“Totally looked like baby was responding to big bro’s sweet kiss (and little bro’s monster truck driving)!” the 26-year-old captioned a video of Spurgeon smooching her belly. “Watching Spurgeon anticipate the arrival of his new sibling has got to be one of the sweetest parts of this pregnancy. Henry will pat my belly sometimes and say ‘Baby!’ because he sees us do that, but I don’t think he truly comprehends what’s about to take place.”
In response, one person wrote, “So you know what you’re having this time?!” to which the TLC personality responded, “Ben and I find out the gender every time, but we keep it as our little secret and surprise the rest of the family when [the] baby is born.” Dang it! Another fan asked, “So your boys know the gender? I’ve found that my kid can’t keep a secret!! I can’t wait to see what baby 3 is!” But Jessa had a funnier response to that question: “No, they don’t know the baby’s gender. That wouldn’t stay a secret very long.” LOL.
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#25weeks Pregnancy— such a precious gift, and definitely not something I take for granted. As we look forward to meeting our baby, we’re also feeling an exceptional amount of grief over my brother Josiah and sister-in-law Lauren’s loss of their baby. Lauren and I shared the exact same due date. We have cried so many tears, both together and apart. My heart aches for them. I weep when I think of how difficult it must be for her to see me pregnant in the very stages where she would’ve been— right up through the baby’s due date. And yet, even in a flood of emotions, there are perplexities of the human heart that may cause us to want to clam up or remain silent through such a trial. Because of this, many people feel like they’re walking this road alone. It is true that speaking for the sake of filling silence is not needful and is often hurtful. I’ve watched Lauren converse with people who have been unknowingly insensitive, and I am amazed by her graciousness. I’ve heard some try to give reasons or explanations, not realizing that their unsolicited opinions might be very painful, like salt to a wound. One might never know the tears you cry at night as a result of their words flowing back through your head. Often times, “I love you and I’m praying for you” along with a hug are quite sufficient. We do not need to fill every silence with words. But at the same time, conversations of lost dreams should never feel suppressed. Silence can stifle healing, but a carefully chosen word may work to help bring life and healing to the soul. We must all reinforce the fact that emotions over a life lost are not something to be resisted. They’re not wrong, and you should never think that for a moment. If you’ve lost a child, know this— YOU ARE A MAMA, and you will never cease to think about and cherish the life you carried… **swipe left to read more**
The countdown to baby No. 3 is officially on because, in the same caption, Jessa revealed that she has “less than a month to go!” She and her husband, Ben Seewald, announced they were expecting back in January.
“We are overjoyed that God has blessed us with a baby, due late this Spring!” Jessa 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.”
Since Jessa is allowed to keep secrets … we’ve got one, too. (We’re secretly hoping for a girl this time!)
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