Thursday, August 20, 2020

Baby Forsyth #2 is Past Due

Joy and Austin Forsyth are on baby watch! Their daughter's due date was yesterday, which means she could literally arrive at any time. How adorable is this photo of the pregnant mama and her son, who will be two-and-a-half in three days?

Joy-Anna Forsyth and Gideon Forsyth

Joy-Anna Forsyth and Gideon Forsyth

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Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

113 comments:

  1. Oh my heart!
    How adorable are these two!!
    Love Joy's sweater! Where did she get it?

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    1. It's from Bates Sisters Boutique! I have the same one. Its so soft and I love it!

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  2. I forgot she was due already! Hoping everything goes well!

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  3. I hope her birth goes well and it is nothing like the last one. I still don’t get why her midwife suddenly realized that Gideon was breech after 20 hrs of labor. I also don’t get how they didn’t realize how big he was, I thought you could measure that from when they’re in the womb? I don’t know much about the topic at all so please correct me if I’m wrong but I feel like Joy could’ve had better care last time.

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    1. It isn't an exact science. I'm also not sure how they missed him being breech -- seems like heartbeat would have been in a different place? From my own experience with a big baby, they thought he was average sized just by feeling my belly. I was having scans for something else when they measured him and thought he was going to be "big" (estimated 9lb at 40 weeks). Because I went two weeks over with my first we decided to induce the day after my due date -- turns out he was already 11lb, not 9! So that part of it can be really tricky, even with ultrasounds.
      He was also breech until 30 something weeks and they knew when he had flipped, but I suppose that could be tricky too in some cases.

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    2. When my mother had her first child, she was told she would need a C-section if he was over 6 lbs (she had heart problems). When she arrived at the hospital, holding her robe over her arm in front of her, the nurse asked "Where's the mother-to-be?" Mom replied, moving her robe aside, "I guess that would be me." The nurse exclaimed, "Oh my, we'd better get the incubator ready for this tiny baby." After labouring for however long, she delivered, without a C-section, a whopping 9 pounder. Moral of the story is, the weight and size of a baby can only be definitively measured post-birth. Before that, a guess is a guess, is a guess. Often it is in the ball park, but not always.

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    3. I’m OP, I realized I shouldn’t have said “last time”, because that was Annabell and not Gideon. I’m so sorry, I messed up. My questions about her first birth still stand though.

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    4. No you can't measure how much a baby weighs. You can get an estimate from ultrasound but it's usually way off. And yes yo u can tell when they are breech. They just tend to hire careless midwives who allow them to labor for days on end and put them in danger.

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    5. I’m not sure but my midwives and doctors always knew the position of all 6 of my babies before I ever went into labor. With that being said, things can change last minute... even with large babies. I have heard stories of babies turning during labor... both ways... from breech to head down and from being head down to then flipping breech. It may have just been one of those situations where he turned during labor and once they realized it they made the proper adjustments to get her the help she needed. Either way, I’m glad Joy and Gideon pulled through and praying for a safe delivery and recovery for Joy and this little one!

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    6. It's not an exact science but they usually get closer to the correct estimate with measurements and scans. My goddaughter's soon was due late March. In February the at a reg visit the doctor decided to order an immediate scan. The boy measured over 9lbs so the doctor scheduled her for a cesarean 3 weeks before her due date. When the baby was born, he weighed 10 lbs 4oz. Did said he was trying to about a 10lb baby but was glad that baby and mom were fine. That boy is 11 years old and is already 5'5".
      So, yeah, I'm thinking they could've done a better job estimating to available the emergencies. I truly understand wanting to do it "natural" and at home, but there's no Shane in using the advantages of modern medicine, which is the route they took this time. My heart goes out to them and I'm happy mommy and baby girl are doing well.

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  4. Congratulations, Joy, you will have two in diapers at the same time. You are my favorite Duggar. I can't wait to watch the birth on Counting On. Natasha b

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    1. You probably won't see the birth as Joy and Austin quit filming for Counting On...

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  5. I don't think she should be holding 25+ pounds on her belly.

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    1. Her baby is well-protected in the womb. I'm more concerned about Joy's back.

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  6. I hope they don't let Joy go much longer. Her feet and legs look rather swollen.

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    1. That's common for the last weeks of pregnancy. Not a reason to hasten labor.

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  7. Yes I think the picture looks very cute. I hope the baby will be healthy & happy. I àlso pray for a safe delivery. I enjoy hearing the announcement, seeing the gender reveal party and birth hopefully on the next season of Counting on. Natasha b

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  8. Such a sweet snapshot. Can't wait for pics if their family of four.

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  9. Most of these girls think nothing of going past their due dates or trying to deliver huge babies at home. It's scary.

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    1. She's discussed this on her you tube channel and she is having a hospital birth for this baby

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    2. There is nothing wrong with going past your due date.

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    3. @8:17 there is nothing wrong going a few days over your due date. Gideon was a large baby, this baby may also be large....I think Joy was hoping to VBAC, the risk of complications increases with a large baby. Let's hope she goes into labor on her own in the next few days and has a happy healthy baby.

