“This is the 6th gender reveal for our little family and it always so exciting!” the 19 Kids and Counting alum, 30, captioned a Thursday, June 20, Instagram video. “Each child God has given us is unique and special — we all look forward to the arrival of our daughter / sister this fall!”
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IT’S A… 🥁 This is the 6th gender reveal for our little family and it always so exciting! Each child God has given us is unique and special — we all look forward to the arrival of our daughter / sister this fall! 🎀🍁🍂 This morning Jessa sent over an article which mentioned our first gender reveal with Mackynzie on the Today Show as something that helped popularize gender reveal cakes 10 years ago. 🍰 (while it’s hard to believe it’s been that long, it also reminded us to get this video posted! 🙈) A little behind the scenes story: When I was expecting Kynzie, Grandma Duggar excitedly told me of a “new trend” that featured baking a gender reveal cake. Grandma asked if she and Amy could bake one for us?!?! Josh and I loved the idea and that was our plan…until our producers heard about the idea and it grew quite a bit! Buddy the Cake Boss ended up baking the first gender reveal cake for us! We were thrilled to cut into our pink cake with Meredith Vieira in NYC. All that to say, Grandma was the one who sparked this special tradition for our family and it sounds like a lot of other families have enjoyed the idea over the years as well! With Grandma’s passing last week, this 6th gender reveal is a reminder of her love — I’m so glad we were able to share the news of our third little girl with Great-Grandma before she went to be with Jesus! #littleduggars
The former reality star went on to add that it was her grandma, Mary Duggar, who inspired her to use a gender reveal cake during her first pregnancy. She died last week of an accidental drowning.
“With Grandma’s passing last week, this 6th gender reveal is a reminder of her love,” Anna wrote. “I’m so glad we were able to share the news of our third little girl with Great-Grandma before she went to be with Jesus!”
In the family footage, one of the Florida native’s sons poured water over a bold beehive, which bubbled over with pink foam. “It’s a girl!” her kids said, jumping up and down in excitement.
Anna and Josh, 31, tied the knot in 2008 and started growing their family one year later. Mackynzie, 9, was born in 2009, followed by Michael, 8, Marcus, 6, Meredith, 3, and Mason, 21 months.
Us Weekly broke the news in April that the former TLC personalities have another baby on the way. “We couldn’t be happier to share with the world that our family is growing by one this Fall,” the couple told Us in a statement at the time. “We continually stand amazed by God’s love, redemption, grace and blessings in our lives. Our entire little family is ecstatic!”
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