The Duggars are expanding! Jessa Duggar Seewald is expecting her third child
The couple, who got married in November 2015 in front of about 1,000 guests, are already parents to two sons
The Duggar family is gearing up for expansion within the family once again, for Jessa Duggar Seewald is reportedly going to be introducing a new member into the family real soon! According to reports, Jessa and her husband Ben are expecting their third child together, who is due this spring.
The couple, who got married in November 2015 in front of about 1,000 guests, are already parents to two kids: sons Spurgeon Elliot, 3, and Henry Wilberforce, 23 months.
They recently gave a statement to People magazine about their upcoming new family member. “We are overjoyed that God has blessed us with a baby, due late this Spring!” Jessa said in the statement.
“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! 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.”
Ben too joined his wife to share his bit about their other children. He said, “Henry doesn’t have a clue what’s coming, but Spurgeon understands and he talks about the baby quite a bit. Seeing our boys meet their new sibling for the first time is something we are really looking forward to!"
Ben added, "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! We love being parents and are really looking forward to this new arrival!"
The duo is yet to reveal the name for their upcoming baby but it is quite likely that Jessa and Ben will mostly pick a name with a Christian connection to it. The couple's son Spurgeon is named after Charles Spurgeon, who was a preacher in the 1800s, and they chose the middle name Elliot, that stands for a missionary named Jim Elliot.
As for their other son, the couple named him Henry Wilberforce after Matthew Henry, a minister and author, and William Wilberforce, an abolitionist. The news of Jessa's pregnancy comes after the duo had opened up about expanding their brood last year in an interview.