We've known that Jessa Duggar is expecting her second child for quite some time now, but there tends to be a several-month lag time between real life and reality TV.
So the TLC Duggars are just now learning what the real-world Duggars have known for quite some time - and viewers will get to share in the moment during Tuesday's installment of Counting On.
Yes, Jessa and Ben will share the news of their forthcoming bundle of joy with the rest of her massive family on tonight's episode:
Jessa explains to the camera that she and Ben have planned a session with the family's resident photographer, Jinger Duggar.
“We have a little chalkboard that we’re going to have in the photos with us that has a special announcement for my family,” says Jessa.
“Doubling the Love. Feb. 2017,” the chaklboard reads.
“With my last pregnancy, we waited for about 12 weeks to announce to everybody, and so that’s about where we are right now,” she adds.
“We’re about 14 weeks, so a little further along.”
Jessa adds that one family member was able to piece things together on her own through a little sisterly intuition:
“Jill asked me like, a week after we found out,” says Jessa. “We were video-chatting and she was like: ‘Are you pregnant?!’ But most of the family doesn’t know.”
Jessa doesn't seem to mind that her sister figured things out on her own, but she doesn't want the secret getting any further than that.
“We need to announce before it leaks on Twitter!” Ben jokes at one point.
As for whether or not she and Ben are ready for the added responsibility, Jessa admits:
“No -- we’re not prepared, not yet. We’ll be getting prepared. We didn’t feel prepared to be parents the first time around!”
Echoing that sentiment, Ben adds:
“We’re excited, but at the same time, I’m like: ‘I hope I’m ready for this.' H"ow is it going to be having two kids, two young little babies?"
Tonight's episode will also feature a closer look at the feud between Jessa and Jana Duggar.
Should be a welcome change of pace for fans after the a mostly Jinger-centric season.
Watch Counting On online to get caught up in time for tonight's episode.