‘Counting On’: Lauren and Josiah Have Chosen a Name for Their Rainbow Baby
The Duggar baby boom is upon us. Over the course of the next three months, several Duggar babies are expected to be born. As of right now, Lauren Swanson, Amy Duggar, Kendra Caldwell, Anna Duggar, and Abbie Burnett are expecting. Joy-Anna Duggar, who was part of the baby boom, lost her second child back in July. She was five months pregnant. While the Duggar family is busy prepping for the arrival of several new babies, Lauren and Josiah already have a name set and ready to go.
Josiah and Lauren have a name all picked out
With Lauren’s pregnancy nearing the finish line, the young couple is making the final preparations for their baby’s arrival. There is one thing they don’t have to worry about, in any case. The couple already has a named all picked out.
In an Instagram post Lauren told fans that she and Josiah have already picked out a name for their daughter, but that they have chosen not to share it with the pubic ahead of the baby’s birth. According to Us Magazine, the couple planned to name their first child Asa. They lost the pregnancy early on and were open about the devastation the miscarriage brought to their fledgling family.
If they are planning on a letter theme, fans can expect to see another ‘A’ name used. Currently, only Josh and Anna Duggar have opted for a letter theme for their family. The couple has used ‘M’ names for all of their children. They are currently awaiting the arrival of their sixth child.
When is Lauren due?
Lauren and Josiah haven’t openly shared their due date, but simple math suggests that the couple should be expecting their bundle of joy sometime in November 2019. They first announced the pregnancy in May 2019.
If they waited until Lauren was out of her first trimester to announce the pregnancy to the public, everyone can assume she was around three months when they made the announcement. If that’s the case, she should be bringing home the baby girl in mid-November. It’s also possible she waited a bit longer. If the couple waited longer than three months to share the news with the public, she could deliver as early as October.
Do Josiah and Lauren plan to have a ton of kids?
The Duggar family is known for their supersized family, so it stands to reason that fans are waiting to see who will challenge Michelle Duggar for the most kids in the family. While fans thought Jill Duggar would rival her parents with a band of children; five years into marriage she’s seemingly comfortable with the two boys she and her husband, Derick Dillard have.
Lauren and Josiah looked like they’d have many children, too. They announced a pregnancy not long after getting married, but an early miscarriage devastated the young couple. Lauren has also noted that this pregnancy has been difficult.
How many kids the couple will have remains unknown, but it seems unlikely they’ll attempt to have more than ten kids. Anything can happen though. Lauren, at just 20 years old, has plenty of child-bearing years left to go. If she’s as fertile as her mother-in-law she could surpass the number of children Michelle had.