I know I shouldn’t be surprised by the Duggar family growing any more, but somehow I always am. Jessa Duggar is expecting her new addition any day now, and her younger sister, Joy-Anna, just announced she’s expecting as well!
Joy-Anna and her husband, Austin Forsyth, already share a son Gideon who is 14 months old, and announced on Instagram that they’ll be welcoming another baby in November of 2019.
“Some of you have guessed, some of you had no clue… November, 2019 Baby Forsyth #2 is Due!!👶🏼❤️ Cannot wait to meet this new little one! Gideon is going to be such a great big brother!! #baby2due#babyforsyth#pregnant
The reality TV stars also made a statement to Us Weekly about their exciting news.
“Our favorite math is addition and we are very excited to share that the Forsyth family is adding a member!” the Counting On stars said. “Marriage and being a mom and dad to Gideon has already far exceeded our expectations. We are looking forward to loving another little one and seeing what special dynamic he or she brings to our family. Table for 4 sounds perfect!”
The first time Joy-Anna was pregnant, there were a lot of rumors surrounding it. Always seen as one of the rebels of the family, many people started to question if she had premarital sex with her fiancee, as her wedding was moved up by a few months. Not long after, she announced she was expecting, and her baby bump clearly grew pretty quickly.
Austin did admit he and his wife-to-be broke some rules, but it all sounded pretty innocent.
“The only time that I can think of when I overstepped my bounds with my future father-in-law was probably staying up talking past curfew,” Forsyth lamented in an interview. “Just letting time slip past you and being in a good conversation…it’s really easy to do. That and probably going over the three-second hug. That’s easy to do.”
Now, though, Joy-Anna’s pregnancy has no reason to be speculation-filled, unless we’re trying to figure out whether she’s having a boy or a girl! Grandparents Jim Bob and Michelle are so excited about the new baby, they wrote about it on their website.
“The Bible is right, there is no greater JOY than seeing your children walk in truth,” the couple wrote. “We have loved watching Austin and Joy build their lives together as a married couple and as parents. Their love for God, each other, Gideon, and others is genuine and inspiring. We could not be more thankful as we watch their lives unfold day by day. A new baby will bring even more joy and blessings to their lives and ours. We are on cloud nine that another grandbaby will make a debut in 2019!”
Here’s a break down of the current Duggar children and grandchildren:
- Josh and Anna Duggar: Mackynzie, 9, Michael, 7, Marcus, 5, Meredith, 3, Mason, 19 months, Baby Duggar, due November 2019
- Jill and Derick Dillard: Israel, 4, Samuel, 21 months
- Jessa and Ben Seewald: Spurgeon, 3, Henry, 2, Baby Seewald, due June 2019
- Joy-Anna and Austin Forsyth: Gideon, 14 months, and Baby Forsyth, due November 2019
- Joseph and Kendra Duggar: Garrett, 11 months, Baby Duggar, October 2019