She’s pregnant! Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald of Counting On revealed that they’re expecting their third child in the spring, People reported on Jan. 9. They don’t know yet if they’re expecting a boy or a girl, but the couple is clearly thrilled to be adding another member to their little family.
“We are overjoyed that God has blessed us with a baby, due late this Spring!” Jessa, 26, told People in a statement. “From the day we found out we were expecting, we both guessed boy, and if our predictions are right then we already have a ton the clothing and accessories ready to pass down! At the same time, we would absolutely love it if we found out we were having a girl — though we’ve joked that we’d be starting from square one and might have to learn a few things.”
Jessa and Ben are already parents to two little boys — Spurgeon Elliot, 3, and Henry Wilberforce, who is 23 months old. Ben told the outlet that “Henry doesn’t have a clue what’s coming, but Spurgeon understands and he talks about the baby quite a bit.” How sweet!
The Counting On star added, “Seeing our boys meet their new sibling for the first time is something we are really looking forward to! We realize that, in going from two to three kids, we’re about to switch from man-to-man to zone coverage, so we’ve definitely been taking advice from friends who are already in this stage! We love being parents and are really looking forward to this new arrival!”
Jessa’s parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, are already grandparents to 12 Grand-duggars. Clearly, the Duggar family tree is just going to keep growing! Plus, Jessa and Ben have talked about pursuing adoption in the past, so this third child may not even be their last.
Jessa told Us Weekly in May 2016, “There are so many kids out there who are longing for the love of a family, and we feel strongly about opening our hearts and our home to welcome them in…We don’t know what the future holds, but as the Bible says, ‘Man plans his way, and God directs his steps. So we want to move forward with paperwork and a home study, and just be ready for however God opens those doors.”
It’s pretty safe to say that the Duggars are just going to keep counting when it comes to adding family members! And chances are this won’t be the last big Duggar announcement of 2019 — does anyone want to take bets on who will be in the next courtship or welcome yet another Duggar grandbaby besides Jessa and Ben?
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