New year, new Duggar baby on the way! It's definitely not surprising every time we hear a new Duggar pregnancy announcement, and Jessa Duggar Seewald didn't disappoint when she kicked off 2019 announcing that she was adding a third baby to her growing family.
Jessa already shares two children, sons Spurgeon, 3 and Henry, almost 2 with her husband Ben Seewald and shared her happy news with fans on the family's blog. In a blog post titled, 'Exciting News!!' the couple wrote they are expecting baby #3 in late Spring. "We are overjoyed that God has blessed us with a baby, due late this Spring," Jessa wrote.
"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."
The couple, who have been married since November 2015, explained while Henry may be a bit too young still to understand he's going to be a big brother, Spurgeon is excited and "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!" Ben wrote.
Of course the couple are also preparing themselves for how drastically their lives are going to change once baby #3 arrives. "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!" Ben wrote. "We love being parents and are really looking forward to this new arrival!"
Fans of the super size Duggar family were expecting a pregnancy announcement soon, because this is the Duggar family after all, but many were thinking that son Josiah Duggar and his bride of six months, Lauren, would be the next to announce their pregnancy. The only Duggar child to go longer than six months after their wedding without being pregnant was daughter Jinger, who many accused of shunning her family's strict religious views by practicing birth control.
It's not surprising that Jessa and Ben are expecting again. Despite the family's well known stance against birth control, Jessa admitted to US Weekly after sister Jinger welcomed daughter Felicity this past summer that she had babies on the brain! “I definitely have baby fever,” Jessa admitted, saying she and Ben “would be overjoyed if we were to find out we were expecting again. It would be sweet to have a baby girl.” The Duggars definitely like to find out the gender of their baby before their due date, so start placing your bets on whether they are having a boy or girl now!