Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Seewalds Announce No. 3

Jessa and Ben Seewald pregnant

"Henry, he's a bit young. He's just into eating peas and chicken and playing with toys. But Spurgeon is old enough to where he kind of sort of maybe has an idea."
-Ben Seewald

Jessa and Ben Seewald are expecting their third child! The couple announced today that Baby Seewald is due in late spring. To hear from the parents-to-be, click here to be redirected to their announcement video on the TLC website.

Photo courtesy TLC

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  1. So exciting!! Any guesses for what the baby’s name will be?

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    1. If the baby is a boy I think Hudson, Taylor, Graham, or George after Hudson Taylor, Billy Graham and George Muller, and if it’s a girl Corrie or Gladys after Corrie ten Boon and Gladys Alyward

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  2. Lovely news, but they are so predictable waiting until a new season is announced to break the news, wonder when the new courtship news will be made public?

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    1. What new courtship?

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    2. Who do you think might be courting? Jana? I think another pregnancy announcement is coming soon.

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    3. The new season won’t show her pregnancy, it’s already been filmed. Maybe season after next?

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  3. People were correct back on December 16th when they guessed Jessa was expecting again (when she was pictured in front of cousin Amy's clothing boutique). Readers thought her face looked a little rounder in that pic. Congratulations Jessa and Ben. Good news day today with this and the announcement that Counting On is returning Feb 11th.

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    1. But you do realize that it is considered rude to speculate that someone is pregnant, correct?

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    2. I agree, 9:56. There has been a lot of speculation since Henry's birth about whether or not Jessa was pregnant. She even had to address that she wasn't pregnant almost a year ago because of rumors being spread. Duggar pregnancy watchers are bound to be right at some point because there is always speculation that someone is expecting.

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    3. 9.56am Uncorrect! I don't think it's rude that people were observing, like I, she was rounder in the face and a possibility was most likely she' pregnant. This is a place to state such, it's not as if it's written or read by Jessa. Obviously observations can be stated in a rude derrogratory way but I didn't read that on here at all.

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    4. If someone made a comment that my face looked rounder I’d be offended. When people make comments about their figures constantly trying to see if they gained a pound or if their shirt has an extra wrinkle it can be offensive. As a young woman if people other than best friends accused me of being pregnant and I wasn’t I wouldn’t like that. I think it’s ridiculous that after a couple has a child they are constantly being asked when the next one is coming. With that said I wish Ben and Jessa all the best and am excited to see grand-Duggar 13!

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    5. Oh please. The Duggars have made such a game out of announcing these pregnancies and announcing the genders that it's only natural for people to start suspecting things when the gap between babies is long enough and there's a change in someone's appearance. Most of the time, these observations are correct.

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    6. 10:26, that would be “incorrect” not “uncorrect”. Saying that someone looks pregnant is rude, no matter how you spin it.

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    7. I thought the same!! So exciting

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  4. Congrats Ben & Jessa!

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  5. WOW, WOW , WOW!!!!!!! NOW, I HAVE TO WRITE I LOVE U 5!!!!!! I AM VERY HAPPY FOR U ALL, AND JESSA TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF, OK!!!!!!! YOU'RE MY FAVE COUPLE!!!!

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  6. Amy Armstrong Tucker m, TexasJanuary 9, 2019 at 5:24 PM

    Jessa and Ben I’m so excited for you!! Just the other day I was saying I wonder when Jessa or Jill will be expecting! I hope it’s a girl because I know you’re little girl will be beautiful, however if it’s a boy that will be wonderful too! Love you guys and congratulations!!!!

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  7. Congratulations Ben and Jessa!! :)

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  8. Since they are having another baby, adoption is not going to happen any time in the near future. I really think they will never adopt and keeping having more of their own babies. I am sure one of the other married Duggars will announce they are expecting too! That seems to be what keeps show going courtship engagement and weddings expecting babies and then births.

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    1. I know many families who wanted to adopt for years, but had multiple biological children before they did. Who knows, maybe they’ll have another baby or two and then Ben will get a vasectomy so they have a lower chance of having any surprise babies so they can adopt.

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    2. They are going to have children and courtships and marriages whether the show exists or not. The show is just following their lives.

