‘Counting On’ Stars Josiah & Lauren Duggar Announce Pregnancy After Going Through Miscarriage

“Here comes another blessing, y’all!”

Yet another Duggar couple is expecting!

Josiah and Lauren Duggar announced on Monday that Lauren is pregnant for the second time since they got hitched last year. During the most-recent season of Counting On, the couple opened up about the miscarriage Lauren had with her first pregnancy back in October.

Lauren and Josiah announced the pregnancy in a series of photos released by People magazine.

In one pic, the couple holds a sign that says “Rainbow After the Storm: Baby #2,” in an obvious nod to this being their “Rainbow Baby,” which is a term commonly used for the pregnancy that follows a miscarriage.

“Every good and perfect gift is from above and we are looking forward to this new season of parenting together!” the couple told the magazine in a statement. “God’s faithfulness to us in our most difficult moments has sustained us and brought us such love and comfort. We cannot begin to tell you how much we are looking forward to holding this baby in our arms this fall.”

In a video made for TLCMe, Lauren and Josiah talked about the pregnancy.

“Recently we walked through losing a little one through miscarriage,” Josiah says in the video. “We’re just excited to have another little one on the way now.”

“We’re just extremely grateful for this baby,” Lauren adds. “Going through a lot really shows us how good God is, and that miracles do happen.”

On Instagram, the couple announced the pregnancy, while also revealing that they have given their first baby a name.

“We are so excited to announce that baby #2 is on the the way!” they wrote in the caption of an announcement photo. “It’s hard to fully express just how grateful we are for God blessing us again with another precious gift! So, as we rejoice of the life of our second sweet baby, we also remember (balloon as symbolism) our other sweet baby, Asa, in heaven. God is so incredibly good!”

In the video announcement, the couple then reveals that they found out Lauren was pregnant “at like, 4 in the morning.”

“I went to the store and got a test because I thought for sure she was probably expecting,” Josiah says. “And sure enough she was!”

“We were both overjoyed, and just crying because we were so thankful for our sweet blessing,” Lauren added.

Lauren and Josiah’s baby won’t be the only “blessing” coming to the Duggar Family this year. Nearly every married Duggar kid is currently expecting a baby, including Jessa and Ben Seewald (who are expecting their third child in June); Joseph and Kendra Duggar (who are having baby number two in October); and Josh and Anna Duggar (who are expecting baby number six in November), and Joy and Austin Forsyth (who just announced they’re pregnant with their second child). In addition, Duggar cousin Amy Duggar King and her husband Dillon are also expecting their first child. 

(So…basically the only married Dugs who haven’t announced they have a “bun in their oven” are Abbie Duggar, Jill Dillard and Jinger Vuolo…)

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar (of course) released a statement about Josiah and Lauren’s pregnancy. The statement oddly included an advertisement for some sort of Bible media channel.

Here’s Ma and Pa Duggar’s statement (complete with the weird plug to sell stuff).

“The Lord says we should use our kids’ baby announcements to sell ya crap!”

“We are so thrilled for Lauren & Josiah expecting! It was very difficult losing their first child in a miscarriage, but now God has blessed them with another child on the way.”

As per usual, ol’ JB and Michelle had to somehow make their kids’ announcement all about themselves.

“This year we are going from 12 to 17 grandkids, soon they are going to outnumber our own kids,” the stated. “We are so grateful for each one of them. It’s not easy raising kids in today’s world. Over the years we have asked God for wisdom to help keep our children on the right track and to point each of our family members to a close relationship with God. 

“One of the resources that has been priceless are the messages at [Embassy Media]. The practical Biblical teachings have inspired us and taught us how to lead our children spiritually, how to have a close marriage relationship, how to resolve conflict and how to conquer anger. We pray that each one of our descendants will make a positive difference in this world. -Jim Bob & Michelle”

Lauren and Josiah have not revealed how far along Lauren is, or if they’re having a boy or a girl. They did state that, should their baby be a girl, Lauren will get to choose the name. If it’s a boy, Josiah will choose.

