Joy-Anna Duggar Opens Up About Motherhood: I'm So Excited!

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It's an exciting time in the Duggar clan.

News out of Tontitown is arriving so fast these days that even diehard fans can barely keep up.

But despite all the courtships, engagements, weddings, and births, the Duggars will always find time to give a proper introduction to their newest addition:

Joy-Anna, Austin and Gideon

Last month, Joy-Anna Duggar welcomed her first child, a boy named Gideon Martyn Forsyth.

In a video posted on TLC's website today, Joy and husband Austin Forsyth can be seen gushing about their bundle of joy as they introduce him to fans:

“We are so happy to announce the arrival of our baby, Gideon Martyn Forsyth,” Joy tells the camera.

“We chose Gideon because it’s a strong biblical name and the character in the bible was someone who was willing to follow the Lord, and he was a strong leader,” Austin says. 

“And Martyn is my middle name, and it was my granddad’s on my mother’s side middle name, so, we just thought our firstborn should have my middle name.”

Joy-Anna, Austin, Gideon

Joy goes on to detail the many ways in which she and Austin are thrilled with their new arrival:

"I think Austin's really excited to have a baby boy because he's been wanting to have someone to take to work and to go do a lot of different hobbies and to teach him all the skills that Austin knows," she says.

"And I'm excited because, I don't know ... he's just our baby."

From there, Joy delves into the flood of emotions that accompanied the arrival of her firstborn:

"I think being first-time parents is really indescribable. I think everybody that has a baby goes through this feeling of just being so proud and so thankful to have a little one," she says.

Joy-Anna Duggar Due Date Photo

"It's very humbling having a life depending on you," Austin adds.

Joy goes on to say that while first-time motherhood has presented a wealth of challenges, she wouldn't trade the experience for the world:

"The first few days have been really good," she tells fans.

"Gideon, he likes to eat a lot. He sleeps a lot during the day and is up a lot during the night. So I'm trying to switch that around, but he's done really good."

Joy concludes her video by thanking fans for their "support and encouragement"


Hey, maybe now that the baby is here and healthy and happy, fans will focus on that instead of circulating those "shotgun wedding" rumors about Joy and Austin.

We kid, of course.

Sadly, that will never happen.

Fortunately, it doesn't seem that the Forsyths are terribly bothered by such reports.

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