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 the way we expected. As of 2019, though, there are four new grandDuggars on the way, and we finally welcomed another granddaughter! Keep up with which Duggars are pregnant, could be pregnant soon, or recently gave birth, below!
Josh Duggar and Anna Keller – Currently Expecting!
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.
The couple shared 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, 30, told a fan. But little did that fan know that Josh, 31, and Anna may have already been expecting again!
“We couldn’t be happier to share with the world that our family is growing by one this Fall,” the reality star couple revealed to Us Weekly on April 26. “We continually stand amazed by God’s love, redemption, grace and blessings in our lives. Our entire little family is ecstatic!” They also headed to Instagram to share the news, where they captioned a video of their kids finding out with the message, “We are so excited to announce that we are expecting a new little one! As we watch our children grow and thrive — we look forward to baby six joining us this fall! #littleduggars.”
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. After announcing they were expecting baby No. 3 in January, the good-looking couple welcomed their first daughter on May 26, 2019. Naming her Ivy Jane Seewald, they shared, “We’re so grateful to God for this precious gift. She is already so loved. Her big brothers adore her!” They’ve been looking forward to meeting her for a while, too.
“Henry doesn’t have a clue what’s coming, but Spurgeon understands and he talks about the baby quite a bit,” Ben shared in January. “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!”
Having a girl is going to be quite the adjustment, though. “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,” Jessa explained.
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, a.k.a. “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 – Currently Expecting!
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 – Currently Expecting!
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.
But thankfully, they were blessed with their little rainbow baby after the storm! On May 20, Josiah and Lauren announced that they were expecting baby No. 2 on Instagram. “We are so excited to announce that baby #2 is on the way!!!!” they wrote in their caption. “It’s hard to fully express just how grateful we are for God blessing us again with another precious gift! So, as we rejoice of the life of our second sweet baby, we also remember (balloon as symbolism) our other sweet baby, Asa, in heaven. God is so incredibly good!”
Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth – Currently Expecting!
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Some of you have guessed, some of you had no clue… November, 2019 Baby Forsyth #2 is Due!!👶🏼❤️ Cannot wait to meet this new little one! Gideon is going to be such a great big brother!! #baby2due #babyforsyth #pregnant • • THANK YOU to my sister, @meagalina for taking these adorable pictures for us!!
Austin Forsyth and Joy-Anna Duggar announced their first 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 were not completely surprised to learn that baby No. 2 for the Forsyths is on the way! Joy-Anna and Austin announced that they’re expecting again on May 1. In a statement to Us Weekly, the couple said, “Our favorite math is addition and we are very excited to share that the Forsyth family is adding a member! Marriage and being a mom and dad to Gideon has already far exceeded our expectations. We are looking forward to loving another little one and seeing what special dynamic he or she brings to our family. Table for 4 sounds perfect!”
The duo added via Instagram, “Some of you have guessed, some of you had no clue … November 2019 Baby Forsyth #2 is Due!! 👶🏼❤️ Cannot wait to meet this new little one! Gideon is going to be such a great big brother!! #baby2due #babyforsyth #pregnant.” Are you surprised that so many of the Duggar kids are expecting all at once?
Bonus! Amy Duggar and Dillon King – Currently Expecting!
Amy Duggar King, the “rebel” cousin to the main Duggar brood, took to Instagram to share the exciting news with her followers that she and her husband, Dillon King, are expecting on Easter Sunday, April 21. “BABY KING IS ON THE WAY!!!” Amy, 32, captioned the post. “Happy Easter from our growing family to yours!!” The duo waited four years to make an addition to their little family, unlike many of Amy’s cousins who traditionally welcome their first kids not long after marriage. Technically, Amy’s little one won’t be a grandDuggar like the others, but we think it still counts!