There’s no doubt the Duggars absolutely adore children. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have made it known that they don’t believe in birth control (thus part of the reason they have 19 children). And many of their kids who now have families of their own are abiding by the same practice. Now, it seems it’s John-David and Abbie Duggar’s turn. While John waited longer than the average Duggar to court and marry, he seems happier than ever with Abbie — and they just recently announced they’re expecting their first child together.
This is amazing news, and there’s no doubt Jim Bob and Michelle are excited to have another grandchild in the mix. But it seems there’s only one other Duggar who posted about the happy news online.
John-David and Abbie Duggar just announced their first pregnancy
Fans have been speculating that John David and Abbie would be expecting a child soon. We can’t forget that the two began courting just a week after getting to know each other. And they have one of the shortest courtships on record, as it was less than a month before they decided to get engaged. Even with the short amount of time they’ve known each other, they look extremely happy — and many have even commented that John looks more elated than he ever when he’s with his wife.
To add to their excitement, they recently announced they’re pregnant with their first child. “We are on Cloud 9 about welcoming our own little Duggar into the world!!!” they wrote on their Instagram. “It really is amazing to think about being parents and having our own child to raise. We are thankful that God has blessed us with this new life and we look forward to taking on this new adventure!”
Jill Duggar seemed to be the only one to post about the news
We’re sure the other Duggars are excited for the arrival of another baby — and Abbie is in good company, as a few other members of the family are pregnant as well. Even so, the only member of the family to publicly congratulate them on their own Instagram page was Jill Duggar. She added the announcement photo of John and Abbie with the caption, “Congrats @johnandabbie. We are super excited for ya’ll!!”
Jill’s well-wishes didn’t go without criticism, however. Jill has been told by fans in the past that she uses Duggar family events as fodder for more clicks on her personal page. And she’s also been accused of making money off of personal tragedies, like her grandmother’s death or Joy-Anna’s miscarriage. As far as the pregnancy announcement is concerned, one of her followers sarcastically wrote, “Hey look! Piggybacking off of someone else’s news for your personal gain! How unlike you! Don’t forget the abundance of emoticons.” And others even took to the comments to question Jill on when she would have another baby.
Even the Duggar family Instagram didn’t mention the pregnancy
While many individual Duggars have their own Instagram pages, the family has a page for all of their news, too. Here, they post happy birthday wishes, family happenings, tragic losses, and pregnancy announcements. While Joy-Anna’s recent pregnancy ended in a miscarriage, the Duggars created a post when she and husband Austin Forsyth first announced their pregnancy news, too. And there’s another recent post regarding Joe and Kendra’s future baby. But it seems there are no photos to congratulate John and Abbie.
Even so, the expecting couple is certainly getting a lot of love on their Instagram post. Josiah and Lauren Duggar commented on their announcement, “So happy for y’all! Congrats on your little miracle!” And Jana, Joseph and Kendra, and Josh’s wife Anna also posted their congratulatory remarks. We’ll have to wait and see if the Duggar family page will post a photo of the news soon. Otherwise, it may just be Jill doling out the loving posts for her brother and sister-in-law!
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