Tuesday, February 2, 2021

The Bates: 50 and Counting?


Gil and Kelly started off with a large immediate family, but they have almost reached the point where the "add-ons" will surpass the original members. For the short time between Jeb's birth in February 2012 and Erin's wedding in November 2013, the Bates were (only) 21 strong. Now, with 14 grandchildren and 7 spouses, they are up to 42 members. 

That total will become 46 when four more grandbabies are added by June of this year, but there are also at least 2 significant others who could possibly join the clan in the near future. So with all that in mind, it will not be long before Gil and Kelly's group reaches the milestone of 50 members. Can you imagine what their regular get-togethers are like? They are also close with both Gil and Kelly's extended family, so that adds even more craziness. 

Photo courtesy of UPtv

56 comments:

  1. The more the merrier, but if they keep going the way they are the show is going to turn into courting, weddings, and births.

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    1. I. Truly love. Bringing. Up. Bates. My. Favorite. Show.. God bless the. Bates and. Up. TV. Please. Bring them. Back very soon..

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    2. That's what makes it so much fun. We have watched them all grow up and love sharing in their life events.

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    3. It seems to me there are many other stories they can share with the audience. How about Kelton's starting his own plumbing business. Or how Evan is doing in his training to be an electrician. Is Bobby really supporting soon to be three children on the salary of an assistant? How are the girls doing with their online boutique? Did Trace become a professional deputy or is he volunteering?

      I understand that with Covid, the regular film crew might not be present, however, another reality TV family in Alaska did their own filming with one of the sons doing the majority. Couldn't one of the middle sons or daughters in the Bates family do the filming, even if UP did the final editing?

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  2. Hubbys side has over 50immediate family members. My side is only at 37

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  3. To think that there are another twelve to marry and have children and not to mention the current married children could still have more children, by the time they will all have completed their families they could easily reach a hundred, I understand not all of them would be interested in having large families but I'd say some of them will, and if they all have large families they could reach over two hundred!

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  4. Any news on when Bringing Up Bates will be back on tv?
    We all could use a good dose of family friendly viewing.
    Thank you.

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  5. Wait, four grandbabies in June? I thought only three are due then.

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    1. Alyssa is due this month, so by June there will be 4 new babies.

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    2. That’s what I thought too! I know there’s Whitney, Tori, and Josie, I think.

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    3. I'm wondering now too. I know there's Torrie, Whitney and Josie but that's all I remember hearing about also. Hmmmm???

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    4. Tori josi alyssa and Whitney

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    5. They included Alyssa's baby with the 3 babies that are due on June

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    6. Four "by" June, meaning one in Feb and three in June

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    7. It says four more by June...3 due in June and Alyssa’s is due any day.

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    8. Four grand babies by June, Alyssa is due this month and Josie, Tori, and Whitney in June.

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    9. It’s 4 grand babies total. It says 4 by the end of June. One is due February 17.

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    10. 3 of them are due in June. Alyssa’s baby is due this month.

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    11. Think they ment 4 babies by june cause Alyssa in February the whitney, josie, and tori in june.

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    12. Josie, whitney,Tori and Alyssa are all currently expecting.

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    13. Whitney, Josie and Tori are having babies in June and Alyssa js due this month which makes 4 new Grandbabies by June.

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    14. If Alyssa has maci on the 17th February. She will be 3rd person with February the 17th as a birthday. Jackson and addeell were both born on 17th February

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  6. I know this page is about the Bates Family, but could you do this with the Duggar family? It'd be interesting to see where they are!

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    1. Lily and Ellie also have Duggar blog. I’m pretty sure they started it way before they started the Bates blog.

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    2. The Duggars will be at 50 in a few weeks when Joe and Kendra's baby is born. (I'm including Tyler in the count).

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    3. The Duggars will be 49 when Joe and Kendra have their little one this month.

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    4. She does have a site about the duggars. duggarfamilyblog.com

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    5. It's easy to count up the duggars, they are a family of 21,they will have 20 grandchildren when Kendra gives birth this month, they will have nine in laws when Justin marries Claire this year so that means the Duggars will reach their 50 mark this year but it could be more if someone else gives birth before the year is over.

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    6. I’m pretty sure the original poster knew about the Duggar blog, and was referring to a count of how many Duggars they are total now, just like this blogpost was doing about the Bates

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  7. I’m hoping Michaela can be blessed with a baby.

