Future family of five! Kendra Duggar is pregnant with her and husband Joe Duggar’s third child, Us Weekly confirms.
“We are so excited to announce that we have a tie-breaker coming in February,” the pair told TLC on Wednesday, August 19. “Baby No. 3 is on the way! Life is full of surprises and we’re thrilled that it is a sweet baby that surprises us this time!”
“During this season that we are celebrating the birth of Christ, we are so excited to share with you that we are expecting the gift of a child ourselves!” the reality stars exclusively told Us in December 2017. “Wow, it’s so exciting!!! We’ve both always loved children and seen them as a real blessing from God. It’s so surreal to think of being parents and having our own little one. We cannot wait to see this new baby!”
“We are ready to double the fun at our house!” the TLC personalities gushed to Us in April 2019. “Being parents has already proven to be a greater joy than we had hoped or imagined. We love getting to parent together and are loving every moment and milestone. We are very happy that our little family will welcome a new addition later this year.”
Addison arrived in November 2019. Her parents told Us in a statement at the time that Garrett was “going to be a great big brother.”
The pair gave their fans a glimpse of Kendra’s birth experience during a Counting On episode earlier this month. The Virginia native reflected on her “painful contractions” and “sharp pains,” saying in a confessional: “I didn’t feel like I could [do it].”
Kendra explained, “I was in so much pain, I was laying down and I just didn’t think that while I was laying down [my water] would break. I’ve never had that experience before, and it was a lot of pain at that moment.”
Her mom, Christina Caldwell, arrived, and helped her daughter through her nausea and painful contractions until Addison’s arrival in the “early hours of the morning.”