Jessa Duggar Seewald celebrated her 23rd birthday yesterday, but was hoping to celebrate another birth along with her own. Sadly for Duggar fans anxiously waiting for a birth announcement, it doesn’t appear that Jessa gave birth on her birthday. The expectant mother instead enjoyed dinner with sister-in-law Anna Duggar and sisters Jana and Jinger. Meanwhile, it seems that Jessa will have to wait a little bit longer to meet her bundle of joy, as the expectant mother is still pregnant four days after her due date.
The Duggar family shared photos from Jessa’s birthday celebration to their official Facebook page. The expectant mom spent her special day with sisters Jana and Jinger along with her sister-in-law, Anna Duggar. The inclusion of Anna in the celebration is telling, as the Duggar in-law has just recently began showing up in family photos again following her husband Josh’s admittance into a rehabilitation facility for infidelity and a pornography addiction. Anna Duggar made headlines when her husband Josh stepped down from his position as a Washington, D.C., lobbyist with the Family Research Council following revelations of a molestation scandal in his teen years. As the family was still reeling from the disclosure of the molestation, Josh was revealed as a user of the extramarital affair website Ashley Madison. The Duggar son admitted to being unfaithful to wife Anna and to having a pornography addiction. He later admitted himself into a treatment program, where he will remain until at least February, according to family members.
Rumors ran rampant that Anna Duggar was considering divorcing her husband Josh following the scandal, with many noting her absence from Duggar family photos. However, Anna has recently rejoined the family in the spotlight, appearing in photos at Jill Dillard’s going away party and at the Loving Choices banquet, where she was seated alongside the other Duggars, including heavily pregnant Jessa Seewald. Now Anna is making an appearance once again in the photos from Jessa’s 23rd birthday celebration at the Marketplace Grill.
Therefore, it seems highly unlikely that Anna has any plans of leaving her life with the Duggars behind, and instead seems to be enjoying her time with her in-laws while her husband is away. In fact, many are commenting on how great Anna looks these days. In the recent photos shared by various members of the Duggar family, Anna looks healthy and happy. She is putting on a huge smile and has notably lost weight. With Josh out of the picture, it seems that Anna is taking some time for herself, and it appears to be doing her some good.
Jessa Seewald is likely getting some tips from Anna while celebrating as the Duggar daughter plans to give birth to her firstborn at home. Jessa’s sister, Jill Dillard, also attempted a home birth, but ended up at the hospital following complications in the labor. She later gave birth via c-section to a healthy baby boy. However, Anna Duggar has successfully given birth at home, and may be the perfect source to help with some of the fears Jessa has expressed over the last few days.
Jessa told fans on her Instagram page that she was fearful of having a “big” baby, as she was the biggest of the Duggar children, weighing an astonishing 9 pounds 15 ounces. Ben Seewald was also a large baby, at 8 pounds 15 ounces. Therefore, Jessa seemed mildly concerned about having to a larger-than-normal baby. Therefore, it seems Jessa is trying everything to get labor started naturally. She posted photos as she attempted to jump start labor by eating an entire, raw pineapple, and has been seen in numerous photos taking in some spicy food in the form of tacos.
With Jessa’s pregnancy approaching the 41 weeks mark, do you think Jessa will be attempting any more natural induction methods?
[Image via Facebook/ Duggar Family Official]