On the May 20 episode of ’19 Kids & Counting,’ Jessa and Jinger go to Ben’s house to learn how to cook some of his favorite dishes. Meanwhile Michelle and Jim Bob visit with a fertility doctor to see if they are able to have more children.
Things are getting serious between Ben and Jessa! Jessa and her younger sister, Jinger, worked hard to learn all of Ben’s favorite dishes before setting off to visit Josh and Anna in D.C. In other news, could there be another Duggar on the way? Michelle and Jim Bob visit a fertility doctor to find out if it’s possible to have another baby. That means they want a 20th child! Read below to find out what else happened on the May 20 episode of 19 Kids & Counting.
’19 Kids & Counting’ — Jessa And Jinger Go To Ben’s House
Jessa has been in a courtship with Ben Seewald for 4 months now, and she thought it was time to learn how to cook some of his favorite dishes. Ben’s sisters, Danielle and Jessica, were on hand to teach Jessa and her chaperone, Jinger, how to make fettuccine alfredo with chicken and a delicious homemade apple pie.
While the food is cooking and warming up, so are Jessa’s questions for the girls. She takes this time to ask Ben’s sisters what she should know about their older brother. Danielle laughs and admits that Ben snores! We are sure he is just thrilled she told Jessa this.
Just as dinner is ready, Ben walks through the door from work with a dozen roses for Jessa. They both managed to surprise each other. How sweet!
The couple have already admitted that they love one another — Jessa revealed that Ben said it first!
“Saying I love you is definitely within courtship rules. The first time he said ‘I love you’ I was like, ‘Ah, wow!’ I’m not super emotional, but I think I probably could have passed out.”
We’re glad you didn’t, Jessa!
Jana And Joseph Visit Josh And Anna In DC
Joseph and Jana went for a quick trip to DC to visit and spend some quality time with Josh and Anna. The family, along with Josh and Anna’s children, Michael, 2, and Mackynzie, 4, decided to go skiing at the White Tail Resort.
Josh and Joseph hit the slopes while Michel, Mackynzie and Anna took a lesson to learn how to ski. Anna was so preoccupied making sure that the children were warm and had the proper snow gear on, that she forgot to get herself ready and ended up learning how to ski in a long jean skirt. That could not have been comfortable!
Turns out that Mackynzie actually picked up skiing fairly quickly while Michael just wanted to hold hands with his mom. Joseph and Jana then volunteered to watch the kids so that Josh and Anna could go on a much deserved ski date.
Josh was very patient with Anna, but after Anna fell a number of times, they decided to call it quits and return back to their family.
Jim Bob And Michelle See If They Can Have More Children
While the kids were away, Jim Bob and Michelle took a trip to Little Rock Arkansas to visit Dr. Paul Wendel — a high risk pregnancy specialist. The proud parents of 19 kids wanted to see if Michelle is physically in good condition — and if she is able to have more children.
Yes, they want a 20th child! But, only if God will give them one.
Michelle said, “My real goal in visiting Dr. Wendel and finding out from different blood work and tests is to really find out where I am in my life right now hormonally speaking, as well as in ability to carry a baby and give birth — if that’s possible at this point.”
Dr. Wendel shared his concerns with Michelle and Jim Bob, telling them about the higher risks that both Michelle and the baby would be dealing with if she were to get pregnant.
Jim Bob said, “I think Michelle and I are both hoping that she is not in pre-menopause, and we’d love to have another child, but if it comes back that she is past that point then we will realize that this is God’s will and we thank the Lord for all the children he’s given us and look forward to all the future grandchildren that are probably going to be in our family.”
Michelle had the blood work done, but it looks like we are going to have to wait before we find out whether or not she can carry another child.
Ben, Jessa And Jinger Also Visit Josh And Anna
Josh and Anna had plenty of visitors during this episode!
Ben, Jessa, and their beautiful chaperone, Jinger, paid the oldest Duggar child a visit. Josh, who had only met Ben once before, was eager to size him up and see if he is the right fit for his baby sister.
There is no better place for men to ask the hard hitting questions quite like in the gym! Josh asked the tough questions, but Ben was calm and cool and answered them like a pro. It was kind of like a bonding experience for dudes!
Ben said, “I was thinking Josh would probably ask me a lot of tough questions, so when he did it wasn’t like it was a surprise to me, I was kind of expecting it.”
After Ben passed the test, the whole group went on a trolley ride around the city so Ben, who had never been to D.C. before, could see the monuments and landmarks.
It was adorable to see Jessa and Ben on the trolley. They were so happy to be together, and it’s very obvious that these two are happy and in love.
We can’t wait to see what the future holds for these two! Maybe an engagement? Hmm!
What do YOU think, HollyMoms? Should Michelle and Jim Bob have more children? Will Ben and Jessa get engaged soon? Let us know your thoughts below!
— Caitlin Beck