The Bates Family Is Growing! Erin Paine Announces She Is Pregnant Includes Adorable Sonogram Image [Photo]

Tara West

Rumors have been circulating that Chad and Erin Paine were expecting, but the couple remained mum on the subject. However, after the episode of Bringing Up Bates aired on Thursday, Erin was finally able to break the silence about her pregnancy. Not only did Erin confirm she was pregnant, as seen on the episode Training Up Bates, she also shared a sweet sonogram photo to her Instagram.

Chad and Erin Paine have been holding in a very special secret in anticipation of the Training Up Bates episode's release. At the end of the episode, fans found out that Erin is pregnant and her baby had a heartbeat. Erin has been pregnant before, but sadly she suffered a miscarriage. Erin discussed her miscarriage in the first episode of Bringing Up Bates, and has discussed on her blog her hope that "God's plan for us includes a family of our very own, but we feel very blessed to have each other and we are going to treasure each day we have!"

It seems that Erin's hopes are now reality. Following the pregnancy reveal on the show, Erin immediately took to her blog to express how relieved she was that the news was now public.

"I'm so glad and relieved that tonight's episode has finally aired! Chad and I have been waiting to share our big news with the rest of the world for quite some time now. The news is true! Chad and I are having a baby! To say that we are thrilled would be the biggest understatement; we can hardly contain our excitement as we prepare to be parents. "
"As many of you know, starting a family for Chad and I has been a painful journey, but the Lord has taught us so much this past year as husband and wife."

I'm so glad and relieved that last night's episode has finally aired! Chad and I have been waiting to share our big news with the rest of the world for quite some time now. The news is true! Chad and I are having a baby! To say that we are thrilled would be such an understatement. ;) We can hardly contain our excitement as we prepare to be parents. As many of you know, starting a family for Chad and I has been a painful journey but the Lord has taught us so much this past year as husband and wife. In last night's show we finally heard our sweet baby's heartbeat. It was one of the most beautiful moments in our lives and the sound of our baby's heartbeat… the most beautiful music. This is definitely an answer to our prayers and we are so looking forward to learning how to be a mom and a dad. We cannot thank everyone enough for the love and encouragement you all have been! :")"""" I wish I could just give everyone a big hug! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

A photo posted by Chad & Erin (bates) Paine (@chad_erinpaine) on

A photo posted by Chad & Erin (bates) Paine (@chad_erinpaine) on

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