It’s been almost two months since Jinger Duggar married Jeremy Vuolo in a small ceremony attended by a couple thousand of their closest friends.
Given her family’s obsession with procreation, it’s not surprising that the rumors about Jinger being pregnant began almost immediately afterward
Surprisingly, however, we’re still waiting on an official announcement.
No non-Duggar would be expected to start a family so soon after getting hitched, but Jinger and her siblings are … well, Duggars.
They’ve been taught from a very young age that sole purpose of human life is pretty much to create more human life.
By all accounts, the next Duggar generation has courted and married people who share this viewpoint, and acted accordingly.
Just before the holidays, Jinger celebrated her 23rd birthday, which by Duggar standards is more than old enough to get going.
Many fans seemed convinced that she would make the occasion extra special by announcing that she’s expecting her first child.
Is she, though? The odds are never bad if you’re betting on a Duggar pregnancy. As hard evidence goes, though, there isn’t much.
Jeremy added fuel to the fire by hinting at some sort of big reveal on Jinger’s big day … but there may not be a whole lot to it.
It seems the surprise he was referring to was a trip to the opera.
Jinger has a reputation for being the most artsy and sophisticated member of the massive Duggar brood, so it’s not too big of a surprise.
Here’s the pair getting their opera on:
Jeremy posted the picture above with a caption reading:
"Enjoying Jinger’s birthday gift together!"
We’d say the fact that they’re both in their twenties, yet participated in a sober activity on her birthday might be an indication of a bun in the oven.
With the Duggars, however, every occasion is a sober occasion.
“Happy Birthday, my Love,” Jeremy wrote on Facebook.
“Next only to our Lord Jesus Christ, you are the joy of my life and the delight of my soul! I love you, Jinger.”
The Duggar family, of course, does not believe in having pre-marital sex (or pre-marital hand-holding, for that matter).
So even if Jinger is pregnant (and she and Jeremy didn’t break the rules of courtship, as they’ve often been accused), she would only be in her first trimester.
Many women prefer to wait until at least their second trimester before they make any sort of announcement.
By that logic, it’s entirely possible that Jinger is already knocked up and keeping the news to herself for now.
Whatever the case, you can be certain that she’ll have brought another Duggar into the world by the time 2017 is out.
Between Jill, Jessa and (most likely) Jinger, we’re in for a full-blown explosion in the Duggar population this year.