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    3. Since they don’t use birth control, they will be getting pregnant constantly until their ages don’t let them. They won’t get picked for adoption that way, not that they’ll need to since they will most likely have plenty of their own kids. I’d personally rather have infertile couples adopt.

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    4. 10:53, first of all your comment “I’d rather have infertile couples adopt” is extremely ignorant. There are more orphans than infertile couples. Second of all, just because someone doesn’t believe in using birth control pills, does not mean that they think all forms of birth control are wrong. Like 9:59 said, they may be planning on Ben having a vasectomy once they want to stop having biological kids.

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    5. 10:53- I’ve always considered my adopted children my own kids.

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    6. Ben will not get a vasectomy because Duggars do not believe in any form of birth control.

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    7. I don't think they would ever get a vasectomy, it's kind of against what they preach.
      They'll probably keep having babies for another 15 years max, and then maybe they'll get back to talking about adoption.
      They kept talking about adoption in the first year of their marriage: if you pay attention, they haven't mentioned it in the past couple of years. They probably realised that there's no point, while Jessa is still fertile.

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    8. 10:16, Exactly right.

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    9. 7:27 -- The comment, “I’d rather have infertile couples adopt” can't possibly be ignorant, because it's simply a stated preference.

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    10. @7:27,the vast majority of adoptees were NOT orphans when they were adopted. Their biological parents were alive. These children were given up for various reasons. I have actually not meet one adoptee who was technically an orphan when they were adopted. There are those poor unfortunate children in conflict zones who have lost both parents but these children are not always available for adoption by Western couples. The adoption process is long and expensive and several countries have stopped foreign adoptions.

      In Western countries,more and more young women are decided not to give up their babies for adoption. With more services to place to support these young mothers and their children, the pool of available babies to adopt has decreased. There are older children available for adoption but it takes special parents who have the emotion and financial stability and maturity to deal with the very real problems these children come from.

      Infertility is increasing for various environmental and lifestyle reasons. Some couples struggle for years, trying to start their families. These couples should be in first in line for adoption.

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    11. As someone dealing with infertility I'd love to adopt, but I was given the information from family services where I live that there is only one baby per 7 couples. Going through an international adoption isn't a financial option for us.

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    12. 12:55, I am a where that the majority of children in America who are adopted are not orphans, however, there are still more orphans than infertile couples. But yes, there are many children in the foster system who technically have parents but aren’t able to live with them, so while they aren’t technically orphans, they need a family who can provide for them. There isn’t a “line” to adopt kids. I wish there were, but that is not the case.
      9:44, by an “ignorant comment”, I meant a stupid comment, what was trying to say that in less of a harsh way. Saying that you think only infertile couples should adopt is basically saying that you think it’s better for a child to stay in the foster system than to be adopted, since, as I said before, there are more children without homes than there are infertile couples.
      9:37, they don’t believe in using birth control PILLS, because they believe it can cause a miscarriage. A vasectomy however does not do that, so it might not be out of question for them.
      And 9:05, last June or July they said that they still hope to adopt in the future.

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    13. 12:55, there are around 6.1 million infertile couples in the US, however there are around 153 million orphans (not counting children in foster care who need homes) in the world. Meaning you would need more couples than just ones who are suffering from infertility to adopt in order for them to have families.

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  9. So excited for them! I know Jessa has had baby fever for a while now. Congratulations!

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    1. Do you know her personally?

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    2. She said so on one of the episodes.

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    3. Jessa said she had baby fever. In July. So yes, she has had it for a while.

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    4. 9:06- Jessa mentioned it on Felicity’s birth mini episode.

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  10. They're either going to have to move, add on, or start stacking kids like cordwood.

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    1. Or they could practice contentment. :) Our houses are bigger and families are smaller than any other time in history. Three babies is hardly a reason to need to add on to a house that is already luxurious compared to so many other places in the world/history.
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    2. No problem. They make bunk beds you know.

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    3. Jessa herself grew up in very small house with 15 kids. If I remember, Johanna was number 16 and at that time they moved into the "big" house. They can get by with 3 in their babies in their current home for now. Eventually, they will move. I am sure they want more kids.

