Just three months after getting married, Kendra Caldwell is pregnant with Joseph Duggar’s baby!
Plenty of people are congratulating the couple, including fans and fellow Duggars.
But seeing Jinger Duggar celebrate the good news has fans demanding to know when Jinger will make a pregnancy announcement of her own.
You certainly don’t have to be a member of the Duggar fertility cult to face expectations that you’ll get pregnant and have a baby soon.
Plenty of people from normal families dread the holidays and family gatherings because they’re tired of questions about when they’ll put their uterus to work because some other relative wants grandkids or niblings or whatever.
Obviously, that’s not fair — your body is your own, and you don’t owe anyone grandbabies.
With the Duggars, however, these expectations are taken to greater extremes.
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have 19 children. 19.
They expect for all of their brood to not only continue to live their lives by Jim Bob’s fundamentalist beliefs about male supremacy and rejecting most of society, but also to follow their parents’ footsteps in having as many children as possible.
In other words, Jim Bob and Michelle are expecting literally hundreds of grandchildren.
Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell got married back in September.
It’s December and Kendra is already pregnant with the couple’s first child.
Considering that the average fertile couple has to try for about a year to create a viable pregnancy, that’s pretty fast. (That’s average, though, meaning that some people take a couple of years and others get it on the first try)
While Joseph and Kendra perhaps didn’t conceive as quickly as Joy-Anna and Austin (who may have broken courtship rules and had a shotgun wedding), that’s still fast.
The Duggars, of course, gave Joseph and Kendra’s good news a very public shout-out. Jinger said:
“Congratulations, Joe and Kendra. We’re so excited for you guys.”
Jeremy Vuolo added: “We cannot wait to meet the little one. We’re so grateful to God for giving you a little baby so soon. We love you guys, and hope to see you soon.”
When fans saw Jinger Duggar publicly congratulate her brother and her sister-in-law on their pregnancy, they had questions.
Namely: why was 19-year-old Kendra Caldwell having a baby before 23-year-old Jinger Duggar?
In the real world, those would both be somewhat young ages for pregnancy. Actually, with a 19-year-old, you can lose the “somewhat.”
Fans took to Facebook to offer their hopes, prayers, and encouragement that Jinger and Jeremy will become parents.
One fan wrote: “Praying for you Jinger. Hope you get pregnant soon. Your babies will be gorgeous too”
Another asked: “When is Jinger going to announce she’s expecting?”
That second comment may be a reference to the commonly held belief that Jinger Duggar is already pregnant.
Of course, other fans were quick to remind people that Jinger and Jeremy may be taking their time.
Jinger Duggar wears pants — because Jeremy Vuolo allows it. She also listens to (gasp!) secular music.
It may be that she and Jeremy are using some form of birth control.
It’s also possible that they’re just … not pregnant. They’ve been married for, like, a year. They may just have bad timing, or one of them may struggle with fertility issues. It happens.
The only thing that we know for sure is that fans pushing Jinger to get pregnant soon isn’t going to do any good.