‘Counting On’: Joy Duggar Just Wore A Shirt That Might Hint at Another Pregnancy

Joy Duggar and her husband, Austin Forsyth, have been recovering from a devastating loss for close to a year. The two had been expecting a little girl who was supposed to be due last fall. But, sadly, they lost their baby at 20 weeks. They’ve been recovering ever since, but fans can’t help but wonder when Duggar will announce another pregnancy. And some fans think her shirt just hinted at one.

Austin Forsyth and Joy-Anna Duggar
Austin Forsyth and Joy Duggar | austinandjoyforsyth via Instagram

Duggar and Forsyth have one son, Gideon

These two wasted no time starting a family. Duggar and Forsyth were originally supposed to get married in October 2017, but for reasons fans never learned, the two decided to move their wedding up by five months and wed in May 2017. (Some have theorized that Duggar became pregnant before her wedding, though that has never been confirmed.)

The couple welcomed their first child, Gideon, almost exactly nine months after they wed. It’s common for Duggars to become pregnant on their honeymoons, which appeared to be the case for Duggar and Forsyth.

The two lost their most recent pregnancy at 20 weeks

About a year after they welcomed Gideon, Duggar and Forsyth announced that they were expecting baby no. 2. The two organized a family painting night and made their announcement in front of everyone. The whole family was thrilled, as were the couple’s fans when they learned the news.

20 weeks into the pregnancy, Duggar and Forsyth went to the doctor for a routine check-up and to learn the gender of their baby. But unfortunately, the doctor no longer detected a heartbeat and told the couple they had lost their baby. The two learned they were having a girl, and Duggar had to deliver her child. She had a photoshoot with the little girl and named her Annabell Elise; she wears a necklace today with her daughter’s name on it.

Fans are certain Duggar’s shirt confirms a pregnancy

Since the loss, fans have wondered when Duggar and Forsyth will announce another pregnancy. The two likely needed some time to heal from losing their baby, and they’ve spent the past eight months doing so. Some fans think Duggar could make another announcement any day, but the two might just want to take things slowly. However, Duggar’s shirt suggests she might be pregnant once more.

Duggar posted a photo wearing a shirt she received at a maternity clothing swap. Fans took to Reddit to discuss her outfit. “Isn’t that one of the shirts Joy asked Jana to sew ruching into when they had the pregnancy clothes swap?” one user asked. “Whoa good catch!!!” a user replied. “It’s like she has her hand in her pocket to hold the jacket away from her stomach so we can’t see the outline,” someone suggested.

Fans think Duggar is wearing a maternity shirt in her recent photo.

Most Duggars don’t wait long to expand their families

Once the Duggars start having children, for the most part, they don’t stop. Jessa Duggar welcomed three kids in her first five years of marriage. Kendra and Joe Duggar announced their second pregnancy before their first child turned one. Josiah and Lauren Duggar became pregnant shortly after their marriage (Duggar miscarried, but the two welcomed a baby girl last November).

It’s not unusual for Duggars have kids right away, which might explain why fans keep wondering when Joy Duggar will announce another baby. However, she might also need more time to heal. Losing a baby at 20 weeks is very emotionally taxing. Time will tell if the two announce another pregnancy.