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    4. They live in a two bedroom house. The Seewalds are going to have to move or add on to the house if they have a girl. There comes a point where brothers and sisters need privacy from each other.

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    5. Even nowadays, my cousins have their kids share rooms so you can easily have four children in a three-bedroom house. It was extremely common to have 2 or 3 children per bedroom until very recently. I actually have a cousin who lives in a two-bedroom house. The husband and wife have one room. The four boys have two bunkbeds in the other room. They seem very happy.

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    6. Where I live, there are legal limits to the number of unrelated people living in any house, and limits to the number of related people in a house per number of bedrooms. The rules were put in place after landlords were renting to people who were cramming as many as they could in one unit. So if you have a bigger family, you can't rent a 2-bedroom house.

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    7. Haha, this was probably Jessa’s way of getting daddy to finally upgrade their house.

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    8. 6:48 If this baby is a girl, it will still be years before they HAVE to get more bedrooms. I shared with 2 brothers until I was 5 and they were 7 and 8. 1:19 - Grandma owns the house they rent, not JimBob, and you can be sure another baby would come no matter what their housing situation.

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    9. Grandma no longer owns that house and they don't rent it. They own it.

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    10. Jessa and Ben bought the house from grandma. They are registered for that property.

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    11. 4:41 - Doesn't change the fact they'll need a three bedroom house if they have a girl.

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    12. I don’t think one more baby will cause the seewald to have to move. The boys can bunk together and new baby can set up a crib with Mom and Dad. However There are legal limits and code violations of living conditions ie too many ppl living under one roof is not safe. When Jessa was growing up in that small house with 15 kids it would have been grounds for a legal investigation.

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  11. This is wonderful news. I can't wait to see this new little Seewald :)

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  12. Sounds like those adoption plans got put on hold again for another bunch of years.

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    1. Those adoption plans are simply idle talk, until someone actually gets up the gumption to do something about it.

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    2. For all we know their plans were already on hold. They might be waiting until they have a few biological kids and then adopt after that.

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    3. The adoption agency will never approve them. Unless they stop at 3 kids move to a bigger house and make more money.

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    4. In Canada, most adoption agencies will not consider you until you are over 40 years old and then you have to have a lot of money and a lot of space. Different rules for fostering. So why be negative about their positive comments about adoption? Maybe they will adopt in their 40s or maybe not but at least they say lovely things about adoption.

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    5. 3:34, yes they would need to move into a bigger house, but you don’t know how much money they make so that’s not a valid point to bring up, and I know a couple who are currently in the process of adopting their 7th child. Their 6th child was also adopted, so you don’t know what you’re talking about.

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    6. I know two couples who had three kids and then adopted. One of theme adopted 4 girls above the age of 4.

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    7. @7:20. At some time they’d have to start using some form of contraception in order for adoption to be a possibility. Not likely for that to happen.

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    8. They haven't talked about adoption for a couple of years now. They probably realized what was obvious: that if they don't use birth control they'll probably keep having babies until Jessa is about 40. Then, if they still want, they'll bring back the adoption idea.

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    9. 9:08, they talked about it last July

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  13. That wasn't much of a surprise. People have been speculating about her being pregnant for a while. I wonder who will announce a pregnancy next.

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    1. I think this year there will be a lot of pregnancies! Based on their statistics, Anna and Josh could have a baby by the end of the year.
      Of course the new couples - Josiah and Lauren and John and Abbie - will probably have one too.
      And I wouldn't be surprised if Jill were to announce her third and Joy her second, maybe later this year.

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  14. AWESOME! Praise God!

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  15. Congratulations to y'all praying for good health and safe delivery for mom and baby

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  16. Congratulations how exciting !! Praying for a healthy baby but how precious if its a girl !!

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  17. here we go again w/ vague info from Jessa. It. looks like she's at least 4-5 months along and she isn't giving a specific due date or giving any info on the gender. HOw predictable. Also i noticed she's not pictured in the new picture for the upcoming "counting on." Is it because she's pregnant? Also I dont' think I saw Jana in the picture.

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    1. I heard she is due in june. But no other info. I wish her a healthy pregnancy!

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    2. Jessa doesn't owe us anything. She's free to share as little or as much as she wants. And people get superstitious about pregnancies, for good reasons !

