Jill Duggar and Anna Duggar have remained tight-lipped about the speculation that they’re both expecting, but maybe the Counting On stars are just saving their pregnancy announcements for the right time. Jessa Duggar will tell her family that she’s pregnant during next week’s episode of the Duggar family’s TLC reality show, so will Jill and Anna share their own baby news ahead of the episode to help promote it?
During a recent episode of Counting On, Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard made it clear that they were trying to get pregnant. While talking about their options for expanding their family, the couple revealed that they’ve considered adopting a child. However, as the Hollywood Gossip reports, Derick said that he’s fairly certain that he and Jill will have another biological baby before they open their home to a child in need.
“Personally, I think are next child will come about biologically,” Derick told the Counting On cameras.
The episode was likely filmed months ago, so it’s possible that the couple has already accomplished this goal. Jill Duggar hinted as much last month when she revealed that she was snacking on an unusual food.
“My hubby brought me one of my favorite #studysnacks green beans, salt and vinegar! Yes, you read that correctly!” Jill wrote in a September 7 Instagram post.
According to the International Business Times, Jill Duggar’s Instagram followers immediately began speculating that she was pregnant with baby No. 2 because the mixture of green beans, salt, and vinegar was one of her main food cravings during her first pregnancy.
As the Inquisitr previously reported, Anna Duggar’s appearance on the most recent episode of Counting On has also sparked speculation that she’s pregnant. Many viewers thought that she appeared to be sporting a baby bump, and the Hollywood Gossip points out that she was also very emotional during her brief scenes on the show. Anna told the TLC cameras that she was doing a lot of crying on Jana Duggar’s shoulder, but it’s unclear whether her tears were related to pregnancy hormones, her husband’s sex scandals, or a combination of both. If Anna is pregnant, the baby would be her fifth child with Josh Duggar.
While fans can’t be certain that Anna or Jill are expecting, they do know that Jessa Duggar is pregnant with her second child. She and her husband, Ben Seewald, made their official pregnancy announcement two months ago, but the Duggar family just recently shared the very first photo of Jessa’s growing baby bump. According to People, Jessa’s due date is in February of next year.
If Anna Duggar and Jill Duggar are also pregnant, it wouldn’t be the first time that they were pregnant at the same time as Jessa. As E! News reports, Anna shared a picture of their trio of baby bumps last April.
Anna posted the throwback photo on social media two weeks after Jill Duggar gave birth to her son, Israel. Anna couldn’t share the picture right after it was taken because Jessa hadn’t yet announced her pregnancy, which is likely because she was waiting to use her baby news to promote the April 21, 2015, episode of 19 Kids and Counting. As People reports, the episode’s main focus was Jessa and Ben’s honeymoon, but it also showed Josh and Anna Duggar announcing that they were expecting baby No. 4.
The Duggars are very strategic when it comes to the timing of their pregnancy announcements, so fans will definitely want to keep an eye out for one from Anna, Jill, or both women next Tuesday. The October 18 episode of Counting On is titled “Jessa’s Announcement,” so it will most likely show Jessa and Ben breaking their baby news to their family. It’s the perfect episode to pair with another pregnancy announcement on the People website, which usually gets the scoop on any new additions to the Duggar family.
Do you think the next season of Counting On will follow Anna Duggar, Jessa Duggar, and Jill Duggar as they experience pregnancy at the same time? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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