Jessa Duggar Opens Up About Home Birth: My Mom Almost Missed It!

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Last week, Jessa Duggar welcomed her second child.

As with her first pregnancy, Jessa made the decision early on to deliver the child at home.

Unlike when she welcomed little Spurgeon into the world, however, this time the whole thing went off without a hitch.

Jessa and Son

In fact, in a new interview with People, Jessa says she was downright shocked by how quick and easy the delivery was.

Telling the magazine that she was “surprised how fast it went,” Jessa says the whole thing was so brief her sister Jill and mother, Michelle Duggar, very nearly missed it.

“They came at the very end,” says Jessa. “I was already pushing when they walked in the door.”

Part of the reason for their tardiness, of course, may have been the fact that little Henry Wilberforce decided to begin his life in the wee hours of the morning.

Henry was born at 4:26 am, and as they didn't have much lead time to get to the Seewald's home, Jill and Michelle were apparently only present for the very end of Jessa's labor.

2 and Counting

Jessa says it was a special treat to have her older sister on hand, as the 25-year-old frequently travels abroad to perform missionary work.

“We were really thankful that she was able to be here,” Jessa says of Jill

“It was so fun to have her here to meet Henry.”

As with her first child, Jessa waited until after Henry after the delivery to choose a name.

She says that it was important to her to get to know the boy first, so that she could select a moniker befitting of his temperament.

Jessa, Ben and Family

Jessa and Ben revealed the name yesterday after days of speculation from fans.

As with Spurgeon (and as many fans guessed), the couple once again drew their inspiration from famous theologians of the past.

“We just thought it was cute, but also there was another great man of God named Matthew Henry who lived before Wilberforce," Ben said in a recent interview.

Hey, these kids will likely grow up with double-digit siblings and a few dozen cousins.

Anything that can help them feel like individuals - such as a unique name - can't be a bad thing.

Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald Family Photo

And no matter what happens, Henry can go through life content with the knowledge that he dodged the "Spurgeon" bullet.

Watch Counting On online for a reminder of just how hectic things can get at the Duggar compound.

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