Earlier today, we learned the exciting news that Joy-Anna Duggar is pregnant.
Joy-Anna married Austin Forsyth in May, which means the couple is moving fast even by the standards of a family that’s mostly famous for breeding.
In her official announcement, Joy-Anna didn’t offer any information about how far along she is, but of course, that won’t stop fans from wildly speculating about her due date.
People magazine published the above photo of Joy-Anna on their website today, and many have commented that she looks like she’s several months along.
Joy-Anna had better get used to the scrutiny, because for reasons that aren’t entirely clear, fans are downright obsessed with what goes on in her uterus.
Prior to her wedding, rumors that Joy-Anna was pregnant before marriage cropped up regularly on social media.
At this point, we think it’s safe to say no pre-marital hand-holding took place, but if you’re familiar with the Duggar courtship rules, you know what a scandal an out-of-wedlock child would have been.
Joy-Anna and Austin honeymooned in Switzerland, and the consensus among fans seems to be that Joy-Anna got pregnant during the trip and is now roughly three months along.
As is so often the case with this sort of thing, the Duggars are remaining tight-lipped about the due date.
But that doesn’t mean Joy-Anna and Austin aren’t talking to the press at all.
The parents-to-be have issued several statements about how happy they are to have a child on the way.
They’re just not offering up any info about when the baby might be arriving.
“Before we even were married we were praying that God would give us kids and we’re so thankful that he has,” Joy said today.
Austin echoed the sentiment, adding:
“We’re so happy to announce that we’re pregnant. When we found out we were pregnant we were both extremely happy and felt blessed.”
Yes, these two certainly aren’t giving away any clues.
Many fans have pointed out that Duggar women typically share pregnancy news at the end of their first trimester, which would mean Joy-Anna is likely due in February.
Whatever the case, the expectant mother sounds thrilled to have a little one en route.
Our heartfelt congrats go out to Joy-Anna and Austin!
Watch Counting On online to relive the young couple’s road to the altar.