Wait a second... Did Austin Forsyth and Joy-Anna Duggar reveal when their baby is due?! The duo posted a sweet photo of Joy's growing baby bump on their joint Instagram last month, but it was the caption that held the biggest due date hint. "Can't wait to meet our baby!!" wrote Joy. "I got to feel it kick for the first time a few days ago!!! Soooooo amazing!!! It's already about the size of a bell pepper and weighs around half a pound!!! #childrenareagiftfromGod #westandforlife."
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to Google how far along a woman has to be for the baby to be bell-pepper-sized and kicking. Baby Center says that this would be around 18 weeks, when the baby is "7 ounces and is roughly 5 1/2 inches long," and starts "flexing his arms and legs – movements that you'll start noticing more and more in the weeks ahead." If Joy-Anna is currently 18 weeks, then the baby will be born in February 2018!
The thinly-veiled hint may actually have been intentional, because many fans have speculated that Joy and Austin slept together before marriage (a HUGE no-no in their religious family). It's easy to see why fans were suspicious — the pair got married on May 26, and announced their pregnancy in August. In the first photos she posted Joy looked pretty far along. Now, if she truly is 18 weeks, then they would have conceived the little one just days after getting married... not before like fans had thought. Very clever, guys.
The expectant father also took the opportunity to lash out at abortion. In the same Instagram slideshow, he shared a photo of himself standing on the side of the road holding up a sign that says in big blue letters, "abortion kills children." Many fans thought it was inappropriate to bring up abortion while celebrating the birth of your own planned child. "Yet another man standing outside trying to tell women what they should and should not do with their bodies," said one angry commenter. "This picture is so messed up take the other two down everyone has there own opinions," begged another. Of course they also had a ton of support, with one fan writing "I can't wait to see you two as parents!"