Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo are brand new parents.
Just a week ago, the beloved Counting On star welcomed her very first child into the world, a daughter named Felicity.
In the days since, Vuolo has made one thing very clear …
… having a small baby at home is tiring!
The new father shared a couple memes on Monday that joked (but not really) about how coffee is now his best friend and how he’ll never see sleep ever again.
Those made us laugh, but now Jinger is here to make us squeal in delight.
First, the reality star shared a fresh photo of her child, which we’ve gone ahead and also shared ourself above. She’s so very precious!
Second, she opened up at length to celebrity gossip publication Us Weekly about various aspects of (very early) motherhood.
Before we get to that, however, a few relevant facts:
– Jinger and Jeremy got married in 2016.
– At 4:37 a.m. on July 19, the couple became parents to Felicity Nicole Vuolo.
– She was born in San Antonio, Texas.
– She weighed 8 lbs, 3 ounces at the time and measured 19.5 inches in length.
What have these first few days been like as a mother?
“It’s been so incredible,” Jinger explains to Us Weekly.
“We can’t stop staring at her adorable little face!”
Sister Jessa Seewald and mother Michelle Duggar are currently in Texas to lend a hand to the parents, something for which Jinger is grateful.
“I have been so thankful to have so much great help around me, giving me time to rest and recover,” she says.
And what about that baby name?
Was Felicity named after the former Keri Russell drama on The WB?
It “just felt right," Jinger says, adding that she and Jeremy “loved the name Felicity from the moment we thought of it several months ago.
"The name itself means intense happiness or supreme joy. It was also the name of a young Christian girl long ago who valiantly stood strong for her faith.”
Wow, who knew?!?
We love it.
Jinger also thinks that her child resembles her husband and has confirmed that the little girl’s nursery has a southwest theme.
Said Jeremy upon meeting Felicity last week:
"Both mom and baby are healthy, doing great, and resting well. We are very thankful for her safe arrival and look forward to life as parents!”
And, in this case, “God is gracious to entrust us with such a wonderful gift,” gushes Jinger.