The Duggar family has expanded once again! Joy-Anna Duggar and husband Austin Forsyth welcomed their first child, a baby boy, on Friday, February 23. Gideon Martyn Forsyth weighed 10 pounds, 3 ounces, the Duggar family announced on their blog on Monday, February 26.
Duggar, 20, and Forsyth, 24, announced their pregnancy in August. “We’re so happy and thankful to announce that we’re expecting a baby. Every child is such a precious gift from God,” Duggar told Us Weekly in a statement at the time. “I’m most looking forward to watching Austin as a dad and raising children together with him. I have a lot of good memories of my mom teaching us and the quality time we spent together, and I’m really looking forward to doing that with my own children. It’s such an amazing thing to be a parent and raise children!”
He added: “I’m really looking forward to the journey of this pregnancy and all the different stages it will bring. It’s really exciting and I feel so blessed to be a dad! We are beyond thankful!”
The pair also spoke about their pregnancy in a TLC video, with the mother-to-be revealing they had always talked about having kids. “Before we even were married, we were praying that God would give us kids, and we’re so thankful that he has,” she said.
The pair got married in Rogers, Arkansas, in May 2017 then headed on a romantic honeymoon in Switzerland. The birth announcement came just at the right time! Counting On returns to TLC Monday, February 26 at 9 p.m. ET.