'Bringing Up Bates' star Carlin Bates expecting second child

Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Bringing Up Bates star Carlin Bates is going to be a mom of two.

The 23-year-old television personality is expecting her second child with her husband, Evan Stewart.


Bates confirmed the news Monday on Instagram alongside photos of herself, Stewart and their 19-month-old daughter, Layla Rae, shopping for baby items at Target.

"What life looks like getting ready for baby #2," Bates captioned the post. "Let the baby shopping adventures, food cravings, morning (sometimes all day) sickness, and midnight snacks begin!"

"Every single part of the baby journey is worth it, and being parents is the best part of our story!" she said. "Layla bug is the absolute joy of our lives and we can't wait to see her become a big sister. Our new addition to the crew is honestly more exciting than we can truly express in words."


Fellow television personalities Joy-Anna Duggar and Tori Roloff were among those to congratulate Bates in the comments.

"YEEEESSSSS!!! I'm SOOOO happy for you guys!! Cannot wait!!" Duggar said.

"So freaking excited for your sweet family!! Congratulations!!" Roloff added.

Bates and Stewart married in May 2019.

Bates and her family came to fame on the Up TV reality series Bringing Up Bates, which completed a 10th season in June. The series follows Gil and Kelly Bates and their 19 children.

Bates' brother Nathan Bates got engaged to his girlfriend, Esther Keyes, in May.

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