Congratulations are in order for the Duggar family once more! TLC has confirmed to Us Weekly that "19 Kids and Counting" star Jessa Duggar and husband Ben Seewald are expecting their first child together.
Jessa also revealed the good news, making an official pregnancy announcement on her Twitter page. The "19 Kids" star told followers she and Ben were "so excited" to share the news, adding that the baby, whose gender has yet to be revealed, is due Nov. 1.
Many were expecting a pregnancy announcement from the young couple. A photo surfaced in March showing Jessa standing in front of her 19-year-old hubby as he made a heart over her belly. Neither made a comment about the photo, but that didn't stop the Internet from buzzing with pregnancy rumors.
Jessa and Ben were wed in November 2014. Three months later the couple announced their plans to adopt, telling People magazine that even a biological child could not "quench our desire to adopt." Neither she nor her husband announced plans to try for a baby of their own, but they did say they hoped to have "a lot of kids." Unfortunately their adoption plans were thwarted, at least temporarily. According to Arkansas state laws, a couple must be married at least two years before adoption is an option.
The news of Jessa's pregnancy comes just three weeks after sister Jill Dillard welcomed her first child with husband Derick Dillard. The couple welcomed a baby boy, named Israel David Dillard, April 7. Although the birth did not go as planned -- Jill and Derick were both hoping to have a home birth -- the couple could not be happier. In a recent interview, Jill told People magazine their son brought her and her hubby closer than ever.
"It was a journey that we needed to go through," she said.