The stork has scheduled another appointment at the home of Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald.
In a interviews with People Magazine and Us Weekly, the long-time TLC stars confirmed that they’re getting set to add to their adorable family, which already includes a three-year old son named Spurgeon and a nearly-two-year old son named Henry.
How exciting, right?!?
As we try to figure out just how many Duggar kids this will make across the seemingly-always-expecting board, you can scroll down for quotes from Jessa and Ben on the former’s pregnancy and the latter’s excitement…
It’s Really Happening!
“We are overjoyed that God has blessed us with a baby, due late this Spring!” Duggar told the magazines mentioned above. “From the day we found out we were expecting, we both guessed boy, and if our predictions are right then we already have a ton the clothing and accessories ready to pass down!”
Indeed, the Couple Has These Two Precious Sons Already
Say hello to Spurgeon Elliot, 3; and Henry Wilberforce, 23 months.
But What If It’s a Girl?
“At the same time, we would absolutely love it if we found out we were having a girl — though we’ve joked that we’d be starting from square one and might have to learn a few things,” Jessa added.
Will They Find Out the Gender?
We doubt it. This is not usually the Duggar Family style.
Are the Kids Excited?
One of them sure is! “Henry doesn’t have a clue what’s coming, but Spurgeon understands and he talks about the baby quite a bit,” Seewald says. “Seeing our boys meet their new sibling for the first time is something we are really looking forward to!”
The Transition Won’t Be Easy, Of Course
“We realize that, in going from two to three kids, we’re about to switch from man-to-man to zone coverage, so we’ve definitely been taking advice from friends who are already in this stage!” Ben added. “We love being parents and are really looking forward to this new arrival!”
What Will They Name This Child?
The jury remains out. However, Spurgeon is named after Charles Spurgeon, a preacher in the 1800s; with his middle name, Elliot, after for a missionary named Jim Elliot.
And Henry Wilberforce?
He is named after Matthew Henry, a minister and author, and William Wilberforce, an abolitionist.
So There Will Likely Be a Christian Connection?
We think it’s VERY safe to say.
Should We Be Surprised by This Announcement?
No. “I definitely have baby fever,” Jessa told Us Weekly this past July. The 25-year-old added that her Seewald “would be overjoyed if we were to find out we were expecting again.”
What Else Did She Say at That Time?
“It would be sweet to have a baby girl,” echoing the same sentiment she said just now by adding: “We’d probably feel like we were having to start again from ground zero if we had a girl thrown in the mix. It seems like we’re getting this boy thing down pat.”
Jessa Has Had Fun with Pregnancy Rumors in the Past
“Bc I’ve been asked if I’m hiding a bit of a bump… BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Yes!” Duggar captioned a photo of herself in a baggy sweatshirt last April.
She Then Quipped:
“But it’s currently a shrinking bump rather than a growing one. #postpartum #baggyshirts #thanksforasking.”
When Did These Two Get Married?
In September of 2015… in front of about 1,000 people!
The Duggars are Used to This, Of Course
Jessa’s sister, Jinger, welcomed her first child last July.
And There Was Also Joy-Anna’s Blessing
On February 23, 2018 Joy-Anna Duggar and her husband Austin Forsyth became first-time parents when they welcomed son Gideon Martyn Forsyth.
And Joseph Dugger and Wife Kendra!
Their son, Garrett was born at 1:38 p.m. on June 9 last year, weighing in at 7 pounds, 8 ounces and he measured in at 20-and-a-half inches long.
Are Jessa and Ben Done?
Unlikely. Jessa said, after having those first two kids, that “adopting and fostering to adopt is [also] very much in our hearts.”
When Will We See These Two Next?
On the TV side, Season 4 of TLC’s Counting On premieres February 11 at 9 p.m. ET. Congrats to the couple!