In a YouTube video shared on Tuesday, July 20, the couple revealed they welcomed a baby girl and they named her Fern Elliana Seewald.
The couple’s baby sex and name announcement comes just one day after the Counting On alum, 28, shared a heartfelt birth announcement on Monday, July 19. Jessa and Ben, 25, are also proud parents of 5-year-old Spurgeon, 4-year-old Henry and 2-year-old Ivy Jane.
The proud mom detailed the minutes leading up to her little one’s delivery in a YouTube video, revealing she was having “a lot of contractions.”
Jessa and Ben found out the sex of baby No. 4 during an ultrasound appointment they went to in a YouTube video uploaded on April 1. However, they chose not to tell viewers what they were having and even kept it a secret from their kids so they could later surprise them with a sweet gender reveal.
Fans have been waiting to find out if the duo was having another boy or girl ever since Jessa revealed her pregnancy in February 2021.
“After the heartbreaking loss of a baby last year, we‘re overjoyed to share that another little Seewald is on the way!” the pair told Entertainment Tonight in a statement at the time. “The pregnancy is going smoothly, and both baby and Jessa are doing well. We are so grateful to God for the precious gift of a new life! The kids are delighted, and we can hardly wait to welcome this little one into our arms this summer.”
The lovebirds will raise their new bundle of joy in their stunning Arkansas home. It isn‘t far from the main Duggar property, so they will likely have plenty of support from her family members as they adjust to life as a family of six.
Jessa and her husband, Ben, have been married since November 2014. Over the years, fans have watched the evolution of their relationship as well as their children’s milestones on TV.
In March, Jessa’s followers couldn’t believe how grown up Ivy looked in a darling portrait she shared. “First time trying out a ponytail on Ivy Jane!” the TLC alum gushed in her caption. “Why does this suddenly make her look so much older?!”
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