Erin Napier and Ben Napier are over the moon about their family of four! The HGTV couple expanded their brood when they welcomed their second daughter, Mae, in May 2021. The Home Town stars are also the proud parents of their first child, Helen.
“Mae,” Erin captioned the announcement post via Instagram, which included polaroid photos of the little bundle of joy. The couple also opened up to People about the newborn’s arrival, gushing, “While we are excited to have another daughter to love, we are more excited to see the bond she and Helen will have. They’re already so in love with each other!”
The Home Town stars announced their second pregnancy less than two months earlier in April. “We’re having another baby!” Erin and Ben told People. According to the duo, the longtime lovebirds — who married in 2008 — learned about their pregnancy while filming their HGTV series Home Town in Laurel, Mississippi, in September 2020. At the time, the two were also juggling their new show, Home Town Takeover, which they shot in Wetumpka, Alabama.
Considering Erin and Ben, as well as Helen, were traveling the country and filming while preparing for baby No. 2, their pregnancy with Mae was “all a blur,” Ben joked. “The last six months of 2020 really, you know, it was rough.”
Erin added, “We were like, ‘Ooh, this is going to be tough, but we can do it.’ We don’t remember anything, but I’m glad somebody was filming all of it.”
Following the announcement, Erin took to Instagram to marvel over the baby news. Though she said she was thrilled to be “adding another little face to [their] home videos and photo albums,” she was even happier to have kept her pregnancy out of the public.
“Just like Helen did, her little sister has made it easy to keep her secret by being tiny even now, and I’m deeply thankful that we’ve had almost eight months of keeping this our news just for our family and close friends,” she wrote earlier in April.
In her lengthy post, Erin recalled how she “put away the changing table supplies” after Helen — who arrived in 2018 — didn’t need them anymore. “I put it away in the guest room closet and then I cried because I thought how lonesome Helen must feel up there in her crib beside an empty room every night.”
The home renovation guru said she so badly “wanted” to give Helen a little sibling. “Someone to stand with her when we can’t someday,” she penned. “We are so thankful.”
Now that baby No. 2 is here, keep scrolling to learn more about Erin and Ben’s kids!
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