On May 28, Jinger Dugger Vuolo and Jeremy Vuolo announced that they are expecting their second child together nearly two years after welcoming their first child, Felicity, in 2018.
The couple who has been married since 2016 also revealed that they are expecting another baby girl. At the time, Jinger wrote on Instagram, “We are so excited to announce that we’re expecting a little girl this November! Jeremy and I both guessed it was a girl, just a gut feeling we had. And we couldn’t be happier.”
Then, as Mamas Uncut previously reported, in an exclusive interview with People, Jinger and Jeremy revealed that they endured a miscarriage late last fall of 2019. Following that interview, Jinger opened about that difficult period in their lives on Instagram one day later.
“I’m excited! Yet, the overwhelming feelings of joy and anticipation that I’m feeling today are a sharp reminder of the overwhelming feelings of sadness and loss I felt last November,” Jinger shared on Instagram.
Jinger Duggar Shares Intimate Details of the Moment She Learned She Miscarried.
The soon-to-be mom of two then went into details about hours before and after learning she had miscarried in November 2019.
“On a Monday evening, Jer and I were rejoicing with our families as we announced that I was pregnant. Yet, in God’s perfect timing, it was the next morning that I awoke knowing something wasn’t right. Within moments I knew that I’d lost the baby. Tears filled my eyes, sadness cloaked my soul. Having just lost my grandmother months before, the news of new life was like spring lilies blossoming after a dark, cold winter. And in a moment, that life was gone.”
The family’s grandmother Mary Duggar unexpectedly passed away in a drowning incident in June 2019. Jinger continued by describing how she felt in the days following the miscarriage.
“I know many of you can relate. The minutes feel like hours, the hours like days, don’t they? I was helpless—nothing I could do would restore the lost life. Yet, I was never hopeless,” Jinger wrote. “In those moments, I did the only thing I could. I rehearsed the timeless truths upon which I’ve anchored my soul—the truth that God is sovereign and he is good.”
Jinger then recited a passage from The Bible, “the truth that Job recited, thousands of years ago, in his agony, ‘The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.’
“The pain doesn’t leave quickly. It’s not meant to. But in the midst of pain, the hope we hold is in God who works ‘all things together for good for those who love him and are called according to his purpose’ (Rom 8:28). Dear friends, the reality is, at times we are helpless. But never, and I mean never, do we have to be hopeless.”
Sadly, Jinger isn’t the only member of the Duggar family who has dealt with miscarriage. Joy-Anna Duggar is also currently pregnant with her rainbow baby, her mom Michelle has lived through the loss of a child, as did their sister-in-law Lauren.
In a separate post, Jinger then openly dreamed about what their second daughter might be like when they meet her in November 2020.
“What will she be like? The thoughts run through my mind over and over. Felicity is such a spunky, fun-loving, social butterfly! Will this little girl be the shy introvert, happier with a good toy in a quiet room than bubbles at a party? Who knows. Whοever she is, and whatever she loves, I’m excited to see her flourish as she grows.”
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