Sunday, January 19, 2020

Willow Turns 6 Months Old

Willow Balka is six months old today! Last season of Bringing Up Bates ended with Carlin and Evan's May wedding, so viewers haven't officially "met" Willow yet. Josie and Kelton chose not to film her birth, but you can look forward to seeing her in upcoming new episodes. The season nine premiere date has not yet been announced, but you can rest assured that it won't be long.

Kelton Balka, Josie Balka, Willow Balka
Kelton Balka, Josie Balka, Willow Balka

Photo courtesy of Josie and Kelton Balka

43 comments:

  1. Great picture of Kelton! Lovely family.

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  2. Why does Up so indecisive about the season airing dates? Its frustrating and unprofessional of a TV network to keep loyal viewers always guessing. I wonder is its sponsor related, securing commercial sponsors filled. Who knows?...

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    1. Up tv seems to be disorganized or the Bates are holding out for more of something in their contract.

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  3. Thats not surprising Josie didn't tape the birth, that's her more private personality... but Willow is cute, looking like a Balka.

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    1. I also think it has to do with Kelton's mom passing away during the birth of one of his younger siblings several years ago. I think they were scared something may go wrong.

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  4. Love that they chose not to film her birth! I always felt that that was to far of an invasion of privacy.

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    1. I agree. In fact I don’t watch the birth shows.

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    2. MO- I don't watch them either. :o)

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  5. The birth episodes are my favorite ones to watch, but I think it’s wonderful they are choosing to do what’s best for their own family! Good for you.

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  6. Kelton looks like one happy man. Such beautiful, sweet girls in his life.

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    1. He sure is happy, that little girl must have mended his broken heart, losing his mom at twelve years old must have left him scarred for life, I was three when my mom died, but in my case I was too young to remember.

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    2. I know the feeling,i lost my mom when i was twelve ,and didnt feel my heart mended until after i meet my Husband and had our twins who are 6 months ago who we named William-kelton and Mariella-kierstin.

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  7. Cute! This must mean Josie’s back working as a stylist, too!

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    1. Josie said back in November or December that you won't find her back in the shop doing hair, but they were working on their next adventure, and they would be announcing it soon. But they haven't announced their plans yet.

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    2. Little Willow is the splitting image of her dad. She definitely takes after him.

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    3. Yes, she definitely will look like Kelton's side of the family. She really resembles her daddy!

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  8. So cute family and a very cute Baby girl,shes the cutest baby i even seen,second to my son Sindre-William jr,who we only call either Will or William.Again very cute and Adorable family,they look so happy together.God bless from Sofie from Norway.

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  9. I have so much respect for this couple choosing not to film the birth of Willow. It should be private between husband and wife and not for sale to the highest tv and magazine.

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    1. It should be whatever the couple decides together it should be. If someone is happy with sharing their birth with the world that is their choice to make.

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    2. Argree 100%!!

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  10. I'm actually pretty proud of them (and the Websters)for choosing not to film the birth. I know many people disagree with me, but I feel it is such a personal event for the couple that it should be kept private. Plus, Kelton probably has his mother's death on his mind during the birth so he may not want it filmed due to his prior experience. The fans/audience has no need to see it.

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  11. Beautiful family!

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  12. I know it's irrelevant but I was wondering, will there ever be an update about Chaney an Trace's relationship? Either good or bad!

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  13. I don't think Josie will traditionally ever have a job cutting hair again. It's not in their belief system to have a working wife or mother.

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    1. I could see Josie cutting hair from her home. Whitney is a realtor. Erin, Carlin, and Whitney have an online clothing store. Michaela is working on a nursing degree. Alyssa worked along side of John in their cleaning business. So.....

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    2. The Websters closed down their cleaning business.

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    3. Whitney has no listings, hasn't for months (look her up). The Webster's cleaning business closed a year ago (it was called Jonny on the Spot).

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    4. 9:52- To be fair, Whitney just had a new baby. She can always pick up where she left off with the real estate business.

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    5. Whitney just gave birth and is now one of the owners of an online boutique she could just currently not be showing or perhaps won't be anymore (not to mention Zach has a very demanding job). Aylssa has had some serious health problems in the last year and cares/homeschools their girls.

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    6. Alyssa has her hands full and certainly her health is a huge priority; she gets a pass at no longer holding down a paying job outside the home. Those involved in the boutique are pretty lackadaisical about promoting it. Low inventory and rare online presence. So, there’s that. And how will Michaela go through even her nursing when she needs to complete floor rotations at a hospital-that might require her seeing men in various undress.

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    7. 6:20, look at their website again. Lots of options, including some children's clothing.

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    8. Does Alyssa -- with three babies -- really need a pass from anyone for not holding down a paying job?

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  14. It's about time one of these people kept their birth private.

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    1. Alyssa didn't have her births filmed either. Their choice

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  15. I was always under the impression that Whitney's real estate 'career' was a fake plotline for the show. She may have obtained a valid license but I believed that she had no intention of really using it as a career. Why no statement from her about what her plans were with that license? Like most of them, all that they 'work at' will be abandoned sooner rather than later. Sadly, I suspect that Michaela's nursing degree is just to keep her busy because there are no babies on the horizon for her at this time. How can she be a real nurse and treat male patients in their belief system? I don't think she can, therefore, I highly doubt that she will treat the public. She may at best, work for a like-minded believer in this field, exposed only to children or women. Watch for it.

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    1. Totally agree!

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    2. Didn’t Michaela train as an EMT? Doubt she was able to pick and chose her patients in that role. Working in a medical setting should not be confused with dating. That being said, she may prefer to work in a doctors office such as an OBGYN or a Pediatrician. Whatever makes her happy and fulfills her is what she should do

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    3. Oh my gosh.....4:21 a.m. There's a lot of negative opinions. Even though they're a reality tv family, they don't owe us every little detail of their lives. In my opinion, there are some very unkind comments in what you "think" about people you don't know personally. How sad.............

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  16. I have trouble believing that Whitney, a mom with two young kids, would go through all the time, study, and trouble to obtain a real estate license for the sole purpose of creating a fake plotline, or that her real estate company would deceitfully place someone who was not an actual employee as an employee on their website. She may have cut back or taken a leave when she was pregnant and now with a very young baby.

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  17. What a happy family!

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