‘Home Town’ Stars Ben And Erin Napier Are Preparing To Welcome Their Second Child

and recently announced they’re getting ready to welcome their second (a girl!) in May. And an insider tells OK! that the famously private pair — who chose to keep the news a secret to avoid any extra “unwanted attention or stress” — could not be more excited. 

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“This baby is a miracle,” says the insider, explaining that Erin, 35, was told years ago that pregnancy would be unlikely due to a past health issue. “When their first daughter [Helen, 3] arrived, they were overjoyed — and they never imagined that they’d be blessed with a second!” 

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With Erin’s due date just around the corner, she and Ben, 37, are busy prepping Helen to become a big sis. 

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“Erin’s always wished that Helen would have a sister [to grow up with],” says the insider, “so they’re thrilled it’s another girl.”

“They have no doubt she’ll be wonderful. She’s very warm and empathetic toward others,” shares the insider. “She loves to hug too, so the baby will be extremely loved.” 

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After the newborn’s arrival, the busy HGTV stars will take some much-needed time off. “They’re a team, and Ben plans to be there to support Erin and make sure she gets her needed rest,” dishes the insider. “But they both love what they do — so it won’t be long before they’re back in front of the cameras.” 

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While baby No. 3 chatter has already begun, the college sweethearts aren’t getting ahead of themselves. “Ben and Erin always dreamed of having a big family, and if they can, there will be more children,” notes the insider. “But if it doesn’t happen, then they will be quite content as a foursome.”

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