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    3. June isn't late spring, thats early summer. March, April and May are the spring months, unless its different in Arkansas!

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    4. Well, technically the first day of summer is well into June, so she could be due in June and still have a spring baby.

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    5. Actually if you look at any calendar, spring is late March to late June.

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    6. 3:06 a.m. Actually, spring starts March 20th, and summer starts June 21st.

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    7. 3:06- the summer technically starts on June 21st, with the solstice. So late spring is the first few weeks of June

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  18. Congratulations! Is that why Jessa was missing from the new promo?

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  19. I have been wondering who was going to be next to share the news.
    Congratulations Jess and Ben!

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  20. Aw, that's great! They waited a long time to announce if she's due in late spring already. I'm impressed that it stayed a secret this long.

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  21. I hope they have a little girl. Not that it matters as long as the baby is healthy. I just think it would be nice.
    CONGRATULATIONS, JESSA & BEN!

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  22. Congratulations on baby number 3, hoping it’s a girl, either way, a healthy baby is what is most important. Nice to see your expanding your family, maybe you will adopt some day, like you and Ben said you were wanting to do.

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  23. In the picture that she posted in front of Amy's store, you could tell she was likely expecting. Of course everyone said "how rude to say that..." I don't think its rude to guess when the evidence clearly supported it! Congrats to Jessa and Ben. They are going to be very busy!

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    1. Lol, someone was sure to be right at some point because literally every picture of Jessa that's shown someone says she's pregnant. If you say it EVERY time, you can't claim to have been right when it finally happens.

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    2. 2:22 - Agree 100%.

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    3. 10:25- Is it important for you to be able to guess correctly that a woman is pregnant? I’m puzzled as to why it would be, especially when it’s a person who’s a stranger on TV .

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    4. Just ignore the self-righteous "how rude" comments. Some people might not be on social media very often and not realize that the comments section typically has a variety of views and opinions, and so they think it's necessary to correct other people's behavior. Which, frankly, is more annoying than what the so-called "negative" comments

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    5. 9:19, how exactly is that self righteous? It’s pretty basic knowledge that it’s rude to speculate about someone being pregnant.

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  24. Congratulations Jessa and Ben Seewald! I'm so happy to hear you're adding to your beautiful family!

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  25. Oh wow, that's amazing. Jessa was talking about baby fever when Felicity was born. Late spring is May? I hope they announce gender this time.

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    1. She’s due in June

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    2. That's right, she did say she had baby fever. Felicity was born July 19th, and Jessa was either just pregnant, or just about to become pregnant. I guess she really was having baby fever, lol!!!

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    3. If Jessa is due late May or somewhere in June she didn't get pregnant in July but in late August or in September... Pregnancy doesn't take 11 months;)

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    4. 10.42 If Jessa is due may/June then she got pregnant sept/oct that's 2-3mths after Felicity was born. Jessa won't be pregnant for a year lol!
      Maybe seeing Felicity prompted her to try for another, who knows?!!

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  26. Wonder what off the wall name they’ll pick for this one

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    1. I don't think Spurgeon or Henry is particularly "off the wall". Have you seen the names some celebrities give their children?

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    2. They'll find two random "famous" preacher names and stick them together.

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    3. Maybe they’ll name him/her “Anonymous Negative Nelly” in your honor.

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    4. Henry is a pretty ordinary name...

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    5. Spurgeon is off the wall, actually.

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    6. 12:29- but his middle name is Wilberforce...

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  27. Congratulations Jessa & Ben. Children are a blessing.

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  28. Congrats to them! Either gender is fine, hoping for a girl with the curly hair though! I guessed her next to be pregnant

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  29. I can't click on the link it doesn't work in the UK

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  30. That s great. I m happy for you.

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  31. Congratulations jesse and ben on your blessed event i'm totally happy for you both and your sons spurgeon and henry are going to be awesome big brothers and God Bless You All

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  32. How are they going to fit 3 children in a small 2 bedroom house? There are only so many children that can fit in bed with you. Time to move and actually be independent of your parents perhaps?

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    1. Jessa and Ben actually bought the house they live in. I could see a move in the near future for them.

