They’re having a daughter! Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell are expecting a baby girl later this year. The couple revealed the gender to Us Weekly on June 25, saying “Parenting has already proven to be more wonderful than we could have dreamed. Even though we come from large families, there is nothing like having your own children. We are so thrilled that a little girl will be joining our family! Garrett is going to be such a great big brother.”
Joe, 24, and Kendra, 20, first announced that they’re awaiting the arrival of their second child on April 11. “We are ready to double the fun at our house!” the duo told Us Weekly at the time. “Being parents has already proven to be a greater joy than we had hoped or imagined. We love getting to parent together and are loving every moment and milestone. We are very happy that our little family will welcome a new addition later this year. Children really are a blessing from God!”
The couple did a gender reveal party centered around their son Garrett’s first birthday party, the outlet reported. They gave him a smash cake, and the little guy ended up revealing the sex of the new baby when he found pink frosting inside. We’re willing to bet he was more excited about the cake than the color of the frosting, but the rest of the Duggar family was likely very excited to see that Joe and Kendra will be welcoming a little girl for the first time.
Meanwhile, Joe’s brother Josiah Duggar and his wife, Lauren Duggar (née Swanson), revealed to Us Weekly that they are expecting a baby girl as well! “We are so grateful that God has blessed us with a sweet baby girl!” the couple told the outlet. “If she only knew how loved she is already and how many people are already praying for her! She truly is a gift … a miracle from God.” Since Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald recently welcomed their daughter, Ivy Seewald, too, we think it’s safe to say there’s a bit of a baby girl boom going on in the Duggar camp. Congratulations to all!