After health complications and multiple surgeries, Erin Bates Paine — and her husband Chad — had come to terms with the belief that four children was all their future might hold. But the couple recently received some great news: they’re pregnant with baby number five! Carson, Brooklyn, Everly, and Holland Paine will have a sibling early next year.

The Paine couple told

“Every day life is a miracle, but this is such a special miracle for our little family. For the past year, Erin has experienced different health problems, which ended up leading to multiple surgeries. After consulting with our doctor, we realized having another baby was not going to be in our future. It was sad, just because we both really love kids, but I knew Erin’s health was the biggest priority, and we were overwhelmingly grateful for the four little blessings God has already given us. We were content knowing that God sometimes has a different plan than our own. As you can imagine, we were absolutely blown away when we found out the good news and really in shock! Our hearts were filled with so much joy and some uncertainty, but we have been relieved and so encouraged to know Baby Paine is growing and doing great and Erin has been doing wonderful as well. God has been so faithful and so good to our family. We want to thank each of you for your continued love and support, and we are looking forward to January 2022 now more than ever.”

In the video below, Erin Paine talks about the health concerns she had and the surgeries she underwent. She also talks about the doubt of conceiving another child the couple shared before they received the miraculous news.

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