Jessa Duggar Shocked Her Whole Family With News of Baby #2

It's been a couple months since we heard that Jessa (Duggar) Seewald is expecting her second child, but in realty TV land, the rest of the crew didn't find out until Tuesday night's episode of Counting On.


Jessa said that some of her older sisters had figured out that she was pregnant again already, but that the majority of her family had no idea. She got her sister Jinger to do a photo shoot for their growing family, along with a special message written on a chalkboard to announce the news.  

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Jessa explained that they were a bit surprised to find out they were going to be parents again when their baby was just about 6 months old. She said that between her sister Jill and sister-in-law Anna not getting pregnant so soon after each birth, she figured she and Ben would follow a similar timetable.

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She also said that they waited awhile to announce that they were expecting again. Unlike Jill, who famously announced her pregnancy about two seconds after she peed on the stick, Ben and Jess waited until the second trimester. "With my last pregnancy, we waited for about 12 weeks to announce to everybody," she shared. "We're about 14 weeks, so a little further along."

Jessa also fully admitted that they are not ready to have two babies around the house. She confessed, "No -- we're not prepared, not yet. We'll be getting prepared. We didn't feel prepared to be parents the first time around!"

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Ben added, "We're excited, but at the same time, I'm like: 'I hope I'm ready for this.' How is it going to be having two kids, two young little babies?"

We're sure they'll do just fine. Congrats to the growing family!


Image via jessaseewald/Instagram

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