HGTV’s Home Town stars Erin and Ben Napier announce the birth of daughter Mae with adorable Polaroid snaps

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Erin and Ben Napier, the stars of HGTV’s hit series Home Town, have welcomed a baby girl named Mae.

Reality star Erin, 35, announced the birth of her second daughter with husband Ben, 37, by sharing a message with her Instagram followers on Sunday.

‘Mae @ scotsman.co,’ she captioned the photo with a pink heart emoji, revealing the baby’s name and tagging her husband. Mae is named after Erin’s aunt.

Congratulations! Erin and Ben Napier, the stars of HGTV’s hit series Home Town, have welcomed a baby girl named Mae

She took a photo of three Polaroid photos, one of which shows Mae wearing a white cap and bundled into a blanket with her name embroidered in pink thread.

In another sepia-colored Polaroid, Erin is seen from behind leaning over Mae who is lying on a bed while wrapped in a blanket.

Ben can be seen cradling Mae in his arm on a brightly colored pillow in the third photo.

Erin and Ben are already parents to a daughter, Helen, three. The couple met while students at the University of Mississippi and they married in 2008.

Ben revealed his wife’s pregnancy with a video he shared with his happy family on April 11 featuring scenes from Helen’s birth, the duo playing with their child and Erin holding up an ultrasound photo showing they had a girl.

Surprise!  Ben revealed his wife's pregnancy with a video he shared with his happy family on April 11 featuring scenes from Helen's birth, the duo playing with their child and Erin holding up an ultrasound photo showing they had a girl.  Seen in 2020

Surprise! Ben revealed his wife’s pregnancy with a video he shared with his happy family on April 11 featuring scenes from Helen’s birth, the duo playing with their child and Erin holding up an ultrasound photo showing they had a girl. Seen in 2020

Expanding their family: Erin and Ben are already parents to a daughter, Helen, three.  Seen Helen here on May 10th

Expanding their family: Erin and Ben are already parents to a daughter, Helen, three. Seen Helen here on May 10th

In the caption, he wrote, “I grew up with built-in best friends. My 3 brothers and I speak our own language and know the dance when it comes time to move a piano to a house together. Helen will have that with her sister. ‘

“It makes me happier to know another Napier baby is just around the corner.” Ben was referring to his brother and sister-in-law, Lauren, who are also expecting a baby due a few weeks after Mae.

He continued: ‘There was a time when @erinapier and I didn’t know if we were going to have children. I would have been happy with the two of us, or the three of us, but I can’t wait to see the four of us. ‘

Erin also shared the video, describing how she was able to hide the pregnancy while appearing on the show that follows the couple as they renovate historic homes in Laurel, Mississippi.

Not much to show: Erin also shared the video, describing how she managed to hide the pregnancy while appearing on the show that follows the couple as they renovate historic homes in Laurel, Mississippi.  Pictured in 2017

Not much to show: Erin also shared the video, describing how she managed to hide the pregnancy while appearing on the show that follows the couple as they renovate historic homes in Laurel, Mississippi. Pictured in 2017

She wrote in the caption, “Most of you know by now that we’ll be adding another little face to our home videos and photo albums in a few weeks. Like Helen, her little sister has made it easy to keep her a secret by being little even now, and I am very grateful that we had almost 8 months to keep this news just for our family and close friends.

‘Last spring I put the changing table supplies away because I no longer had a baby. I put it away in the guest bedroom closet and then I cried thinking how lonely Helen must feel up there in her crib next to an empty room every night. A few weeks later, I saw my father and his brother standing at my grandmother’s grave.

Two men with many differences reinforced each other. Two men who knew her better than we ever could. Siblings do, they know and remember and keep the stories of a family alive. And that’s what we wanted for Helen. Someone to assist her if we can’t one day.

And now she will only have a cousin behind her for a few more weeks. We are so grateful. Even during our celebration, I think about the parents-to-be who are waiting for their own babies. For many it can be such a long and difficult journey and I pray for strength for you while you are there. God responds to His own time, not ours, however difficult that may be. I’m sending you so much love today, ‘Napier closed the post, adding a pink heart emoji.

Busy: According to People magazine, the television personalities learned that they were pregnant while `` filming '' Home Town in Laurel, Mississippi, and their new show, Home Town Takeover, about 200 miles away in Wetumpka, Alabama.  Seen in 2020

Busy: According to People magazine, the television personalities learned that they were pregnant while “ filming ” Home Town in Laurel, Mississippi, and their new show, Home Town Takeover, about 200 miles away in Wetumpka, Alabama. Seen in 2020

According to People magazine, the television personalities learned they expected while “ simultaneously filming Home Town in Laurel, Mississippi, and their new show, Home Town Takeover, about 200 miles away in Wetumpka, Alabama. ”

‘The last six months of 2020, you know, it was tough. It’s all blurry, “Ben said to the outlet when talking about preparing for Mae’s birth and recording two shows.”

Erin explained that she felt the same way and said she doesn’t really ‘remember anything’ from the past year, but she was grateful that ‘someone was filming everything.

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