Nearly two years after welcoming their second child, Jessa Duggar Seewald and her husband, Ben Seewald, are expecting their third child together.
In an exclusive statement given to People, Jessa and Ben admit they are “overjoyed” to be growing their family.
“We are overjoyed that God has blessed us with a baby, due late this Spring! From the day we found out we were expecting, we both guessed boy, and if our predictions are right then we already have a ton the clothing and accessories ready to pass down! At the same time, we would absolutely love it if we found out we were having a girl — though we’ve joked that we’d be starting from square one and might have to learn a few things.”
Ben and Jessa have been married since November 1, 2014.
The pair is currently the parents of two boys, Spurgeon Elliot who is 3 years old and Henry Wilberforce who is 23 months old.
Ben told People that while Henry doesn’t quite understand that his mom is carrying a child, Spurgeon has become very curious:
“Henry doesn’t have a clue what’s coming, but Spurgeon understands and he talks about the baby quite a bit. Seeing our boys meet their new sibling for the first time is something we are really looking forward to! We realize that, in going from two to three kids, we’re about to switch from man-to-man to zone coverage, so we’ve definitely been taking advice from friends who are already in this stage! We love being parents and are really looking forward to this new arrival!”
The pair also hopes to keep with the tradition of giving their children names with Christian connections.
And despite growing their family naturally now, both Jessa and Ben are still considering adoption in the future.
In a past interview Jessa has said, “adopting and fostering to adopt is very much in our hearts.”