Erin and Ben Napier’s family will soon grow even more! The Native city The stars revealed Sunday that they are expecting their second baby any minute!
Erin took to Instagram to share a video of when she and Ben welcomed their daughter, Helen, in January 2018.
“By now, most of you know that in a few weeks we will add another face to our home videos and photo albums,” Erin wrote. “Just like Helen did, her little sister has made it easy to keep her secret by being little even now, and I am deeply grateful that we have had almost 8 months of keeping this news just for our family and close friends.”
“Last spring, I put away the changing supplies because I didn’t have a baby anymore,” Erin continued in her caption. “I put it in the wardrobe in the guest room and then I cried because I thought how lonely Helen must feel there in her crib next to an empty room every night.”
She recalled how, several weeks later, “I saw my dad and his brother standing by my grandmother’s grave. Two men with many differences strengthened each other. Two men who knew her better than any of us.”
“Siblings do that, they know, they remember and they keep the stories of a family alive. And we wanted that for Helen,” Erin continued. “Someone to accompany her when we can’t one day. And now she will have a cousin following her just a few weeks behind her too! We are so grateful.”
In the video Erin shared, there are also images of Ben and Helen playing in their family’s kitchen, dancing in their backyard, playing the piano, and finally sharing with their little girl her sister’s ultrasounds, who is ready to arrive. . very short.
Erin continued in her caption: “Even at our celebration, I’m thinking of expectant parents expecting their own babies.”
“For many it can be such a long and difficult journey and I pray for strength for you if that is where you are,” he concluded. “God responds in His own time, not ours, however difficult it may be. Sending so much love to all of you today.”
The couple shared the news on Instagram and simultaneously shared it on Sunday’s new episode of Native city – which featured a double pregnancy reveal! It turns out that Ben’s brother Jessie and his wife Lauren are also waiting, hence Erin’s reference to an upcoming cousin.
Ben shared the same sweet home video as Erin – also played the soulful Faces tune “Ooh La La” – and wrote about her own experience growing up with siblings.
“I grew up with integrated best friends. My 3 brothers and I speak our own language and know the dance when it is time to move a piano into a house together,” he wrote. “Helen will have that with her little sister. It makes me even happier to know that there will be another Napier baby just around the corner.”
“There was a time when @erinapier and I did not know if we were going to have children,” he added. “I would have been happy with just the 2 of us, or just the 3 of us, but I can’t wait to see the 4 of us.”
Congratulations to the happy couple!