Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo gush over daughter Felicity's first few days at home
The new parents can't help but gush about baby Felicity as they observe the changes that have come into their lives since her arrival into the household
Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo welcomed their daughter, Felicity on July 19 and the pair has been beyond happy ever since then. While the couple is overjoyed to hold their daughter in their arms, Jinger recalls that hearing about pregnancy from the rest of her family members made her nervous while giving birth. “I really felt like God gave [me] the grace to cope,” she said in an interview with US Weekly. Jinger gave birth to Felicity Nicole Vuolo at 4:37 am. Felicity weighed 8lbs. and 3oz. and was 19.5 inches long. The pair shared the happy news on their website. "Both mom and baby are healthy, doing great, and resting well. We are very thankful for her safe arrival and look forward to life as parents!" Jeremy wrote on the website.
Ever since Felicity has joined the family, Jinger cannot stop beaming. “It’s been so incredible,” she said about the first few days of Felicity in the house. “We can’t stop staring at her adorable little face!” While Jinger is new to mom duty, thanks to her family, she has all the help she needs to understand what it is to be a mother. Her sister Jessa Seewald and mom Michelle Duggar traveled to Texas in order to help her.
“I have been so thankful to have so much great help around me, giving me time to rest and recover,” she said. Jinger also revealed that the name Felicity "just felt right" for their precious daughter. She and Jeremy “loved the name Felicity from the moment we thought of it several months ago,” she noted.
She further added, "The name itself means intense happiness or supreme joy. It was also the name of a young Christian girl long ago who valiantly stood strong for her faith.” She added that Jessa and her sister, Jana designed baby Felicity’s nursery. “They ran a few ideas by me and we all decided on a Southwest theme,” she said. “It seemed fitting given that we live in warm, sunny Laredo, Texas!” At the same time, 'Counting On' star revealed that Felicity looks like her father. “You should see their baby pictures side-by-side,” she noted.
The pair added that they have been blessed since welcoming their daughter. “God is gracious to entrust us with such a wonderful gift,” they said. The pair, who married in 2016 had first announced the news of their pregnancy on their website. “The past fourteen months have been the best of our lives as we have had the wonderful privilege of beginning our journey through life together in marriage,” the pair wrote on their website at that time.
The statement continued, “We both looked forward to the joys of marriage but neither one of us fully understood just how amazing the start of this journey would be. Truly, the Lord’s mercies are new every morning! Now, the journey has taken an exciting turn: we are expecting our first child. We are praising God for this beautiful gift and ask that you join us in praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy.”