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.