At this point for Jinger Duggar and her husband Jeremy Vuolo, it's more like counting DOWN these days.
After waiting a ridiculously long time by Duggar standards, the TLC stars are getting closer and closer to welcoming their first child.
The pair, who wed all the way back in 2016 (!), are keeping fans apprised of Jinger's status and growing midsection as they get ready.
On Thursday, for example, Jeremy shared the above photo of his very pregnant wife, glowing as always in her third trimester.
He didn't include a caption with the snapshot, but it was clearly meant to highlight Jinger's ever-expanded baby bump.
And what a beautiful bump it is!
The last time Jeremy provided fans with a similar image, it was accompanied by a sweet message reading:
“I love being married to my best friend!”
And prior to that, Jinger posted a picture of herself at 25 weeks, comparing her fetus at that stage to the size of a cauliflower.
(She had previously compared it to the size of a bell pepper, which really is an interesting way to consider how large - or small, really - a baby can be while he or she grows inside of the womb.)
In January, this semi-famous couple announced they were expecting their first child together, just over a year after they exchanged vows.
"The past 14 months have been the best of our lives as we have had the wonderful privilege of beginning our journey through life together in marriage,” Jinger and Jeremy said toward the very beginning of this year, adding:
“We both looked forward to the joys of marriage but neither one of us fully understood just how amazing the start of this journey would be.
"Truly, the Lord’s mercies are new every morning! Now, the journey has taken an exciting turn: We are expecting our first child!”
This statement concluded:
"We are praising God for this beautiful gift and ask that you join us in praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy."
So far, all appears to be going very well for the soon-to-be mother and father at home in Laredo, Texas, where he works as a pastor.
“I think probably what surprised me most is just being so tired all the time,” Jinger told Us Weekly in March, telling the tabloid this spring:
“I was never a napper, like having to take a nap."
"Now it’s like, ‘Ooh! I want to nap every day!’”
We're sure many expecting mothers around the world can relate to that feeling, as pregnacy really does take a toll on the body.
Heck, we're sure many people within Jinger's own family can relate to that feeling, on a regular basis and especially recently.
(We're saying that women in thge Duggar family are often pregnant, or trying to get pregnant, basically ... they live for this!)
As for the gender of their impending child?
Breaking from tradition, Jinger and Jeremy revealed this wildly-anticipated piece of information just about a month ago.
They're having a baby girl!!!!!!!!!!!!
Whereas her older sister Jessa Duggar didn't reveal the gender of either of her kids before they were born, Jinger spilled early.
“We could not be more excited and are eagerly anticipating meeting our little lady this summer," gushed Jinger in April.
"We especially love thinking forward and realizing that she will have excellent role models in both of her grandmothers."
"[They] cannot wait to shower her with love."
It's worth noting that the baby will be the first Duggar girl of her generation, as Jinger's siblings have all had baby boys thus far.
Well, check that, Josh has daughters, but he's sort of persona non grata within his own family these days, so he gets an asterisk.
Jessa and Jill Duggar both have two boys, and Joy-Anna has a son as well, so ... we bet this little girl gets spoiled rotten.