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Jim Bob Duggar has made it clear he thinks daughter Joy will have a baby before Jinger. TLC

Joy-Anna Duggar has not announced she’s expecting her first baby, but there are several signs she and husband Austin Forsyth could soon be parents. Ahead of the return of “Counting On” this fall, check out these four signs the Duggar family has a big pregnancy announcement ahead.

Jim Bob And Michelle’s Comments

Joy’s father, Jim Bob Duggar, made a rather telling comment during the “Counting On” tell-all special. Part two of the episode, which aired Monday, showed the father of 19 telling host Stephanie Oz that viewers should anticipate big things happening in their lives come next season of the TLC series.

After stating fans should expect to see his son Joseph Duggar grow his relationship with Kendra Caldwell, he hinted Joy could soon be expecting. This comment rattled fans seeing as though his daughter Jinger Duggar has been married since November 2016 and Joy has only been married since late May.

“Maybe Joy and Austin will have a little one on the way. You never know what will happen,” he said during the episode.

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Jim Bob only corrected himself when Joy interjected herself into the conversation, stating Jinger could also become pregnant. “Maybe Jinger and Jeremy,” Jim Bob said. Jinger and her husband Jeremy Vuolo didn’t respond to his statement.

Earlier in the episode, Joy’s mother, Michelle Duggar, also stated that she and Jim Bob have “more grandbabies on the way.” Currently, only their eldest son Josh and his wife Anna Duggar are expecting.

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New Home, New Baby?

Last month, family friends of the Duggars revealed on the Duggar Family Blog that Joy and Austin were prepping for post-married life. The blog stated that Joy and Austin were planning on putting down roots in their home state of Arkansas after their extended honeymoon and adding, “It might not be too long before they enter parenthood.”

It has since been announced that Austin and Joy will not be building a home, but rather fixing up an abode. The renovation of their “dream home” will be shown on “Counting On” Season 3.

A Desire For Children

For months, Joy has publicly expressed her desire to have a family of her own. In May, while wishing her mother Michelle Duggar a Happy Mother’s Day in a Facebook video, she dished about her hope to have children.“I can’t wait to be a mother myself,” she said in the footage while Austin stood by her side. (You can listen to Joy’s remarks at the 38 seconds in above.)

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Life Plans

In May, Joy divulged her five-year plan Crown of Beauty Magazine, stating that she planned to be married and a mother. She’s already got the marriage part down. Now, is it time for babies? Fans will have to wait and see!

The Duggar family returns with an all-new episodes of “Counting On” on Monday, Sept. 11, at 9 p.m. EDT on TLC. Viewers should also expect to see the continuation of Joseph Duggar’s romance with Kendra Caldwell before they marry in October.

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