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Joy-Anna Duggar Responds To Fan Asking If She Has A Daughter Weeks After Stillbirth

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It's been about a month since Joy-Anna Duggar and her husband Austin Forsyth revealed that Joy had suffered a miscarriage. Since then, the couple have continued to be open about what it's been like for them. Their posts show that grief is an ongoing thing, but they're still living their lives. On a recent post on Instagram about a day out, a fan asked about the couple having a baby girl. Joy responded diplomatically, causing fans to surround her with love.

The couple, along with their son Gideon and some other family, spent some quality time outdoors. "Family time in the great outdoors!" she captioned the photo. In addition to playing in the woods, they were also on a boat. Many of the comments on the post are positive, talking about their location or praising the couple for staying active. But one comment surely stands out. A user innocently asked "you have a baby girl?" tagging Joy in the comment.

"no, these are my nieces!" Joy responded, adding a sparkly heart emoji. Looks like the commenter hasn't been regularly seeing posts from the couple. Or maybe she simply forgot. And even if they did know, the little girl in the picture looks to be about Gideon's age, so it's easy to be confused. While Joy's response was simple and to the point, other commenters replied as well, offering her some other options.

"yes, you do have a baby girl she just isn’t in these pictures," reads one response.

"praying for you, I have 3 babies in Heaven. When someone asks, I tell them I have 3 boys here and 3 babies in Heaven," reads another.

Seeing these positive responses of support for Joy is beautiful in a space that an often get ugly. Joy has not commented further, nor did she like any of the messages of support. While it's likely that she saw them, maybe she isn't ready to comment further. Since there is no one way to grieve, acknowledging her baby girl gone too soon may be too hard for her to do right now. But that doesn't mean she isn't thinking about it.

Joy-Anna and Austin found out about their loss at their 20-week ultrasound. Doctors told them that their baby, who they named Annabell Elise no longer had a heartbeat. After their loss, the couple is openly sharing how they're leaning on their faith during these difficult times.

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