Jessa Duggar appears to have a secret. A potentially BIG secret.
Because she's a Duggar, obviously, fans of the Arkansas reality star are understandably assuming that that secret is baby-related.
Yes, it's actually been quite some time - almost 10 months at this point! - since a new Duggar offspring has entered the world.
That may not sound like a lot to most of us, but for this family, the current fallow period may be the longest in recent memory.
It may even be the most protracted baby-free stretch since they first started procreating for our enjoyment way back in 2004.
(You know, when they became household names thanks to TLC's one-off reality special cleverly entitled 14 Children and Pregnant Again! My, how times have changed since that innocent, bygone era!)
So it's no surprise that unconfirmed reports about Duggar pregnancies are flying fast and furious these days ...
For the most part the pregnancy rumors have centered around Jill Duggar, who got married and had her son a little less than a year before Jessa.
Jill has been the subject of pregnancy speculation almost weekly, it seems, though she and Derick Dillard are not expecting. Yet. We think.
Now it's her sister's turn to take over the rumor mill, in any case.
Yes, every once in a while, the folks who pay creepily close attention to the family's social media pages make time for wild speculation about Ben Seewald getting Jessa Duggar pregnant with their second child, as well.
Obviously, nothing has come of those rumors thus far, but there could be something to this latest report:
For one thing, though she's been posting on social media as often as ever, Jessa hasn't posted a new photo of herself since May.
And when someone else posts pics of the 23-year-old Jessa, they tend to look like the image seen above.
Hardly conclusive evidence, but we suppose it's possible she's hiding a bump under that loose-fitting clothing.
Anyway, Jessa's silence on the matter speaks volumes ... at least to the card-carrying members of Duggar Nation hoping for a brother or sister for little Spurgeon.
If she's pregnant, which we're not saying she is, but which she clearly could be, there's reason to believe that she's not the only one ...
The 25-year-old Jill and Jessa have hinted at the possibility of the two married siblings trying to get pregnant at the same time.
To the surprise of no one. That said, it hasn't happened. Yet.
Jill's similar silence on social media and recent return home from Central America has led to the widespread belief that she's knocked up, but to our knowledge, both young women are currently still on one son and counting.
Of course, this family knows babies mean ratings, so ...
Many fans now believe that the sisters will make their big reveal during the forthcoming second season of Counting On.
Which premieres August 23 BTW. Looks like the Duggars are about to make up for all that lost baby-makin' time!
UPDATE: It's official! Jessa has confirmed she's pregnant with her second child!