Rainbow baby! Josiah Duggar’s wife, Lauren Duggar (née Swanson), is pregnant three months after opening up about her miscarriage.
“God’s faithfulness to us in our most difficult moments has sustained us and brought us such love and comfort,” the Counting On stars tells Us Weekly exclusively. “We cannot begin to tell you how much we are looking forward to holding this baby in our arms this fall. Every good and perfect gift is from above and we are looking forward to this new season of parenting together!”
Us broke the news that the reality stars had lost their first pregnancy in February. “A couple months ago, we found out that we were expecting, but suddenly thereafter, we lost our baby,” Lauren, 20, said in a TLC announcement at the time.
Her husband, 22, added: “It really was a hard time for our family going through this right after we got married. And all the dreams of getting to see our little one and hold it in our hands dashed before our eyes.”
The couple, who tied the knot in June 2018, chose to talk about their miscarriage so others would know that they’re “not alone.”
On Mother’s Day, Josiah honored his wife with a sweet Instagram tribute. “To my dear Lauren… Happy 1st Mother’s Day,” he wrote on May 12. “I have seen you love, protect, and how much you have given without getting anything in return. I wish our sweet baby could’ve seen just how wonderful a mother you are. Not all mothers arms get to hold their little one, or get to hear their baby’s laughs and cries. You may have missed out on these things since our baby was called home to be with Jesus, but you ARE a mother. I love you Lauren! … #mamatoanangelbaby.”
Now that Lauren and Josiah have a little one on the way, they join a long list of expecting Duggars.
Jessa Seewald (née Duggar) announced in January that she is pregnant with her and Ben Seewald’s third arrival. Three months later, Kendra Duggar (née Caldwell) announced that she and Joseph Duggar are expecting their second child, followed by Anna Duggar (née Keller) and Josh Duggar‘s May reveal. Joy-Anna Forsyth (née Duggar) and Austin Forsyth’s announcement came that same month.
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