The Duggar family is growing at an exponential rate, and two Counting On stars recently showed off their growing baby bumps to fans amid the news that another member of the family has given birth for the third time. Joy-Anna Duggar is expecting her second child, and at her best friend Carlin Bates’ wedding during Memorial Day weekend, she showed off her belly, while Lauren Swanson shared her joy about being pregnant for a second time.
Joy-Anna Duggar pregnancy glam
Joy-Anna Duggar was a member of the bridal party, and she posted a glammed up selfie after getting her hair and makeup done. She also took a pic with the bride and shared a full-body shot of herself standing with Austin, her big sister Jana, and Jana’s good friend Laura DeMasie, while wearing a floor-length blush pink dress.
Joy-Anna took a classic pregnancy picture pose by holding her right hand under her belly to show off her growing baby bump. In all of the photos – especially the close-up selfies – Joy-Anna is absolutely glowing.
Carlin was part of Joy-Anna’s bridal party when she married Austin in May 2017.
Another pregnant Duggar attended Carlin Bates’ wedding
In addition to Joy-Anna Duggar, Austin, and Jana, two other Duggars attended Carlin’s wedding – Josiah Duggar and his wife, Lauren Swanson. The couple just announced that they were pregnant again just months after suffering a miscarriage.
When the couple announced they were expecting for a second time, they posted a series of pictures on their joint Instagram page, including one where Lauren showed off her small but growing baby bump while wearing a yellow and blue floral dress.
In the other two pictures. Josiah was kissing Lauren on the cheek while in one they held a sonogram picture and in the other they held a sign that read “Rainbow After the Storm Baby #2.”
Babies & Anniversaries
In addition to both being pregnant, both Joy-Anna Duggar and Lauren Swanson are celebrating anniversaries. Joy-Anna and Austin hit the two-year mark on May 26th, and she marked the occasion by posting wedding pictures, a photo of their one-year-old son Gideon and adding a sweet message to Austin on Instagram.
The 21-year-old wrote that it was hard to believe they had already been married for two years, and she is thankful for having a strong man and spiritual leader in her life. Joy-Anna called Austin her “anchor,” and said that his unconditional love was more than she deserves.
Meanwhile, Josiah and Lauren will be celebrating their first anniversary on June 30th after hitting a dark spot during their first year of marriage. The couple opened up earlier this year about losing a child due to a miscarriage, but they are now celebrating a second pregnancy.
“God’s faithfulness to us in our most difficult moments has sustained us and brought us such love and comfort. We cannot begin to tell you how much we are looking forward to holding this baby in our arms this fall,” Lauren and Josiah said on the Duggar family website. “Every good and perfect gift is from above and we are looking forward to this new season of parenting together!”
In addition to Joy-Anna Duggar and Lauren Swanson, Joseph Duggar and his wife Kendra Caldwell, as well as oldest Duggar sibling Josh and his wife Anna are also expecting. Jessa Duggar and her husband, Ben Seewald, welcomed baby number three on May 26th. She gave birth at home to a daughter they named Ivy Jane.