The Duggar Family has grown…again.
Joseph Duggar and his wife Kendra announced on Monday that Kendra gave birth to their second child on Saturday, November 2. The Counting On stars– who are already parents to 17-month-old son Garrett– announced that their new addition is a girl, whom they named Addison Renee. While they did not reveal why they chose the first name Addison, Renee was likely chosen because it’s Kendra’s own middle name.
“Addison Renee has made us a family of four and we are already so in love with her!” the couple told Us Weekly. “She made a quick arrival in the early hours of the morning and has already melted our hearts. We know Garrett is going to be a great big brother. Children are each a special gift from God and we are so happy our newest blessing is here.”
Addison weighed in at 7 pounds and 12.5 ounces, and measured 20.5 inches long at birth.
Although Kendra announced her pregnancy with Addison just 10 months after giving birth to Garrett, she told Us Weekly earlier this year, that she hopes the quick baby-making will continue.
“We would love to have more kids if the Lord blesses us,” she told Us Weekly in March. “As many as He wants to give us, we’ll be happy to take them.”
If she and Joe keep up the blessing-making pace they’re currently at, Kendra– who is only 21 years old— could possibly end up giving birth to even more kids than Joe’s mother, Michelle Duggar, did. Michelle was already 22 years old when she gave birth to Josh, the first of her and Jim Bob Duggar‘s 19 children. If Kendra continues to have children until the age of 43 (as Michelle did), and has multiples as Michelle did, she could end up with more than 19 children before her child-bearing years are over.
Anyway, Addison is Michelle and Jim Bob’s 14th grandchild, and they have three more grandchildren on the way. Currently, Abbie Duggar (who is the wife of John-David), Lauren Duggar (wife of Josiah) and Anna Duggar (wife of Josh) are all pregnant and due to give birth soon.
Several members of the Duggar clan took to Instagram to congratulate Kendra and Joe on their newest blessing.
“Addison is so beautiful! Congratulations,” Anna wrote.
“Yay! She’s such a doll! Congrats guys!” Jill Dillard wrote.
(Photos: TLC, Instagram)