Just when you thought the Duggar family was taking a break from breeding (the last Duggar grandchild was born five whole months ago), the family reassured us that they have no plans to stop counting on. Jessa Duggar Seewald, the fifth oldest of 19 children, just revealed that she is expecting her third child with husband Ben Seewald.
“We are overjoyed that God has blessed us with a baby, due late this Spring!” Jessa, 26, 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.”
The couple, who tied the knot in 2015, are already parents to two sons, Spurgeon Elliot, 3, and Henry Wilberforce, 23 months.
“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!" Ben, 23, said. "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!”
The third Seewald child will be the 13th grandchild for Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, who are parents to 19 children of their own. Jessa and Ben have previously hinted that they plan to keep growing their family, and have said that “adopting and fostering to adopt is very much in our hearts.”
Now only a matter of seconds until the next Duggar pregnancy announcement!