Is Jessa Seewald Planning on Having More Children Than Her Famous Mom, Michelle Duggar?
We’ve been following the Duggar family for years — and it’s no secret that the family loves the idea of having a lot of kids. Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar famously have 19 children as they first chronicled on 19 Kids and Counting. And thanks to shows like Counting On, we’ve been able to keep up with the family as the older children grow up, marry, and start their own families.
Jessa Duggar, who now goes by the last name Seewald after marrying her husband, Ben, tied the knot back in 2014 and was pregnant soon after. Now, many suspect she could be hoping to have more kids than her famous mom. Here’s what we know.
Jessa is currently pregnant with her third child
Jessa didn’t waste much time after her wedding to get pregnant with her first child. And now, she and Ben Seewald are caring for two little boys, Spurgeon, 3, and Henry, 2, as they prepare to add another little one to the family.
People reports Jessa and Ben are expecting their third child in the spring of 2019, and the two are overjoyed to be gifted with yet another baby — and they suspect it’ll be another boy, too. As Jessa told the publication, “From the day we found out we were expecting, we both guessed boy, and if our predictions are right then we already have a ton the clothing and accessories ready to pass down!” She noted they’d also love to switch things up and have a little girl, too, though that may require a more severe learning curve.
Ben’s also ecstatic to be the parent of three children. He told People, “We love being parents and are really looking forward to this new arrival!” And their reactions make fans believe that even after baby No. 3 arrives, they certainly won’t be finished.
Jessa’s said she’s open to having more than 19 children
Having three children would be more than enough for many new parents to handle, but it seems Jessa and Ben might keep trying until they’ve caught up to Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar. Back in 2014, E! News notes Jessa and Ben talked about the possibility of having children prior to their marriage, and they both seemed totally excited to have as many kids as possible. As Jessa said, “I might have more than 19 kids. Probably not all biological. I want to adopt a lot.”
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard Jessa (and other Duggar kids) discuss the idea of adoption, either. We can’t forget what Jessa told Us Weekly in 2016: “We have many friends who have walked this road, so we have seen firsthand the amazing power of adoption.” And back in May 2018, In Touch Weekly reminds us fans were speculating that Ben and Jessa may have been trying to go through the adoption process. The publication reports one Reddit user said, “They’ve been talking about adoption since the beginning and I think they understand that it will be easier to do now with only two children than later when they have however many more.”
Michelle Duggar would have had even more children if she could
Could Jessa really want 19 kids like her mom? It seems highly likely, especially if adoption comes into play. And it’s also important to remember that Michelle only stopped having children because of her body and age, and it had nothing to do with the desire for no more children.
It’s been noted in the past that the Duggars certainly don’t believe in birth control, as they believe they could be interfering with God’s plans with the usage of it. And she’s even said in the past that she would have loved to have more kids if God blessed her with the privilege to do so. Michelle even gave birth to a 20th child — but sadly, that child was stillborn.
Michelle never explored adoption as an option for herself, but we’re betting if it means more grandchildren, she’d be totally for it. We’ll have to wait and see just how many kids Jessa and Ben will have, but here’s hoping for the safe arrival of their third!
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