Add another Duggar baby to the list! “Counting On” star Josh Duggar and his wife, Anna, welcomed their sixth child together and announced the baby news in a statement on Wednesday, revealing their daughter, Maryella Hope, came just in time for the holiday. “On Thanksgiving eve our hearts are overflowing with joy and gratefulness for the arrival of our sixth child!” the couple told Us Weekly. “Maryella Hope arrived this morning at 9:12am. 8 pounds and 2 ounces, 20 inches long.
Revealing Anna’s labor was fast and they didn’t face any complications during labor, the controversial couple added, “We are so thankful for a beautiful, healthy baby girl!” Their new bundle of joy is the duo’s third daughter. She joins her five brothers and sisters including Mackynzie, 9, Michael, 7, Marcus, 5, Meredith, 3, and, Mason, 2. The TLC stars, who said “I do” in September 2008, had announced the exciting news that they were expecting back in April. “We couldn’t be happier to share with the world that our family is growing by one this Fall,” they revealed in a statement to Us Weekly at the time. “We continually stand amazed by God’s love, redemption, grace and blessings in our lives. Our entire little family is ecstatic!” They shared the first photo of their baby girl on Instagram, writing, “Maryella Hope arrived one day ahead of Thanksgiving Day 2019 and a great reminder to be grateful for all God has done for us! We are so excited and thankful to God for His special blessing giving us this precious, happy & healthy baby girl!”
Josh and Anna Duggar also took to social media to showcase the moment their five children found out the baby news. The kids discovered the news that they were getting a sibling by putting together a puzzle that spelled out “New Baby Coming This Fall.” While not all of their kids could read, the older ones and Daddy helped reveal the news. “We are so excited to announce that we are expecting a new little one! As we watch our children grow and thrive — we look forward to baby six joining us this fall!” Josh Duggar captioned the video and added the hashtag, “little duggars.”
Josh and his wife weren’t the only Duggars pumped about the news they were expanding their family. His parents also released a statement after the couple revealed they were expecting. “We are so happy for Josh & Anna, expecting their 6th child and our 16th grandchild! Each child is a blessing from God,” they said. “Anna is one of the most amazing women in the world, she is a Proverbs 31 woman! Anna & Josh are good parents and it is going to be neat to see what God does with each one of their children’s lives,” Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar said. “Mackynzie, Michael, Marcus, Meredith and Mason are so excited to have a little sibling on the way!” they added. “God is at work in their sweet little family! He has blessed them with another child! What a gift! The best days for their family are still ahead!” Josh’s daughter, Maryella, joins a handful of baby Duggars born this year, including Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald’s third child, daughter Ivy Jane, who was born on a couch in May.