Congratulations are in order for the 19 and Counting Duggar family!
On the heels of their daughter, Jill, giving birth a few weeks ago, TLC just announced breaking news that Jessa Seewald, who recently married husband Ben, is pregnant!
Fans of the Duggars remember that it was only a few months ago when the couple wed in November that they even had their first kiss due to the Duggar clan’s extremely conservative approach to dating. It definitely seems that the moved pretty quickly towards having a family, though, as they are expecting only 5 months later.
Jessa spoke exclusively to People and told them, “We’re expecting! We are so excited. The due date is November first, our wedding anniversary.”
Ben exclaimed that, “We are looking forward to being parents.”
Jessa talked more about her pregnancy, stating that, “I am feeling pretty good. The morning sickness was different every day. It’s getting better, but I’m still hanging on to the heartburn. And I don’t have any super-serious food cravings.”
She also revealed that she told Ben they were pregnant before church: “I said, ‘Hey Ben, guess what? Yeah, you’re a dad.’ We couldn’t believe it. We are so excited. We have started talking baby names. It is one of those things that is so special, picking a name for a baby.”
Their religion is still going to be front and center for the couple, as Ben explained that, “We are trying to take it one day at a time. We pray every night that God helps us be good parents. We are getting advice from other parents.”
“I think having this first year together to share our lives, just the two of us, has been special,” Jessa wrapped with saying, adding that, “We are definitely excited to be parents.”
We wish Jessa and Ben the best with their pregnancy and will be keeping you posted on all details surrounding this!