Watch Lauren and Josiah discuss their latest blessing in the video below:

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(Photos: TLC, Instagram)

24 Responses

  1. As an athiest who doesn’t even watch the show, I often find it difficult to understand any of the things the Duggar’s celebrate (like pregnancy after pregnancy after pregnancy…). However, these two seem lovely and this news is truly heart warming. They seem to support each other and I hope they have an easy and healthy pregnancy & delivery.

  2. Listen up ladies, you too can get a life of being nothing but a broodmare and second class citizen to an uneducated misogynist. And the best part is that anytime you assert your own personhood they’ll tear you down with church doctrine and threats of going to hell! Please use me, a college educated woman with a career and partner that treats me as an equal, as a cautionary tale.

  3. Yeah we need more families that allow their sons to molest their daughters without real consecuences and bully his wife not to divorce his molesting, cheating ass

  4. yes..let the boy go to public school where he molest and harrass every girl there and lose his virginity at 12. out of her 19 ill take any of them compared to the teens and millenials and public school kids now. it’s a shame there arnt more families like that. instead of the self obsessed, social media obsessed, rotten, drunken, drug addict, rude, mean, nasty attitude, judgmental, selfish people walking around.

    1. You do realize your entire post is nothing but judgmental slams against literally everyone else in the world, painted with a very crass and broad brush I might add, except the Duggars, right?

    2. So ELS, you’re saying it was perfectly fine for Jim Bob and Michelle to allow thier son to molest multiple daughters as long as he didn’t go to school and molest more girls? Or have sex? Well he did still molest one friend, so there’s that. Also funny to me down thread you lost your sh*t over what you perceived as people being mean/rude to the Duggars when you have absolutely nothing nice to say about anyone else but the Duggars. Believe me honey, they’re making money just fine without you defending them but thanks for showing us how vile and crazy you can be

  5. Really sweet message that he posted. Cute idea about naming too (unless he likes weird names such as Spurgeon…)

    1. yes. every time I read something on here they are always making fun of or speaking badly of them. smh. and look at the down votes. people love to hate.

        1. that’s my 17 year old daughter on the same account. m is for mary…me. and e/els is for ellie, my daughter. again…every single thing on these articles are the same people commenting their hate. get a fuckin life and stop hating on everybody elses.

          1. So you two make a habit of replying to one another, so it looks like someone agrees with you? Wth, lol.

            Also, Michelle and Jim Bob deserve ALL the hate they get, they certainly dish out their own fair share, and then some. They are not good, let alone godly, parents. The hell they put their daughters through when they ALLOWED their son to continue molesting them, for years, makes them absolute monsters.

            It is possible that the good deeds some people do, are negated by the evil they spew.

    2. It’s almost like people aren’t cool with crazy religious parents who fostered an environment that allowed at least one of their sons to molest several of their daughters… and promote women to just be ready and willing to please their man and be breeders like they have nothing else to offer. Not to mention having a million babies themselves that they basically had the older ones raise because they were too busy bringing more babies into the world. I could go on about the environmental impact having all these mouth breathers is, but I think you get the point. Michelle and Jim Bob are terrible in their own special *hollier than thou* way

      1. and btw…I dont know how to get of my daughters name….THIS IS MARY. since I know shit that other people do bothers u so much. you have convinced me its definitely time to unsubscribe to the ashly since it’s just filled with democratic haters and millenials and such mean people that have nothing nice to ever say and need to wake up and stop caring immigrants guns and animals. this country is going to shit because of a bunch of moronic hypocrites. how’s that for being nasty?

        1. The fact that you allow your MINOR child to not only read, but willingly encourage her to also participate in spewing forth the hatred you claim to dislike so much, isn’t exactly winning you any mother of the year awards.

          If neither of you have the self control often required in an online environment, you should probably both seek out better entertainment mediums.

          Personally, I’d be telling that CHILD to find something better to do, and not be one of those electronically glued “millenials” you keep bitching about, lol. Who encourages their children to act like asshats online?

        2. You sound unhinged, and obviously do not realize you’re subscribed to a GOSSIP site that prevails in snark… so having opinions about what *celebs* do is kind of how gossip sites work.

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