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    2. I’m sorry, but your comment is not very nice at all.
      And by the way, it’s amazing how many people fit in a small 2 bedroom house! My neighbor lady just called me this week to tell me they had baby #7 on the way and they live in a small 2 bedroom house! When I mentioned that they might not be our neighbors for long anymore due to outgrowing their house, she said, “oh no, we still all have a place to sleep! And we don’t have any other plans right now!” And not just that, they frequently have overnight guests ta boot! With who knows how many kids! So it definitely works! Just like the saying goes: If you think you can, you can!

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    3. Well the baby will share a room with them for awhile, but I’m guessing they’re going to get a new house, and someone else will move into the one they’re in.

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    4. It's grandma's house.

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    5. I said this to someone else above, but I’ll say it again. At no other time in history have our houses been so big and our families so little. Compared to all of history and most of the current world, the Seewalds home situation is considered luxurious. It is very bizarre that you feel the need to impose your preferences on someone else’s life.
      -Hayley

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    6. Zip it! Look at erin n her family still live in cottage house w 2 bedrooms n 3 kids too

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    7. I totally agree with Hayley's comment. I know LOTS of families, even now, who value togetherness and love more than being in debt with a massive house. These families are very happy. Kids love sharing bedrooms. I babysat for a family that had a big house and they were very intent on explaining and showing me that each girl had her own room but it was ok that they preferred to share. Well, yes, it has been normal throughout history for people to all bunk in together. In fact, that is what is still normal throughout much of the world.

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    8. Here in the U.K. houses are much smaller and we have same size plus a tiny box room and there's 4 of us, 2 tall teenagers & parents. On plus side it keeps us from hoarding and we regularly have no choice but to declutter!

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    9. Living with 2 parents and 7 kids in a 2 bedroom house may be possible when the kids are small, though I'd rather not try, but wait 'til they get bigger. Yikes!

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    10. Anon 7:32 just because you have a massive house that doesn’t mean you have debt. Families with big houses value togetherness and love as well, why do you assume that families with big houses don’t love each other? If you ask those children who all bunk together, almost all of them well say theh wished they had their own space. Everybody needs there own space sometimes.

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    11. Well said 9:19. I grew up in a family of 10 in a 3 bedroom house. There was absolutely no room to turn around and no place to be alone. It was so nice when we moved to a larger house after a couple of the older kids had left home. I got my own room!

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  33. Yay!!! So so excited for them!

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  34. Congratulations Ben and Jessa, My parents and I can't wait for the arrival of the little one. I know you probably have names picked out. I have a few suggestions Levi Michael, Hunter Grant and Lauren Nicole. Natasha B.

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  35. Wow! That's great! Congratulations!

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  36. Congratulations I hope and pray for the best. A healthy baby and strong and healthy mom. May GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

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  37. Guess everyone that said Jessa "looked pregnant" outside Amy's store was right. lol

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  38. I hope it is a girl with curly hair like Spurgy and Henry! Ben once said he wanted 15 sons though-- and Jessa replied that she would like to give him 15 sons too.

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    1. Oh, please!! What exactly does Ben do to support his family?? I know he has indicated going to school but does he work? Or is he employed by Jim Bob? I hope for a healthy baby, boy or girl.

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    2. The show is about courtships, weddings and babies, not the reality of paying for all of it.

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    3. I hope that Ben will be happy if he has a daughter too, it would be sad if he only wants sons

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    4. Ben and Jesss are both reality tv stars. That is how they make their money at the moment.

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    5. He made that comment when he was 19, I don’t think he actually cares if the baby is a boy or girl.

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  39. Does Ben always talk like that? I thought he wanted to be a football coach or something.

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  40. Yay! Congratulations! So exciting. Blessings for a healthy pregnancy and safe birth.

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  41. Awww.... Super sweet! Congrats! I bet they are so excited! ❤️

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  42. Bens quote about Henry made me laugh! 😂

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  43. So happy for them! I hope this post doesn't get any rude or insulting comments this time! It would be awesome to have no negative comments posted on the blog anymore! Prayers for the duggars!

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  44. Congratulations Ben and Jessa!! So the baby is due the end of May I guess since they said late spring. Wonder why they didn't share earlier? Just realised this makes her 5 months.

