The couple is already parents to son Carson and daughters Finley, Brooklyn, Everly and Holland
The Bates family has grown once more!
Bringing Up Bates stars Chad and Erin (Bates) Paine welcomed their sixth baby together, son William Gage, on Monday, October 30, they announced on Instagram. The couple's newest addition joins their five other kids — daughters Finley Marie, 21 months, Brooklyn Elise, 7, Everly Hope, 5, and Holland Grace, 3, and son Charles Steven IV, a.k.a. "Carson," 8.
Sharing a carousel of photos to their joint account, the couple penned a lengthy tribute to their son. "Welcome to the world, William Gage Paine. 💙 You've already stolen our hearts! We know God has such big plans for your life and we are so overjoyed that you are part of our family."
"You are so loved and such an answer to our prayer," the father of six wrote. "More details soon, but for now you will find us in snuggle mode 👶🏼."
In January 2022, Chad and Erin welcomed their fifth baby, daughter Finley, sharing the exciting news on their Instagram. "Our little miracle baby is doing wonderful and we can't wait to share more details soon! This mama and daddy are going to get a little rest now and as many snuggles as possible," the proud mom wrote alongside a photo of the couple with their newborn.
"We can't thank you enough for the prayers. We feel indebted, loved, and so grateful to each of you. We serve such a big God. 🤍," she added.
The road to parenthood was bumpy for the Paines, who endured several miscarriages due to Erin's blood-clotting condition before son Carson came along.
"After consulting with our doctor, we realized having another baby was not going to be in our future. It was sad, just because we both really love kids, but I knew Erin's health was the biggest priority, and we were overwhelmingly grateful for the four little blessings God has already given us," the pair continued. "We were content knowing that God sometimes has a different plan than our own. As you can imagine, we were absolutely blown away when we found out the good news and really in shock!"
"Our hearts were filled with so much joy and some uncertainty, but we have been relieved and so encouraged to know Baby Paine is growing and doing great and Erin has been doing wonderful as well," the couple added. "God has been so faithful and so good to our family. We want to thank each of you for your continued love and support, and we are looking forward to January 2022 now more than ever."
In February 2021, Erin opened up about her health complications on Instagram, revealing that she had three surgeries over the course of a few months "due to cysts that have ruptured and caused a lot of internal bleeding." She also shared that she had to have one ovary removed and "most of the second removed as well."
"It has been scary and really discouraging at times, but we have been so grateful for the medical doctors who have helped us navigate through these uncertainties," she wrote at the time.
Erin is the third-oldest of Gil and Kelly Jo Bates' 19 children. She married Chad in November 2013.
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