Josiah and Lauren Duggar are now parents to Bella Milagro. When the baby girl was born, the couple announced it via social media. They shared a picture of the baby and another one of them holding her. They wrote, “Look who’s here! 💕 Bella Milagro Duggar was born November 8th, 2019 at 4:24 pm, weighing 6lbs 5oz and 18.5 inches long. Our hearts are so full! We are so thankful for God blessings us with such a healthy baby girl!”
In response, fans congratulated them and told them how happy they were for the couple. The entire Duggar family seemed to be thrilled about the baby’s birth.
Since her birth, Josiah and Lauren Duggar have been sharing lots of updates about her. They documented a sweet daddy-daughter moment and the little girl’s first walk downtown. They seem to be loving being parents.
Josiah and Lauren Duggar open up about pregnancy fears
Fans of the family know that Lauren had a tragic miscarriage before becoming pregnant with Bella. This miscarriage was early on in her first pregnancy before she even announced the news to the world. Bella is their rainbow baby, which is a baby born after a pregnancy or infant loss.
On the December 3 episode of Counting On, Josiah and Lauren Duggar got really honest about their fears about the second pregnancy. Lauren explained, “It’s really special for us to get an ultrasound since we weren’t able … even able to see our first baby. I was five and a half, six weeks along when I miscarried Asa. That’s right, I was just about to get an ultrasound. So it was just … everything happened so fast.”
The young mother continued, saying, “It’s very emotional, especially this pregnancy, ’cause every time I go to the doctor, I just get that scared feeling that something’s not right. The beginning of this pregnancy was quite hard. I spotted for a month. And my progesterone levels dropped very, very low. Progesterone helps your body from going into labor too early. So I was taking a lot of progesterone and my levels were still dropping. So we were thinking that we’d lose this one.”
Finally, she said, “The emotions that come after a miscarriage are kind of a lot of fears. Like, ‘Is this baby gonna live?’ … Every doctor’s visit, you always expect the worst because you don’t wanna put your hopes up and then they crash.”
Even though Lauren had a difficult first trimester, the rest of her pregnancy went smoothly. She said that the birth was intense, but both she and Bella are healthy. The entire Duggar family is happy that Lauren and Josiah were able to have a healthy baby girl after their first loss.
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