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    4. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynos doesn't agree with 8:17.

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    5. All 5 of my kids were 41+ weeks , delivered naturally! Very normal and common ! Explains why my 4 girls were 9 pounds and my son 11 pounds lol !

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    6. 8:41, due dates are not always accurate. I would think ACOG would know that.

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    7. 8:41, there is nothing magical - or scientific- about the due date. It's sometimes inaccurate. Nothing bad automatically happens if a baby is born the day after the due date or even a week after. It's very much on a case-by-case basis. Sometimes there are reasons why it's decided a mom should have the baby before the due date, but there is NO hard and fast rule that all should follow. The OP said that it was "scary" that they think nothing of having their babies past the due date, but it's not "scary."

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  10. Best of luck and a speedy delivery Joy and Austin!

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  11. wonder if she'll come on gideons birthday

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    1. Gideon's birthday is Feb. 23.

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    2. Gideons birthday is in February

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    3. Not a chance. Gideon was born in February.

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    4. In February???

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    5. That would be impossible. Gideon's birthday is in February.

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    6. Gideon was born in February.

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    7. It would be his half birthday

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  12. This is a lovely picture of them.
    Can't wait for baby no 2 <3

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  13. How exciting! Her little girl is almost here! I do hope the birth goes easily for her, no matter how the child is born! I am also excited to find out what they will be naming her!

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  14. If I were Joy, I would go Jinger's route - get induced a week before due date so that the baby is not huge. I hope though the baby comes soon!

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    1. She actually did talk about induction on her YouTube channel but I thought it would’ve happened before her due date and it didn’t.

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    2. It's better to try to go into labor naturally than induce.

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    3. 8:17, that’s true but not all women can deliver very large babies so sometimes people make the choice to deliver a week early which is still safe for the baby and can avoid a csection

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  15. She looks identical to Jana on that picture! Except for the the belly :)

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  16. A beautiful picture. I hope she has a good delivery. Gideon is cute!

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  17. Will Joy be induced when a week passes ? Since she is going to a Dr. ? Unlike other Duggar daughters ?

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    1. She can’t be induced because she’s had a Caesarian section. There is a danger of uterine rupture.

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    2. She should be induced before one week as she said in her you tube channell that she will be induced at forty weeks so the baby won't get as big as Gideon when he was born,so I presume in the next few days if she doesn't go into labour spontainously.

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    3. 11:38 PM - women do deliver naturally after a c-section. Also, baby Annabell was 20 weeks already when they discovered she passed, so Joy had to deliver her as well.

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  18. Prayers for Joy-Anna and the baby for a safe delivery and a healthy baby girl. God Bless. Love the photo of Joy-Anna and Gideon.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

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  19. Anyone else think Gideon looks like Israel here?

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    1. That was my thought also.

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    2. No, I don't. Gideon is a plump, and Israel is tall and very skinny.

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    3. 10:56, I was referring to his face, not his body type.

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    4. We're talking about face, not body type, and they do look alike.

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    5. No, sorry. There faces are quite different to me.

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    6. No I don't. Gideon looks like Gideon. He looks like a very happy and very cute little guy.

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    7. No I don't. Gideon looks like Gideon. He looks like a very happy and very cute little guy.

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    8. 8;15, normally I would agree with you that Gideon has his own look. I don't think he and Israel look alike generally. But in my original comment I said that I thought he looked like Israel "here." In this particular picture.

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  20. Praying for a healthy baby and speedy delivery

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  21. I think Gidieon and i share a bday august 23rd.🎉🎊🎈 How cool we could share with this lil one too congrats amd happy birthdwy Gideion

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    1. Gideon's birthday is February 23rd. August 23rd is his half birthday!

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    2. You share a birthday with me! Happy birthday!!

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  22. Isn't Gideon's birthday in February?

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    1. Yes. You're right. He was born in February.

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    2. Yes,he'll be three in February,that's why he's two and a half in August.

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    3. She wrote that he will be 2 and a half in a few days. It's not his birthday now

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  23. When I saw this, my first thought was, "what if the baby is born on Gideon's birthday?" I didn't realize they were honestly that close date wise. Though uncommon it could happen.

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    1. Don’t know where so many of you all think that Gideon’s birthday is August 23rd, cuz it’s on February 23rd!!

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    2. But his birthday is February 23...

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    3. Gideon's birthday is in febrary.

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    4. Gideon's birthday, is February 23rd, and not in August.

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    5. The post says he'll be two and a half. His actual birthday was six months ago.

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    6. Gideon's birthday is Feb. 23, not Aug. 23.

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    7. Gideons birthday is in February so I do not think she will be born on his birthday LOL

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    8. Gideon’s birthday is in February. Ellie said two and a half, not two

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    9. Gideon’s birthday is in February.

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    10. Gideon was born in February ...

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    11. It doesn't say he'll be 3 in 3 days, it says he'll be 2.5 in 3 days. His birthday is in February

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    12. Gideon's birthday is in February! Joy is due now!

