Against all odds, given the way their relationship started, Bachelor In Paradise's Carly Waddell and Evan Bass have really made it work. They've outlasted the other two couples who got engaged alongside them on Season 3 of the show, walked down the aisle in June, and are now expecting their first child together. But it looks like this new adventure is going to be their best one yet. Sure, most of us don't know the reality couple personally, but there are many photos of Carly and Evan that can be used as definitive proof that they're going to rock it as parents.
The erectile dysfunction specialist already has three sons from a previous marriage, and Carly has been active in their lives ever since she and Evan got together. But the newlyweds' first child together — a daughter — is due in February 2018, and it's clear from their social media that they couldn't be more excited. For a normal couple, it might be a little far-fetched to base your ideas about their parenting style on their online presence, but these two met, dated, and got married on national television, so they're used to opening up their lives to fans. They even had a sonogram in front of a studio audience during Bachelor in Paradise Season 4.
Carly and Evan built their relationship on friendship, laughter, and (sometimes brutal) honesty, and they're still going strong. Their love is goofy, joyful, and accepting, which just so happen to be great qualities in moms and dads, as well. These two are gonna be the greatest parents ever, and here's the proof from their own social media pages.
1. They're Already Proud Doggy Parents
In addition to Evan's three boys, the two are also co-parents to Carly's Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Huck, and he shows up all across their respective Instagrams. That bodes well for baby photos.
2. Carly Is Rocking The Mom Style
When the baby's not even here yet and you're already updating your wardrobe to celebrate her arrival, that's when you know you're excited.
3. And She's Not The Only One
The best dog dads have the duds to prove it. This is clearly the face of a proud papa, and I can't wait to see a sweatshirt with the baby's face on it come next spring.
4. They Have A Sense Of Humor About Their Offspring
Carly jokingly called her baby "devious" for doing yoga in utero and making it tough to take her picture.
5. They Already Know How To Celebrate Each Other
This right here is Evan's birthday post for Carly, and it's filled with just as much love as their wedding vows. If this is the kind of excitement and warmth they muster up for a birthday, this is the luckiest kid in the world.
6. They're Always Ready To Hit The Ground Running
The couple didn't really have pregnancy on the mind right after their wedding, so they were caught unawares in Mexico with a pregnancy test in Spanish. As Carly told Entertainment Tonight:
"It was a great surprise, it’s a great little miracle. I was a little late… We took a pregnancy test in Mexico, and we saw the thing [in Spanish] and were like, "What does that even say?" So we Googled it."
They took it in stride, and even managed to snap a photo for memory's sake.
7. They Make Everything Fun
There are lots of ways to do a gender reveal, but letting your kids crack open a piñata with pink candy inside is one of the most inclusive and fun.
8. Carly Is Already A Great Stepmom
Even when Evan isn't around, she spends time with his sons, Nathan, Liam, and Ensley, so she's clearly an important member of the family.
9. They Never Forget What Brought Them Together
Look at those delighted faces.
10. ...Even When That Means Reflecting On Their Grossest Moments
Fiery, slobbery kisses and all.
11. They're Always Utterly Themselves
Go into a BBQ joint without lying down on the floor and playing dead? Never.
12. They Do Everything Together
From the beaches of Mexico to the streets of New York to the trails of Oklahoma, this little unit is inseparable.
13. They're Head Over Heels For Each Other
You know you're in deep when you're looking at photos of your partner while you're on your way back home to see them.
14. They Take Time For Themselves
Family time is great, but it's important to keep an eye on your health as a couple as well, which Evan and Carly did on their babymoon in Hawaii.
15. They're Self-Aware
Does Evan know that it was super weird to pretend to be "deathly ill" to try to turn things romantic with Carly? For sure he does, because he admits that now. But hey, it also worked, so bring on the unconventional parenting techniques.
16. They've Been Thinking About Kids For A Long Time
Since November 2016, in fact, when Carly shared this stunning mashup of their two faces.
17. They've Already Been Through The Wringer As A Couple
This photo collage pretty much says it all.
18. They're In Touch With Their Emotions
Evan isn't above shedding a tear or two when the moment strikes (read: all the time), and being in touch with his emotions that could be an important thing when raising a child.
19. They Love Each Other For Who They Are
One of the most common words they use to describe each other is "weird," and it couldn't be more beautiful to see them accept each other fully as they are. Can't wait to see them apply that same love and acceptance to the new baby.
20. They're Already Ready To Embarrass A Teenager
When your parents are so in love that they try to embarrass each other by picking each other goofy outfits at a thrift store, you'll have plenty of opportunities to roll your eyes at embarrassing stuff they do.
21. They Are Just. So. In Love.
Look at the way they look at each other in these photos. So much love for each other, and so ready to pass that on to a little one.
At the end of the day, these two bring fun and love wherever they go, and they're their weirdest, wildest selves on Instagram. They accept each other for exactly who they are, death-faking and all, and it's just clear they're going to be completely awesome parents.