Does Jessa Duggar Want Her Third Child to Be a Boy or Girl?

Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald announced in January that they’re expecting their third child together. The couple is thrilled to be welcoming another baby to the family, and although they know the gender, they’ve kept it a secret from family members. But does Duggar secretly hope for a boy or a girl?

Ben Seewald and Jessa Duggar are expecting their third child. | Jessa Seewald via Instagram |

Jessa and Ben currently have two toddler sons

Jessa was the second Duggar daughter to get married, and she and Ben actually met through her father, Jim Bob Duggar. Jim Bob had been discussing various parts of the scripture with Ben, and he realized Jessa was studying something very similar. He suggested that Ben text Jessa, and Ben agreed; the two hit it off pretty quickly. They formally began courting back in 2013 and tied the knot in November 2014. Since then, they’ve welcomed two children, Spurgeon and Henry. The boys are roughly two years apart, and now, the couple is getting ready to welcome their third child.

The Seewald family announced their pregnancy with an adorable family photo

When it comes to the Duggars, there is hardly ever a shortage of news. With 19 kids, one of them is bound to have something going on at all times. And for Jessa and Ben, a new baby is on the way. The couple announced on their joint Instagram account back in January that their third baby will arrive in late spring. They then directed their followers to a blog post giving a little more detail about growing their family. Jinger Duggar was the most recent Duggar to give birth; she welcomed a daughter named Felicity last July. Almost a year will have passed before another Duggar baby arrives, so Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are probably very excited.

Jessa said simplicity wise, a boy would be easier — but she would ‘absolutely love it’ if she had a girl

In terms of having toys in the house and plenty of clothes on hand, Jessa and Ben both said having a boy would make life much easier. However, with two boys already, the couple would love to welcome a little girl. “… We would absolutely love it if we found out we were having a girl — though we’ve joked that we’d be starting from square one and might have to learn a few things,” Jessa wrote on the blog. Jessa loves spending time with her niece, Felicity, which has probably made her want a girl more than ever.

The Seewalds will likely have more than three children

Although the couple would be thrilled to have a girl, they probably won’t stop at three children regardless. The Duggars trust God with the number of kids they welcome, so they don’t believe in using any kind of birth control or prevention methods. With that, the couple will have had three kids in five years, and with Jessa only in her mid 20s, there are probably a few more kids on the way for them.

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