The Duggar family is growing! John David DuggarAnd your wife Abbie Duggar announced she’s pregnant with the pair’s second child.
“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 couple’s joint Instagram account read on Sunday, May 8. In one photo, Abbie cradled her baby bump in a pink dress while holding hands with the duo’s 2-year-old daughter, Grace. A second picture showed Abbie, the expectant mom, looking lovingly at her stomach while standing alone.
“So so thrilled for you!!! 🥰🥳,” Carlin Bates commented on the couple’s announcement, while Josie Bates wrote, “Congratulations!! So happy for you 😍.”
Hannah DuggarWere you married? Jeremiah Duggar in March, celebrated the special moment in a comment of her own, gushing, “The best news!!! 😍I can’t wait to meet him!” 💙.”
After announcing their engagement in July, John David and Abbie tied to the knot in November 2018. Us WeeklyIn January 2020, the news broke that the former TLC personalities had welcomed their first child.
“Our lives have changed forever with the arrival of our baby girl,” the Counting onAlums tell their stories UsAt the time. “She is a beautiful gift from God. We are so grateful to God for giving 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.”
Two weeks later, they gave birth. UsA look inside the lives of their newborn. “We are settling into our new routine of life, which has included a few long nights as Gracie is still trying to figure out the difference between day and night!” John David and Abbie gushed. “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. We are grateful for all the support they’ve shown us in this new and wonderful phase of our life.”
Before becoming a professional, 19 Kids and CountingAn alum spoke out about the difficulties his wife faced during her first child. Hyperemesis gravidarum is a condition that causes extreme morning sickness and can be fatal to Abbie.
“It hit her hard, and she was down for probably seven weeks,” the Arkansas native told UsOctober 2019. “She was hospitalized a couple times. Multiple trips to the ER were made 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.”
John David noted at the time that he was being extra attentive to Abbie’s needs. “I keep her eating and just comfortable,” he told Us. “Anything I can get for her, I try to. I ran to the store. [get] whatever she needs, just keep her as comfortable as possible when she’s feeling bad.”
The Oklahoma native called her doting husband “an angel,” telling UsHe once dropped everything to get her heat packs. “He said, ‘No, you need this. I want to go get it for you,’” she recalled. “He’s cooked for me. He’s cleaned.”