It feels like, no matter what, you can always ~count on~ (at least!) one Duggar couple to be pregnant at a time. 2018 started off strong with three couples expecting babies, but after two back-to-baby grandsons and a summer granddaughter, we suddenly found ourselves in a world that wasn’t counting on they way we expected. As of 2019, though, there are two new grandDuggars on the way, and there may be more to come! Keep up with which Duggars are pregnant, could be pregnant soon, or recently gave birth, below!
Josh Duggar and Anna Keller
Josh Duggar and wife Anna Keller already have five kids, but their family just might keep growing. Together, Josh and Anna have welcomed Makcynzie in 2009, Michael in 2011, Marcus in 2013, Meredith in 2015, and Mason in 2017. Though they haven’t made any new pregnancy announcements yet, they did share in January, 2019, that they would be “thrilled” to have a baby No. 6. “Right now, I am enjoying the five beautiful children [God] has given us,” Anna told a fan.
John David Duggar and Abbie Grace Burnett
John David Duggar, the so-called “Bachelor ’til the rapture” gave up his title after tying the knot with Abbie Grace Burnett in November, 2018. By December, they were already facing pregnancy rumors thanks to a bible quote John David shared on Instagram. They haven’t shared any baby news yet, but they have weighed in a little on how many kids they want together. At their wedding, the pastor joked that the twin was aiming to “outdo his father in the number of children” he wanted to have — only to get shut down by John David saying, “I don’t know about that.” Think they’ll have a small family?
Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard
Mom-of-two Jill Duggar faced a lot of pregnancy speculation in 2018. First, fans thought she looked like she had a baby bump in one photo, then they noticed that she was going out of her way to crop her tummy out of pictures. In 2019, the rumors continued, with Jill shutting them down in February. She and Derick Dillard already have two sons: Israel, who turned four years old in April, 2019, and Samuel, who’s creeping up to his second birthday. It’s possible that the duo is just keeping the news quiet so as not to distract from the other babies, or perhaps it’s all just misplaced fan speculation. After Jill’s scary birth stories, fans aren’t sure the couple will have a third little one at all.
Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald
Congrats are in order for Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald. The good-looking couple announced on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, that they’re expecting baby No. 3. “We are overjoyed that God has blessed us with a baby, due late this Spring!” a message from Jessa revealed on the Duggar family blog. “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 of clothing and accessories ready to pass down. At the same time, we would absolutely love 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,” she concluded.
Ben, meanwhile, added, “Henry doesn’t have a clue what’s coming, but Spurgeon understands and he talks about the baby quite a bit. Seeing our boys meet their new sibling for the first time is something we are really looking forward to!” He continued, “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!”
Aww. And, TBH, props to them for keeping it a secret for so long!
Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo
Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo announced that they were expecting their first child together in January, which was a long time coming because most Duggars get pregnant within months of their wedding. In fact, JinJer were married for over a year before getting knocked up! “We are so happy to announce that we are having a little baby girl!” said the couple at the time. “We could not be more excited and are eagerly anticipating meeting our little lady this summer.”
Felicity, aka “Lissy,” was born on July 19, 2018, the couple confirmed to Us Weekly. “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!” And have you seen those lil outfits of hers? She’s by far the best-dressed Duggar grandkid. Don’t @ us.
In February 2019, the young mama shut down additional pregnancy rumors that were sparked by her cup of decaf coffee. Considering how long the couple waited to have their first kid, we’re thinking it might be a while before they decide to give Felicity a little brother or sister.
Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell
Joseph Duggar and wife Kendra Caldwell revealed that they were expecting their first child in December 2017, just three months after getting married. “During this season that we are celebrating the birth of Christ, we are so excited to share with you that we are expecting the gift of a child ourselves!” the Counting On stars revealed. “Wow, it’s so exciting!!! We’ve both always loved children and seen them as a real blessing from God. It’s so surreal to think of being parents and having our own little one. We cannot wait to see this new baby!”
Well, the finally got to meet him on June 8, 2018! Little Garrett Duggar joined the family at 1:38 p.m., weighing in at seven pounds, eight ounces, and measuring in at 20-and-a-half inches long. “No matter how many times we’ve experienced the joy of babies born in our families, there’s nothing comparable to the joy in our hearts today! Children truly are a gift from God. We are so thankful for his safe arrival and this new journey as parents,” Joe and Kendra said in their statement.
Less than a year later, they announced that they had a second gift from God on the way. “We are ready to double the fun at our house!” they told Us Weekly on April 11, 2019. “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!”
Lauren Swanson and Josiah Duggar
Lauren Swanson and Josiah Duggar tied the knot on June 30, 2018, and fans started speculating right away about how long it be until they had an announcement to share. And it wasn’t long. In an episode of Counting On, they broke the happy news to their families. It wasn’t long, however, before they were opening about suffering a miscarriage instead. “A couple months ago, we found out that we were expecting, but suddenly thereafter, we lost our baby,” Lauren revealed in a TLC clip released February 11, 2019. “I couldn’t believe it, and I was hoping it wasn’t true,” the mom said through tears. “It was the worst day of my life, really.”
Josiah added, “It really was a hard time for our family going through this right after we got married. And all the dreams of getting to see our little one and hold it in our hands dashed before our eyes.” They’re looking forward to one day meeting their baby in heaven, and fans are crossing their fingers that the couple will be blessed with a rainbow baby when they’re ready.
Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth
Austin Forsyth and Joy-Anna Duggar announced their pregnancy on Instagram very soon after their 2017 wedding, on Aug. 30. They shared the happy news with three photos and a caption that said Joy was “eating for two!” On Instagram, Joy wrote, “Austin and I are SO thankful to announce that we are parents!! Even before we were married we prayed that God would give us children and we are so blessed that he has given us this baby!”
It didn’t take long for fans to speculate that Joy-Anna and Austin had sex before marriage, as their due date was literally nine months after the big day, but we’re sure they would never admit that. Regardless, they had a precious baby boy named Gideon on Feb. 23, 2018, at 3:39 pm. The big boy weighed ten pounds and three ounces, and his parents said, “We are blessed beyond measure with the arrival of our son, Gideon Martyn Forsyth. Looking at our child for the first time was such an incredible moment! God is so good, and we are so thankful.” While Joy-Anna planned a home birth, things went awry and she was forced to rush to the hospital. Luckily, little Gideon was born happy and healthy.
With Austin talking in a recent video about wanting a daughter, fans suspect that it won’t be long before baby No. 2 is on the way.