Sunday, July 31, 2016

Our lone July Birthday

It's almost midnight in Tennessee and there is no word if Brooklyn has been born since 8pm (PST) so that means that Lawson is still our lone birthday for the month of July.

August Birthday cover!

We are super excited to share with you all our new August Birthday cover! 
We were waiting for Brooklyn to make her appearance all day today but there has been no baby yet. 
 Now we know what you all are thinking where is Brandon and Michaella's wedding anniversary cover and that will be released on Friday!

Updated July Birthday Cover

We know that many of you have been waiting for our August birthday Cover and it is our next blog! 

This week's preview!

Sunday: Preview, Updated July Birthday cover, August Birthday cover

Monday: August 2016

Tuesday: 36 weeks pregnant, Callie's birthday, preview Tuesday

Wednesday: Baby Watch #3

Thursday: Josie's birthday, recap

Friday: Brandon and Michaella's anniversary cover

Saturday:  Favorite July Photos

*** Please note that we could be adding more blogs and the pregnancy blogs are subject to change if needed *** 

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Journey to parenthood: Last update

Chad and Erin have one month to go before their due date. Brooklyn is expected to arrive a little early so make sure that you tune in for her birth announcement.

In the past month Chad surprised his wife with a baby moon trip. For those that don't know what a baby moon trip is, it is a relaxing or romantic vacation taken by parents-to-be before their baby is born.

Chad and Erin also went to go see Taryn Yager to get some photos done before their baby's birth.

Erin is currently 35 weeks and 4 days pregnant with Brooklyn.

400 blogs and counting

As the family reached 50 episodes, we reached 400 blogs for the year of 2016. We are preparing to celebrate our 5th year on facebook at the end of August. 

 We are so thankful to all those have been on this journey! :)

Friday, July 29, 2016

Recap: Birthdays and boyfriends

The family is getting ready to celebrate Allie's 1st birthday. Kelly reveals that birthdays are special since they come once a year. Gil jokes that they feel like they are coming 25 times and that's once every other week which creates a big party. Kelly says that they are a partying family.

When they get to John and Alyssa's house, they noticed that it's very clean and when you have the family there it's hard to keep it that way.

The oldest children decided to help Alyssa get ready for the party. As they are decorating the strawberries with white chocolate sauce, Alyssa gets a little upset with her family since they keep eating them.

Gil comes up with the idea to take the kids to the park to give Alyssa some space. The boys give Kelly a scream since they are doing some tricks on the swings.

The family heads over to meet the Smith Family. Tori is currently in a relationship with Bobby Smith. Bobby has two little sisters which causes Tori to worry that this will be overwhelming for the family.
Back when John and Alyssa were courting, Tori used to be their chaperone but Alyssa had to requested a new chaperone. Tori was so strict about them getting to close to each other but now that she is in a relationship, Bobby and Tori often link arms and get a little closer than what she would allow.

Tori is happy that Bobby is very good with kids. Zach warns that if you married a guy, who is good with little kids then they are normally a kid at heart which Whitney agrees to that.

The only thing keeping Tori and Bobby from getting married is that they are still a year or two away from graduating school. They both want to finished their education.

The family comes back to the house and find that everything is ready. Alyssa went all out for her daughter's first birthday but doesn't think that her family appreciates the elegance.

The family enjoys time with John's side of the family. Some of the siblings would love to know if Alyssa is expecting baby #2 and she's not pregnant. She and John agree with only having six to eight children but not 19 like her mom.

All about Bradley: 21 months old

We are getting close to Bradley's second birthday but first we are celebrating his 21st Birthday. It is so hard to believe that he is now a big brother to Kaci and is about to welcome his 3rd cousin on the Bates side.
We have a few new photos of Bradley to share with you all! 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Tonight on Bringing Up Bates

Tonight on Bringing Up Bates, the family heads to Florida for Allie's 1st Birthday! 
Check out the first sneak peak: 

50 episodes of Bringing Up Bates

The family hits 50 episodes tonight on Bringing Up Bates and to help celebrate that occasion.
Be sure to check out our next blog post for a sneak peak. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Lawson turns 24 years old

Lawson is celebrating his birthday today! 

