Josiah Duggar & Lauren Swanson Announce They're Pregnant With a Rainbow Baby

Josiah Duggar, Lauren Swanson

Congrats, congrats, congrats! Lauren (Swanson) and Josiah Duggar just announced that they're expecting a baby, and we could not be happier for them! The Counting On stars opened up earlier this year about their devastating miscarriage just months after their wedding, and we've been hoping ever since for news of a precious rainbow baby. 

  • Josiah and Lauren shared their happy news on Monday, May 20, and shared some sweet photos on Instagram.

    In the caption, they shared, "We are so excited to announce that baby #2 is on the the way!!!! It's hard to fully express just how grateful we are for God blessing us again with another precious gift! So, as we rejoice of the life of our second sweet baby, we also remember (balloon as symbolism) our other sweet baby, Asa, in heaven. God is so incredibly good!"

    They also shared with People magazine, "Every good and perfect gift is from above and we are looking forward to this new season of parenting together! God's faithfulness to us in our most difficult moments has sustained us and brought us such love and comfort. We cannot begin to tell you how much we are looking forward to holding this baby in our arms this fall."

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  • The couple revealed in February that they lost their first child to a miscarriage.  

    Lauren opened up to People magazine that they lost their first baby last fall, after tying the knot in June 2018. She shared her heartbreaking loss, saying, "I wasn't feeling well. I was cramping really, really bad, which was quite strange because I normally don't, I was thinking maybe I had something that had gluten in it. It was late at night and I went to use the restroom and there was the baby. Gone. I couldn't believe it and I was hoping it wasn't true."

  • Josiah shared a sweet Mother's Day message to Lauren last week, acknowledging her as a mother. 

    We didn't even know that Lauren was expecting again already, which makes this love note on social media even sweeter. Josiah wrote to his wife:

    "To my dear Lauren ... Happy 1st Mother's Day! I have seen you love, protect, and how much you have given without getting anything in return. I wish our sweet baby could've seen just how wonderful a mother you are. Not all mothers arms get to hold their little one, or get to hear their baby's laughs and cries. You may have missed out on these things since our baby was called home to be with Jesus, but you ARE a mother. I love you Lauren!"

  • We couldn't be happier for Josiah and Lauren's addition to the Duggar baby boom happening right now.

    Their little one is going to have plenty of cousins to play with, because so many of Lauren's in-laws are also expecting little ones. Jessa (Duggar) Seewald is due in just a month or so, and Anna Duggar, Joy-Anna (Duggar) Forsyth, Kendra (Caldwell) Duggar, and even cousin Amy (Duggar) King have recently announced pregnancies.

    Congrats again, Josiah and Lauren!