Fans of the Duggars have something new to celebrate after Jinger (Duggar) Vuolo and husband Jeremy announced in January that they were expecting their first child. On Monday Jinger, 24, shared with her fans that they are now more than halfway through her pregnancy, according to People.
In January Jinger and Jeremy announced to their fans that they were pregnant by releasing a statement on their website:
“The past fourteen months have been the best of our lives as we have had the wonderful privilege of beginning our journey through life together in marriage,” they wrote.
“We both looked forward to the joys of marriage but neither one of us fully understood just how amazing the start of this journey would be. Truly, the Lord’s mercies are new every morning!”
“Now, the journey has taken an exciting turn: we are expecting our first child!” they continued. “We are praising God for this beautiful gift and ask that you join us in praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy.”
Jinger and Jeremy quoted a verse from the Bible to share their experience in growing a new child. The verse, from Psalms, expresses how intimate God is in creating unborn child:
“Psalm 139:13-14 13 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well,” they shared.
Jeremy shared with TLC that he is hoping the baby will turn out just like his wife, saying, “I am praying that the baby will look like, act like, talk like, be like Jinger, and so I’ve asked everyone else to pray as well,” he said.
His explanation was simple: “I was a little terror as a child,” he said, “so I’m hoping that the little one will be as much like Jinger as possible.”
Please pray for Jinger and Jeremy as they grow and nurture their unborn child, and for a healthy pregnancy. Be sure to read about some of the new freedoms that the Turpin children are now enjoying after being released from the hospital.