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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Introducing...Jeb Colton Bates!

On February 1st, Kelly Bates gave birth to a baby boy, weighing a healthy 7 pounds, 8 ounces. After several days of discussion, the family has chosen the name Jeb Colton.

Jeb has spent the first week of his life in the NICU, but doctors expect that he should be headed home to meet all 18 of his eager siblings soon.  

"Due to an excessive amount of amniotic fluid and a very quick descent through the birth canal, he ingested a lot of fluid," writes Kelly on the Bates family website.
 
Gil and Kelly Bates now have 19 children (10 girls and 9 boys). Combined with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's 10 sons and 9 daughters, that is a grand total of 38 kids (and counting)!  

Visit the Bates' website to see photos.

19 Comments (Click Here to Add Yours):

Wendy Born said...

How nice to see another christian family with 19 kids! Thank you for sharing this website. May God bless your and the Bates Family.
Greetings from The Netherlands, Wendy Born

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!

Sheila (UK) said...

So glad that Jeb is doing OK!
Take a look at the pictures on their website, he is beautiful!

Kim said...

Congratulations Gil and Kelly ! Another beautiful gift from our Lord. He's beautiful x

Kim x

Morgan Family said...

That's so exciting! We're thankful he's doing better now!

Anonymous said...

Wow what a family, just like the dug gars except they cut trees for a living.

Tina said...

Aw Congratulations! What a blessing, praise the Lord! :)

Anonymous said...

Isn't it a weird but kinda cool coincidence that the Duggar's have 10 boys and 9 girls and the Bates have 10 girls and 9 boys, so cool. Congratulations to the Bates on their new wonderful gift :)

Bayley said...

I think it is also cool that the Duggars have 10 boys and 9 girls and the Bates have 10 girls and 9 boys.
The Bates also have four names that start with a "J".
They are Jackson, Josie, Judson, and Jeb.
It's cool that the Bates have two of the same names as the Duggars (Jackson and Josie)

Anonymous said...

I think that is just not right... The bates family trying to catch up to the duggars and them being the famous family...I mean seriousely, Kelly just had her 18th baby and llike 2 months later is ALREADY prego with #19. I just don't like them..

Ginger said...

19 girls and 19 boys between them - what are the chances??
Congrats to the Bates family! What a blessing.

Libby said...

I am just so happy for the Bates family and their family! I think its cool that The Bates have Ten girls and nine boys and The Duggars have Ten boys and nine girls on earth! I know the both have babies in Heaven as well! They are both strong families!

Anonymous said...

God Bless the newest of God's children, Jeb Colton Bates!

Brenda H. said...

Welcome Jeb Colton! I saw the pictures the other night-what a beautiful baby!My prayers are with him that he will soon be home with his family.I read their blog and Kelly said they sent pictures of Jeb to the Duggars

Anonymous said...

So cute! :D

Anonymous said...

To Bayley-actually it is the other
way-the Duggars have two children with the same name as the Bates-the Bates Jackson and Josie are older than the Duggars. Also the Bates named one of their miscarried babies Jubilee. I am glad now the Duggars and Bates are tied. It took Kelly more pregnacies since she has had no twins

Anonymous said...

So excited I wish I could meet him!! He is adorable!!

Lisa said...

Congratulations to the Bates family on the birth of Jeb. I'm so glad that he's out of NICU and healthy. (Really, puts my 3 kids in perspective!). God bless!

Bayley said...

Hi Anonymous (at 9:45 am on February 9),
I made a mistake.
I know that already.
Thanks though.

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