Bringing Up Bates fans have been on baby watch for a while now. The news came out today that Josie Bates Balka had her first child, a little girl. The family went to their Instagram page for the show to talk about the exciting news.
Josie Bates Balka shared about baby girl
The new post from the family shows Josie along with her husband Kelton. They named the little girl Willow Kristy Balka. She was born overnight, but they waited a bit to enjoy her before sharing the news with fans.
This is the first child for the couple, but the Bates family is known for having a lot of children, just like their friends the Duggars.
Back in February, they announced their pregnancy to the world. The couple got married in October but had a short engagement. At the time, they didn’t share if it was going to be a girl or a boy just yet.
Josie has been very open about pregnancy
Josie Bates has been very open about her pregnancy on Instagram. Less than a week ago, she shared the news that she had been in nesting mode. Josie had already told fans she was due to have her baby in July.
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I’ve been in total nesting mode the last few days trying to get Willow’s nursery done, her clothes washed, the house cleaned, and bags packed for whenever she decides to come. All the nerves and emotions are setting in, but It feels so surreal that we are this close to meeting our baby girl 💕 • All you experienced mommas, what was something you wished you would’ve packed in your hospital bags that you didn’t? #pregnancy #38weekspregnant #thirdtrimester
She was working hard to get the nursery ready and her bag to take to the hospital. It looks like she got all of this stuff done just in time, right before the baby arrived.
With so many siblings at home, Josie has a lot of experience with babies. She also has several nieces and nephews already. Josie seems ready for this new adventure in her life.
Make sure that you don’t miss new episodes of Bringing Up Bates on UPtv. You will want to see Josie sharing about her pregnancy and baby’s birth.