When is Joy Anna Duggar’s Second Baby Due?

Joy Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth made a major announcement on Instagram on May 1 — they’re gearing up for their second baby. The couple admitted on Counting On that they were hoping 2019 would bring them another child, and it seems their prayers have been answered. The newest member of the Forsyth family will have plenty of cousins the same age, too. But when is Baby Forsyth due?

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Austin and Joy Forsyth just announced a second pregnancy. | Austin and Joy Forsyth via Instagram

Duggar and Forsyth share one son, Gideon

Duggar and Forsyth welcomed their son, Gideon, in February 2018. When Gideon was born, people were suspicious of his timeline. When Joy and Austin got engaged, they had initially planned to wed in October 2017. However, seemingly out of nowhere, the couple moved their wedding up to May. And less than nine months later, their first son was born. Fans couldn’t help but wonder if Joy had gotten pregnant before her wedding, prompting the family to change the date in order to avoid suspicion. Nobody in the family has ever admitted anything of the sort, but it seemed rather confusing that the couple changed their date out of nowhere.

Fans suspected Joy was pregnant long before her announcement

It seems that both of Joy’s pregnancies have caused speculation among fans, because plenty of fans assumed Joy was having a baby long before she made the announcement. Before Joy and Austin admitted they’re expecting, Joy modeled a maternity dress on her Instagram account. She likely figured nobody would notice, but fans caught on that the dress was listed under the maternity section of the clothing website, prompting a lot of guesses that there was a baby on the way. Joy didn’t comment on the pregnancy rumors, but when she made the announcement on Instagram, she wrote, “Some of you have guessed, some of you had no clue…” to start off her caption.

Baby Forsyth will arrive in November 2019

Austin and Joy just announced their second pregnancy.

The couple announced that Baby Forsyth will arrive this fall. During the past season of Counting On, in the same episode where Jessa Duggar announced her pregnancy, Joy and Austin both admitted they were definitely getting ready to have another baby. However, fans suspected the announcement might come even sooner than it did. Either that, or people were suspecting Abbie Duggar or Lauren Swanson might make an announcement before Joy did.

Jessa, Anna, Kendra, and Amy Duggar are also expecting babies

Joy isn’t the only Duggar welcoming a baby this year. Jessa announced in January that she and her husband, Ben Seewald, would add a third child to their family in June. Within the past month, Kendra and Joseph Duggar announced they’d welcome baby no. 2 this year, and Anna and Josh Duggar recently told the world they’re having their sixth child. Plus, within the past week, Amy Duggar, a Duggar cousin, also announced a pregnancy. It seems that 2019 will be the year of the babies for the Duggars. Fans also think Abbie and Lauren will still announce soon; Abbie and John David Duggar wed last November, and Lauren had a miscarriage with her first child with husband Josiah Duggar.

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