‘Counting On’ Fans Still Convinced Jessa Duggar Is Hiding a Pregnancy After Seeing Latest Duggar Family Photo
Is Jessa Duggar expecting baby no. 4? Some Counting On fans sure think so. Baby rumors have been swirling around the reality star for months, though the mom of three has not confirmed that she is pregnant. Now, photos from a Duggar family holiday gathering have fans again wondering if the 28-year-old is hiding a bump.
‘Counting On’ fans suspect Jessa Duggar is pregnant with baby no. 4
Speculation that there might be another Duggar grandchild on the way heated up this fall. Fans thought Jessa — who gave birth to her third child, a girl named Ivy Jane, in May 2019 — was dropping hints on social media that she was expecting. For example, she shared a photo of Ivy playing with two baby dolls and seems to have been avoiding showing her stomach in recent photos. But skeptics think Jessa might just be trolling her fans.
The latest Duggar family photos provide more evidence, some fans say
Now, some new photos of Jessa have given new life to the baby rumors. On Dec. 17, Jessa’s sisters Joy-Anna Duggar and Jana Duggar both shared photos from a family wreath-decorating party. A number of commenters were quick to accuse Jessa of hiding a baby bump.
“Jessa’s preggo,” one person commented on Joy-Anna’s Instagram post.
A commenter on Jana’s post agreed, writing, “Jessa is definitely pregnant and hiding it.”
Several people thought Jessa was “hiding a baby bump behind the wreath” she was holding in one photo.
Some people call for a stop to the Duggar baby speculation
While some Duggar family fans are convinced a pregnancy announcement is imminent, others aren’t so sure. A few even called for an end to the speculation entirely.
“So….how about we not make assumptions about the contents of another woman’s womb without confirmation in 2020?” one person wrote on Joy-Anna’s post.
“Leave these mammas alone,” another commented.
Several people pointed out that even if Jessa is pregnant, she might not be ready to make that news public. Pregnancy speculation could be painful, they argued. They pointed to several women in the Duggar family — including Jinger Duggar and Lauren Duggar — who have revealed they experienced miscarriages before publicly announcing they were pregnant.
Jessa Duggar has talked about adopting
Another fan of the Counting On family who commented on Joy-Anna’s post noted that Jessa might not be pregnant because she was “planning adopting for her next child.”
In an interview with Us Weekly published in July, Jessa and her husband Ben Seewald discussed whether they were planning on expanding their family and indicated they’d considered adoption.
““We’re not sure if our next baby will be adopted or not, but that’s something that has weighed heavily on our hearts since before we were married,” Jessa said. Ben added that he and his wife were connecting with people who had experience with adoption.
“We could wait until all of our kids are grown and gone and then adopt, but I also think it’s kind of cool to have an adopted child growing up with the other kids,” Ben said. “We’re just in a stage of, like, meeting with people who have adopted and getting advice, hearing their stories and seeing what that might look like for us.”
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