.

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    2. Jessa is about 8 weeks further along, so they're not that close.

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  7. She's got a little bump now, but she'll start showing soon! Wish them well and a healthy pregnancy!

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  8. My Pete, where is she hiding it ? I don't see a bump yet but it is coming. She might not get very big, I think it's a girl !

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  9. Josie IS ADORABLE! God bless u soooooo!

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  10. Shes an adorable gal...super tiny. Erin has rounded out now with 3 kids. Still beautiful..

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  11. Josie looks great! And I LOVE her hair!

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  12. When do we start tossing around name ideas?! Excited!! I’m sure they’ll pick a cute name. It’s so amazing to see these kids have babies so young. I sure wasn’t ready at 19 or 20 to be a mom. But that had a lot to do with my parents lack of preparing me for
    Life. Gil and Kelly have done a fabulous job because their kids don’t bat an eye with being a parent young in life.

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