First, it was Jessa and Ben, before it was Joe and Kendra.
Then it was their cousins Amy and Dillion, and now it’s Josh and Anna Duggar’s turn.
In the last four months, four different members of the Duggar family announced they are expecting a child.
Jessa and Ben Seewald announced they were having their third child in January:
Joe and Kendra Duggar announced they were having their second child, just 10 months after welcoming their first:
Then, earlier in April, their cousins Amy and Dillion King revealed they are expecting their first child together in October:
Now, the eldest Duggar and his wife announced on April 26 that they are still growing their family as well.
Josh Duggar’s wife, Anna, took to her own Instagram page to share a video.
In the video, it shows Josh and Anna handing out paper letters to four of their five kids and asking them to figure out what it spells.
In the end, they revealed that the letters spell out, “New Baby Coming This Fall.”
We are so excited to announce that we are expecting a new little one! As we watch our children grow and thrive — we look forward to baby six joining us this fall!
Members of their family congratulated the soon-to-be parents of six publicly on Instagram.
Jessa wrote, “Such a creative and adorable way to tell the kids!” To which Anna responded by giving the credit to her husband and writing, “Thanks! Josh did a great job getting it all together!”
Jill wrote, “Congrats!!! So excited for y’all.”
Joy and Austin Forsyth added:
Yay!! Excited for y’all!!!!! love this announcement video!!
And Joe and Kendra said, “Congratulations!!! So happy for y’all.”
One fan praised Josh for finding his way home. As People reported back in 2015, Josh revealed that when he was a teen, he acted “inexcusably” toward four of his sisters, which resulted in him being sent to rehab.
The fan wrote:
This is making me cry! I am so thrilled to see your family doing well. Congratulations! I love the story of redemption and restoration God has scripted for you all. It is so inspiring to see the beauty bloom from the broken in your life. God is so good. I am so thankful he had forgiven you the strength to preserve and josh the heart to turn towards Him and home. Praise the Lord! I pray your new addition would bring further joy to your family and you all would continue on the path of loving God and each other well. Your marriage is a beautiful example to your kids and the world of what forgiveness, grace, and healing can look like. Many blessings to you!!
And another fan asked if the couple if they “are going to have 20 kids like your parents?”
However, Anna didn’t seem like that is their future plan. She wrote in response:
So far our kids pretty much have a 2+ year gap between each one, at this rate number 20 would arrive when I’m 60. So no I don’t think I will have 20. I’m thankful for the 6 children God has give us and I’m just treasuring each day and leaving the future in HIS hands!
It’s unclear just how many children the couple intends on having.