Jessa Duggar on Her Upcoming TLC Special, Sans Brother Josh: “It’s Gonna Be Great”

Jessa Duggar talks TLC show
Pregnant Jessa Duggar opened up about her upcoming TLC specials, parenthood, and more at the Southern Women's Show, where she was joined by husband Ben Seewald TLC

Duggars 2.0! Last week, TLC announced plans to air "two or three" specials focused on 19 Kids and Counting stars Jill and Jessa Duggar. Days later, Jessa and her husband, Ben Seewald, appeared at the Southern Women's Show in Orlando, Fla., where they hinted at what fans could expect from the programs. 

"We're excited. We're looking forward to this," 22-year-old Jessa, who's pregnant with her first child, told the crowd (via Entertainment Tonight). "We're going to be doing some filming, preparing to welcome this little one into our lives. It's gonna be great."

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As previously reported, the specials will document Jill and Jessa's lives as wives and mothers (or mothers-to-be, in Jessa's case). Jill, 24, recently welcomed son Israel with husband Derick Dillard, while Jessa is due to give birth in November.

"I know it's going to change our lives dramatically. It's going to be huge," the TLC reality star said of parenthood at the Women's Show on Saturday, Sept. 26.

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"[Ben and I] were just talking logistics of travel. Right now, we packed all of our stuff in a little suitcase for this weekend trip, and I was like, man, when you have a baby!" the Arkansas native continued. "Our friends have been warning us, 'You're going to have car seats and strollers and a huge bag for all the baby stuff.'"

Jessa, of course, is one of 19 children born to Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, all of whom have names that start with the letter J. Asked whether that's something she and Seewald might do for their children, the newlywed let her husband explain.

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"We thought to ourselves, if we do that, we'll kind of limit our name selection," Seewald shared. "We thought maybe we'll keep our options open."

TLC's upcoming specials do not yet have an air date, but the network hopes to have at least the first program out by the end of 2015. One thing that is clear? Jill and Jessa's older brother Josh Duggar will not be included.

Josh, 27, is currently in a treatment center in Illinois following several scandal-filled months in the spotlight. Earlier this year, it came out that he had molested five young girls, including Jill and Jessa, when he was a teenager. Then, in August — after Gawker linked him to the infidelity website Ashley Madison — he admitted to cheating on his wife, Anna, and having a secret porn addiction.

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"I have been the biggest hypocrite ever," he wrote in a statement at the time. "I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain, and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in Him."

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