Jessa and Ben Seewald just keep churning out the babies!
The couple announced on Thursday that they are expecting their fourth child.
The Counting On stars, who are already parents to Spurgeon, 4, Henry, 3, and Ivy, 1, shared the big news in the traditional Duggar family fashion – an announcement for TLCme.
They also revealed for the first time that they dealt with a miscarriage.
“After the heartbreaking loss of a baby last year, we’re overjoyed to share that another little Seewald is on the way,” the couple said.
In an announcement posted on her Instagram, Jessa told followers she and Ben were looking forward to summertime and that baby Seewald, whom she referred to as their “#RainbowBaby,” was the “#1 reason.”
In an accompanying video for TLC, Jessa said she was glad to be out of her first trimester, during which she was “pretty sick,” adding that “everything is good now.”
With Baby Seewald set to make his or her debut this summer, Jessa said big brothers Spurgeon and Henry are already “very excited.”
“They understand,” she said. “We have little pregnancy apps on my phone that we look at and they get to see updates of the baby’s progress and growth.”
As for Ivy, Jessa said the one-year-old doesn’t quite understand what – or rather who – is to come.
“I think it’s gonna be kind of a shock whenever baby arrives,” she added.
Jessa and Ben have yet to decide whether they will continue their tradition of keeping their babies’ genders a secret from the whole family, as Spurgeon and Henry have taken a bigger interest this time around.
“We’re not sure if our next baby will be adopted or not, but that’s something that has weighed heavily on our hearts since before we were married,” she told the magazine.
“We could wait until all of our kids are grown and gone and then adopt but I also think it’s kind of cool to have an adopted child growing up with the other kids,” Ben added.
Jessa also admitted at the time that she still had baby fever and that she and Ben “would love to have a house full [of kids.]”
Baby Seewald will be the 21st grandchild for Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.
Joe and Kendra Duggar are expected to welcome their third child – Duggar grandchild number 20 – later this month.
For those of you tracking each Duggar kid’s “blessings,” this new baby will put Jessa in second place among her siblings for most babies. Currently, only her oldest brother Josh and his wife Anna have more kids (with six) than Ben and Jessa do.
(Photos: TLC; Instagram)