Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Ask Jessa

With Jessa Seewald's due date less than seven weeks away, we will be chatting with her later this week about how she and Ben are preparing for parenthood. What questions do you have for the young couple as they start their family? They are keeping the baby's gender under wraps for the time being, but they have announced that Jessa is not carrying twins.

Jessa and Ben Seewald on 4th of July

140 comments:

  1. How are Ben and Jessa prepared for raising their child in God-fearing, loving home?

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  2. wish the 2 of you could have your own show along with the older siblings,,and what are the names you picked?

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  3. Is she still following the trim healthy mama plan?

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  4. What will you do differently from your own upbringing?

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  5. Are you planning on keeping with the first letter tradition?

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  6. Would you still believe in your God if your child is born with a cruel, life limiting disability?

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    1. Why wouldn't they? They'll just draw closer to God.

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    2. Seriously???
      Maybe our God put humans with a "cruel, life limiting disability" here as a teaching tool. Maybe to learn compassion, understanding, perseverance....I could go on and on.

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  7. Ben and Jessica, what do you think will be the most difficult thing to adjust to win your baby arrives?

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  8. Hi Jessa and Ben. Just wanted to let you know that I think of you often and wish you well on your new little Seewalds birth. Just wandering if you are going with a homebirth like your siblings and mom or going the hospital birth?

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  9. As a grandma, I would love to know how you see the role of grandparents in your children's lives.

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  10. I cant wait till you guys introduce your new little one to the world! Congratulations!

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  11. Do you guys plan on home schooling your children?

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  12. Will Jessa use cloth diapers or disposables? Also when their child/children gets old enough will she homeschool them?

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  13. Jessa & Ben, how old would you want your child to be before looking for their soul mate? How would you feel if they decided to "just date"?

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  14. you two are a beautiful couple and your getting much bigger then last..

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  15. You look like you may be carrying a girl! Also you look wonderful, you even look like you could be a bit further along, which is a good thing! Also, love the show!

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  16. You look like you may be having a girl, that is just my observation! You look beautiful and both of you are wonderful for each other! Also I LOVE the show!

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  17. Hi jessa, do you plan to raise your kids the same way you were raised. Also do you plan on having kids like your parents, letting God be in control of the number of kids?

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  18. Name one thing that you hope your child will inherit from your spouse.

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    1. What a great question!

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    2. Best question ever!!!

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  19. What is your favorite go-to parenting advice book?

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  20. Are y'all going to homeschool?

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  21. I know the main reason for sharing your lives with us was to share Jesus...but, boy I miss seeing all of you! Jessa, you were one of the Duggars I loved to watch! You seemed a bit shy but also straight forward with a dash of headstrong thrown in for good measure! LOL. I was so looking forward to an episode on the birth of your baby! God bless you and Ben richly...and, please keep us updated on the birth of your precious little one!!! Friends In Christ!!

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  22. Do you plan a hospital birth? Will Ben be working to support his growing family? Do you want as many children "as God gives"? Or do you plan otherwise based on wisdom God gives the two of you?

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  23. Names for either a girl or boy? Give us a few and let us guess which ya'll will choose.

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  24. Are you going to let your kids court or date?

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  25. Ben......Jessa.....was...looking forward...to.....seeing the.....birth of the....baby.......
    You....two....take care and be blessed.......

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  26. Are u planning a home birth or hospital birth?

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  27. Jessa looks so beautiful!! What is the thing she is looking forward to the most about parenthood? What about Ben?

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  28. Are you and your family ever going to be back on television? Miss the show alot. Do you plan on doing more mission trips with 2 little ones?

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    1. 2 little ones? Is she having twins?

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    2. Jill and Derrick are the missionaries with one child. This is Jessa and Ben's first child, and I havr heard nothing about them beibg missiobaries.

