Jessa Duggar and her husband — Ben Seewald — have welcomed their third child together, according to Us Weekly.
Jessa gave birth to a daughter weighing 7 pounds, 14 ounces at home on Sunday. The proud parents chose the name Ivy Jane Seewald for their little girl, who was 20.5 inches long at birth. Ivy joins her older brothers, 3-year-old Spurgeon and 2-year-old Henry. While the two boys were bigger at birth, Jessa explained to the site that her daughter feels “so tiny” compared to her older brothers.
“We’re so grateful to God for this precious gift. She is already so loved. Her big brothers adore her.”
Jessa also shared a photo of Ivy Jane with Us Weekly. In the photo, the newborn is wearing a pink onesie and a gray hat, one that is adorned with an adorable bow. Little Ivy is wrapped in a white blanket in the photo.
In another report from Us Weekly, both Jessa and Ben guessed that baby No. 3 would be a boy. Despite the couple having guessed they would have another boy, they revealed that they would “love” it if they had a girl.
At the time, Ben talked about transitioning from being a family of four to a family of five.
“We realize that, in going from two to three kids, we’re about to switch from man-to-man to zone coverage, so we’ve definitely been taking advice from friends who are already in this stage! We love being parents and are really looking forward to this new arrival!”
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Some weird shadows being cast here ????, but had to get another quick bump pic because we’re so near to the end! ???? #BabySeewald3 will be 38 weeks tomorrow! . I honestly can’t believe it. It seems like this pregnancy has flown by! Can anybody else attest to that fact that when you have toddler or two keeping you on your toes, pregnancy just seems to fly by?? . So thankful for apps that help to keep me in tune with the status of this little one’s growth and development! I’ve especially enjoyed the app “Pregnancy+” with all 3 of mine (in no way sponsored or anything, just really like it!) Do you have any favorite apps or websites that you use during pregnancy?
Throughout her pregnancy, Jessa had shared photos of her growing baby bump to her Instagram account. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, her most recent Instagram photo shows Jessa heavily pregnant. In this photo, Jessa wore a pink dress, one which hugged her growing baby bump. She revealed in her caption that the pregnancy had “flown by.” Of course, she attributed that to the fact that she had two toddlers who were “keeping her on her toes.”
Prior to that post, Jessa had shared that she had experienced heartburn throughout the pregnancy. In another Instagram post, Jessa shared a photo of her baby bump and talked about an old wives’ tale which suggested that if a pregnant woman experiences heartburn, her baby will have hair. However, it is unclear if this old wives’ tale turned out to be true for Jessa this time around, as Ivy is wearing a hat in the photo that was published by Us Weekly.
Congratulations to Jessa and Ben on the birth of their daughter!