How ‘Counting On’ Fans Already Knew Joy-Anna Duggar Was Expecting Baby No 2
Counting On stars Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth just announced that they were expecting their second child, but the news did not surprise many of their fans. The Duggars are famous because of the size of their family, and fans are always looking for pregnancy clues in their social media posts. And recently, some fans were sure they spotted one when Joy-Anna was modeling her new clothes on her Instagram Story.
Parenthood has exceeded Austin and Joy-Anna’s expectations
On May 1st, the parents of one-year-old Gideon posted a series of photos on their joint Instagram page that featured the expectant parents showing off sonogram pics. In the caption, they wrote that they were expecting their second baby in November.
They also shared the news with Us Weekly, saying, “Our favorite math is addition, and we are very excited to share that the Forsyth family is adding a member! Marriage and being a mom and dad to Gideon has already far exceeded our expectations. We are looking forward to loving another little one and seeing what special dynamic he or she brings to our family. Table for 4 sounds perfect!”
‘Counting On’ fans saw clues on social media
A couple of weeks before Austin and Joy-Anna made their big announcement, Joy-Anna shared a video on her Instagram Story that featured her wearing a brand new red top. Consequently, fans immediately started posting comments claiming they saw a baby bump.
In the last few months, Joy-Anna Duggar has been working hard to lose the weight she gained in her first pregnancy. And, she previously told her followers that she had hit her pre-pregnancy weight and a friend was helping her lose even more. Because she was so thin, fans said the baby bump was easy to spot.
Fans also noticed a comment that Michelle Duggar recently made on a post from Joy-Anna’s older brother and sister-in-law, Josh and Anna. The Duggar matriarch wrote that she and Jim Bob had 16 grandchildren, but fans were only aware of 15.
Four babies are on the way
Joy-Anna and Austin’s baby news was the fourth pregnancy announcement in the Duggar family this year. In January, Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald revealed that they were expecting their third child. Then in mid-April, Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell announced that they were pregnant with baby number two. A few days later, Josh and Anna Duggar told fans that they were expecting baby number six.
Duggar family math
It was when Josh and Anna told their Instagram followers that they were having their sixth baby that Michelle mentioned having 16 grandchildren, and Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth’s announcement makes her math work.
Josh and Anna have five kids and one on the way for a total of six. Jessa and Ben have two sons, and they also have one on the way, making a total of three. Joy-Anna and Austin have one son with another baby coming, for a total of two.
Joseph and Kendra have one child and are expecting another, which means they also have two. Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo are the parents of baby Felicity, and Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard have two boys.
Add them all together and you get 16, which means Jim Bob and Michelle are well on their way to reaching their goal of 100 grandchildren.
Cousin Amy is also pregnant
Counting On fans remember Cousin Amy from her multiple appearances on 19 Kids & Counting. And, on Easter Sunday, she and her husband Dillon King revealed that they were expecting their first child.
It is baby season in the Duggar family, and there could be more on the way. Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson got married last summer, and John-David Duggar married Abbie Grace Burnett in November. Because the Duggars usually announce a pregnancy during the first year of marriage, experience tells us that fans will hear even more pregnancy news before the year is over.
Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth will welcome baby no. 2 in November of this year.