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  29. I think its wonderful that they kept the sex of the baby to themselves, it would have even been better if they waited to find out at birth....it seems mothers these days are so impatient, I can see if it was for financial reasons, but that is not their case...to each is own I guess. It must run in the family as all the Duggar girls like to know ahead.I hope a future Duggar daughter will change that tradition just once, it can be so exciting to wait.No,please don't get me wrong, I'm not bashing them at all,so please don't take it that way...blessings for sure😇

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    1. I agree. I think it would help get through labor and delivery with the excitement of finding out if it is a girl or boy. But I couldn't have children, so I may be wrong.

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  30. Do you plan on homeschooling your kids?

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  31. Does Ben have any experience with babies and diapering?

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  32. How and where are you planning to deliver?

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  33. This is probably a "yes", but I was wondering if they have discussed how they will discipline their kids. I found during research for my dissertation that many new parents don't discuss their discipline styles ahead of time. Thanks for your work, ladies, and happy newlywed life to Ellie!

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  34. Jessa are you and Ben planning a home birth and will Jill help you deliver the baby?

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  35. Do you plan on breastfeeding?

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  36. What made you decide to keep the baby's gender a secret? God bless!

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  37. Hello, hope the three of you are feeling well. I was wondering if you were planning on using a bassinet for the first couple of months I steve of a full size crib?

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  38. With all the younger Duggers you helped raise, you have a good Ideea of whatto do. Anything you would do different?

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  39. Hi,nice blog,i don't really know if you will ask this but in one of the Q&a in the prevoius conference she said that she wasn't 'giving birth to that many' and that they were going to adopt.since she got maried young,do you think she will go on birth control?because that is the only way

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    1. Natural Family Planning is an option :-)

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  40. Is she worried to have such long birth as her sister? will she give birth at home or in the hospital? How do the family support Anna in this stressful time in her Life?

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  41. I would love to ask Ben and Jessa if they've picked a letter for all of their children or a theme. How many kids do they plan on having? How many do they wish to adopt? Where would they adopt from? But, most importantly, I want to wish them a happy and wholesome parenthood. God bless you all!

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  42. I would love to ask Ben and Jessa if they've picked a letter for all of their children or a theme. How many kids do they plan on having? How many do they wish to adopt? Where would they adopt from? But, most importantly, I want to wish them a happy and wholesome parenthood. God bless you all!

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  43. Every family has traditions, and we raise our children at least somewhat the same as our parents raised us. I would like to know what of Ben's family traditions that Jessa and Ben would incorporate into their child rearing. Are there things they know that they will do differently than their parents (because many of us have done that too).

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  44. Will you home school your children? I so admire all of you ad the way your faith stands out above everything else. ORayers sent for all of you.

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  45. Can u pleaz ask them what their naming it? R they going to use a theme? Will the name b popular or unique? Thanx

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  46. Is she still wearing skirts and dresses or had she chosen to wear other things?

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  47. When you go swimming does the baby like or does he not like it?

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  48. My question is, Jessa: are you hoping to have a home delivery, at a midwife, at a hospital or something else? Praying for you and all of your dear family. Janet loves #19kids

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  49. Are you planning to have a natural, epidural, or c-section?

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  50. What is the theme of your nursery? Unless it gives away you baby's gender! Mia you and your family. You'll be wonderful parents! Wish that you could do a special on your delivery!

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  51. Will you be homeschooling?

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  52. I want to know if her family got my Christmas card last year. We sent some info about a book that would encourage them when they hear criticism from the "overpopulationist" crowd. We also asked since Jim Bob is nto matchmaking now, would he get us a date with Tim Tebow (if Jana doesn't want him)! Love the show!

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  53. Ben and jessa i wish you the best off lucky with your bundle of joy you both will be great parents i just wish they'd would put the show back on i really miss watching it, well that's it for now good luck plz keep us all updated with the new coming off you're new baby

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  54. Are you going with a letter theme for the name or something else?

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  55. Would you and Ben be open to having a reality show of your own once baby Seewald arrives?

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  56. Are you and Ben open to having a reality show of your own once baby Seewald arrives?

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  57. What things are you doing to differently than your parents?

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  58. Will you allow your child to watch tv?

