Joy-Anna Duggar knows just how helpful it can be to come from a family with 19 kids. There’s always someone to spend time with, get advice from or lend a helping hand. The reality TV star is really enjoying having so many sisters on her side now that she’s made her big announcement. The Duggar girls are exceptionally close and are often seen on Counting On taking an active role in each other’s lives and helping out where ever they can.
Last month the oldest Duggar daughters had an informal family reunion. For the local sisters and sisters-in-law, this was nothing out of the ordinary. WHat had fans convinced something must be up was Jinger making the long trek from L.A. to meet up with her family. The girls spent some quality family time together shopping at Target and posting to social media. They also went out for a bite to eat binging some of their littlest kids along for the ride.
Fans were surprised and delighted when Joy-Anna took to Instagram to announce some very big news. She and husband Austin Forsyth are expecting again. This time the couple will be welcoming a baby girl due in August. Joy-Anna told her family her big news during weekly family night at Jim-Bob and Michelle’s house. She later posted footage of her private announcement to her YouTube channel. Joy-Anna also posted an announcement to Instagram letting her fans in on the good news.
This news would be exciting no matter what but family, friends, and fans are extra excited for Joy-Anna and Austin considering the loss they suffered. Joy-Anna was pregnant with a baby girl which the pair planned to name Annabelle. Tragically little Annabell did not survive to term and Joy-Anna lost her at 20 weeks. Some fans are worried about Joy-Anna’s health following such a painful loss. The young couple has been open about their emotions and their desire to have more children.
After Joy-Anna made her big announcement her sisters flocked to her Instagram post to shower her with love and show their support. Big sister Jill commented: “YAY!”. “I am so thrilled for you all!” commented Jessa. Sister-in-law Lauren wrote: “Yay!!!! So excited!!!!! Can’t wait to meet this little one!”. Josh Duggar’s wife Anna also chimed in: “Congratulations!!!! I couldn’t be more thrilled for you and Austin!”. Kendra and Joeseph left their own kind words: “Yay!!!! So excited and happy for y’all,”
The Duggar sisters aren’t the only ones who are excited for Joy-Anna and Austin. Fans also left many supportive comments and reached out to the couple with advice. Some offered ideas about testing they could ask for after their loss. Others offered words of encouragement for the young couple. It’s clear everyone is excited for Joy-Anna and Austin. They’ve been working through the pain of their miscarriage and are ready to move on. The happy little family is about to grow!