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    1. End of May doesn’t make her 5 months yet

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    2. It sure does. I’m due may 31 and according to What To Expect book I’m 20 weeks/5 months pregnant. Congrats Jessa and I’m excited to be due around the same time as you :)

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  45. Jessa looks amazing! Loving the tunic. They'll need a larger house; I thought it was too small once they had Henry. Best of luck to them.

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    1. A two bedroom house is not too small with two young kids.

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    2. Three young kids is too much for two bedrooms, though. If you put a baby in the same bedroom with those toddlers, the minute the baby starts crying, the toddlers will be awake. Won't that be fun.

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  46. Ooh no comments have been posted on the new posts so I'm guessing Ellie has gone into labour,so happy for you if thats the case,hope all went well and as for Jessa I guessed she was pregnant as they didnt post photos of her exept for the picture outside Amy's store which was hinting she could be pregnant as she wore a cardigan and the photo didnt catch her tummy,congrats.

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  47. Congratulations! How exciting! Is it a boy or girl?

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    1. They always wait for the baby to be born to say

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  48. They are catching up to Josh and Anna. Congratulations, Jessa and Ben.

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  49. Congratulations Ben and Jessa! Baby #3 quickly on the way whoo hooooo!!

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  50. Really happy for Ben and Jessa, but it kind of surprises me that famous people, including the Duggars, can keep a pregnancy under wraps for as long as they do. It seems these days that by the time you find out, the baby is almost here. I'm sure not looking forward to another scary Duggar home birth, though, and you know Jessa will have a home birth.

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    1. All of their announcements are strategically lined up with announcing a new season or at the beginning of the new season. It helps ratings and boosts interest in the show. I am sure close friends and family know sooner.

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    2. Jessa’s birth with Henry went perfectly fine with no complications whatsoever, and what happened with Spurgeon’s birth would still have happened in a hospital.

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  51. Congratulations to this family, Jessa is the most beautiful girl. Ben please shave!

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    1. Seriously, Ben needs to shave for you???!!!! I don’t believe you’re his wife!!!! If Jessa likes it, then it’s perfectly fine!! My husband is shaving due to his oilfield job requirements but I don’t like it! I much prefer him with a beard!!! And so do our kids!!! Our 15 year old son was begging him to grow his beard again, nor can he wait till he can grow his own!!

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    2. Why should Ben shave? Unlike the Duggar males he can grow a decent beard.

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    3. yes ben is looking much better without a beard he's looking much older now.

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  52. Ellie, I just saw that you gave birth this week. Congratulations !!! Hope you and your baby are doing well. Wishing you the best !

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  53. Congratulations to all. Prayers for a healthy baby and pregnancy. God Bless.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

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  54. not @ all surprised! r u? mary keim ,ennonite

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    1. No we're not surprised. They had to save the show somehow. Non Mennonite

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    2. Please Mary keim, retire the mennonite on your name. It’s getting tiring. Thankyou. Do you think it gives you more umph to your comments? Just curious as nobody else puts their denomination behind their name.

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    3. While it IS very strange, especially considering she does not seem to adhere to most true Mennonite standards, she can keep signing however she wants. She didn’t say anything nasty in her comment this time, so leave the poor lady alone.

      -Former Mennonite

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    4. Anon 3:41 Mary has every right to sign her posts however she wants, and do you think being snarky adds anymore umph to your comments? This is Ellies blog so if it's fine with her then who are you to say otherwise? Betty Ellen .Protestant, Church of God

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    5. Amen!! Nazarene

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    6. Good grief, the lady can sign her name however she wants.

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    7. Why doesn't she just get a Google account with that name on it, then she wouldn't have to type that every time.

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    8. Amen!!! Reformed Baptist

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  55. Time 9:10PM Thurs 1/10/19
    Congrats Mr & Mrs Seewald.

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  56. Super exciting news! He/she will be so loved. Congratulations!

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  57. CANNOT VIEW THIS IN THE UK WELL GUTTED BUT CONGRATS JESSA & BEN ON THE GREAT NEWS OF BABY # 3

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  58. Ben is only 23 years and will now be a father of three. He has matured quite a bit, but in some of the early pictures of their courtship Jessa looked quite a bit older then he did. He looked like he was in his first year of high school and way too young to get married.