He is turning 24 years old today.
For those wondering about the badge, Lawson is a reserve deputy for the Anderson County Sheriff's Department.
We hope that he has a blessed day as he celebrates his birthday!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Preview: Birthdays and Boyfriends

Allie Jane and Carlin share a big birthday bash back in Florida; Kelly Jo and Gil meet Tori's boyfriend's family.

35 weeks pregnant

Erin is currently 35 weeks pregnant with  Brooklyn Elise. We can't believe that Erin only has five more weeks until Brooklyn is due to arrive.

When do you think Brooklyn's birthday will be?

Monday, July 25, 2016

Music by Lawson and Erin

Lawson has revealed that he will be releasing his tour dates really soon.
  Erin is currently working on a lullaby cd which will be released in the fall of 2016.
We will be releasing information as it comes! So make sure that you stay tune!

Official on facebook!

We are so excited to share that the Bates family has joined facebook.

Baby Watch #2

There is no word if Brooklyn is here yet. So stay tuned for Erin's 35 weeks update

Sunday, July 24, 2016

This week's blogs

Sunday: This week's blog
Monday: Baby Watch #2
Tuesday: 35 weeks pregnant, Preview
Wednesday: Lawson's birthday
Thursday: Recap
Friday: All about Bradley: 21 months old
Saturday:  Journey to parenthood: Last update

** Please note that the pregnancy blogs could change! **

Saturday, July 23, 2016

August episode Preview of Bringing Up Bates

For the past three months, we have been doing monthly previews for the episode of Bringing Up Bates. You can click here to see June. You can also click here to see July.

Who's in charge?
August 4, 2016
The Bates kids are in charge while Kelly Jo and Gil take a much needed vacation; a movie night at Zach and Whitney's house.

Bates make the grade
August 11, 2016
Trace and Carlin get their high school diplomas; Kelly Jo falls ill while planning the graduation party.

The 20th Bates
August 18, 2016
The 20th Bates contest winner embarks on a day-in-the-life of a Bates from doing chores to riding horses.

Growing Paine
August 25, 2016
Grandbaby Carson is turning one with a celebration; Erin hosts the party while Kelly Jo arrives with the party's entertainment.

Please remember that the titles are subject to change so make sure that you tune into preview Tuesdays! 

Fun fact about the grandbabies

Bradley and Allie are only five months apart. Bradley and Carson are six months apart. Bradley and Kaci are only 19 months apart. Bradley and Brooklyn will be 20 months apart if she is here before his 21st month of life update.

Allie and Bradley are five months apart. Allie and Carson are one month apart. Allie and Kaci are 14 months apart. Allie and Brooklyn will be 15 months apart if she is born before her 16th month update.

Carson and Bradley are six months apart. Carson and Allie are only one month apart. Carson and Kaci are 13 months apart. Carson and Brooklyn will be only 14 months apart if she is born before his 15th month update.

Kaci  and Bradley are 19 months apart. Kaci and Carson are 13  months apart. Kaci and Allie are 14 months apart. Kaci and Brooklyn will be one month apart if Brooklyn is born before her second month update.

Brooklyn and Bradley are 20 months apart if she is born before July 29th. Brooklyn and Allie are 15 months apart if she is born before August 11th. She and Carson are 14 months apart if she is born before August 14th. She and Kaci are only a month apart if she is born before August 20th.

Be sure to stay tune for Brooklyn's birth announcement which is coming soon! :)

Friday, July 22, 2016

Bates family Update

During last night preshow, question and answers, Carlin, Tori, Lawson, Kelly and Judson sat down and gave a few updates: 
Michaella recently graduated from Roane State community college.

Bobby and Tori are still together. Bobby is working as a counselor at The Wilds. The couple enjoys seeing each other on weekends.

Gil and Kelly would love to have another child but is enjoying the grandbaby stage.

There is no birth update for Brooklyn Elise. Erin is approaching her 35 weeks of pregnancy. Carlin says that they are hoping that she will arrive soon.

Lawson is planning a tour this fall.

Recap: Bloopers, Outtakes and Mishaps, Oh my!

