Josh Duggar and his wife, Anna Duggar, have welcomed the newest member of their family into the world.
Anna gave birth to the couple’s fifth child, a healthy baby boy named Mason Garrett Duggar, on September 12, according to Us Weekly.
The Duggar family shared a photo of their newest addition, along with the announcement, on Facebook:
The joyful announcement said:
Mason Garrett Duggar has arrived!!! 9 lbs 1 oz , 22″ long, born 9/12/17. We are so thankful and happy to announce the arrival of our new son, Mason Garrett Duggar. Both he and Anna are doing well. He arrived today without complication and we already adore him. The entire family is ecstatic over the arrival of another beautiful blessing. We want to thank everyone for your prayers, kind words and well wishes. We appreciate it much more than we could ever express. We pray God blesses each of you with an abundance of the kindness you’ve shown us.
– The Duggar family
The couple shared the news that they were expecting in March. In an attempt to put the molestation scandal surrounding Josh and his sisters behind them, the pair began working on their marriage and focusing their children. The couple said:
For nearly the last two years, we have quietly worked to save our marriage, focus on our children, and rebuild our lives together as a family. Doing so is never easy after a breach of trust. As we continue our journey as a family and rebuild our lives, we are delighted to share with you that we are expecting a new baby boy later this year.
And now, he is here. Mason joins his four brothers and sisters, 7-year-old Mackynzie, 6-year-old Michael, 4-year-old Marcus, and 2-year-old Meredith.