Proud Grandma Kelly Bates Introduces Newest Addition: Photos

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Proud Grandma Kelly Bates has introduced the newest addition to the family and shared several precious photos from the baby’s first days of life. She’s the mother of 19 kids and just welcomed her 23rd grandchild to the world. Keep reading for all of the sweet details.

The Bringing Up Bates family always seems to be growing. There are lots of weddings and births to announce. Now, Kelly Bates is back with more good news.

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Kelly Bates – Instagram

As TV Shows Ace reported, Travis Clark and Katie Bates welcomed their first baby to the world on Feb. 17. The couple shared the exciting news with fans and happily reported that both Katie and the baby are doing well. They named their daughter Hailey James.

Proud Grandma Kelly Bates introduces the newest addition.

Though Katie and Travis live in New Jersey, several family members were able to visit them right away. Carlin, Evan, Layla, and Zade spent a couple of weeks with Travis and Katie. Gil and Kelly also made the trip from Tennessee. On Monday, a few days after Hailey’s birth, Kelly took to Instagram to share the exciting news with her followers.

In her post, Kelly gushed, “It’s been a crazy & incredibly fun few days! We’ve had so many late night laughs & talks, all while waiting on Hailey to come. At times it seemed like that day would never come soon enough, but here we are now, just totally rejoicing over God’s perfect timing, over His protection, over this tiny blessing!”

The proud grandmother added, “Hailey James Clark, we are 100% totally in love with you! And Katie, what a hero you are!! You handled labor with grace & ease, & it’s such a joy to see you so mesmerized by little Hailey. I couldn’t be more proud of you!”

Below, you can watch the video slideshow and read her whole caption.


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Which other Bringing Up Bates stars are currently expecting?

There are a couple more babies on the way now too. Alyssa Bates Webster is expecting her fifth baby, a boy named Rhett Alan, who’s due in April. Recently, Zach and Whitney Bates revealed that their fifth baby is also on the way. It’s too soon to know their baby’s gender, but he or she will arrive in August.

Bringing Up Bates fans suspect there will be another baby or two joining the family by the end of the year, but at this point, Whitney and Alyssa are the only ones known to be pregnant.

So, are you happy to hear this exciting news about the growing Bringing Up Bates family? What do you think of the photos Kelly Bates has shared with fans so far? Sound off in the comments section below, and come back to TV Shows Ace for more news about the Bates family. Hopefully, they will share more updates about Hailey soon. Below, you can check out the first half of the birth video.

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