‘Counting On’ is the continuation of ’19 Kids and Counting,’ following the Duggar children into the next phase of their lives. We see them creating a whole new generation of Duggars. The show has quite a few fans that watch the show adamantly every week. They also keep an eye on the families via social media. That is why they are speculating and are pretty certain about those speculations that Joy-Anna Forsyth is pregnant again, but is hiding it for a good reason.
Last year alone, in 2019, there was a huge baby boom within the Duggar family. Michelle and Jim Bob welcomed a whopping five grandchildren, born to various members of the Duggar children. That brings the total number of grandchildren to 17. So far, at least. If they’re part of the Duggar family, we’re sure to see more pregnancy announcements and babies born this year. However, sadly, a tragedy did strike two of the pregnant Duggar girls during their respective pregnancies.
Joy-Anna and her husband, Austin Forsyth welcomed a healthy baby boy, named Gideon Martyn Forsyth in winter of 2018. They were overjoyed and excited to be new parents to the little boy. In 2019, the couple had announced that they were pregnant once again, along with other Duggar women. However, at a scheduled ultrasound appointment, the couple were told that their baby had no heartbeat. It was also a gender reveal scan. They had found out that she was carrying a baby girl.
On July 3rd, 2019, Joy-Anna and Austin Forsyth had to say goodbye to their little girl, whom they had named Annabell Elise. According to Joy-Anna’s Instagram post she said, “We named her Annabell Elise. Annabell means “God has favored me”, and Elise means “God satisfies” They shared an intimate photo of them with their baby girl on Instagram. Joy-Anna also said, “What a precious thing to know that when our daughter opened her eyes, the first thing she saw was the face of Jesus.”
Fans are speculating that Joy-Anna might be pregnant again for a couple of reasons. One of them is that fans have noticed that on social media, Joy-Anna has not been shown in any full-body shots since December of 2019. They believe that she may be hiding a burgeoning baby bump. However, there is no evidence to support this theory, as Joy-Anna nor her husband has said anything about a pregnancy. She may not be ready to experience that again after the loss of little Annabell.
We are just going to have to wait and see what happens. If she indeed is pregnant, she may be waiting until after the 20-week mark (the point where she lost Annabell) to announce anything. One ‘Counting On’ fan said, “I think Joy is pregnant, but won’t announce until she’s past the point when Annabelle died.” So, that means that we may not hear anything regarding pregnancy for the next few months. We will just have to be patient and wait.