Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo cannot wait to be parents – but they haven’t done much preparing yet. While the mother-to-be has been sharing photos of her growing bump on Instagram, every time she writes in blue chalk on the board behind her, fans speculate that she’s having a boy. Was that her intention?
The Counting On star, who is 24 weeks along, also adds that her husband doesn’t have a preference when it comes to the gender. “Jeremy is so happy. He’s just so excited that he’s gonna be a dad at this point,” she says. “He’s just really, really excited either way, whatever the baby is, he’s just so thrilled to be a dad.”
“No … I don’t know the gender,” Jinger, 24, says in the latest issue of Us Weekly. “I just happened to use blue chalk that day and everyone automatically jumps to conclusions and it had nothing to do with that. The gender has not been known and so it’s like, we just put blue chalk on that and everyone thought, ‘Ah, I know what she’s having now.’”
While the couple are trying to focus on enjoying the pregnancy, Jinger does admit she became nervous once her sister, Joy-Anna Duggar, had her baby in February.
“I thought, ‘Oh my. What if I have a 10-pounder?‘ That’s probably the only thing that makes me nervous … just thinking of the size of the baby and going through labor,” Jinger says. “At this point I’m trying not to think about that. I’m trying to just enjoy the pregnancy. I know that when that baby comes, I’m going to be super excited to see it.”
For more on Jinger’s pregnancy, pick up the latest issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands now.
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With reporting by Carly Sloane
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