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    13. Gordon was born in February, not August

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    14. Gideon's birthday is in February, though.

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    15. It said that Gideon would be 2 1/2 in a few days. It didn't say that his birthday was in a few days. Yes, it would be his half birthday but he was born in February.

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  24. That would be cool if the baby arrives on Gideon's half-birthday!

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  25. Gideon is going to be two and half, its not his actual birthday. He was born in February.

    OhioMama

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  26. Dear people, I humbly advise you to learn reading at first! Gideon will be two-and-A-HALF in three days so his 2nd birthday was in February

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  27. The baby might come on Gideon's half-birthday. His birthday is February 23rd, and baby might come on August 23rd. Today is the 22nd, no news yet.

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  28. Cute photo but I wouldn't sit that toddler on an unborn child. Poor thing her foot and leg look swollen so I hope baby comes soon. But my guess is actually that the baby has already arrived by now and they are bust doing a magazine shoot before making the big announcement. Let's all guess on a name!

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    1. For one thing, she's supporting him with her hand. He isn't putting his full weight on the baby. For another, the baby is securely protected in the womb.

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    2. The unborn child is protected by amniotic fluid, uterine muscle, and abdominal muscle.

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  29. I think they will name her Isabell

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    1. i love that name or maybe rowanne ella

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    2. I don't think they will because they named their daughter they miscarried (still born!) last year Annabell and Lauren and Josiah named their baby Bella. Isabell is very close to both of those.

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  30. He looks so like Israel and Garrett. They should get a photo of those three together and they would look like brothers.

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    1. I agree with you, and would also love to see, a picture, of Israel, Garrett, and Gideon.

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  31. I wish her a fast labor and healthy baby! I was wondering also why with Gideons birth they didn’t realize he was breech for so long, I thought they could tell with ultrasound and also midwives can usually tell just by feeling down there or feeling the stomach. That was interesting to me. I hope she has a better experience this time! But every labor and birth is different.

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    1. I don't think they're going to risk another home birth with that lay mid-wife.

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  32. I hope her delivery is without complication. Observation - the outfits the pregnant duggar girls wear are not always modest. There is no reason to wear such form fitting clothing when you are pregnant, but they consistently wear such items. Joy-Anna's dress if very snug, and it is more than likely a bit see through. It seems hypocritical to claim modesty, and then dress in such a manner.

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  33. In time, the baby will come . Mary Keim

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  34. I suppose we won't hear of any news until the birth story has been sold to the magazine that bid the highest.

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    1. Yes, I agree with you, 9:06pm, especially since this baby was born on August 21, a few days ago.
      Congratulations, Joy and Austin.

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  35. 2.55. Any descent midwife can estimate a baby’s birth weight & position before birth. The birth weight won’t likely be spot on but will usually be to within 1-1.5 pounds of the delivery size. As for the position, it’s a lot different to feel the bottom of a breech baby to that of the baby’s head. I couldn’t understand how those two vital things were missing with Gideon’s delivery. I wish joy Anna every blessing for a safe & quick delivery & that all goes well for mum & baby. If ever a couple deserved an easy time it’s these two. Good luck with everything Joy.

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  36. Hopefully today is the day baby girl will be born, on Gideon's HALF birthday. They'll have Feb 23 and Aug 23 babies.

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  37. it's my hope that her doctor won't continue to let her go on so that this baby girl continues to get big. There is nothing wrong w/ getting induced and I hope she will have this baby very soon so there is no danger to her or the baby.

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  38. So excited for you joy and your little Family! Prayer's are with you. Such an exciting time in your lives.Counting on is one of my favorite shows!

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  39. WHEN IS JOY GOING TO HAVE HER BABY

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    1. She had her on Friday, but how were any of us supposed to know that before they announced? I’m sure Joy and Austin themselves didn’t know exactly when she was going to come.

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  40. I am wondering, if Joy, and Austin's, daughter will end up being a birthday buddy, with her Uncle Josiah. Josiah's birthday, is in four days time, which isn't that far away.

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    1. Why would you want a child to have to share any birthday celebration with an uncle? Even if the birthdays are a day apart, young children deserve their own special recognition.

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    2. This is the original poster, and I just heard, that Joy/Austin's Daughter, arrived on Aug. 21st. Thus, Joy/Austin's Daughter, will not be sharing a birthday, with her Uncle Josiah, after all.

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  41. Shouldn't it say baby #3?! You pro lifers can be such hypocrits!!!

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    1. People don’t typically count their deceased children, that doesn’t make them hypocrites🙄 I have a friend who has had eight miscarriages and three loving children, do you think she should go around saying that she has 11? I also went to church with a woman when I was fourteen who had three living children and then had lost her third baby very far into her pregnancy, she would always say that she had four children which led to many embarrassing situations when others would ask where their other child was.

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    2. You could say either 2 or 3 and be accurate. This is the second child who will be living in their family. It doesn't negate the fact that she has given birth to 3, and she certainly didn't choose to lose the second one.

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