“19 Kids and Counting” fans interested in catching a glimpse of Jessa (Duggar) Seewald’s growing baby bump are in luck! After keeping her baby bump concealed for several weeks, the 22-year-old expectant TLC star put her belly on full display on Instagram Tuesday.
“16 weeks and 1 day #babybump #babyseewald,” the reality star captioned the image. In the personal snap, Jessa can be seen cradling her bump with one hand and looking into a mirror. While Jesa and Ben, 20, have their own home, the image appears to have been taken at her parents’ Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s Arkansas abode.
Jessa last shared an image of her baby bump in April following her pregnancy announcement. The photo showed Jessa holding her small bump while standing next to her expectant sister-in-law Anna Duggar, 26, and her then 23-year-old, pregnant sister Jill Dillard. (Anna is expecting her fourth child, a baby girl, in June. Jill gave birth to her son Israel on April 6.)
And despite being busy carrying her first child —which she is due to welcome with Ben on Nov. 1 — the “19 Kids” star took a moment to wish her husband of six months a happy birthday on Wednesday. “Happy birthday to my best friend and favorite person in the whole wide world!!!” Jessa wrote on Instagram. “Life with you is always fun and excited… There is no one else I’d rather run alongside in this journey of life!"
Ben’s momentous birthday comes just days after he graduated from National Park Community College. On Saturday, the “19 Kids” star received a two-year business degree, according to the Duggar Family Blog. Jessa posted a video of Ben’s commencement ceremony to Instagram. “… and he even blew me a kiss from the stage!” Jessa captioned a video of Ben receiving his diploma.
Season 9 of “19 Kids and Counting” comes to a close on Tuesday. TLC is airing a marathon of the Duggar family show in honor of the event. The marathon will conclude with two new episodes of “19 Kids and Counting.” “Duggars Guide to Love" premieres at 8 p.m. EDT and "Digging In With the Duggars" will air at 9 p.m. EDT on TLC.