The 1 Reason Jessa Duggar is Upset About Her Third Pregnancy

Jessa Duggar and husband Ben Seewald announced in January that they’re expecting their third child. Since then, Duggar has been sharing photos of her baby bump and sonograms of the newest member of their family. But Duggar has also been grieving during her pregnancy because as joyous as it is, there’s one thing that’s been upsetting her the whole time.

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Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald recently announced their third pregnancy. | Jessa Seewald via Instagram |

Duggar and Seewald announced their third pregnancy two months ago

Duggar and Seewald are currently parents to their two boys, Spurgeon, who is three, and Henry, who is two. Now, they’re getting ready to welcome their third child. The two announced the pregnancy on Instagram back in early January and have been preparing for the arrival of their new baby ever since. The couple currently has two boys, but it’s unclear if they’re hoping for a boy or girl the third time. The couple has said they know what they’re having, but they’ve decided to keep it a surprise and not tell their friends and family until the baby arrives. They polled family members about what they think the couple may be having, and majority believe it’s a girl.

Duggar has been posting photos of her baby bump and sonograms

As with any mother-to-be, Duggar is thrilled to be expecting her third child. She posted the baby’s sonogram on Instagram and noted that “Baby Seewald 3” will have the same nose as her other two children. She also posted the sonograms side-by-side of all three of her pregnancies so users could see the resemblance. Users seem torn on whether they think Duggar is having another boy or her first girl. Duggar also posted a photo of her baby bump at 25 weeks to show how far along she is.

As excited as Duggar is, she’s grieving for her brother and sister-in-law who recently lost their first baby to a miscarriage

Although expecting a third baby is extremely exciting, it hasn’t all been full of joy. Recently, Josiah Duggar and his wife Lauren Swanson, who tied the knot in June 2018, announced that they had lost their first pregnancy to a miscarriage. The couple would have been expecting at the same time as Duggar and Seewald, so Duggar takes it to heart that Swanson can’t share this moment with her.

“As we look forward to meeting our baby, we’re also feeling an exceptional amount of grief over my brother Josiah and sister-in-law Lauren’s loss of their baby,” Duggar wrote in the Instagram caption of her baby bump photo. This would have been Swanson’s first pregnancy, and she and her husband recently opened up about how difficult the miscarriage had been.

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#25weeks Pregnancy— such a precious gift, and definitely not something I take for granted. As we look forward to meeting our baby, we’re also feeling an exceptional amount of grief over my brother Josiah and sister-in-law Lauren’s loss of their baby. Lauren and I shared the exact same due date. We have cried so many tears, both together and apart. My heart aches for them. I weep when I think of how difficult it must be for her to see me pregnant in the very stages where she would’ve been— right up through the baby’s due date. And yet, even in a flood of emotions, there are perplexities of the human heart that may cause us to want to clam up or remain silent through such a trial. Because of this, many people feel like they’re walking this road alone. It is true that speaking for the sake of filling silence is not needful and is often hurtful. I’ve watched Lauren converse with people who have been unknowingly insensitive, and I am amazed by her graciousness. I’ve heard some try to give reasons or explanations, not realizing that their unsolicited opinions might be very painful, like salt to a wound. One might never know the tears you cry at night as a result of their words flowing back through your head. Often times, “I love you and I’m praying for you” along with a hug are quite sufficient. We do not need to fill every silence with words. But at the same time, conversations of lost dreams should never feel suppressed. Silence can stifle healing, but a carefully chosen word may work to help bring life and healing to the soul. We must all reinforce the fact that emotions over a life lost are not something to be resisted. They’re not wrong, and you should never think that for a moment. If you’ve lost a child, know this— YOU ARE A MAMA, and you will never cease to think about and cherish the life you carried… **swipe left to read more**

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Duggar revealed she and Swanson had the exact same due date

The most heartbreaking aspect of Duggar’s current pregnancy is that she and Swanson had the exact same due date. “I weep when I think about how difficult it must be for her to see me pregnant in the very stages where she would’ve been — right up through the baby’s due date,” Duggar wrote on Instagram. She noted that Swanson has been very gracious in handling other’s responses to her miscarriage and has still offered to help Duggar out in any way she can despite the grief that comes with losing her own baby. Duggar has been extremely thankful for Swanson’s kindness and has admired her “graciousness” in dealing with the loss.

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