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  59. Ben and jessa
    Do you plan to raise your children differently than how you were brought up?
    Would you allow your children to go to an accredited college? Move away and live in a dorm on campus? Would you let your kids play organized sports?
    Would you be ok to let your children date and not court?
    Will you allow your daughters to have a profession outside of midwifery? Such as a doctor, lawyer or a veterinarian?

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  60. That is a terrible thing to ask...why would you even ask that question?

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  61. What is Ben doing these days? Is he planning any type of career change like his brother-in-law Derick, after the baby is born?

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  62. Looks like you are carrying baby S low. From my experience with 2 baby girls that may indicate your having a girl. Just saying. Either way he or she will be a wonderful blessing to your little family.

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  63. So many people have asked this but since I am, I will ask as well. Are you planning to homeschool your kids? What is the name? Please keep us updated.

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  64. Home birth or Hospital birth?
    Cloth diapers or Disposable diapers?
    Breastfeeding? If so, how long?
    Will you have a name theme like Jessa's parents or not like Ben's parents?
    Could you give us a handful of names that you had in the running for you first little one? Don't have to give out the name you picked, just some you thought about would be fun to hear.
    What is your favorite thing about pregnancy?
    What is your least favorite thing about pregnancy?

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  65. Who is better at getting less sleep, Jessa or Ben? Have they discussed ways to prepare getting through the first months and the drain it can have on your mood and marriage? Is Ben prepared for being placed 2nd to the child for the 1st year? How is Jessa preparing herself for that difficult time when she's being pulled in 2 directions?

    None of these are meant to be rude. I'm a mom of 4 babies in a row. The last had extreme colic for 15 months and my relationship with hubby was tested in ways I couldn't have fathomed! If our last had been our first, I can't say we'd be together today. The sleep deprivation and need to care for 3 other little ones ultimately led to a suicide attempt on my part!! Motherhood is not easy and it would have helped to have had someone prepare me for so I didn't suffer inside alone. I had no idea sleep deprivation could bring a mom to such a dark place. All is well today, praises to God!! Just be gentle on yourself Jessa!!

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  66. Looks dont matter as far as how you're carrying the baby it all about momas body type. I have a short torso and all of my pregnancy shape was the same for boys(3) and 6 girls. Big and out there.

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  67. Will you blanket train your babies?

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  68. Are you planning on home-schooling your kid/kids??

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  69. Hi my name is Jenna.
    I was wondering if Jessa is going to home school or not?
    Thanks! And God bless you all. :)

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  70. What are some things you will be doing differently with your baby than what your parents did with you?

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  71. Hey lily and Ellie! What does it mean they are doing a chat with them?

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  72. Will you follow the same parenting rules as your parents did when you were growing up or will you change them and if so, how?

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  73. Hi Jessa
    I would like to know if your going to raise your child in a god fearing home .or are you going to be more relaxed in your parenting.and just do what you feel is right.or are you going to parent through the bible.and religious beliefs??????????????????????

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  74. Do you have a plan to loose the baby weight?
    Where is the baby going to sleep?
    Are you planning to use a pacifier?
    Do you shop at resale stores for the baby?
    Do you plan on bringing the baby to church service or the nursery?
    What are your favorite colors? Foods? Cravings? Hobbies?
    Do you have a certain parenting style? Any book recommendations?

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  75. What the name will be, if they are going to homeschooling and if I could send the a card?

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  76. Are Ben and Jessa going to have a theme in names? Are they still interested in adopting? If its a girl will she wear dresses

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  77. Are you going to homeschool your child?

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  78. What are you doing career-wise once the baby is born?

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  79. How did you announce your pregnancy to your family?

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  80. Seems to me Jessa and Ben should be asking for input from all the viewers who probably have a lot of advice on how to raise their children.

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  81. are you going to be homeschooling? what do you do on your spare time inside and outside the house? are you going to encourage (if you have a girl) to wear just skirts? would you consider a spinoff show (Pleaseeee!!:)) do you believe in spanking?

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  82. Do Jessa and any of the other sisters still perm their hair, and how do they view that differently compared to hair dye or plastic surgery? I ask because in the picture accompanying this post Jessa's hair appears to be permed.

