Jessa Duggar has been the subject of pregnancy rumors for several months. She has talked about wanting a big family with husband Ben Seewald. The two have been exploring adoption on top of having their own children. Currently, they are parents to Spurgeon, born just last year. While he isn’t even a year old, he is about to become a big brother.
Counting On Season 2 premiered tonight. In true Duggar fashion, the family decided to make a big announcement prior to the season premiere. According to People, Jessa Duggar is pregnant with her second child. She announced that she was due in February, which places her at approximately four months along. In an interesting turn of events, Duggar made a comment about meeting her baby or babies. Fans immediately jumped to the conclusion that she is carrying twins this time around. This wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibilities. Jessa’s mom, Michelle Duggar, gave birth to two sets of twins. Fraternal twins are passed down through the women in the family, so the idea that she may be adding multiples to her family isn’t shocking.
It has been a crazy 18 months for Jessa Duggar. She was thrown into chaos while she was still pregnant with Spurgeon. Her oldest brother, Josh Duggar, was outed for inappropriately touching his sisters when he was a teenager. A police report was leaked in May of 2015, causing the Duggar empire to crumble. TLC canceled their show, and the family was publicly shunned. Last December, Jessa and Jill Duggar did a special about what happened with the family and how they were doing following the media firestorm that happened. Since there was an overwhelmingly positive response, the Duggar girls got the family a new show on TLC that was titled Jill & Jessa: Counting On. After being renewed, the network opted to call it Counting On to reflect the entire family being a part of it.
Now that news of Jessa Duggar’s pregnancy has gotten out, there are a lot of speculations happening. Fans are questioning whether or not she is having twins. It would be silly for her to have mentioned babies if she was only carrying a single child. Duggar should have already had a sonogram done. If that is not the case, she will likely be finding out the gender soon. Fans are excited that they will get to watch this journey with her. Last time, her pregnancy was overshadowed by all of the other family drama. Because of the cancellation of 19 Kids and Counting, there was very little filmed when Jessa had Spurgeon. Fans were able to catch a glimpse of the birth but it was nothing like Jill Duggar’s birth with Israel. Jessa gave birth at home and experienced some health complications of her own and had to be rushed to the hospital.
The entire Duggar family is thrilled for Jessa and Ben Seewald. Welcoming another child is a huge blessing, and she is no doubt on her way to having a big family just like she wants. An exact due date has not been announced, but Duggar will hopefully be sharing plenty of photographs and updates throughout her pregnancy. Keeping this a secret was clearly rough for the mom. After she had time to respond to the constant comments and rumors, Duggar shut down rumors that have been plaguing her parents, specifically if they were getting divorced.
Adding another child is always a blessing, and if for some reason she ends up with twins, there are plenty of Duggar girls to help with the baby or babies. Jessa Duggar’s big announcement had fans everywhere going wild. With a new pregnancy, a baby at home, and the burden of being a Duggar, Jessa and Ben will have their hands full.
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