Don’t expect a fun gender reveal from Joy-Anna Duggar. The Counting On star is currently pregnant with her first child with hubby Austin Forsyth but the couple has no plans to find out if it’s a boy or girl.
According to a family friend, Joy-Anna, who is due in late February, wants to be surprised when it comes to her baby’s gender. This would be seemingly breaking Duggar tradition, as her older sisters, Jill and Jessa Duggar, have both unveiled their children’s sexes on the TLC reality show. Seriously, the suspense is killing us.
Joy-Anna, 20, and Austin, 24, announced their pregnancy in August, just a few months after they tied the knot. “We’re so happy and thankful to announce that we’re expecting a baby. Every child is such a precious gift from God,” the mama-to-be said at the time. “I’m most looking forward to watching Austin as a dad and raising children together with him.” Austin added, “I’m really looking forward to the journey of this pregnancy and all the different stages it will bring. It’s really exciting and I feel so blessed to be a dad! We are beyond thankful!”
However, the size of her baby bump has fans convinced the couple may have conceived before getting married. “She looks way more than three months in this picture at least we now know why they pushed the wedding forward,” one commenter wrote. Another speculated, “She was pregnant at the wedding. No way that’s a three-month belly. Explains the rush wedding.”
Rumors aside, this will be the 10th grandchild for Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar — who famously had 19 kids of their own. Joy-Anna’s bundle of joy will join older brother Josh’s five kids — Mackynzie, Michael, Marcus, Meredith, and Mason — Jill and Derick Dillard‘s two sons — Israel and Samuel — and Jessa and Ben Seewald‘s two boys — Spurgeon and Henry. Her brother Joseph, 22, is also expecting his first child with wife Kendra, due June 2018.