The secret is finally out! Jessa Duggar revealed that she’s pregnant with her & Ben Seewald’s 2nd child on the Oct. 18 episode of ‘Jill & Jessa Counting On’ — and her family’s reaction was priceless! But even cuter, the two announced the exciting news in a SUPER adorable way!
Jessa Duggar, 23, and her husband Ben Seewald, 21, invited the entire Duggar clan over to their house for a very special announcement on the Oct. 18 episode of Jill & Jessa Counting On. The two set up an ice cream bar, and after dessert, presented their parents with a very unique gift — a framed photograph of their sweet pregnancy announcement, which was taken by Jinger Duggar, 22.
Jessa waited a full 14 weeks — 100 days EXACTLY — to tell her family that baby number two was on the way. But with Jinger’s engagement to Jeremy Vuolo, 29, and Jill Duggar, 25, and Derick Dillard‘s, 27, return to the U.S., Jessa wanted to make sure the timing was absolutely right. And we don’t blame her! She ended up picking the perfect time to spill the beans and chose the perfect WAY to do it as well!
Jinger took an adorable family pic of Jessa, Ben, and their first child Spurgeon, 11 months, all dressed up and posing with a sign that read “Doubling the love Feb. 2017.” They then framed that photo and wrapped it up to give to Jessa’s parents in front of all of her siblings. And while a few sisters already knew about the pregnancy, for most of the family, the news was a total shock.
The look on Michelle Duggar, Jessa’s mom’s face, was that of pure joy and astonishment while the rest of the family cheered and congratulated the expectant mom. “We were surprised at how quick it happened,” Jessa told the cameras of her second pregnancy in two years. “We want a big family.”
Even crazier, the newest Seewald, who’s set to arrive Feb. 2, will mark the Duggar Kids’ seventh niece/nephew! “The Duggars are multiplying once again,” Jinger laughed after Jessa told everyone the news. But while both Jessa and Ben are super excited about having another little one, they also admitted that they don’t actually feel prepared!
“We weren’t prepared for our first one,” Jessa said. “But we’re getting prepared.” Spurgeon and his new little brother or sister are only going to be 15 months apart, but for Jessa, that’s a perfect age gap. “I’ve always loved being so close in age to my siblings,” she said. After all, she and Jinger are only 13 months apart!
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — did you love how Jessa & Ben chose to announce the big news? Pretty creative, right?