After informing fans last week that she was well past her due date, Jessa Duggar revealed today that she has welcomed her second child!
Though she shared regular updates with fans throughout her pregnancy, Jessa provided no information with regard to the child's gender.
Well, we can at least tell you that right here and now ...
The majority of the Duggars guessed that Jessa would have a girl, and most fans on social media seemed to feel the same.
Because of the way she was "carrying" or just due to a hunch, girl was the guess by about a 2:1 margin at the very least.
We can now reveal, however, that this was off the mark:
Jessa has welcomed a second baby boy into the world!
“We are so happy to announce the arrival of our sweet second son,” she and husband Ben Seewald told People magazine in a statement.
“He was born at 4:26 a.m. this morning," the couple announced, "weighing 8 lbs. and 11 oz. and measuring 21 3/4 in. long."
Sounds like another big boy for the Duggars!
Jessa and Ben also told the magazine:
"Mom and baby are both doing well. We are so thankful to God for this precious new gift of life and are excited to be a family of four!"
"Thanks to everyone for your prayers and well wishes!”
She still hasn't given us any clues about a name, but if recent history is any indication, the Arkansans may go the unconventional route.
Jessa gave birth to her first child, a boy with the unusual name of Spurgeon Seewald, back in November of 2015.
Today, they say Spurgeon is thrilled to be a brother.
“We are overjoyed to announce that Spurgeon has a new title in life as ‘big brother!’ We are so thankful that God is adding to our family.”
In a previous statement (that led many fans to believe Jessa may be having twins), the Seewalds talked about how excited Spurgeon was.
“2017 is shaping up to be a wonderful year already, and we know Spurgeon will do a great job in his new role," Jessa said.
"Having Spurgeon has been such a wonderful blessing, and we cannot wait to see the face of this sweet new baby (or babies!).”
Jill's generation is certainly doing its part to maintain the Duggars' reputation as a remarkably fertile family as one year turns to the next.
Her older sister Jill Duggar is expecting her second child as well.
Jessa and Ben have talked adoption in the past, and it's safe to say they'll continue adding to their brood again before long.
As for their second kid's name, Jessa and Ben have been tight-lipped so far ... we're guessing a TV reveal may be in order.
Gotta get the faithful to watch Counting On online, after all.
It's possible that they haven't selected one yet, as they say that with Spurgeon, they chose to "meet him" and get to know his personality.
Whether that was really their logic or they were just indecisive, they admitted to waiting days before they settled on their first-born's name.
What will be the most appropriate moniker this time?!
It could be a while before we find out his younger brother's name - but again, you can bet it will be something a bit off the beaten path.
Perhaps they'll stick to the "S" theme, like her parents did with the letter J, and her brother Josh apparently is with the letter "M" too.
Josh and Anna, who issued a rare public comment this weekend when they denied the divorce rumors surrounding them, are 4/4 there.
That's enough kids to say it's a pattern, are we right?
In any case, babies and pregnancies are always exciting, but when you're one of the Duggars, it's just what you do, early and often.
ETA for baby Seewald #3? Early January 2019.
Congratulations to Jessa, Ben, and new big brother Spurgeon! Jill and Derick - and perhaps Jinger and Jeremy - you are now on deck!