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    1. if I'm remembering correctly her hair is naturally curly.

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  83. You guys arto make great parents Ben and Jessa and Jessa to the baby what you're having if its a boy or girlyou guys will be wonderful parents when you have your baby soonlet your child be holy as you guys believe in God

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  84. Will you use the buddy system with your children?

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  85. how do you support the family? what kind of jobs do yo and ben have

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  86. I really miss seeing yall on tv! Is there any possible spin off show coming from you and Ben or Jill and derek?

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  87. Hi my name is Autumn and I was wondering how are u going to raise babies now that u know what u want out of ur relationship with God and Ben

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  88. Do you have any name ideas for this baby? Are you sticking with the one letter "theme" such as "J" or "M"?

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  89. What do you and/or been do for work to financially support your family?

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  90. Are you both Calvinists?

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  91. Isn't it a little early to be asking these questions??

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  92. I am so, so happy for both of you, I know you will both make wonderful parents and God fearing parents!! Ben I am so glad you found each other, take good care of her!!! Do you plan on having as many kids as God blesses you with? Are you going to raise your child with a mixture of both sides of parents? Will you home school them? Jessa will you cook all the things for your child that your mom did and some of Ben's family recipes, like their apple pie? How do I get their apple pie recipe and where do I go to see the answer, I have tried to no ends to get the recipe? GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS

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  93. Does Ben have a job? What are his 5 year and 10 year professional goals.

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  94. Dear Jessa and Ben, do you plan to make your girls wear skirts or will you let them choose? Also, how old will your kids be when you start homeschooling them? I pray that everything goes healthy with your birth and God Bless🙏🏻

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  95. Dear Ben and Jess, are yall going to make your girls wear skirts or let them choose? Also, how old will your kids be when they are allowed to court?

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  96. Jessa and Ben, I think your going to be wonderful parents.. you both have wonderful Faithful parents and siblings... I think it would be great for you two to have your own show!! I believe it would be very helpful for other young families the way you would raise your children since more and more family's are home schooling and to show what a blessing it is that they know God and Jesus's never ending love for us.. What do you think??
    Missing you all so much!!! May God keep blessing you abundantly..

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  97. Would you enforce the 'only skirts' rule?

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  98. I made a short YouTube Video for my question! I had an awesome time seeing you 'all (Jessa and Ben) at the Southern Women's Shows in Richmond and Charlotte!!! :) (And Thanks SO much by the way Lily And Ellie for the tickets to the Charlotte Show!) :)





    https://youtu.be/MLdPIC6p3q4

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  99. Do you plan on video taping the birth? It is so sad to think of not seeing the birth - been apart of this family's events for so long via the show and now we are cut off. Wish we could see even a little part of it via this site or youtube (better yet on another network - wish the show would go to another network!!!!) . We have and will continue to pray for your wonderful family. Last thing - love Ben's videos on Christian topics. Can really tell he has a heart for ministry!

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  100. Hi love you guys and what names do you have picked out

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  101. Hi, all the best with the pregnancy! Jessa are you planning to have your children very close to your other siblings particularly the youngest ones, or do you believe that as their Uncles and Aunties they need some respect. Also would you teach your children to call them Aunty Josie, etc from a young age or do you believe that it would be ok for them to just call them Josie, Jordyn etc. God Bless you all.

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  102. From the way that you are carrying the baby I would say that it is a girl. I am pretty good at guessing. Like 90% odds I pick the right gender. LOL. Question: Do you plan on making a video of the birth for your own memories, as I know that you were disappointed that you could not do that with the TV film crew this year? What 3 systems that your Mom set up in her home that you will adopt in yours that you like?

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  103. Serah (Sarah) Elizabeth, Susannah Grace, Stephen Alexander, Solomon James

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  104. Jessa, I know modesty has always been of paramount importance to you. You don't show your knees or shoulders, etc. My question is: How do the tight t-shirts you are wearing now fit into those modesty standards? I have noticed that others with your beliefs, such as Whitney Bates, also wear the tight t-shirts while pregnant, and I wondered if there different standards for modesty during pregnancy according to your beliefs? This is an honest question and I have been wondering about, and I hope it's published because I don't believe it's profane, insulting, derogatory, or in poor taste. It's certainly not meant to be negative. I really want to understand.

