Home Town's Erin Napier may want to keep her children's faces away from the cameras, but she does not try to hide the challenges that come with parenting a newborn. She shares her journey with her fans.
Erin and her husband Ben Napier welcomed their new bundle of joy a little over two months ago, and little Mae is already settling into a feeding and sleep routine.
The excited mother of two shared a beautiful close-up photo of herself, holding her daughter over her shoulder, and gave her fans a glimpse of what it was like raising baby Mae, who they welcomed home in May.
Erin Napier and Ben Napier attend Build Series to discuss the new season of "Home Town" at Build Studio on January 08, 2020 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images
Erin excited her fans when she captioned the photo with a recount of the baby's routine, saying she is already making cooing sounds and sleeps from 9 pm to 7: 30 am.
Baby Mae is also eating 5 oz per feeding and already has a nap schedule. The ecstatic mother shared that she was happy they were almost out of newborn days.
Fans were excited for the update as well, seeing as they've been following Mae's journey long before she was born. A fan expressed how they have struggled with their baby's napping schedule and asked Erin how she does it. She wrote:
"What is your secret for the sleep schedule?!"
Parents with same-aged babies in the comment section were curious to know how Erin gets her baby to sleep all those hours and did not shy away from asking for tips.
Others were wowed at how cute mother and daughter looked in the photo, while others said they could smell the beautiful baby scent from where they were.
Another urged Erin to enjoy being a new mom as in no time, her kids will be adults, and she will miss the newborn stage she so wants out of. Erin is indeed blessed to have such a good baby, as another fan noted.
The last page asked her to go upstairs to know how the story read on, and upstairs she went. She found Ben, who went down on his knee and asked for her hand in marriage.
Fans also applauded her honesty when it came to sharing the challenges she's faced with both her babies, ranging from the struggles of getting good sleep to her challenges with breastfeeding.
The couple also keeps their fans updated on the milestones of their elder daughter, Helen. Like her little sister, Helen is a good sleeper, something Erin and Ben are grateful for and empathize with parents whose children have trouble sleeping.
Bonding with her dad is something that Helen loves, and in several photos shared on her mom's and dad's Instagram pages, the little girl can be seen snuggling with her dad.
A recent photo on Erin's Instagram showed Ben carrying Helen on his shoulders during a family walk, and was captioned sweetly saying she loved parenting with him. A fan reacted to the photo, saying:
"There is literally nothing better than co-parenting in a good, strong marriage this side of heaven."
The HGTV stars welcomed their first-born daughter in January of 2018, and as they would later disclose, she was born two weeks earlier than her expected day of arrival.
Erin says it was a blessing in disguise because she would've been a bundle of nerves if she'd had to wait for the expected date. The little lady has tapped into her parent's creative nature and is already an artist.
Ben and Erin's love story can only deservedly be referred to as novel-worthy. The two met while studying at Jones County Junior College, and even though they had been crushing at each other for a while, their school yearbook is what sealed the deal for them.
Following the yearbook photoshoot, which Erin was an editor for, they became inseparable, and in a record six days, they already knew they wanted to be in each other's lives for the long haul.
Three years into their relationship, Erin received a book about college sweethearts from her friend, who urged her to read it. As she read on, she recognized the story therein to be hers and Ben's love story, which Ben had written.
The last page asked her to go upstairs to know how the story read on, and upstairs she went. She found Ben, who went down on his knee and asked for her hand in marriage. In November 2008, they tied the knot.
Erin has a special nickname for her husband -"Big," not as a reference to his size, but from how big of a heart he has. The couple continues to spread love and raise their two babies in their small town, Laurel, Mississippi.