There's exciting news in the Duggar family. There's another Duggar baby on the way!
Jessa Duggar Seewald and her husband Ben Seewald just announced that they are expecting baby no. 3. Their baby, who is joining big brothers Spurgeon Elliot, 3, and Henry Wilberforce, 23 months is due in the spring.
Jessa, 26, and Ben, 23, have been married since November 2015. They were wed in front of 1000 guests.
“We are overjoyed that God has blessed us with a baby, due late this Spring!” Jessa told PEOPLE in a statement. “From the day we found out we were expecting, we both guessed boy, and if our predictions are right then we already have a ton the clothing and accessories ready to pass down! At the same time, we would absolutely love it if we found out we were having a girl — though we’ve joked that we’d be starting from square one and might have to learn a few things.”
Ben also weighed in on how the news of the newest addition has changed their family: “Henry doesn’t have a clue what’s coming, but Spurgeon understands and he talks about the baby quite a bit. Seeing our boys meet their new sibling for the first time is something we are really looking forward to! We realize that, in going from two to three kids, we’re about to switch from man-to-man to zone coverage, so we’ve definitely been taking advice from friends who are already in this stage! We love being parents and are really looking forward to this new arrival!”
It will be interesting to see what name they will give their third child. Each of their sons has a religiously and historically significant name.
Spurgeon is named after influential Baptist preacher Charles Spurgeon, a 19th century pastor who was called "the preacher of preachers." His middle name is also significant; it comes from missionary named Jim Elliot, who died in Ecuador while evangelizing. Henry Wilberforce is named after Matthew Henry, a 17th century minister and Biblical commentator, and British abolitionist and prominent Evangelical William Wilberforce.
Congratulations to the couple on their baby! We look forward to seeing pregnancy pictures and baby pictures when the time comes!