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John David Duggar and Abbie Burnett would like your attention please.

The famous couple has a major announcement to make.

About three weeks after confirming they were expecting their first child, the Counting On stars have now confirmed exactly what they are having.

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So, which will it be? A boy or a girl?

Duggar and Burnett broke the bombshell news with a video posted to the official TLC  website.

“We are so excited to announce that we are having a …” John began, before Abbie interjected with: “Baby girl!”

Added John David:

"We knew the gender of the baby but our family didn’t. Nobody else here except for Jana knew.”

Based on more footage from the video, as captured in the photo below, the twosome also hosted a gender reveal party in which pink streamers floating through the air,

Photo via Instagram

"I’m so excited about hair bows and pink dresses," Abbie says in the video in response to the reveal, while John David then chimes in as follows:

"I’m really looking forward to having a baby girl around the house, I already have one [looks at Abbie and laughs].. I just hope she’s  as pretty as her mommy. I know she will be."

This is somehow both very sweet and very sexist at the same time.

You will still love your daughter even if she isn’t pretty, right, John David?

Abbie and John David Announcement
Photo via Instagram

John and Abbie initially shared their exciting news about a baby being on board back on August 1.

This is what they told People Magazine at the time:

“We are on Cloud 9 about welcoming our own little Duggar into the world.

"It really is amazing to think about being parents and having our own child to raise…

"We are thankful that God has blessed us with this new life and we look forward to taking on this new adventure!"

John David With Abbie on Instagram
Photo via Instagram

John David waited until he was 29 years old to get married, which is ancient by the standards of this unusual and very large family.

This means he must do A LOT of procreating over the next decade or so if he and Abbie want to churn out the number of kids Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar typically expect from their children.

That’s looking far ahead, though?

For now, Abbie says she felt terrible during her first trimester, but that she now feels "human again" in her second trimester.

We’re so happy to hear it!

And we wish her continued health and happiness!