Josiah Duggar & Lauren Swanson Open Up About Expecting Again After a Miscarriage

Josiah Duggar, Lauren Swanson
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It's a rainbow baby for Lauren (Swanson) and Josiah Duggar! The couple announced earlier this week that they're pregnant again, after experiencing a devastating miscarriage last fall. Now they're opening up about expecting again, and it's clear they're just over the moon to be expecting again.

  • Josiah and Lauren recorded a video for the Duggar family's website, revealing how they found out they're pregnant again.

    Josiah shared, "Recently, we walked through losing a little one through miscarriage, but we're excited to have another little one on the way now." Lauren chimed in, "We're just extremely grateful for this baby and just going through a lot really shows us how good God is and that miracles do happen."

    Then Josiah revealed that they found out she was pregnant at 4 a.m. He explained, "I went to the store and got a test, because I thought for sure she was probably expecting and sure enough she was!"

    "We we're both overjoyed and just crying because we're just so thankful for another sweet blessing," Lauren added.

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  • They also shared what they're looking forward to most about meeting their baby.

    Josiah said he wants the baby to have his sense of humor, but also to grow up to be just like Lauren, especially with her looks and spunk. He also confessed that he thinks it's a girl, but that if it's a boy, he gets to pick the name. 

    Lauren added, "I really don't know. I just want a healthy baby, so I'll just say a boy!" 

  • The Counting On couple shared their happy news

    Along with some sweet photos, 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."

  • Congrats again to this sweet couple!

    We can't wait to watch their family grow -- and play with all the new sweet Duggar cousins coming this year. We're in the middle of a baby boom over there right now, with Jessa (Duggar) Seewald, Joy-Anna (Duggar) Forsyth, Kendra (Caldwell) Duggar, Anna Duggar, and even cousin Amy (Duggar) King all expecting babies right now. 

    That's going to be one epic Christmas card photo!