Jessa Duggar and husband Ben Seewald Expect your family to grow a bit.
“After a heartbreaking loss last year, we are so grateful that God has blessed us with a rainbow baby,” Duggar, 30, wrote on her Instagram Story on Saturday, September 9, confirming that she is pregnant .
The Count on Alum included a link to her family Youtube channel where she uploaded a video with more details about the news.
“Just last week we found out the wonderful news that our rainbow baby is on the way,” said Duggar, one of Jim Bob Duggar And Michelle Duggarhe said in Saturday’s video. “We couldn’t be more excited.”
In her video it is 19 kids and counting alum revealed her positive pregnancy test before documenting her beach vacation with Seewald, 28.
Jessa, who married Seewald in 2014, revealed in February that she had suffered a miscarriage.
“Nothing could have prepared me for the force of those words in that moment,” she said in a YouTube video when she learned she suffered a pregnancy loss and had to undergo D&C surgery. “Just as they rolled me back [to the operating room]I just wanted to ask, ‘Can I please do another ultrasound?’ Please check, make sure.’ I had all these fears that maybe they did something wrong. … You know it’s irrational, but you’re just scared.”
She continued at the time: “When you lose someone so dear to you, it makes heaven all the sweeter.” We talked about this with the children. We can’t wait to meet this little one in heaven one day.”
Jessa and Seewald have sons Spurgeon (7) and Henry (6) and daughters Ivy (3) and Fern (2). Fern was also a rainbow baby, as Jessa had already suffered a miscarriage before becoming pregnant with her youngest daughter.
Jessa has long spoken openly about how her world has changed since becoming a mother for the first time following Spurgeon’s arrival in 2015.
“I think there were so many things where I was like, ‘I totally know how to do this.’ “I’ve been around kids, but when it’s your own kid, it’s completely different,” she exclusively shared Us weekly in July 2020, referring to her 18 siblings. “For one thing, it’s your responsibility, it doesn’t mean: ‘Here, mom, the child stinks, change the diaper.’ I think waking up in the night was probably one of the biggest adjustments for me. I feel the responsibility to check their fever and make sure they are okay. When do I know I need to go to the doctor?”
Jessa added at the time, “I constantly go up to moms who are a season ahead of me, like my own mom, and ask myself, ‘Hey, do you have a kid with that personality?’ Or “Have you dealt with this problem before?” Or “How do you stay cool?” I always ask my mom that when I feel like I’m getting frustrated over little things. I’m definitely really impressed with my mom’s patience.”