It’s a busy time for the Duggar family of TLC’s Counting On. There are several babies on the way. Very soon, Anna, Kendra, and Lauren will all have their babies. All three Duggar daughters-in-law are due in November. Abbie is also pregnant and will give birth in January. All of the pregnant women are expecting baby girls. Plus, Jessa Seewald gave birth to a baby girl, Ivy, earlier this year.
Joe and Kendra are currently parents to Garrett. Garrett is 16 months old. This means that they’ll have two kids under two once their new baby arrives next month. Naturally, this makes fans wonder about the transition from one to two kids. In addition, fans are wondering how the transition will go with two very young children.
This week, Joe and Kendra spoke with Us Weekly about the transition. They seem to be confident that it will go smoothly. In the interview, Kendra said, “We’re kind of already in that napping, changing diapers groove with Garrett still, so I think it will be just adding another [to that]. We’ll both be busy, I guess. All hands will be tied up taking care of little ones, but there are always challenges. [Our son] can’t do much himself, so he’s going to need a lot of help, but we’re excited about this new chapter.”
Then, Kendra continued and explained her excitement, saying, “I think it’s going be different, but we’ll probably get into the groove of what our family size is. The adjustment part is always an adjustment, so we’ll just see how it goes!”
Even if it’s a big change, Kendra seems to think that they can make it work. With a big family, it’s possible that Joe and Kendra will have lots of help, especially early on.
Duggar babies on the way
Right now, Anna is expecting her sixth child with her husband Josh. By now, Duggar fans think that Josh and Anna can handle another child. Currently, they have three sons and two daughters. With the new baby girl on the way, the kids will be evened out. In the gender reveal video, Mackynzie, their oldest daughter, is thrilled to be getting another sister.
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IT’S A… 🥁 This is the 6th gender reveal for our little family and it always so exciting! Each child God has given us is unique and special — we all look forward to the arrival of our daughter / sister this fall! 🎀🍁🍂 This morning Jessa sent over an article which mentioned our first gender reveal with Mackynzie on the Today Show as something that helped popularize gender reveal cakes 10 years ago. 🍰 (while it’s hard to believe it’s been that long, it also reminded us to get this video posted! 🙈) A little behind the scenes story: When I was expecting Kynzie, Grandma Duggar excitedly told me of a “new trend” that featured baking a gender reveal cake. Grandma asked if she and Amy could bake one for us?!?! Josh and I loved the idea and that was our plan…until our producers heard about the idea and it grew quite a bit! Buddy the Cake Boss ended up baking the first gender reveal cake for us! We were thrilled to cut into our pink cake with Meredith Vieira in NYC. All that to say, Grandma was the one who sparked this special tradition for our family and it sounds like a lot of other families have enjoyed the idea over the years as well! With Grandma’s passing last week, this 6th gender reveal is a reminder of her love — I’m so glad we were able to share the news of our third little girl with Great-Grandma before she went to be with Jesus! #littleduggars
Lauren and Josiah are excitedly awaiting the arrival of their first child. Lauren’s first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage late last year. The couple has been very open about that miscarriage and the current pregnancy. So far, it seems like everything is going smoothly. Lauren has mentioned that the pregnancy has not been easy, but she has not made any serious issues known.
John and Abbie announced their pregnancy a little later than the rest of the Duggar couples. Fans were patiently awaiting a pregnancy announcement. Fans were curious because John and Abbie are a little older than most of the couples have been when they’ve tied the knot. Still, they have plenty of years to grow their family if they choose to do so.
What do you think of Kendra’s thoughts on the big change? Are you excited for the Duggar family and all these babies on the way? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
Counting On airs on TLC Tuesday nights.
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