The family sits down and talks about their outtakes and Bloopers on the show. Erin feels that the family is very loud but no one notice it because you have to be able to talk to each other. Alyssa agrees with her sister.

Lawson gets teased a lot by the family and since he is the best talker he can handle it. The family says that their teasing is out of fun and love.

The family enjoys being together to make memories that will last a long time. Katie reveals that her sister, Callie, starts laughing and then is not able to stop laughing because of it.

The family says that Tori is the loudest when she laughs because the neighbors that live close to live know what she sounds like. 

When the interviews happen, the kids doesn't always understand the questions that they are being asked.

For example, this happen between a person asking Jackson a question about Oral Hygiene which is your teeth.
         Interviewer: “Is oral hygiene important with your family?”
        Jackson Bates: “What hygiene?”
        Interviewer: “Oral hygiene”
        Jackson Bates: “Nobody here wear high jeans. They all wear ‘em low.”

What are the Bates' top three favorite words/phrases? “Epic,” “Awkward,” and “oh my stars."

Photos of Kaci: Newborn to First month

About two weeks ago, we shared Kaci's birth to two weeks old photos which you can view by clicking here

We went through our facebook fan page and gather a few of our favorites for the past month! :) We have also decided that once a month that we will be posting photos of Kaci Lynn and Brooklyn as they grow up here on the blog.

Kaci and Lawson

Kaci and Chad

Zach and Kaci

Bradley and Kaci

Kaci Lynn

Whitney and Kaci

Bradley and Kaci

Bradley checking his sister out

Lawson and Kaci- July 18, 2016

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

All about Kaci: One month old!

It's hard to believe that Kaci Lynn is now one month old. 
Kaci and Brooklyn will only be a month apart.

Our new cover

We were going to wait until Brooklyn made her appearance since we were going to remake it then but decided to do it now. Now Bobby and Tori are still in a relationship, we just took them out for now. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Daddy's home

Zach loves coming to his wife and kids. Back before Whitney found out that she was pregnant with Kaci, they filmed this special clip where they greet Zach.

Video credit: UP TV

Preview: Bloopers, Outtakes and Mishaps, Oh My!

Taking a look back and highlighting the funniest and wackiest things the Bates kids have said and done.

34 weeks pregnant

In just six weeks, Chad and Erin are due with their daughter however she will be here within a week or so.

how did Brooklyn's name come about?

Chad reveals that Erin loved the name Brooklyn and he loved the name Elise.

It has been awhile since we did stats of the baby's size. The baby weighs about 4 3/4 pounds and is the size of cantaloupe. She is almost 18 inches long.

Many of you have been asking if Brooklyn is born before 37 if she will have any health problems. She could need a short stay in the nicu but it's unlikely.

Erin revealed on Thursday night's chat that she is counting down the days until baby Brooklyn is here. 

Do you think that we will have another pregnancy update next week? Or will there be a birth announcement?

Monday, July 18, 2016

Kaci Lynn's Birth photos

Zach and Whitney shared this sweet video of Kaci Lynn's birth as we are still waiting for her birth episode to air.

Video Credit: Zach and Whitney Bates

All about Kaci: Fourth week of life

It's hard to believe that Kaci Lynn is almost a month old. It feels like yesterday, she was just born. 

Sunday, July 17, 2016

This week's blogs

Sunday: This week's blogs

Monday: All about Kaci: Fourth week of life

Tuesday: 34 weeks pregnant, preview

Wednesday: All about Kaci: One month of life

Thursday: Recap, Baby Watch #1

Friday: Photos of Kaci: 2 weeks to a month old

Saturday: August monthly preview, Fun facts about the Bates

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Baby Watch coming soon?

Brooklyn is schedule to arrive very soon and we decided to start baby watch before 37 weeks pregnant with the baby. 

We will be starting baby watch after Erin's 34 week update.

The network has said that the baby could be here anytime in the next four weeks.

Friday, July 15, 2016

11 months of marriage

Brandon and Michaella are celebrating their 11th month of marriage! 
 We are currently working on the covers for August and they will be up on July 24th!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Recap: The great Bates clean-up

Gil knows that the house needs to do some spring cleaning because they collect all of things. Kelly wants to do some deep cleaning. Kelly has one important rule that the family needs to get rid of things that haven't been used in the year.