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    1. Jessa might look older, but Ben has been doing all the heavy parenthood lifting. He's the baby changer, the toddler amuser, the "babysitter," and the chief cook. Jessa is the shopper. It will be interesting when the kids outnumber them soon.

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    2. My brother is in his first year of high school, and your comment made me crack up. Ben looked like he was at LEAST 18 when they got married, nowhere close to a 14 year old.

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    3. Jessa is older than him

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  59. Ellie, have you had your baby yet? Are you going to be taking a blogging break when baby arrives?

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  60. Yay!!! I was wondering when it would be announced!!! I pray Anna is next!!!!

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    1. Why? Anna has all the children she needs. Having one baby after another is not the be all in life.

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    2. 7:58, some people want a lot of kids, why do you care?

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    3. It seems like they have plenty of children. When do you want her to stop? A body can only handle so much...

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  61. Congratulations Jessa & Ben!! This is such exciting news! The reason this is very exciting news is because you are really fantastic parents! It is such a joy to watch how you raise your children. Many blessings.

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  62. Congrats! May God bless you for loving life!

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  63. So happy for you!

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  64. New TLC season announced, pregnancy announcement. Like night following day. I wonder who will announce they're pregnant next.

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    1. Jana will announce that she's courting first.

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    2. Anon 6:18. Why do you think Jana is courting someone? Rumors of her dating have always turned out to be false.

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  65. I think 2019 will bring another four to five pregnancies:
    John & Abbie
    Lauren & Siah
    Josh/Anna(they have had babies every other year 09-11-13-15-17
    Jessa & Ben - confirmed
    Jill & Derick - late in the year

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    1. what about 2nd ones for Joy and Kendra? The twins and Jana I feel will be courting, if not Jason too.

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    2. Jinger, Joyanna and kendra also are possibilities too

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    3. I'm going for four. I don't think Jill and Derrick are going there while Derrick is in law school.

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    4. We know that Jessa’s having a baby, and I’m going to guess Anna and Lauren will have end of the year babies, and that there will be a bunch of 2020 Duggar babies. I’d guess from Abbie, Jill, Kendra, and Joy, and then at the end of 2020 an announcement from Jinger.

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    5. I agree with 8:26 about Jill and Derrick. I think that they'll probably wait for another year or two, and I also think Josh and Anna will too.
      I predict only 2-3 pregnancies in 2019, but a whole lot in 2020!
      I think that we will see more courtships and marriages in 2019, including the male twins and Jana, and a ton of pregancies in 2020. Basically, all of the newlyweds, and Anna, Joy, Kendra, and maybe Jinger and Jill.
      Can't wait to find out

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  66. Did Ben get a job yet?

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    1. How do you know if he does or not? Do you live next door to them? Hateful comment. not for this page. Find a snarky site

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    2. He appears on reality TV. Shows up a football games too.

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  67. Congratulations Seewald Family!! Prayers for a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery. The boys are getting so big!!

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  68. How exciting! I thought she was after the Christmas sweater photo and when Amy's shop photo was cropped!

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  69. Where's the chalkboard? Who's got the chalkboard?

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  70. There goes the header. Again!

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  71. betty ellen thank you for your comment . am a liberal mennonite do adhere. maybe you dont live in ohio in holmes county summit area are liberal churches there . please take the time to research the areas here in ohio. mary mennonite.

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    1. It does invite questions tho when you keep pushing what you are. Are you ready for that?

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  72. Sent a message a few days ago but something must have gone wrong in sending as it hasn't appeared on the blog. So pleased for Jessa & Ben, they are wonderful parents to their 2 lovely boys & im sure will find baby number 3 a wonderful addition to their little family. Have been keeping Ellie in my thoughts & prayers & was very happy to see when looking on her Facebook page that her gorgeous son has arrived. Hope you & baby are well, sorry to hear Labour was a bit arduous but your little man is well worth it. Take care of yourself & don't forget to spoil yourself when you get the chance, you have done an amazing thing growing another human & you deserve a little spoiling. God bless you, your husband & your new baby. 💗

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