Friday, May 31, 2019

Little Sister Ivy

Ivy Seewald is five days old! We have a couple new photos of her to share, and we decided to include newborn pictures of her older brothers so you can see the resemblance.

Ivy Seewald
Ivy Jane Seewald
Ivy Seewald

Henry Seewald
Spurgeon Seewald
Spurgeon Seewald

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Introducing Ivy Seewald

Ivy Jane Seewald

As we shared earlier this afternoon, Ivy Jane Seewald made her appearance on Sunday (details can be found by clicking here). We think she looks very similar to her brothers. Do you agree?

Ivy was born on Grandma Mary Duggar's 78th birthday and Joy and Austin Forsyth's 2nd wedding anniversary.

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Baby Seewald is a Girl!

Jessa and Ben Seewald have welcomed their third child, and it's a girl! Ivy Jane Seewald was born at home on Sunday, May 26th, at 5:57pm, after a three-and-a-half-hour labor. She arrived 10 days before her due date weighing 7 lbs, 14 oz, and measuring 20.5 inches long. Us Weekly has the first photo.

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Joy at Carlin's Wedding

On Saturday, Carlin Bates married Evan Stewart during a picturesque ceremony at Castleton Farms near Knoxville, Tennessee. About 500 guests attended, including a good number of Duggars. Carlin had two matrons of honor, 10 bridesmaids, and 2 junior bridesmaids. Joy-Anna (Duggar) Forsyth was a bridesmaid, and she was the only female attendant who was not a member of either the Bates or Stewart family.

Visit out Bates blog to see more photos from the wedding day.

Joy Forsyth, Carlin Stewart, Evan Stewart, Austin Forsyth
Joy Forsyth, Carlin Stewart, Evan Stewart, Austin Forsyth

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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Grandma Duggar's Birthday

She is Grandma Duggar to some and Great-Grandma Duggar to others, but no matter what you call her, this lady is blessed beyond measure. By the end of this year, after Jessa, Anna, Joy, Kendra, Lauren, and cousin Amy have had their babies, Mary Duggar will have 18 great-grandchildren. (She has 20 grandchildren, so her greats will soon outnumber her grands!) Happy 78th, Miss Mary! Today is also Joy and Austin Forsyth's two-year wedding anniversary.

Jana Duggar and Grandma Duggar
Old photo of Jana Duggar and Grandma Duggar
Grandma Duggar and Jim Bob Duggar
Old photo of Grandma Duggar and Jim Bob Duggar
Grandma Duggar, Felicity Vuolo, Jinger Vuolo
Grandma Duggar, Felicity Vuolo, Jinger Vuolo
Grandma Duggar and Josie Duggar
Grandma Duggar and Josie Duggar

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Forsyths Celebrate 2 Years

Today is Joy and Austin Forsyth's two-year wedding anniversary. What a coincidence that Joy and her best friend, Carlin (Bates) Stewart, who married Evan Stewart yesterday, will have back-to-back anniversaries. Happy anniversary, Forsyths!

Austin Forsyth and Joy-Anna Duggar
Austin Forsyth and Joy-Anna Duggar
December 2016
Joseph Duggar, Kendra Caldwell, Joy Duggar, Austin Forsyth
May 2017
Joy and Austin Forsyth
December 2017
Joy-Anna Forsyth, Austin Forsyth, Gideon Forsyth
May 2018

Joy and Austin Forsyth
March 2019

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Duggar #15 Turns 15

Wishing Jackson Duggar a very happy 15th birthday! Jackson was the first Duggar child to have his birth featured on reality TV.

Jackson Duggar 15th birthday

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Wedding this Weekend

Joy-Anna Duggar and Carlin Bates
Joy-Anna Duggar and Carlin Bates, spring 2014

The Duggars are gearing up for a big wedding this weekend, and most of you know the couple that is getting hitched. We'll give you a hint: It's set to take place in Knoxville, Tennessee. That's right, Carlin Bates is marrying Evan Stewart this Saturday!

Two Duggars will be in the wedding. Joy-Anna (Duggar) Forsyth will be a bridesmaid, and Justin Duggar will be an usher. (Visit our Bates blog to view the full wedding party list. It's going to be a large one!)

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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

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Monday, May 20, 2019

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.

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Ben Turns 24

Wishing Ben Seewald a very happy 24th birthday!

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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

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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

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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.

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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!).

Photo courtesy of Adelyn Foto/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

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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

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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.

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