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    1. I'm not JESSA, but I have the same standards as far as dress goes. I have had four children and I believe it's important to make sure your clothes are not form fitting even during pregnancy. You can show off your growing stomach without tight clothes. Even after the birth, it's important to wear clothes that fit properly.

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  105. Hey Ben & Jessa! You are so beautiful Jessa, congratulations to you both!!

    Are you going to have a natural, home birth?

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  106. Are you two going to homeschool your little bundle of joy? Also, are you having a home birth?

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  107. Are you going to go with a name from the bible or the same letter name has you are Ben ? Do you plan on starting with bible time with the baby soon like Jill did ? What are you most nervous about being a mom and going through labour ?

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  108. Just wanted Jessa and Ben to know that are a beautiful loving couple.

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  109. - What tips can you give expecting moms on how to deal with morning sickness?
    - How are you preparing for birth ? and are you scared?
    - How difficult has it been keeping the baby's gender a secret? Does anyone at all know the gender besides Ben and yourself?

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  110. what is the gender???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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  111. I would like to know what type of parenting u will be using? Will jessa be a stay at home mom and Ben be the breadwinner. Will u raise the baby the way jessa was raised. I really enjoy jessas family. I think they are good people. We all make mistakes in life and god said he shall forgive anything if we just ask. I hate that people are all over this josh stuff. He is human u know. I love u guys. Wish u a dull life of live and happiness and a big family.

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  112. are you going to do a same-first-letter theme, like your parents and Anna?

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  113. How will you take care of your child financially? What does Ben do for a living?

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  114. Would you let your kids kiss before marriage?

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  115. Hello Jessa and Ben, Are you two still working on adopting a child? Would you adopt locally or internationally? Have you ever thought about becoming a foster family? There are many children in the foster care system that could use a stable family. Some children might just stay with you for a little while, however many parents end up adopting their foster child/children.

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  116. It appears that Jessa is wearing a t-shirt and swim shorts here and not the swim dress that her family wears. Is this just because she's pregnant or has she decided to change a little bit now that she doesn't live at home?

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  117. What are you most looking to about being a parent?

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  118. I wish you all the best! Everyone always says the newborn phase is difficult but I always loved it. Just let your baby set the schedule and nap when baby does. I have four and I played soft lullaby music for them when I lay them down ant they learned to fall asleep to the music. All four of them did well with this. God bless you both!!!

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  119. I am so very excited for you both. I was wondering what is the colors of your nursery? Are you ready to deliver or are you scared to become a parents? Are you nesting yet? Can't wait to hear what you have. I decided with both of my children not to know and it was so excited when they were born. Congratulations!!!

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  120. What type of exercise are you doing during pregnancy?

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  121. Evelyn Salome Seewald for a girl
    Lucas Benjamin Seewald for a boy
    Just a suggestion! Miss you guys on TV!! Prayers for the family!

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  122. I have seen so many of the same questions asked over and over - All I want for you two is to have a beautiful Healthy baby whether it be a boy or girl.

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  123. Will Jill be helping you with the birth of your baby and will you be having a home birth?

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  124. Do you think baby seewald will arrive early, on time, or late? ~ Alyssa

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  125. my mother is going meet you and Ben Seewald, I (Brittany Ceballos) will not be Able to Attend as I will be Visit Family Members out of the County

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  126. It was great to hear Jessa share about Ben's work and how she helps with the Duggar family business. I'm wondering if Jessa has any plans about how she might fit into supporting Ben's goal of ministry in the future? It seems she quite the organizer of people, schooling, finances and anything else she applies herself to. Does Jess see a role for herself in that kind of work/ministry beyond her own home? Even though I'm sure she will be plenty busy there!

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  127. Would you allow your child to visit Mexico?

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