Jadon Carl Bates is the youngest of Zach and Whitney Bates' four children.

Early Life


Zach and Whitney's pregnancy announcement

On November 24, Zach and Whitney announced they are expecting their fourth child, who is due in June 2021.[1]

On January 27, Zach and Whitney announced that they are expecting a baby boy, and have named him Jayden Carl Bates[2]


Jadon Carl Bates was born on June 7, 2021 at 5:15pm. He weighed 7lbs 6oz. He spent some time in the NICU due to his oxygen levels dropping.[3] The change in the spelling of his name was not immediately addressed, however it was acknowledged that his name honours his maternal grandfather (Jimmy Carl Perkins), giving him the same initials and middle name[3].


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