Tori Bates Smith and her husband Bobby welcomed their first child — son Kade — on Friday, November 9. The baby boy weighed 6 lbs., 1 oz and was 18 inches long. Grandparents Gil and Kelly Jo Bates joined the happy young couple in celebrating the birth of the ninth Bates family grandbaby.

Bobby and Tori told “Welcoming Baby Kade into this world has truly been the most surreal experience to walk through together. Every moment with him just seems to glue this new family together, and we are so excited about the future we know God has in store for his life.”

Scroll down to view adorable pictures in our photo gallery, and to watch an exclusive video of Kade just days after he was born. You can also relive some of Tori and Bobby’s big life moments from “Bringing Up Bates” Season 7. Look for the birth of Kade in Season 8, which begins Thursday, January 3 at 9 PM ET!

To get the latest Bates family updates, exclusive videos and early access to “Bringing Up Bates” full episodes, subscribe to our newsletter by entering your e-mail address below and clicking “Sign UP”.