"We're kind of low-key trying for another baby," Jade Roper Tolbert previously told PEOPLE in April 2018 of giving her daughter Emmy a sibling

By Jen Juneau
January 28, 2019 10:26 AM
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Tanner and Jade Roper Tolbert are adding to the family!

The Bachelor in Paradise season 2 stars are expecting their second child together, Jade announced on Instagram Monday alongside a pair of family photos taken on the beach, in which the mom-to-be is holding up a strip of ultrasound photos.

The couple’s little one on the way will make them a family of four alongside daughter Emerson “Emmy” Avery, whom Jade and Tanner welcomed in August 2017.

“Baby #2 is adding to our crew!! We are overjoyed our bundle of love will be joining us in August!” Jade captioned her post. “We’ve been dreaming of you for a while now, and you are already loved beyond imaginable, sweet baby.”

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The Tolbert family
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The Tolbert family
Jade Roper Tolbert/Instagram
The Tolbert family
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Eight months after welcoming Emmy, the spouses revealed that they were ready to have another baby.

“We’re kind of low-key trying for another baby,” Jade, 32, told PEOPLE in April 2018. “We’ve been talking about it. We want our kids to be close in age so they’re close siblings, and I’m not getting any younger.”

“We’ll see when the next one happens, but yeah — we’re officially not not trying!” chimed in Tanner, 31.

For Jade, having two little ones close in age means they’ll potentially be close pals. “I just love the idea of our kids being best friends,” said the former reality star, jokingly adding, “Though they might hate each other at some point!”

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The duo, who tied the knot in a televised ceremony that aired on Valentine’s Day 2016, revealed that they had been talking about starting a family from the get-go.

“Two days after my missed period, I took the test,” Jade previously told PEOPLE of finding out she was pregnant with daughter Emmy. “I just knew it. Tanner wanted to be there. He was like, ‘Don’t take it without me.’ ”

“One morning we woke up and I took the test and we watched it on the counter and it turned from not pregnant to pregnant. I knew it, but it was like, ‘Holy cow, it’s happening.’ “