‘Counting On’: Jinger Duggar Might Feel Sorry For Her Younger Siblings

The Duggars have graced our television screens for years thanks to Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar bringing their entire huge family into the spotlight. And now, with TLC’s Counting On, it’s the older kids who are taking over. Fans are loving keeping up with Jessa, Jana, and Joy-Anna on the show. But if there’s one Duggar who fans absolutely adore, it’s Jinger.

Jinger moved to Los Angeles with her husband and daughter, and she frequently posts what’s going on in her life to Instagram. She’ll also post photos of her family, too. And on Dec. 19, she wished her younger sister, Jordyn, a happy birthday.

The sentiment of Jinger’s post was sweet, but fans can’t get over the fact that Jinger “liked” a comment on her photo that might indicate she feels sorry for the little ones under Jim Bob and Michelle’s roof. Here’s what we know.

Jordyn Duggar recently turned 11 years old

While many Counting On fans are familiar with all of Jim Bob and Michelle’s kids who are above the age of 18, there are still plenty of little ones who live in their large Arkansas family home. The younger kids are featured on TV, and photos of them are occasionally posted to the Duggar Family Instagram. However, since there are 19 Duggar kids total, it’s hard to keep track of who’s who.

We don’t hear about Jordyn Duggar too often, but it turns out she just had a birthday. The Duggar Family Instagram posted a photo of her with the signature Chocolate Mess dessert that all the Duggars get on their birthdays.

“Happy birthday, Jordyn!! We’ve been celebrating your birthday a little each day this week, but today you are officially 11 years old!” the Duggar Family Instagram captioned their post.

Jordyn’s younger sister, Josie, gets a lot more attention

The Duggar Family Instagram post for Jordyn’s birthday was sweet, but we don’t hear about Jordyn nearly as much as we hear about Josie. Josie turned 10 years old on Dec. 10, and she’s known as the family’s miracle child because of her difficult birth.

Josie was born three months prematurely and weighed just 1 pound 6 ounces when she was born. Josie was born so early because Michelle developed preeclampsia during pregnancy, which caused her blood pressure to rise dangerously high. Not only was Josie a preemie, but she also had a bowel perforation that could’ve been life-threatening.

Josie survived, however, and she seems to be doing great. “Josie is full of laughter and spunk, and keeps us young! We still hear from so many of you how you have prayed for her since birth and it is very humbling!” the Duggar Family Instagram wrote. “Thank you! We know God has great plans for this little girl.”

Jinger made a move on Instagram showing she might feel sorry for the little ones

Jinger made special birthday posts for both Josie and Jordyn. On Jordyn’s, she wrote, “Happy Birthday to my little sister, Jordyn! Hope you have a joyful and unforgettable day, filled with everything you love most.” And Jinger’s fans are paying close attention to one particular comment.

“She is so precious…she never got to be a baby due to Josie’s early arrival yet she never was resentful but instead was sweet and loving. She’s such a sweetie,” a fan wrote. And In Touch Weekly has evidence that Jinger “liked” the comment, though after the attention it received, she removed the “like.”

So, could Jinger have given the comment a “like” because she agreed that Jordyn (and perhaps some of the other younger Duggar kids) don’t get the same amount of attention as the older Duggars? Did she “like” the comment because Jordyn doesn’t get as much attention as Josie? Or did Jinger just appreciate the sweet sentiment?

Some fans think it’s not worth expounding upon. One wrote in response, “You said such kind, sweet words about Jordyn that I would like it too! Especially if I were her big older sister. I’m not sure why people expound on every little perceived nuance. It’s obvious all of these children are loved and well cared for.”

No matter what, it’s clear Jinger loves her siblings and wants to celebrate each and every one of them, no matter how much distance is between them.

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