Third eldest Bates child Erin Bates Paine and her husband Chad Paine are ready to find out the gender of their first child, but in this exclusive clip from Thursday’s episode of Bringing Up Bates, the couple is planning to wait just a little while longer!
Erin has planned a "gender reveal party," so she asks for the doctor’s office to write her baby’s gender on a piece of paper and place it in a sealed envelope.
When the Bates family gathers for Thanksgiving, Erin's plan is to reveal the baby’s gender by having her cousin bake a blue or pink cake and frost it, so the whole family can find out together when the cake is cut.
It's a adorable plan, but will Erin and Chad be able to hold out?
"I am a super curious person," Erin confesses. "Especially when it comes to what my baby is, I really want to know! So I’m kind of dying to just rip it open."
The Bates family, which includes 19 kids in all, is very close with the Duggar family of 19 Kids and Counting fame and Erin talked to ETonline back in February about a Bates-Duggar wedding being "almost inevitable."
"As much as we see each other, I think there's going to be an attraction somewhere," she confessed. "I don't know where yet, but I think it's gonna happen."
See more from this episode of UP TV’s Bringing Up Bates on Thursday, March 5 at 9pm.
See Erin and Chad prepare to hear their baby’s heartbeat for the first time in a clip from Bringing Up Bates in the video below.