Jessa Duggar Seewald’s Baby Boy Meets His Cousin Israel, Jessa Opens About ‘Very Intense’ Home Birth

More and more news is coming out as Jessa Duggar Seewald begins to open up about her first-born child and how the home birth went. She has now given forth some information and a look inside the “intense home birth” which has many questioning some methods of the Duggars. Still, not everything is filled with drama, and much happiness came to be as Jessa’s newborn met her sister Jill Duggar Dillard’s seven-month-old son Israel for the first time.

Well, the babies almost got to meet one another.

As reported by US Magazine, Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald’s son got to meet his cousin Israel, but it was just by FaceTime. Technology was able to bring the two little ones together for a face-to-face meeting of sorts.

It was a meeting of the cute minds even though Jessa’s son was fast asleep. Israel took it upon himself to get as close to the screen as possible and check out his yet-to-be-named baby cousin. The 23-year-old Duggar told People that she and Ben don’t want to rush to give the baby a name as it’s a very important decision to make.

“We want to give him a strong name, with a lot of meaning.”

Ideas poured in from fans of the Duggars during Jessa’s pregnancy, and it was said that more than 100,000 people offered up suggestions and choices. Jessa has said that she is in favor of names “of heroes from the Christian faith.”

One thing is certain, and it’s that she won’t be using a “letter theme” for their children like her parents have done. All 19 children for Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have names that start with the letter “J.”

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Ben Seewald, Jessa’s husband and father of the newborn baby boy, didn’t go into as much detail as his wife did. He knows that the name of a baby is important, but he has a bit more of an obvious reason.

“He is going to have this name for the rest of his life.”

While the happy couple is trying to decide on a name for their new bundle of joy, things haven’t been so easy-going since his arrival. The little boy was born on Nov. 5, and there were hopes that the home birth would go simple and easy, but it turned out to be anything but that.

Ben Seewald found it so very difficult to see his wife in so much pain as she was giving birth, and he was “trying to keep it positive.” Still, 10 hours of difficult labor took its toll on Jessa Duggar Seewald and made her realize it was not like anything she had ever experienced.

“It was very intense, very long. Everything was different than I expected.”

After she gave birth, there was an unusual amount of bleeding for Jessa Duggar Seewald. Her mother Michelle ended up calling 911 to get her daughter rushed to the hospital. A blood transfusion later and Jessa began feeling better with Ben and their baby boy by her.

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While Jessa Duggar Seewald “can’t believe he’s really ours,” it’s been quite a road to get to their firstborn. Still, the unnamed baby boy is doing well and so are his parents, and getting to FaceTime with his cousin Israel, who is on a mission trip in Central America, made it all even better.

Life for Jessa Duggar Sewald and her husband Ben has been blessed, albeit very intense and rough, in the past two weeks. The name of their newborn baby who arrived by home birth will come in the future, but at least he got to visit with his cousin Israel.

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