The Bates family just got bigger! Bringing Up Bates' Kelly Jo and Gil Bates, who already have 19 kids, became grandparents for the second time this weekend with the arrival of daughter Alyssa and son-in-law John's baby girl!
The Bates' exclusively tell OKMagazine.com that Alyssa and John's first child, Allie Jane Webster, was born Saturday, April 11. "We are truly overjoyed as we welcome our first granddaughter, Allie Jane into the world and into our family,” said Gil and Kelly Jo Bates of the new arrival. “She's stolen her grandparents' hearts already! We are beyond blessed and our hearts are full.”
"We are so excited to welcome our healthy, beautiful baby girl Allie Jane into the world," the proud new parents added. "We are ecstatic and grateful to receive this precious gift. We know she will be showered with lots of love from her grandparents and her aunts and uncles.”
Allie Jane joins the Bates' first grandchild, Bradley Bates, who was born in October to the family's oldest son, Zach, and his wife, Whitney.
The Bates will become grandparents for a third time later this year when daughter Erin and her husband Chad welcome their first child, a son. And you can catch it all when season 2 of Bringing Up Bates premieres on Wednesday, June 4 at 9pm only on Up!
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