“Well the secret is out,” Pumpkin shared on Friday, April 9 along with images of her positive pregnancy tests and photos of a sonogram.
Lauryn ‘Pumpkin’ Shannon, 21, Is Pregnant with Her Second Child Almost Three Years After Her First.
“Well the secret is out for everyone to know now!! Baby Efird #2 coming 2021. After almost 3 years we are finally having another blessing and couldn’t be happier,” the reality TV personality captioned the gallery-style post on Instagram.
Pumpkin and husband, Joshua Efird, 24, are now expecting their second child together. Their newborn will have an older sister, Ella who is three years old. Pumpkin is also the legal guardian of Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson.
Joshua and Pumpkin have been together since they were teenagers, In Touch reports. Josh proposed to Lauryn in January 2016 and they wed in a Las Vegas ceremony in April 2018.
The outlet spoke to Mama June’s daughter earlier this month and she told them of her plans for more children. “I don’t really know cause I’m kinda in between both,” Pumpkin said about her decision to have another baby or wait to expand her family. “Like, life is good with Ella. My life has been super complicated over the past two years and she’s kind of been my light throughout that. So it’s just like, I kinda go on both the fences. You know, who knows?” We do, now!
The former Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star also spoke to People about her second pregnancy. “I think all of us, we’re excited, but it’s also nerve-wracking in the same sentence,” Pumpkin told the outlet. “We weren’t really expecting. We also weren’t trying either, but we weren’t preventing. Everybody knows Ella’s 3 now, so it’s taken me that long to get pregnant. Because for a while, I was on birth control and then I got off of birth control for a year and a half. And then I found out that I was pregnant.”
She explained that her pregnancy “was definitely a shock” after receiving negative after negative pregnancy test results. Her husband recommended she stop taking tests and they had already “come to terms” with the idea that they might not have any more children. Then one day, she had a feeling that she should take another test and it ended up being positive.
Apparently, Alana had mixed emotions about the pregnancy news. The birth will mark the second time the 15-year-old becomes an aunt.
“I think Alana is excited, but Alana also kind of feels like a burden only because now we have Ella and she wants us to be able to move on with our life,” Pumpkin told the People. She said she sometimes forgets that Alana is “grown and she thinks like an adult. And it’s like, those aren’t the things that you should have to be worried [about].”
We are absolutely thrilled for Pumpkin and Josh as they grow their family by one member. We suspect that Alana will warm more once she sets eyes on her new niece or nephew!
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