Has Joy-Anna Duggar already given birth? Fans certainly seem to think so! The Counting On star posted a snap with her husband, Austin Forsyth, on Instagram earlier this month, and people noticed she was only photographed from the chest up — but that doesn’t mean she had her baby! According to a recent photo posted to Instagram, Joy-Anna is still very much pregnant and she looks like she’s ready to give birth any second. Watch the video below to see the pic!
Fans started speculating that the 20-year-old had actually given birth earlier this month because of the Duggar conspiracy theory that claims Joy actually had premarital sex — which is a huge no-no in the family’s strict Quiverfull religion. It didn’t help that Joy and Austin’s wedding was pushed up months in advance of the original date because fans have taken that as evidence that they had a shotgun wedding. Then, Joy shared a photo of herself in a plane with her husband which was taken from the chest up, and fans took to the comments section to further discuss their theories.
“She doesn’t look pregnant here. They are hiding something,” one fan commented. Another added, “Joy doesn’t even look pregnant in this pic.” Others were quick to point out that she was flying — which, according to some, is a no-no during pregnancy. “I thought you couldn’t fly while pregnant?” a third chimed in. “He has no business flying with his pregnant wife.”
For months, rumors have been swirling that Joy — who wed Austin in May — became pregnant with her first child before their quickie nuptials. The mom-to-be hasn’t posted many photos of her growing bump, but her cousin, Amy Duggar, recently posted a snap on her Instagram account. “Oh I just can’t wait! #Joeswedding #thatbumpthough,” she captioned the photo.
“Wow, pregnant already? No time together at all as husband and wife. Such a shame that Mama Duggar taught them that after marriage you should get pregnant right away… What a life they live,” one fan wrote. Another added, “She’s definitely looking more pregnant than they claim.”
Earlier this year, the duo posted a pic of Joy’s bump on their joint Instagram account, and they basically gave away their due date. “Can’t wait to meet our baby!!” wrote Joy in a post from Oct. 2. “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 it 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 was 18 weeks along at the time, then the baby will be born in February 2018! In other words, y’all need to chill.