Jessa Duggar / Instagram Jessa (Duggar) Seewald and Ben Seewald
The Duggar family has welcomed its newest member!
On Monday, Jessa (Duggar) Seewald announced that she and her husband Ben Seewald welcomed their fourth child together. She has not yet revealed gender or further details.
“Baby Seewald # 4 has arrived!” the former Trust star, 28, wrote on Instagram along with a photo of her holding the newborn in a hospital bed.
Older sister Jill (Duggar) Dillard commented on the post and wrote: “Congratulations! So happy for you all !! ❤️.”
“So very excited for you guys !!! 🥰”, sister-in-law Claire Duggar wrote.
Jessa and Ben announced in February that they were expecting their fourth child together after Jessa experienced a pregnancy loss last year.
“After the heartbreaking loss of a baby last year, we are very pleased to announce that another little Seewald is on the way,” the couple said in a statement.
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Jessa Duggar / instagram Jessa (Duggar) Seewald
In her birth announcement post, Jessa instructed followers to share one of her birth story YouTube videos, saying that part 2 “coming soon!” Filming began with Jessa, Tuesday, July 13 at. 19:51, and explained that she “had had a lot of contractions today, but not necessarily like, super painful or something. Just such a dull ache.”
The mother of four – who also shares sons Spurgeon, 5, and Henry, 4, and daughter Ivy, 2, with Ben – said she got both her birth bag and baby bag packed as well as the car seat ready for use. “My due date [July 17] is three days away so it’s a little early but I went five days late with my first two pregnancies, went a week and a half early last time so you just never know. “
Spurgeon and Henry asked her about the three oldest children what their guess was on the baby’s gender, and both said boy, while Ivy became quiet and was encouraged by Spurgeon to also guess that they had a little brother.
Prior to the baby’s arrival, Jessa admitted that she and Ben were still struggling to decide the name.
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“Ben and I have been sitting on [sex] here forever – months and months – and one would think that we now had a name. But it’s harder than it looks, “she said. I feel like the more kids you have, the more you’ve used up, you know, the favorites. And I have not even always wanted the same names from pregnancy to pregnancy. That has changed a bit. I look back at my name list from previous pregnancies and I’m like, they just do not – none of them are like, ‘wow.’ So I start a little from scratch. And Ben too. “
She added that they “think we have a first name, we struggle with the middle name, we have about five or six different options so we’ll see. The first two children were five days old before we decided on a name , which was a long time. “
The following day, at 16.04 on Wednesday 14th July, Jessa said in a video update that she had been to the doctor that morning and “everything looks good” and she “chilled” and “played some Go Fish” with her children “to use the time . “
Although she “went for a walk” that morning and “had a few contractions,” Jessa said, “all sorts of died off again.”
Jessa Duggar / instagram Jessa and Ben Seewald with sons Spurgeon and Henry and daughter Ivy
Then at At 3:15 a.m. Sunday, she explained in another recorded update that she had “had contractions every 10 minutes for the past few hours. And I can’t sleep.”
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“I would say they are like on a scale of one to 10, probably like a seven or an eight. But they are still separated so I get a break,” she told viewers. “I definitely feel the right deal. I tend to feel the real work contractions more in the back and that’s what these have been,” added Jessa, who said she had texted her birth team.
Hours later, at 15:26, Jessa and Ben were registered as they walked through halls of a hospital where her contractions were three minutes apart.
“Ready to have this baby!” she wrote as the couple walked into an elevator and the video closed with a “continue.”