Jessa (Duggar) Seewald is officially halfway through her pregnancy. The "19 Kids and Counting” reality star announced on Sunday that she is 20 weeks pregnant, and that’s not all! The expectant reality star, who is due to welcome her first baby with husband Ben Seewald this fall, also shared a sonogram video.
Jessa, who is fresh off her interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly on “The Kelly File,” first posted a selfie showing off her growing baby bump. “#BabySeewald #20Weeks,” reads the caption. Minutes later, the 24-year-old shared a video showing her unborn child in a recent sonogram. The video was accompanied by the Andrew Peterson song "World Traveler" and featured the baby moving its head, mouth and hand.
“#BabySeewald is growing fast!” Jessa captioned the video. “Already practicing swallowing, sucking a thumb, and actively moving arms and legs. So excited at the feeling of these first baby kicks!”
Jessa’s latest pregnancy update comes less than one week after she shared a photo from her first sonogram with fans on Instagram. On Wednesday, she posted a photo of her baby at 19 weeks and 3 days old. “#BabySeewald makes a first appearance today,” she wrote. “Your daddy and I love you so much!”
“Take a look at this sweet baby!” Jessa’s parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, said of the photo on Facebook. “Jessa is now 19 weeks and this precious one is growing. We cannot wait until we can kiss this face!”
While Jessa has been open about sharing details of her pregnancy, she has yet to reveal whether she and Ben, 20, are expecting a boy or a girl. Last month, Radar Online reported that the pair revealed to fellow church goers they were unsure if they would divulge their baby's gender prior to his/her arrival. “We’re actually thinking about keeping it a secret, like just Ben and I know, but we’re not sure,” Jessa reportedly said while visiting Cross Church Compassion Center in Springdale, Arkansas, on April 28.
Jessa and Ben announced they were expecting their first child on April 21. Just over a month later, on May 22, “19 Kids and Counting” was pulled from TLC’s airwaves following the release of a police report which detailed Jessa’s brother Josh Duggar’s molestation acts as a teenager. In the files, it stated that Josh, now 27, inappropriately touched five underage girls, one of which was Jessa, in 2002 and 2003. It is unknown if “19 Kids and Counting” will return for another season, but there is talk of Jessa starring in a spinoff reality series with her sister Jill (Duggar) Dillard.