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Erin and Ben Napier Expecting First Child

This HGTV Star Always Feared Motherhood, but Those 2 Vertical Pink Lines Changed It All

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Erin and Ben Napier are the stars of HGTV's new hit show Home Town, and if you're already obsessed with their Fixer Upper-like home improvement show, we have some good news — the Napier brood is expanding! Erin recently penned an emotional post on their blog, Laurel Mercantile Co., where she shared the exciting news and how they are preparing for a family of three. She is seven months along with baby Helen, who is named after Erin's grandmother, and they couldn't be more excited.

"It confirmed what I thought, in tiny pink vertical lines," Erin wrote about the moment she saw the positive pregnancy test on Mother's Day of this year. "I ran crying, falling onto Ben who was sound asleep. I couldn't think of anything to say. I just held out the test to him, shaking and crying, 'What does this mean? What does this mean?' though I knew perfectly well what it meant. Through half-open eyes, the reality started to wake him up. He wrapped his huge, heavy arms around me and held me so close and said, 'Everything is going to be great.' And we cried. Ben felt nothing but joy. I was surprised by the overwhelming relief I felt. The hardest part for me was done — the decision had been made for me. I would be a mother."

Erin explained that she always feared becoming a mother, but Ben instantly resolved those fears. "Thank you for making me a mother, Ben. Thank you for your heart and your love that's big enough to carry Helen and I both, and for holding my hand every step of the way," she wrote.

Season two of the show will follow along with Erin's exciting journey. Read the Napiers' full birth announcement here, and then check out 14 fascinating facts about HGTV's hot new show Home Town. Congratulations to the happy couple, and let's agree that baby Helen is going to have the cutest nursery!

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