Late last week, Jessa Duggar Seewald of Counting On shared a new update. On Instagram, she posted a photo of her nearly three-month-old daughter. Ivy is sitting in a chair and looking at the camera.
In the caption, Jessa writes, “Nearly 16lbs, and positively the sweetest disposition I’ve ever know in a baby. She’ll be 3 months old next week. Where on earth has the time gone? How has 1/4 a year already passed? Time slow down..”
It sounds like Ivy is a great little girl already. From what Jessa has shared, she and Ben seem to have gotten lucky with their three kids, Spurgeon, Henry, and Ivy. Jessa is often sharing cute photos of them. She also shares funny sayings from Spurgeon.
Prior to the past week, Jessa was pretty silent on social media for over a month. It seems like she took a social media break to focus on her kids. When she stopped her social media break nearly a week ago, she posted a picture of all three of her kids. She also shared one of Ivy on her own.
Fans were excited to see Jessa return to social media and to know that the updates are hopefully back for good.
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There’s a window of time in the toddler years where little ones become eager to help. It’s so sweet to watch their excitement as they are allowed to take part in meaningful tasks— not pretend “helping”, but really doing something that helps out the whole family. Playing together is fun, but even the cleanup can be fun if we do it together. 👦🏻💙 There’s a sense of importance and belonging and being needed. Sometimes as a mom I have to pause and remember this. Yes, it may take 5x longer than if I did it myself, but they find it exciting to help out and lend a hand. We definitely need to encourage this and not squelch the excitement. Spurgeon wanted to vacuum the rug this morning, so I showed him how to get started, and then he took over. I stood there in awe watching this determined little guy. After 10 min of going in circles and stopping to inspect for any missed spots, he had the whole thing spotless! Wiping down the table, putting away toys, dumping ingredients and mixing in a bowl, grabbing a diaper for the baby, loading spoons and cups into the dishwasher— they’re eager to take part. As they show interest in household tasks, there needs to be less of sending them off to play, and more of bringing them alongside us and involving them in what we’re doing. At first, tasks will be joint or may require our full supervision, but before we know it they will be older, competent, and be able do these tasks on their own— and do them well. My mom modeled this beautifully. “There’s a window of time where they’re eager to help. Capture it. Don’t squelch it.” ☺️❤️
Counting On fans react to Jessa’s new update
In the comments section of Jessa’s post, fans had a lot to say. Overall, the comments on this post were pretty positive. Of course, Jessa is no stranger to backlash on social media. Her social media followers often give her unsolicited advice and mom-shame her for how she is raising her three children.
In the past, the Counting On star hasn’t been afraid to clap back. She sometimes responds to these nasty comments. Other times, she decides to just let it go.
In one comment on the recent post about Ivy, a follower wrote, “Just a little worried does she smile ?? As a person in healthcare just feel concerned”. Jessa chose to reply to this comment and wrote, “Worry not–she’s been smiling responsively since she was 5 weeks old, and she ‘talks’, babbles and coos all the time.”
Several fans also questioned Ivy’s weight. One compared Ivy’s weight to the weight of her own child who is one year old. Of course, some fans were quick to defend Ivy’s weight. They pointed out that all babies are different and that Ivy is healthy.
What do you think of this sweet update from Jessa? Do you like seeing new pictures of Spurgeon, Henry, and Ivy? Leave a comment below!