Jessa Duggar Seewald Says She's Adopting, Fans Say She's Pregnant

Steph Bazzle

Jessa Duggar Seewald, one of the stars of former TLC reality show 19 Kids And Counting, and of Counting On, the reality show that emerged after the previous one was yanked off the air in the wake of controversies, scandals, and reports of criminal behavior on behalf of family members, says she's looking forward to expanding her family. However, what seems to be in question is whether Jessa is adopting, or pregnant.

If you've been watching the show for the years it has been on the air, you'll be aware that pregnancies are a major part of the draw for audiences. If you haven't been watching, then perhaps the fact that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar got their introduction to reality TV through a TV movie called 14 Children And Pregnant Again in 2004, and had made it all the way to up 19 Kids and Counting before police reports released through an FOIA request revealed to the public that the eldest of the children had admitted to molesting several of his young sisters, as well as another young girl.

Well, pregnancy is still one of the key features for the show, and in the last episode of the last season, the two married Duggar daughters, Jessa Seewald and Jill Dillard, revealed that they'd like to each be pregnant with a second child at the same time. Now, viewers are speculating on pregnancy, not only for Jessa and Jill, but for Jinger Duggar, who is next in line to be married.

Well, here's a selfie she posted last year, when she was pregnant with son Spurgeon, but hadn't announced it yet.

Starting with the pregnancy announcement on social media, though, most of Jessa's photos looked more like these:

So, what's Jessa doing right now?

Well, the most recent set of photos shared by viewers on the fan page Life Is Not All Pickles And Hairspray includes one of Jessa in the type of loose top that does exactly that -- de-emphasizes the stomach area.

None of that has to mean pregnancy, but for a family that defines itself in large part by the number of offspring, it's enough to start speculation among Duggar fans.

What does Jessa say herself, though?

Well, in one of the new promos for Counting On, she says she and Ben Seewald have started the process of adopting a child. The Duggar Family Blog reports Jessa and Ben saying the same thing in another recent interview.

As for the baggy shirts, Jessa says she likes them because she's post-baby and trying to get back into shape. Mrs. Seewald has, however, been photographed in tight shirts since giving birth.

Of course, photos have Duggar viewers speculating on pregnancy for Jill, too.

[Image via TLC/YouTube]