‘Counting On’: Joseph Duggar Explained He Wasn’t ‘Emotional’ After Learning of Kendra’s Second Pregnancy

This season of Counting On is well underway, and we’re learning a lot about fan favorites such as Jessa, Jinger, and Jana Duggar. There are a few other family members coming to the forefront now, however — and one of them is Kendra Duggar. Kendra is married to Joseph, and the two appear to be happily married with their 1-year-old son, Garrett. Now, we know the two just welcomed another child into the world, too — and on Counting On, Kendra explained the elaborate way she let Joseph know they were expecting.

Kendra seemed ecstatic to share the news with Joseph. As for Joseph, he didn’t show too many feelings, and he even noted he’s not the emotional type. Here’s what happened.

Kendra and Joseph Duggar just welcomed their second child

It’s an exciting time for the Duggars, as Kendra and Joseph just welcomed their second baby into the world. According to People, the couple had their daughter, Addison, on Nov. 2. “She made a quick arrival in the early hours of the morning and has already melted our hearts,” the couple wrote in a statement on their website. “We know Garrett is going to be a great big brother. Children are each a special gift from God and we are so happy our newest blessing is here.”

It’s no secret that the Duggars love children, and from the looks of it, Kendra and Joseph aren’t finished with just two. People notes Kendra, who’s only 21 years old, stated on her site, “Parenting has already proven to be more wonderful than we could have dreamed. Even though we come from large families, there is nothing like having your own children.”

Kendra made an elaborate plan to surprise Joseph with the pregnancy news

We’re happy that Kendra and Joseph welcomed a healthy baby girl into the world, but since this season of Counting On was filmed months ago, we’re getting all the details about the pregnancy announcement just now. According to Kendra, she didn’t think she was pregnant at first, but she took a test on a whim anyway. She was surprised and delighted to find out the news — and she then went to great lengths to surprise Joseph, too.

“I just couldn’t believe it,” Kendra told the Counting On cameras. And she then made a plan to make dinner for her and Joseph and decorate the bottom of his ice cream bowl with a secret pregnancy message. “Whenever Joe enjoys a meal he a lot of times will lick the plate clean, so I thought this might be a fun way to announce to him that we are expecting,” Kendra added.

Joseph explained he wasn’t that emotional when he was told the news

Joseph and Kendra enjoyed their meal and moved on to ice cream quickly, and Kendra’s nerves got the best of her, as she initially missed the bowl and dropped the ice cream on the floor. Finally, Joseph ate dessert from his surprise bowl, and he noticed something was off. “Whenever I was getting down to the bottom of the bowl, I saw something there, like a little twig or a little piece of grass,” Joseph told the cameras. And by the time he got to the bottom of the bowl, he saw the message.

Kendra asked her husband if he was excited about the upcoming baby, and he said yes — though he didn’t seem too over-the-moon with the news. “I did not expect it at all,” Joseph told the cameras. “I was definitely oblivious to the hints that she was dropping.” He then added, “I’m not really as emotional most of the time … so I didn’t tear up.” Kendra then questioned, “But you were happy?” And to that, Joseph verified, “I was happy. Very happy.”

He might not appear too emotional on the outside, but now that the baby is here, we’re sure Joseph can’t wait to be a great father to his daughter. Congratulations to the happy couple!

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