Alyssa Bates of Bringing Up Bates is expecting her first baby with husband John Webster, and fans are now getting their first look at her baby bump. Alyssa posted a photo on Thanksgiving via Instagram wishing everybody a wonderful holiday and she also added a tidbit about how far along she is in her pregnancy.
The Bates family, starring Gil, Kelly Jo and their 19 children, is headed back to television with a new show this winter called Bringing Up Bates. Alyssa and John Webster are living in Florida now, making Alyssa the first of the Bates kids to live a ways away from the family. Despite the distance, fans of the family are hopeful they’ll get to follow along with Alyssa’s pregnancy throughout the airing of the new show.
Many 19 Kids & Counting fans are already familiar with the Bates family, as Gil, Kelly Jo and the kids have been friendly with the Duggars for some time and have even previously appeared on the show. In fact, the family attended Jessa Duggar’s wedding to Ben Seewald in early November.
Gil and Kelly Jo Bates have already welcomed their first grandchild, Bradley, as Us Weekly shared that Whitney and Zach Bates had their first baby at the end of October. Now according to Alyssa’s Instagram post, she is 21 weeks along and she definitely has a true baby bump showing in her picture. She added a hashtag to her Thanksgiving post noting that she is thankful for their blessing on the way and thankful for their little family.
Alyssa and John Webster got married in Tennessee last May after getting engaged last January. Some of the 19 Kids & Counting stars were at Alyssa and John’s wedding, just as many of the Bates family attended Jessa’s nuptials. The two families have been close since the kids were young, ABC News notes.
While Alyssa’s pregnancy may not be featured much, if at all, on Bringing Up Bates this winter, surely her wedding will be shown. It seems likely that Zach and Whitney’s son’s birth will be in the mix of the upcoming episodes as well. The show will also be following Michaella’s courtship with Brandon, along with Erin and Chad’s desire to build a family themselves after celebrating their first wedding anniversary and suffering a recent miscarriage.
Bringing Up Bates featuring Gil, Kelly Jo and the 19 Bates children premieres on January 1 on UP TV.
[Image via Alyssa Webster’s Instagram]