Contrary to popular rumors circulating lately, Jessa Duggar is not pregnant.
In fact, she may not be for quite some time, as the 22-year-old newlywed and her husband, Ben Seewald, say they plan to break with Duggar family tradition.
When it comes to starting a family, Jessa and Ben want to to adopt. In fact, they want to adopt a whole slew of little ones, as they've said numerous times.
It makes sense that Ben and Jessa would like to get down to it ASAP.
They've been husband and wife five months now, and her sister Jill got pregnant on night one of marriage. Taking things slow is just not in their DNA.
Unfortunately, the adoption process can be longer and tougher than getting pregnant, and Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald may have just hit a major roadblock.
"The Seewalds researched adoption but discovered that most agencies require a couple to be married for two years before adopting," says a source close to the family.
As a result of this logistical obstacle, "Jessa will have to get pregnant if she and Ben decide that they want to start a family in the near future."
"Because having children is so important to the Duggars, it's hard to imagine Jessa and Ben waiting two years or longer to adopt."
So it looks like we may soon be seeing a pregnant Jessa, after all.
But don't worry, just because they'll be doing their own procreating, that doesn't mean the Seewalds aren't gonna give Brad and Angie a run for their money:
"If God blesses us with biological kids of our, it's not going to quench our desire to adopt," Jessa said in a recent interview. "We want to adopt a lot of kids."
Sounds like we may have a spinoff on our hands ... in two years!
As always, you can watch 19 Kids and Counting online to relive Jessa and Ben's brief courtship, during which they've marched to the beat of their own drum.
They've proven more rebellious than Jill and Derick Dillard in a sense. Devoutly religious and steadfast in their convictions, yes, but with an independent streak.
Not to mention an outspoken one, as fans know all to well.
When it comes to expressing their beliefs, on adoption or more controversial topics, Jessa and Ben are passionate people who don't even think about holding back ...