‘Counting On’: With 5 New Babies This Year, Who Will be the Next to Announce a Pregnancy?

The Duggar family always has some kind of news to share. Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar had 19 kids, and now, they’re watching those children grow up and start families of their own. This year, six Duggars announced pregnancies (though Joy and Austin sadly lost their baby at 20 weeks). With five babies to be born within a year, we can’t help but wonder: Who will be the next Duggar to announce pregnancy?

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The Duggar family was filled with pregnancy announcements this year

2019 has proven to be a big year for the Duggars. In January, Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald announced they were expecting their third child in the spring. The couple welcomed a daughter, Ivy Jane, in late May. But after Jessa’s announcement, several more Duggars told the world they were expecting, too. Anna, who is married to Josh, announced her sixth pregnancy and is due this fall. Lauren, who is married to Josiah, announced her first pregnancy following her miscarriage last year and welcomed her daughter in early November. Kendra, who is married to Joe, welcomed a little girl in early November as well. Abbie, who is married to John, will be having her baby in January. And Joy Duggar and Austin Forsyth announced a pregnancy earlier this year, too, but they lost their baby at 20 weeks.

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The Duggars tend to have children one after another

When it comes to having kids, the Duggars don’t waste any time. They tend to start trying for a baby as soon as they get married and often announce pregnancies within the year. And when they do welcome kids, they don’t usually stop after one. Jessa has welcomed three kids in five years, and Kendra just had her second baby in less than two years. Joy’s miscarriage came less than two years after having her first child, too. The only Duggar family member who hasn’t had multiple kids in multiple years is Jinger Duggar.

All eyes are on Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo

Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo have been married for more than three years, but they’ve only had one child. Many Counting On fans have prevented a second pregnancy for so long. But now that they just celebrated their three-year anniversary, all eyes are on them. On a recent episode of Counting On, Jinger hinted that she and Jeremy might be having more kids while they’re out in California. Though she insisted she wasn’t making a pregnancy announcement, she did say it’s possible. And since so many of her siblings just welcomed babies, they likely won’t be making announcements of their own for a little while.

It’s possible Joy and Austin will make another announcement

Joy went through a lot when she lost her baby earlier this year, and the two have needed some time to heal from the tragic event. But they likely do still want a large family, and they might also make another announcement soon. Fans wouldn’t be surprised if they announced another pregnancy by the end of this year, since they were so eager to expand from one child to two. Of course, another Duggar could surprise us, though it’s looking like either Joy or Jinger will be next.