Onwards and upwards. The Duggars are back and they’re ready to share their journeys once again. On the premiere episode of the new spinoff, Jill and Jessa Duggar put it all out there for fans by showing off their own little families. As for Anna, she’s trying to figure out her marriage to Josh, following his massive scandals.
The Duggars have returned, minus Josh Duggar. On March 15, the former 19 Kids and Counting stars Jessa and Jill Duggar, kicked off their own show on TLC, Jill & Jessa: Counting On, with the first episode… again. The family is back to celebrating babies and making big moves.
A lot has changed since we last saw the Duggar family on TV. Their special was picked up and extended into a new series and that’s where we begin, yet again. Jessa is settling into motherhood nicely, after a scary delivery with her son Spurgeon Seewald. Ben is also settling into fatherhood and is loving every moment with his baby boy.
Jinger Duggar is becoming quite the photographer. She has moved on from engagement photos, to baby pictures — more specifically, pics of Spurgeon. The girls create a fun photo shoot for the newborn and he didn’t even fuss once. The new parents even got in on a few shots with their son. Super cute. The girls take a fun shopping trip to the grocery store for Thanksgiving prep, but everyone seems to be missing Jill. They are all worried about her safety over in Central America.
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It’s still weird not seeing Jill with the rest of her sisters, but she is creating a whole new life with Derick Dillard and their son, Israel, in Central America on their missionary trip. Their baby boy is growing up really fast and is already crawling and pulling himself up.
As for Anna Duggar, she is trying to move past all of the awful things Josh has done to not only her, but the entire family. During tonight’s episode, she went to visit her husband at his rehab facility. She brought along their four-month-old daughter, Meredith — whom he hasn’t seen in three months. Cameras were not allowed to go along, back when Anna returned, she broke down in front of the family during their Thanksgiving dinner at Jessa’s house. Anna starts to cry and tells everyone how much Josh misses them and what they all mean to them both. She also reveals that she is sticking by her husband after his scandals. All in all, she seems really positive about the future with Josh. Shocking.
HollywoodLifers — what did you think about the first episode of Jill and Jessa’s new show? Will you be watching the rest of the season? Sound off below!