Sunday, March 25, 2012

"The Bates Family: And Baby Makes 19" Recap

          The special opens with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of the TLC show, "19 Kids and Counting", introducing the Bates Family to the world. The Bates Family then celebrated Alyssa's 17th Birthday with ice cream, cake, and music. The oldest Bates Girls (Erin, Alyssa, and Tori) even sang a song. To conclude Alyssa's birthday celebration, Gil and Trace took Alyssa hunting the next day. Gil and Kelly then took Alyssa along to an ultrasound appointment to find out the gender of the newest Bates. Twenty-three year old, Zach on down to two-year-old, Callie, had a prediction of what the baby would be. However, Alyssa was the only one of the Bates given the task of keeping the gender a secret from the rest of the family. She found out that the newest addition would be a boy. They then went home. Gil and Kelly then packed their bags for a camping trip to celebrate their 24th Wedding Anniversary. While they were gone, the older Bates kids helped the little ones make Welcome Home Signs and posters. Some of kids, even wrote letters. The Bates kids met up with their parents a couple days later. Gil and Kelly were greeted by their children with hugs. The next day, Kelly went to a doctor's appointment where she found out that Bates Baby #19 was on the way. The oldest Bates girls quickly gathered up the bags and met their mother at the hospital. The episode ended with Jeb Colton Bates being born on February 1st at 4:05 A.M and them bringing Jeb home. He weighed 7lbs. 8oz. and was 20 in. in length.  Jeb was born just in time for Trace's birthday.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Recap coming soon!

It's coming soon! We will also start with trivia questions!

Photos Updated on New Photos Page Tab

                 The photos have been updated on the Page Tab titled, "New Photos". Click here to view them.

Bates Special Rerun

                 Did you miss the Bates special last night? If you have, don't worry. It will be on again at 8 PM EST/7 PM CST and 11 PM EST/10 PM CST today. They will also have eight half-an-hour specials that will air in the summer.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bates that Share a Birthday

                Kelly Bates have given birth 19 times. She has no twins and no c-sections.
                However, she has four kids that share a birthday. Are you curious about which one's?
                Trace, the 8th Bates child and 4th boy, shares a birthday with his younger brother, Jeb Colton.
                Trace and Jeb, the 19th Bates child and 9th boy, both have a birthday of February 1st.
                 Jeb was born on February 1, 2012, Trace's 15th Birthday.
                 Jackson, the 12th Bates child and 5th boy, shares a birthday with his younger sister, Addallee
                 "Addee". Addee is the 15th Bates child and 8th Bates girl. Jackson and Addee both
                 have a birthday on February 17th. Addee was born on Jackson's 4th Birthday.

Bates Family Over the Years Part 2

                        I posted some old pictures of the Bates on Friday. Click here to view them.
                        Here are some more old pictures of the Bates. All Photos are Used with Gil and Kelly
                        Bates permission. Click here to view their blog.

Alyssa & Carlin
Alyssa at Christmas Piano Recital - 2010

Judson Wyatt as a baby
baby Judson


Lawson Bates
baby Judson

Erin Bates

Gil, Kelly & baby Judson

Nathan Bates

baby Judson




baby Judson Wyatt
Erin Bates

Bates Family with 18 Kids
Missing: Jeb