After tragically losing a baby in March, Bringing Up Bates‘ Erin Paine and husband Chad Paine ended 2014 on a very exciting note by finding out that they are not only expecting again, but that the baby seems to have a strong heartbeat.
“Chad and I are having a baby! To say that we are thrilled would be the biggest understatement,” Erin said on her blog yesterday. “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.”
Earlier in 2014, Erin suffered a miscarriage early on in a pregnancy before ever being able to hear the baby’s heartbeat. So, the healthy heartbeat she and Chad were able to hear during a recent ultrasound appointment was “the most beautiful music.”
“It was one of the most beautiful moments in our lives and the sound of our baby’s heartbeat,” Erin added. “This is definitely an answer to our prayers and we are so looking forward to learning how to be a mom and a dad. More to come next week!”
She added a bit more about the exciting moment in a lengthy Instagram caption, which she paired with a detailed sonogram picture.
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!
In this week’s episode of UPtv’s Bringing Up Bates, Erin expressed some of her anxiety about learning she is expecting again.
“I was scared just because of all of the memories of the last ultrasound,” Erin said. “I was trying to brace myself and think, ‘What if we don’t hear a heartbeat?'”
In the room for the ultrasound, Erin said it was the scariest moment of her life and kindly asked the tech to hurry up so she could see what was on the screen. Then, the tech pointed out the small dot that is the baby and allowed the thrilled parents to take a listen to the heartbeat. Erin later added, “All that bottled up emotion inside of me. I just want to scream.”
Erin and Chad haven’t revealed when she is due, but she still seems to be in the relatively early stages of pregnancy… We’re wishing them all the best!