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  8. Wow,that's a huge number. Just think if Carlin and Evan,Erin and Chad and maybe hopefully Michaela and Brandon (finally) announce in the next few months their having 3 more grandkids,Katie and Travis and Nathan and Esther (once they announce their courtship publicly,which I hope is soon before or on Valentine's Day) get engaged and married, and the remaining two bachelors Lawson and Trace announce their courting to prospective women to be their future wives,then I predict by 2023,that the Bates family will reach 50 members of their family and more. By then the Duggars will have beat them to past 50 and onto 60 at the rate they're going with new grandchildren and marriages. But you never know.

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  9. Yes a whole lot of happiness,fun and love!!

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  10. Wow! Our family get togethers growing up were close to 25 when everyone was there, and that seemed like a big group.

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  11. When is Bringing up the Bates returning?

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  12. Christina StoyanoffFebruary 3, 2021 at 2:34 AM

    I was raised in a huge family so our thing was the more the merrier. I seriously would love to spend a day with this family. They all seem pretty much laid back. If one of them need help or need something they find a way to come together to help. They seem like a fun group to be around

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  13. Such great memories❣️ A wonderful family picture. I remember Erin and Chad's wedding being filmed in 2013. I enjoy watching the I Love You Day episode's. I always can't wait for the announcements, gender reveals and births. I'm looking forward to Katie and Travis's courtship and other's. Looking forward to season 10 of Bringing Up Bates. Natasha b

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  14. Bring on season 10. Everyone is ready. What is the date ??

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  15. I respect their beliefs but life is much more than having kids. I'd like to see a member of the Bates clan that think in a different way. For example, Michaela is very sad because their parents told her that she must have kids, they didn't think that maybe she couldn't have them and she could suffer a lot because of that.

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    1. I doubt that that is the reason why she is sad. She loves children. It's not because "her parents told her to."

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    2. It doesn't sound like you respect them if you are wishing they would live another way. I truly don't understand why people who object to their values and lifestyle would watch them. I guess you would applaud them if they lived a gay lifestyle and got abortions. Well, you have hundreds of other TV shows to watch that kind of activity. So go away and leave this audience alone. I don't respect someone who comes into the middle of people enjoying a common hobby and activity only to try to shame them into your way of thinking. And no one believes you respect any of us. Quit lying.

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  16. A huge family looks like alot of fun.

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  17. Wow! May God continue his blessings upon your the Bates family.

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  18. We have 54 on my husbands immediate and still counting and 49 on my side still counting, so that is 103 if we were all in one room...LOL

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  19. I wish we could watch this show for free. Not everyone can afford to by UP TV as an add-on to cable or other. This is one of my fav shows, like the Duggars.

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  20. I think I have them beat, last time I counted there is close to 200 in my family. My parents had 13 kid . There is 40 grandkids and over 50 greatkids and great great grandkids and there is some great great great grandkids this year

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  21. I love this show,the family love is wonderful. I hope to see season 10 very soon. May God continue to bless the Bates family

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  22. On my mother's side of the family she is one of 8 and they are all married. Until a few years ago, we got together once a month. 25 first cousins and they almost all got married in early 20s and 3-4 kids by late 20s. Finally my grandparents just did not have room for everyone so we meet up a bit less often at a hall but at school there has been only a few years between the youngest aunt and oldest cousin and between the youngest cousin and oldest child of a cousin. Just a never ending stream lol. Plus most of my cousins marry someone from our area so we all know their parents and siblings really well, too! Our family weddings are huge.

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    1. Your family sounds great! You are blessed!

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    1. He had work that time last yr

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  24. It's easily can be 100 Bates and counting quite soon. 7 Bates kids are married with 14 grandkids and 4 underway this year. Even if this year nobody will have more kids than just these 4 (while we might think Erin or Carlin become pregnant), there are 3 dating couples, and I feel like at least 2 of them can get angaged and married this year. Katie was dating Travis for almost a year now (since last March), so they might get engaged soon, to have a Summer wedding. Nathan has been courting Esther for shorter time, but seems like they are happy, so they might choose to get marrried this year as well.

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  25. im one of 12 kids and there is currently 9 grandkids 4 is married,we girls also where skirts which i know some people have problems with but we finds skirts more comfortable than pants,i tried wearing pants it lasted maybe 10 minutes found it too thight but our family is 31

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