In a quasi word?
That's the reaction many Counting On viewers are having at the moment, after viewing a photo Joy Duggar that has left them convinced her sister-in-law is pregnant.
Allow us to explain...
Joy, you see, recently posted photos she took of her and her children while they were allegedly out and about with Josiah and Lauren.
“Went searching for an apple orchard with @siandlaurenduggar, but found peach trees instead!” Joy's caption to the following photo read, concluding:
"It was still beautiful! Fall is my favorite."
Based on this picture, social media users think Lauren Duggar is expecting her second child.
We probably need to explain again, huh?
As you can see, fans have noticed that Josiah and Lauren are not in any actually in this snapshot.
These same fans have then jumped to perhaps an enormous conclusion by stating that Josiah and Lauren are elsewhere in the lovely setting, posing for photographs that will be used for their impending pregnancy announcement.
Does this seem like a slight stretch?
But, hey, it's possible!
"Looking for an apple orchard? For pictures perhaps? Pregnancy announcement pictures?” one user questioned.
“It might also explain why Bella is in a frou frou outfit and Evy is in leggings and a onesie,” another individual remarked.
And then a third chimed in with:
“I think so especially because of Lauren’s lack of social media posting. not shocking at all, especially since Bella will be 1 next month."
It is true that Josiah and Lauren have taken an Instagram break, and also true that other members of this frequentlly-procreating family do this shortly before dropping a pregnancy bombshell.
But, again, as far as evidence of a forthcoming baby goes... this is rather flimsy, no?
Just this past August, Lauren detailed the pain of her first childbirth.
After experiencing pain due to her daughter's head being placed near her back, Lauren explained on a Counting On episode that she epidural, which had not been on her agenda.
I was planning to go natural, but when I hit six centimeters, my back was just really hurting," Lauren said in front of the TLC cameras, adding on air:
"I knew I wasn't going to be able to relax and progress."
The epidural made the reality star "very nauseous," but it accomplished the key goal of decreasing her heart rate.
After days of painful labor, daughter little Bella entered the world.
In early 2019, meanwhile, Lauren and Josiah talked openly about experiencing a miscarriage.
They therefore stunned followers just a few months later when announcing the former was pregnant.
That's why we can't just dismiss this latest round of rumors without considering the past and the possibilities.
These two have surprised us before by confirming a tiny human being was on the way. Might they soon do so again?