We have an update on Jessa Duggar's baby boy.
An update on Jessa Duggar's very LARGE baby boy, that is.
As reported last night, Jessa Duggar gave birth to her first child on Thursday afternoon, finally becoming a mother after 40-plus weeks of posting photos of her ever-expanding state on Instagram.
Husband Ben Seewald then shared a picture of his newborn online this morning, only to follow it up a few hours later with an update concerning child and mother.
"Our sweet baby boy was born last night. He weighed 9 lbs and 11 ounces and is 21 1/4 inches long!," Ben wrote on www.theseewaldfamily.com.
"He's precious and both he and Jessa are doing great."
Glad to hear it!
Especially concerning that weight and that length. Holy hugeness, Jessa! We're relieved to hear you are holding up okay after such a delivery.
As for the little one's name? Ben knows fans are curious. But that doesn't mean he's prepared to satisfy that curiosity just yet.
"Stay tuned - we will share his name soon," Seewald wrote online.
In light of another Duggar family member entering the world, Jessa's brother-in-law Derick Dillard and her sister Jill Dillard congratulated the couple on Friday.
"Congrats to Jessa and Ben on the birth of their baby boy!" Derick wrote on Instagram, adding:
"y'all are great parents already! May you raise this little guy in the love and admonition of our Lord. #congrats #newparents #newnephew #prouduncle."
Jill Duggar, who gave north herself to a boy named Israel, shared a celebratory message of her own on social media, keeping it short, simple and enthusiastic:
"Yay! So excited for @jessaseewald and @ben_seewald."
According to TLC insiders, new baby boy will be a focal point on Jill & Jessa: Counting On, the network's upcoming series of specials featuring Jessa and sister Jill and where their lives are now.