‘Counting On’: Josh Duggar’s Wife, Anna, Said It’ll Be Awhile Before Having a Seventh Child is ‘A Possibility’

Those who’ve kept up with the Duggars know all about Josh and Anna Duggar. While the couple no longer appears regularly on Counting On due to Josh’s scandals of the past, Anna keeps followers privy to family info with her public Instagram. And recently, a fan reached out to ask about a potential baby no. 7 for the family. Here’s how Anna responded to the query.

Josh and Anna Duggar had their sixth child at the end of 2019

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Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar had 19 kids, as they don’t believe in birth control and trusted that God would give them as many kids as they should have. Josh is the eldest child and has been married to Anna for over a decade. And together, they have six children.

Their youngest child, Maryella, was just born in November 2019. Anna regularly posts updates about Maryella to Instagram. And when the baby was born, Anna even mentioned that she prepared herself to head to a Duggar family party just days after giving birth.

“Little Maryella Hope made her debut (at 5 days old) for her first #familynight with the big family … and she seemed to enjoy it so much!” Anna explained on Instagram. “Our kiddos had a blast getting dressed up and spending time together with everyone while enjoying good fellowship, food and fun!”

Now, Maryella is 9 months old. “It’s a beautiful day to be 9 months — Maryella is full of energy, crawling everywhere, and has already taken a few steps! The past 9 months have flown by!” Anna captioned a post of the baby on Aug. 27.

Anna reassured her fans she won’t be having as many kids as Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar

Anna Duggar and Josh Duggar pose during the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference
Anna Duggar and Josh Duggar pose during the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference | Kris Connor/Getty Images

Now that Josh and Anna have six young kids, many wondered if they’ll be following in Jim Bob and Michelle’s footsteps. There’s no doubt Josh and Anna are as religious as the Duggar parents. While we’re not sure what teh couple’s stance on birth control is, we wouldn’t be surprised if they’re also against its usage. But it seems Anna doesn’t think she’ll be having 19 kids.

“So far our kids pretty much have a 2+ year gap between each one, at this rate number 20 would arrive when I’m 60,” Anna explained to an Instagram follower. “So no I don’t think I will have 20. I’m thankful for the six children God has given us, and I’m just treasuring each day and leaving the future in HIS hands!”

It seems Anna has her hands full currently as well. Back in 2019, it was reported that Anna lost track of one of her kids while visiting a theme park. Jim Bob allegedly found the potentially lost child, though.

Anna told a follower it’ll be awhile before baby no. 7 happens

So, what about another baby? According to Anna, it probably won’t happen anytime soon.

Anna posted a photo of her family to Instagram on Sept. 6. “This photo definitely belongs in the expectation vs. reality file … but we had fun trying to take a family pic at church today,” Anna captioned her post. “Hope y’all have had a wonderful Sunday!”

“Rumor says your going to have baby #7,” one follower commented on the post.

“As of now we are enjoying our 6 kids God has given us!” Anna commented back. “Nursing gives me a nice break between babies so it will probably be a little while before that’s a possibility.”

It doesn’t look like Anna’s saying she’s totally done having kids, though. And we’re sure she’ll keep her fans updated on what’s going on with her family, as she likes to keep everyone apprised. For now, we’ll await more photos of Maryella as she ages. And we shouldn’t expect a seventh baby for another year or so.

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