Earlier today, we learned that Joy-Anna Duggar is pregnant.
No more rumors, no more speculation. The 19-year-old is expecting and she confirmed the joyous news herself, along with her husband!
Joy-Anna married Austin Forsyth in May, which means the couple is moving fast even by the standards of a family that's mostly famous for breeding.
In her official announcement, Joy-Anna was vague.
She didn't offer any information about how far along she is, but of course, that won't stop fans from wildly speculating. about her due date.
People published the above photo of Joy-Anna on their website today, and many have commented that she looks like she's several months along.
Joy-Anna had better get used to the scrutiny, because for reasons that aren't entirely clear, fans are downright obsessed with what goes on in her uterus.
This has been the case from day one. Even prior to her wedding, rumors that Joy-Anna was pregnant cropped up regularly on social media.
At this point, we think it's safe to say no pre-marital hand-holding took place, despite how publicly affectionate the two are.
If you're familiar with the Duggar courtship rules, you know what a scandal an out-of-wedlock child would have been.
Joy-Anna and Austin honeymooned in Switzerland, and the consensus among fans seems to be that Joy-Anna got pregnant during the trip.
That would make her roughly three months along.
As is so often the case with this sort of thing, the Duggar family is remaining tight-lipped about the due date and other specifics.
But that doesn't mean Joy-Anna and Austin aren't talking to the press at all. The Forsyths know that babies sell magazines.
The parents-to-be have issued several statements about how happy they are to have their first child on the way.
They're quite sincere about that, too. They're just not offering up any info about when the baby might be arriving.
“Before we even were married we were praying that God would give us kids and we’re so thankful that he has,” Joy said today.
Austin echoed the sentiment, adding:
“We’re so happy to announce that we’re pregnant. When we found out we were pregnant we were both extremely happy and felt blessed.”
Yes, these two certainly aren't giving away any clues, but they sure do love talking about how they love each other and babies.
Many fans have pointed out that Duggar women typically share pregnancy news at the end of their first trimester, which is pretty standard.
That would mean Joy-Anna is likely due in February.
Whatever the case, we'll likely find out the answer at some point, and the expectant mother sounds thrilled to have a little one en route.
She's indicated that she and her spouse want as many children as the Lord thinks they can handle, which is code for a lot.
Michelle set the bar high with 19 kids, but Joy's getting started before age 20, so you never know. You just never know.
Our heartfelt congrats go out to Joy-Anna and Austin!
As always, you can follow the link to watch Counting On online and relive the young couple's road to the altar.