“We named our baby Felicity Nicole,” Jinger said in a video on July 30. “We went with Nicole because that’s Jinger’s middle name and a way to honor her,” Jeremy added, “and Felicity really describes supreme joy and the joy that we have in this little one, and the joy we pray she would have throughout life.” BRB, crying.
The couple confirmed their daughter’s birth to Us Weekly on July 19. “God is so kind. Jinger gave birth to Felicity Nicole Vuolo this morning at 4:37 a.m.,” said Jeremy. “Felicity weighs eight pounds and three ounces, and is 19.5 inches long. Both mom and baby are healthy, doing great, and resting well. We are very thankful for her safe arrival and look forward to life as parents!”
Shortly after, Jinger gushed over her precious bundle of joy in a heartwarming message via social media. “Dear sweet girl, Welcome to the world. ~ Mom,” she captioned her post. Jinger’s family members were over the moon about baby Felicity, with several sharing the sweetest messages ever.
“Congrats to @jingervuolo and @jeremy_vuolo on the arrival of our little niece! We are so excited for y’all!!! ?,” Jill Duggar wrote, while Jessa Duggar gushed, “Y’all. Baby Girl Vuolo is here!!! ?.” The Duggar family also released a statement on their Instagram page reading: “We are overjoyed for Jeremy and Jinger on the arrival of their sweet little girl!! They will be such wonderful parents!”
Fans definitely approved of the non-J name, and they quickly rushed to Instagram to congratulate them. “Congratulations! She is beautiful and so are you! Love the name and am happy everything went smoothly and Miss Felicity arrived safely,” said one fan. Another agreed, writing, “Congrats ? you two ❤️!”
Felicity is actually a super fitting name for the couple’s baby. The name means “happiness,” and is derived from “felicitas” in Latin, which means “luck” or “good fortune.” On top of that, Felicity of Rome was a second-century Roman Catholic saint!
The Counting On stars revealed they were expecting their first child together at the start of the new year in a statement to Us Weekly. “The past 14 months have been the best of our lives as we have had the wonderful privilege of beginning our journey through life together in marriage,” the couple told the mag. “We both looked forward to the joys of marriage but neither one of us fully understood just how amazing the start of this journey would be. Truly, the Lord’s mercies are new every morning! Now, the journey has taken an exciting turn: We are expecting our first child!” They continued, “We are praising God for this beautiful gift and ask that you join us in praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy.”
Previously, the reality star mama was accused of being on birth control — a huge no-no in the Duggar household. After all, they celebrated their one-year anniversary without a bun in the oven!
Matriarch Michelle Duggar once said that she was using contraception when she got pregnant. She and her husband, Jim Bob, later lost the baby and they blamed her miscarriage on birth control. “As conservative Christians, we believe every life is sacred, even the life of the unborn. Due to our lack of knowledge, we destroyed the precious life of our unborn child.”
Although we may never know for sure whether or not Jinger was on BC — not that it’s any of our business — Jer once said he wants as many kids as God will give them. “I love kids. I really share Jinger’s love for children,” he said back in 2016. “I definitely want to have children, but not sure how many. We’ll have to see what the Lord provides.” Well little Felicity is a great start!
Counting On returns Monday, July 30 at 9 p.m. EST on TLC.
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