The Duggar-Seewald brood is about to get a little bigger. Jessa and Ben Seewald have announced they’re expecting again! The pregnancy comes 9 months after the couple welcomed son Spurgeon Elliot.
While Jessa has yet to receive a gender-determining ultrasound (and has teased she might be expecting multiples!) the “Jill & Jessa: Counting On” has hinted she thinks her second baby is a boy.
“We both kinda feel at this point that it’s another boy,” Jessa said of her and husband Ben’s gender predictions in a TLC video (below). “I think probably I won’t be able to wait until baby’s born to know the gender. We’ll probably end up finding out but we haven’t decided if we’ll share that news with everybody or keep it a secret again.”
With the baby’s (or babies) gender up in the air, Ben said he and his wife of just under two years have yet to settle on any names and are currently looking for “suggestions.” The couple had an infamously difficult time deciding on Spurgeon for their first-born, revealing his name and the meaning behind it nearly one month after his birth in November 2015.
Despite not yet deciding on a name, the couple does agree on one thing: Spurgeon will make a great older sibling. “I think Spurgeon will be a good big brother. He’ll learn a lot of valuable lessons having a little sibling. We’re excited about that,” Ben said in the clip. The couple shared a similar sentiment in their pregnancy announcement, saying, “We know Spurgeon will do a great job in his new role.”
Jessa and Ben confirmed the pregnancy news on Tuesday, revealing they’re “overjoyed” to be expecting their second bundle of joy in February 2017. “We are so thankful that God is adding to our family ... 2017 is shaping up to be a wonderful year already, and we know Spurgeon will do a great job in his new role. Having Spurgeon has been such a wonderful blessing, and we cannot wait to see the face of this sweet new baby (or babies!).”
Jessa and Ben’s pregnancy journey will likely be a storyline on “Jill & Jessa: Counting On” Season 2, which premieres on TLC on Tuesday (8 p.m. EDT). The new season of the Duggar spinoff will also showcase Jill Dillard’s pregnancy plans and Jinger Duggar’s courtship and eventually engagement to former professional athlete Jeremy Vuolo.