“We are overjoyed to announce that Spurgeon has a new title in life as ‘big brother!'” the couple told People. “We are so thankful that God is adding to our family.” She is reportedly due in February.
And another! Jessa Duggar is pregnant and expecting her second child with her husband, Ben Seewald. Their little one is due in February.
“We are overjoyed to announce that Spurgeon has a new title in life as ‘big brother’! We are so thankful that God is adding to our family,” the couple tell Us in a statement. “2017 is shaping up to be a wonderful year already and we know Spurgeon will do a great job in his new role. Having Spurgeon has been such a wonderful blessing and we cannot wait to see the face of this sweet new baby (or babies!).”
The 19 Kids and Counting alum, 23, and Seewald, 21, married in November 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Bentonville, Arkansas. They kissed for the very first time behind closed doors after the ceremony.
Duggar and Seewald welcomed baby boy Spurgeon, now 9 months, in November 2015. The Jill & Jessa: Counting On star opened up about motherhood during an interview.
“Spurgeon is still pretty young, but I’m sure that as he continues to grow, I will find that I tend to do some things differently than my mom [Michelle Duggar] did. That’s the beauty of the individual family. No one is identical,” she said at the time. “There will be variations with little things here and there, but I know that our foundational goals remain the same — to raise our kids to love God and be a blessing to others.”
The couple have also been vocal about wanting to adopt. “We have many friends who have walked this road, so we have seen firsthand the amazing power of adoption. There are so many kids out there who are longing for the love of a family, and we feel strongly about opening our hearts and our home to welcome them in,” Duggar told Us in May.
“We don’t know what the future holds, but as the Bible says, ‘Man plans his way, and God directs his steps,'” she continued. “So we want to move forward with paperwork and a home study, and just be ready for however God opens those doors.”
Their new addition will have plenty of aunts, uncles and cousins to play with. Jessa’s older sister Jill Duggar and her husband, Derick Dillard, are also parents, of son Israel, 16 months.
Jessa and Seewald’s baby news comes just weeks after Jessa’s sister Jinger Duggar announced her engagement tosoccer player Jeremy Vuolo.