Fans of 19 Kids and Counting are already familiar with the Bates family, as the Tennessee family of 21 has visited the Duggars on several episodes of the TLC reality show.
Now the Bates family has their own series, Bringing Up Bates, on UP TV. Like 19 Kids and Counting, the Bates family’s show plans to chronicle the lives of Gil and Kelly Jo Bates and their 19 children, who range in age from 26 to 2 years old.
In this exclusive clip from the fourth episode, the third eldest Bates child, daughter Erin. and her husband Chad Paine are headed to the OB-GYN in the hopes of confirming their happy news. The couple is excited for their ultrasound, but also apprehensive, as they have already suffered one lost pregnancy.
"We were so excited, but at the same time nervous," Chad explains. "It immediately brought back memories of earlier this year and how we did have a positive pregnancy test and it wasn’t until we actually had an ultrasound that we were able to see that the baby wasn’t there."
"I was trying to brace myself and think, you know, what if we don’t hear a heartbeat," says Erin. "This is a big deal. We don’t know what the future holds."
See more from this episode of UP TV’s Bringing Up Bates on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 9pm.
The Duggar and Bates boys teamed up for a music video back in November. See more in the video below.