Still counting! John David DuggarYour wife Abbie DuggarIn September, they welcomed their second child, a boy.
“We are now a family of 4,” the pair wrote via Instagram on Saturday, October 1. “We welcomed little 💙Charlie💙We welcomed the baby into our world last month and have been enjoying newborn snuggles eversince! We are so thankful to God for this precious gift!”
The couple, who tied the knot in 2018, announced Abbie’s second pregnancy on Mother’s Day. “To the little girl who calls me Mommy and our little boy due in late summer, I’ll love you forever! 💖💖💖 #mothersday,” a post on the pair’s joint Instagram account read in May. The sweet snaps show Grace, Grace’s 2-year-old sister, and Grace, Grace’s reality TV alum.
Before giving birth to baby No. 2 in Arkansas, the native held a party with her family and friends before giving birth to baby No. “Had so much fun celebrating baby boy this weekend! 💙💙💙,” Abbie captioned a series of photos in August, with one picture showing her posed in front of a blue balloon arch.
The former TLC personality was joined Jill Duggar, Jana Duggar, Joy-Anna Duggar, Kendra Duggar, Lauren Duggar Katey Duggar. “Congrats @johnandabbie,” Jill, 31, captioned an Instagram Story photo from the party of her standing beside her sister-in-law. “Loved getting to celebrate baby today!”
Us WeeklyIn January 2020, John David and Abbie announced that they had welcomed their first child. “Our lives have changed forever with the arrival of our baby girl,” the duo gushed in a statement to Us. “She is a beautiful gift from God. We are so thankful that the Lord gave her to us. It’s still surreal to know that we are really parents but it’s a great new adventure that we are excited to take on together.”
The new parents gave birth to their child weeks later. Use a glimpse at how they were “settling into” life at home with baby Grace. “Mom and baby are both doing well, and we are very much in love with her! It’s also been so nice to have good advice and help from our families,” John David and Abbie exclusively told Use. “We are grateful for all the support they’ve shown us in this new and wonderful phase of our life.”
Since their daughter’s arrival, the couple often shared her milestones with their fans via social media. “Celebrating her 1st year of life was so much fun! 🥳,” the proud parents captioned an Instagram carousel of birthday party pics in January 2021. The toddler wore a white shirt with “one” on the front in gold letters and a matching gold party hat as she dug into a chocolate-frosted cake.
Abbie remained relatively private about her second pregnancy, but her first wasn’t all smooth sailing. October 2019: Counting on alums described Abbie’s struggle with hyperemesis gravidarum.
“It hit her hard, and she was down for probably seven weeks with severe morning sickness,” John David exclusively told Use at the time, adding that his wife was “hospitalized a couple times” early on in her pregnancy. “We made multiple visits to the ER for dehydration. … She couldn’t eat, pretty much, or drink, or anything. She was on IVs, and she had IVs at her home. So that was a pretty scary time.”
The former 19 Kids and CountingStar adored Abbie throughout her battle with cancer. “I keep her water filled up, and her snacks for her,” he explained. “I keep her eating and just comfortable. I do my best to get her anything I can. I rush to the store. [get] whatever she needs, just keep her as comfortable as possible when she’s feeling bad.”