Counting On fans won't have to wait months to see Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell welcoming their first child to the world on TV. The new parents are getting their own TLC mini-special before the official summer season of Counting On begins, and it will be mere days before Garrett David Duggar makes his big television debut.
According to the Duggar Family Blog, a half-hour Counting On mini-special centered on Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell's birth story will premiere on Friday, July 6 at 10:30 p.m. ET. It will re-air a few hours later at 1:30 a.m. ET.
This is a quick turnaround for a TV special; it will air before Garrett celebrates turning one month old. As reported by People, Joseph, 23, and Kendra, 19, welcomed their baby boy on June 8. The young couple shared few details about his birth, but they did release a statement saying that they were "thankful for his safe arrival." They didn't mention that he was born early, but the description of the parents' birth special does.
"In the first glimpse, Joseph and Kendra Duggar are ready to welcome their baby. With 10 days to go until her due date, Kendra goes into labor and heads to the hospital," the description reads. "Only a few hours later, she gives birth to their baby boy, Garrett David Duggar."
Duggar fans actually don't have to wait until the special airs to see Garrett in front of a camera. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Joseph and Kendra introduced him to Counting On viewers in a TLC video that was shared online. In it, Kendra cradles a sleeping Garrett in her arms while she and Joseph share their feelings about becoming parents.