HGTV stars Ben and Erin Napier have announced that they are expecting their second child together. The couple, who star in the series Home Town, has kept Erin’s pregnancy quite the secret. Their second child is expected to make their appearance just next month in May.
Ben and Erin also revealed the gender of their second child. It’s a girl! The couple share another daughter together, 3-year-old Helen. The pregnancy news was first revealed on their show. In the episode, their clients were Ben’s brother Jessie and his wife Lauren, who are also expecting! Erin shared with People that she is due three weeks before her sister-in-law. “Our family is growing all of a sudden,” she says.
After the news went live, Erin shared a message on her Instagram along with a video montage of her and Ben’s life with their daughter Helen and discovering they were pregnant with their second child. The video was set to the Faces song “Ohh La La.” Erin wrote about keeping their pregnancy a secret. “In just a few weeks we will be adding another little face to our home videos and photo albums. Just like Helen did, her little sister has made it easy to keep her secret by being tiny even now, and I’m deeply thankful that we’ve had almost 8 months of keeping this our news just for our family and close friends.
“Last spring, I put away the changing table supplies because I no longer had an infant. I put it away in the guest room closet and then I cried because I thought how lonesome Helen must feel up there in her crib beside an empty room every night. A few weeks later, I watched my daddy and his brother standing at my grandmother’s graveside. Two men with many differences strengthened each other. Two men who knew her better than any of us ever could. Siblings do that, they know and remember and keep the stories of a family alive. And we wanted that for Helen. Someone to stand with her when we can’t someday. And now she’ll have a cousin following just a few weeks behind her, too. We are so thankful. Even in our celebrating, I’m thinking of the would-be parents waiting for their own babies. For many, it can be such a long and difficult journey and I pray for strength for you if that’s where you are. God answers in His own time, not ours, awfully hard as that can be. Sending so much love to y’all today.”
Congratulations to Ben and Erin! We wish them all the best as they prepare to welcome their baby girl next month.
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