Gil and Kelly start to work on the back part and figure things to get rid of so they can get start on fixing things. They want to make one of the rooms as Gil's office so he can keep it messy as he wants instead of their family room.

The family would love for Lawson to get rid of some of his clothes but Lawson doesn't think so. Since Trace and Nathan share their clothing, they get rid of a lot of things.

Kelly and Gil work on their closet, Kelly and the girls work on her clothes which worries the girls that Kelly won't have much. Gil has issues getting rid of the purging his clothes. Erin is happy that her husband is not like him but loves her father.

Chad allows the cameras come and see what he does for a living. The owner of the scrap metal yard loves all the work that Chad does. Callie reveals that her brother-in-law is the best with making furniture.

Kelly and the kids work on the shed and they get a lot of things done. Gil is not sure that they are going to get things done. At the end of the day, the kids plant some new flowers for the house.

Bringing Up Bates - Lawson's Closet (Sneak Peek Scene)

Tonight on Bringing Up Bates, the family is cleaning up and getting rid of things. Will Lawson get on the same path as the family? Does Zach have the same issue as Lawson? Find out what Whitney says in the video.

Oh Summer fun!

The Bates are enjoying the summer time with friends and family! 
What do you like to do for the summer? 
Addallee, Callie and Ellie with friends

Nathan and Lawson

New episode tonight

Happy Thursday everyone!

 The Bates are getting things clean up tonight. Chad and Erin share more about Chad's job.

Make sure that you check out the Bringing Up Bates official facebook page about 15 minutes before the show airs for a live chat with the family

All about Carson: 14 months old

Carson is now 14 months old and is getting bigger every single day!
Chad, Erin, Carson and Nathan

This past month, he celebrated his second Father's day and Fourth of July with his family!
He is about to be a big brother in the next few weeks!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Pregnancy Rumors

 Many of you have been asking if Alyssa is expecting her second child and she is not currently pregnant.

John and Alyssa with baby Allie
 Many of you have been asking if Michaella is expecting her first child and she is not currently expecting.

Brandon and Michaella
 We will keep you updated on any baby news for Alyssa or Michaella!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Preview: The Great Bates Clean-up

The Bates family does some spring cleaning with Kelly Jo leading the project; Gil gets sentimental about getting rid of things.

33 weeks pregnant

Chad and Erin are just seven weeks away from their due date but the baby will be here in late July! We can not wait to meet baby Brooklyn!

Monday, July 11, 2016

All about Allie: 15 months old

Allie Jane is now 15 months old
Allie has a new little cousin, Kaci Lynn Bates, whom was born on June 20, 2016. She is about to have another new baby girl cousin, Brooklyn Elise Paine, later this month. Allie just celebrated her second Fourth of July

All about Kaci: Three weeks old

We can't believe that Kaci is almost a month old today! This past week, she celebrated her first Fourth of July with her family!
  Whitney revealed that she already has daddy wrapped around her finger! 

Sunday, July 10, 2016

cuteness overload!

Happy Sunday everyone! 

We hope that you don't mind this extra blog for this week but we could not help ourselves. We just had to share it.
First up is the Paine family! Chad and Erin are almost at their 33rd week of pregnancy while Carson is about 14 months old! 

Bradley is such a good big brother to Kaci. Kaci will turn a month old in ten days while Bradley will be turning 21 months old in 19 days.

This week's blogs

Sunday: What to expect this week?

Monday: All about Kaci: Three weeks old, All about Allie: 15 months old

Tuesday: Preview Tuesday, 33 weeks pregnant

Wednesday: Pregnancy Rumors?

Thursday: All about Carson: 14 months old, Recap

Friday: Brandon and Michaella 11 months of marriage

Saturday:Baby Watch coming soon?

Saturday, July 9, 2016

New photos of Kaci Lynn!

We went through Kaci's album on our facebook page Fan page of the Bates family to gather a few of our favorite photos.

The Little Bates family

Bradley and Kaci

Lawson and Kaci

Zach and Kaci