For Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson, first came love.
And then came marriage.
And, pretty soon, will come a baby in a baby carriage.
This classic nursery rhyme is appropriate in this case because, first, it very much applies to the famous couple and, second, they were totally just caught (although not in a tree) K-I-S-S-I-N-G.
Duggar and Swanson shared a handful of new photos on their joint Instagram account this week, displaying an unusual amount of public affection for members of this polarizing family.
You can check out the romantic snapshots above and below.
"Love doing life with you" wrote the twosome as a sweet caption, adding: "Btw I’m ready for fall, Siah is still in summer. #date #blessed."
As you can see here, Josiah and Lauren are engaged in a lengthy peck on each other's lips, nearly getting to first base in the process -- yet narrowly missing the accomplishment by keeping their tongues in their respective mouths.
The couple did not swap spit of any kind, of course, until they got married in June of 2018.
Shortly thereafter, Josiah and Lauren swapped some bodily fluids, resulting in the latter getting pregnant... only for Lauren to suffer a tragic miscarriage several months ago.
“I just want to thank each and everyone of you for your prayers, support, and for all you Mama’s out there for sharing your angel baby stories,” the Counting On star captioned an Instagram photo back in March, adding at the time:
"It’s easy to share those happy times in our lives, but sharing something hard, like losing a baby can be like putting salt to a wound.
"I know by y’all sharing your stories it has not only helped me, but many other women who have gone through the same trials."
Just a short while later, by the grace of God some might say, Lauren and Josiah announced they were expecting for a second time.
“We are so excited to announce that baby No. 2 is on the way!!!!” they wrote on May 20, adding in excitement and gratitude:
“It’s hard to fully express just how grateful we are for God blessing us again with another precious gift!
"So, as we rejoice of the life of our second sweet baby, we also remember (balloon as symbolism) our other sweet baby, Asa, in heaven. God is so incredibly good!
"#MiraclesDoHappen, #babynumber2, #rainbowbaby and #DaddyandMamaof2blessings."
In June, we then learned the stars are having a girl.
Lauren, for her part, has been keeping fans well apprised of her status and her baby bump via a number of social media posts and pictures.
On August 10, she posted some photos of herself showing off her stomach and wrote:
“Life is such a gift and something I cherish more now, with all that we have gone through this past year.
"This pregnancy hasn’t been easy. I treasure every moment and I am reminded daily that life is truly a miracle from God.
"#blessed #lifeisagift #donttakelifeforgranted."
We don't know for certain when Lauren is due, but we wish her nothing but good health and happiness.