‘Counting On’: Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth Just Announced They’re Expecting Baby No. 2

Surprise, surprise: It’s a Duggar family baby boom! 2019 is shaping up to be a year filled with that sweet pitter patter of little feet.

Just days after Josh and Anna Duggar announced they were expecting their sixth child together, the Duggars made yet another exciting announcement when they confirmed that Joy Anna and her husband, Austin Forsyth, would also be welcoming a new bundle of joy (pun intended) this year.

This will be the second child for the couple who already have a 14-month-old son, Gideon, at home.  

How did Joy and Austin announce their pregnancy?

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Joy Anna pregnancy announcement | duggarfam via Instagram

Like many of her siblings, Joy made the big announcement via Instagram. She shared the news on her family’s account while Jim Bob and Michelle expressed their excitement too.

“Our favorite math is addition and we are very excited to share that the Forsyth family is adding a member!” Joy told US Weekly in a statement. “Marriage and being a mom and dad to Gideon has already far exceeded our expectations. We are looking forward to loving another little one and seeing what special dynamic he or she brings to our family. Table for 4 sounds perfect!”

Jim Bob and Michelle were equally thrilled. “The Bible is right, there is no greater JOY than seeing your children walk in truth,” they said of their new grandchild. “We have loved watching Austin and Joy build their lives together as a married couple and as parents. Their love for God, each other, Gideon, and others is genuine and inspiring.”

“We could not be more thankful as we watch their lives unfold day by day. A new baby will bring even more joy and blessings to their lives and ours. We are on cloud nine that another grandbaby will make a debut in 2019!”

Which other Duggar women are pregnant?

Joy will have plenty of other family members to commiserate with during her pregnancy. As of last count, Anna Duggar, Jessa Seewald, and Kendra Caldwell are all pregnant right now. Duggar cousin Amy King also announced that she’d be welcoming her first child in 2019.

Counting On fans are eagerly awaiting more pregnancy announcements and speculating on who will be next. Maybe a first baby for Abbie and John David? Or perhaps a rainbow baby for Lauren Swanson? Anything is possible in the Duggar family!

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Duggar sisters | Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images

No one is surprised that Joy and Austin are having another baby

Joy Duggar expressed her desire to have a large family in the past, so it comes as no surprise that she’s having another child so quickly after her son Gideon’s first birthday.

“Every child is such a precious gift from God,” Joy explained to Us in a statement. “I’m most looking forward to watching Austin as a dad and raising children together with him. I have a lot of good memories of my mom teaching us and the quality time we spent together, and I’m really looking forward to doing that with my own children. It’s such an amazing thing to be a parent and raise children!”