With Jessa Seewald now several days past her due date, fans of the Duggar family are eager to find out if the former “19 Kids and Counting” star is close to having her baby. While the mom-to-be hasn’t updated on her baby since Tuesday, her parents, Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, recently gave fans some insight into their daughter’s pregnancy.
While wishing Jessa a happy birthday online late Thursday, Michelle and Jim Bob revealed that their 23-year-old daughter had yet to give birth. “We are especially excited to meet our new grandbaby soon!!!” the couple posted to the Duggar family’s official Facebook fan page. “Jessa will certainly be a wonderful mom.” The Duggars added that Jessa's birthday would have been a “good day to have that sweet new one.”
Jessa’s husband, Ben Seewald, also revealed his wife had yet to deliver their child via a video birthday message. “We should have baby Seewald here any day,” he said.
According to Jim Bob and Michelle's update, Jessa celebrated her big day on Wednesday with Ben, 20, and some of her female family members. The reality star’s sisters Jana, Jinger and Jordyn, niece Meredith and sister-in-law Anna Duggar treated her to lunch. In a photo from the outing, fans can see Jessa is still pregnant. “This girl has always brought life to our house and everywhere she goes,” Michelle and Jim Bob wrote. “We are so thankful for the young lady she has become.”
— Jessa Seewald (@JessaSeewald) November 4, 2015
Michelle, Jim Bob and Ben were not the only ones who recognized Jessa’s birthday online. Jinger, 21, also posted a sweet message on Facebook. “Oh, the memories we’ve shared throughout the years,” Jinger wrote. “You have always been there to inspire, encourage and point me back to Jesus!”
Jessa’s due date was Nov. 1, which was also her and Ben’s one-year wedding anniversary. Though Jessa and Ben are aware of their child’s gender, they have chosen not to share it with their fans or family until he/she arrives. Duggar fans can catch up with the Seewalds on TLC’s three-part special “Jill & Jill: Counting On" in December.