Joy-Anna Duggar Makes a Surprising Decision About Her Unborn Baby


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Joy-Anna (Duggar) Forsyth is only a couple of months away from giving birth to her first child, and it looks like she has decided to do at least one thing differently than her brother and sisters before her. 

  • The Forsyths have reportedly opted not to find out the gender of their growing babe before he or she is born.

    Apparently a family friend has revealed that Joy wants the baby's gender to be a surprise. This is quite a different decision from the other Duggar kids who have already had their own little ones. Josh and Anna Duggar announced the genders of all five of their kids before they were born, as did Jill and Derick Dillard with their two sons. Jessa and Ben Seewald kept the gender of their boys a secret until birth, but admitted that they themselves knew they were having sons. 

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  • At least we won't have to wait long! Joy is due at the end of February.

    Or sooner, if you believe some busybodies on the Internet. Ever since Joy and Austin announced they were pregnant just three months after tying the knot in May, fans have been speculating that it was a shotgun wedding. 

    The above photo is one of the last pics that Joy-Anna has posted online, back at the beginning of October. She said the baby was "already about the size of a bell pepper and weighs around half a pound!!!" which would have put her pregnancy at around 18 weeks. We did the pregnancy math for you, and yes, that would be a honeymoon baby.

  • People are convinced that Joy-Anna is further along in her pregnancy than she is claiming.

    It's true -- Joy does look a little bigger than the average pregnant woman in the first or second trimester -- but there's something people are forgetting. Everyone is different. Joy-Anna is probably just carrying her baby more out front than most. We can hardly imagine her breaking the Duggars' strict courtship rules before getting married.

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  • Regardless of when this little bundle makes its appearance, we can't wait to meet him or her!

    Shotgun wedding or not, we can't wait to meet the newest Duggar grandbaby. We have a feeling there's more than a few people around the homestead who feel the same way.