The time has come for Josiah and Lauren Duggar.
Not to welcome their first child. Not yet.
But the beloved couple, who recently suffered a miscarriage and confirmed they were expecting a baby later this year, have taken a major step toward parenthood:
They've learned their impending little one's gender!
How exciting, right?
We won't keep you in suspense too much longer. You are mere seconds away from finding out for yourself...
But, First, a Brief History Lesson
In a Counting On scene from earlier this year, Lauren broke the tragic news to fans, saying on air: "A couple months ago, we found out that we were expecting, but suddenly thereafter, we lost our baby."
“It really was a hard time for our family going through this right after we got married. And all the dreams of getting to see our little one and hold it in our hands dashed before our eyes."
How Did They Find Out?
"Lauren and I were actually preparing for a trip to go to a friend's wedding over the weekend. She started feeling really sick and started noticing some different things," Josiah said on the Counting On premiere.
A Total Tragedy
"I wasn't feeling well," Lauren added. "I was cramping really, really bad, which was quite strange because I normally don't. I was thinking I had something with gluten in it."
"It was late at night and I went to the restroom, and right there was the baby. Gone. I couldn't believe it, and I was hoping it wasn't true," Lauren concluded at the time.
Showing Grace and Class
A short time later, Lauren signed online and wrote: “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. "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."