Jessa Duggar has given birth to baby no. 4!
Duggar and her husband, Ben Seewald, were proud to welcome their fourth kiddo following multiple days of contractions.
“Baby Seewald #4 has arrived!” Duggar wrote via Instagram on Monday, July 19, announcing the birth. Duggar also revealed the days leading up to her delivery via her YouTube channel, as well as tacked on a Part II which revealed the baby’s gender and name.
Duggar went on to tell Entertainment Tonight in a statement: “After the heartbreaking loss of a baby last year, we’re overjoyed to share that another little Seewald is on the way. We are so grateful to God for the precious gift of a new life! The kids are delighted, and we can hardly wait to welcome this little one into our arms this summer.”
Ben, 26, added that Duggar’s “pregnancy [was] going smoothly” and both she and baby No. 4 were “doing well.”
Six months prior to the announcement, Duggar shut down any and all pregnancy rumors after a commenter on Instagram pointed out her stomach.
“There’s no baby behind the bump — only tacos,” Duggar replied to the August 2020 comment. “Thanks for asking.”
A month earlier, Duggar, who is also a mother to Spurgeon, 5, and Henry, 4, and daughter Ivey, 2, revealed how she has no issues with buzzing off any haters.
“Whenever I look at people who are super, super negative or super hateful in their comments, a lot of times they’re not real people in the sense that, like, it’s an account that has zero posts, zero followers created specifically for hating,” Duggar explained in July 2020.
“We just have to remind ourselves, like, we don’t live for the approval of every single person out there. We love each other. We love our kids. We love God and we try to live our lives to please God. … You can’t please every single person out there.”
Duggar added at the time in regards to how she and Seewald have managed not to become “jaded” with social media: “We don’t really know the experience of that person and what they’re going through. You know, maybe they’ve had a really rough day … I think it’s important to be understanding and just kind of take people where they’re at.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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