Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Baby S #3 Coming SOON

Jessa Seewald, 37 weeks 6 days pregnant

Baby Seewald #3 is due on June 5th, which means that Jessa will be 38 weeks tomorrow. As they did for Spurgeon and Henry, Jessa and Ben found out the gender but are choosing not to share it with their families or the public. Jessa's past two deliveries have occurred five days past her due date, so that would put this baby's birthday on June 10th. What are your predictions for arrival date and gender?

According to Jessa, the five Duggar ladies who are currently pregnant (Jessa, Anna, Kendra, Lauren, and Joy-Anna) are planning a photo shoot, hopefully before Jessa's delivery. For interest's sake, we have included snapshots of Jessa's bump during her past two pregnancies.

Jessa Seewald pregnant
Jessa Seewald, 36 weeks 4 days pregnant with Spurgeon Seewald

Jessa Seewald, 39 weeks pregnant with Henry Seewald

Photos courtesy theseewaldfamily.com

Monday, May 20, 2019

Duggars Return Date 2019

Following Josiah and Lauren Duggar's pregnancy announcement, there's more big news to share today! Can you handle all the excitement, or would you rather we wait until tomorrow for this announcement? It's something that y'all have been wondering about for weeks, so we will go ahead and tell you...

New episodes of Counting On will return to TLC this fall! Also this fall, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will welcome multiple new grandbabies. There's a lot to look forward to in Duggar Land.

If you enjoy this blog, be sure to visit Ellie's other blogs (NashvilleWife.com and BatesFamilyBlog.com).

Photo courtesy TLC/DCL

Duggar Grandchild #17

It feels like Duggar pregnancy announcements have become a regular occurrence on our blog. In February, we shared the heartbreaking news of Josiah and Lauren Duggar's miscarriage, which happened last October. Today, we are overjoyed to pass along some happier news. The couple is expecting again! They are due with their little rainbow baby this fall, right on track with Josh and Anna Duggar, Joseph and Kendra Duggar, and Joy and Austin Forsyth.

Congratulations on your little miracle from the Lord, Josiah and Lauren! Visit Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's website to watch a short video clip from the excited parents.

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Ben Turns 24

Wishing Ben Seewald a very happy 24th birthday!

Photos courtesy theseewaldfamily.com

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Lauren Turns 20

Wishing Lauren Duggar a very happy 20th birthday!

The Duggar ladies celebrated Jill Dillard's 28th and Lauren's 20th with a girls day out, which included a meal at one of their favorite restaurants (can you guess where they went?). If you are wondering who the "extras" are in the photo below, they are the Swansons (Lauren's mom and sisters).


Photos courtesy Josiah and Lauren Duggar, Anna Duggar

Friday, May 17, 2019

Duggar #4 Turns 28

The Duggars are gearing up for a long string of birthdays that kicks off today. Over the next two months, 14 Duggars (that's approximately 30% of the family!) will turn another year older, starting with Jill Dillard, Lauren Duggar, and Ben Seewald (May 17th, 18th, and 19th) and ending with Meredith Duggar, Jim Bob Duggar, and Felicity Vuolo (July 16th, 18th, and 19th). Check out our birthdays page to see who else has a birthday coming up.

Happy 28th, Jill!

Jill (Duggar) Dillard, 28th birthday
Jill (Duggar) Dillard, 28th birthday

If you enjoy this blog, be sure to visit Ellie's other blogs (NashvilleWife.com and BatesFamilyBlog.com).

Photos courtesy dillardfamily.com, duggarfamily.com

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Dillards at the Farm

Derick Dillard has officially completed his first year of law school, so has been soaking up the family time that he now has more time for. Those of you who have friends of family members who have gone through law school (or perhaps you have gone through it yourself) know how time consuming it is. As one of their first post-finals activities, Jill and Derick took the kids to a friend's farm.

Israel Dillard, Samuel Dillard, Derick Dillard
Israel Dillard, Samuel Dillard, Derick Dillard, and friend Lindi

Photo courtesy dillardfamily.com

Friday, May 10, 2019

John and Abbie's Double Celebration

So far this month, John and Abbie Duggar have had two reasons to celebrate. May 3rd was their six-month wedding anniversary, and May 6th was the one-year anniversary of the day they met at Abbie's church in Oklahoma. Right away they started texting, and they soon became boyfriend and girlfriend...and the rest is history. The newlyweds are pictured above in front of their church, where they officially became members just two weeks ago.

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Little Felicity

Felicity Vuolo and Adelyn Foto

Yesterday, we shared a photo of Jinger, Felicity, and Jinger's friend Adelyn Foto, taken when Adelyn visited Laredo last fall. The photo is a few months old, but it was sweet to see a snapshot of a younger Felicity (she is now sitting up and crawling!). We wanted to share one more photo from that visit and remind you to check out our Wednesday post for a neat opportunity from the Foto Sisters.

Photo courtesy of Adelyn Foto/the Foto Sisters

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Foto Sisters Giveaway

It's about time for a giveaway, don't you think? In celebration of the release of their "What a Friend" music video, the Foto Sisters have graciously offered us two packages to raffle off to our readers. Each package contains a limited edition "smile" t-shirt, special balloons, and a copy of the Foto Sisters' album What Lies Beyond.

The Foto Sisters are a touring musical group made up of three sisters, Adelyn, Katelyn, and Gaylyn. They are also friends of Jinger and Jeremy. They have recorded seven CDs and have been making music together since they were very young (about 17 years). We absolutely love their version of “What a Friend.” The new music video for that song is embedded below the Rafflecopter widget (follow the prompts on the widget to enter the giveaway).

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 Jinger and Felicity Vuolo with Adelyn Foto, fall 2018

Photos/video courtesy of The Foto Sisters

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Mama Jinger and Mama Michelle

Here's a friendly reminder that Mother's Day is coming up in just five days. In honor of the holiday, we wanted to share a photo of two beautiful Duggar ladies who just spent some time together in Laredo. This will be Jinger's first Mother's Day and Michelle's 32nd.

Michelle Duggar and Jinger (Duggar) Vuolo
Michelle Duggar and Jinger (Duggar) Vuolo

Photo courtesy jingerandjeremy.com

Monday, May 6, 2019

Buds Garrett and Gideon

Gideon Forsyth and Garrett Duggar are only three months apart and are almost sure to be best buds. Joy Forsyth, 21, and Kendra Duggar, 20, also have a close friendship, which began well before either of them were courting their now-husbands. Both ladies are currently expecting their second child. Joy is due in November, and Kendra has not announced her due date.

Garrett Duggar and Gideon Forsyth
Garrett Duggar and Gideon Forsyth

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

ANOTHER Duggar Grandchild?!

Joy Forsyth, Austin Forsyth, Gideon Forsyth
Thanksgiving 2018

"I was pretty nervous when we found out we were expecting another baby, but I know that we have nine months to prepare and that the Lord will give us the strength and wisdom..."
-Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth

The grandbabies just keep coming for Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar! At this rate, it won't be long at all before their grandchildren outnumber their children. Last week, Josh and Anna announced that they are expecting their sixth, and today, another couple has big news.

Joy and Austin Forsyth are expecting their second child in November 2019! At that point, older brother Gideon Forsyth will be one year and nine months old. Visit the TLC website to watch the couple's announcement video.

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com