Jessa Seewald, better known as Jessa Duggar, has finally given birth to her third child, and while to us it seems like her pregnancy has gone on forever, Jessa said it felt like it flew by. Just last week, the Counting On commented on how quick her pregnancy felt.
"I honestly can't believe it," she said. "It seems like this pregnancy has flown by! Can anybody else attest to that fact that when you have toddler or two keeping you on your toes, pregnancy just seems to fly by??"
Jessa, who is already a mom to her two boys Spurgeon, 3, and Henry, 2, with her husband Ben Seewald, said that when she found out she was expecting, she thought it would be another boy.
"From the day we found out we were expecting, we both guessed boy, and if our predictions are right then we already have a ton the clothing and accessories ready to pass down! At the same time, we would absolutely love it if we found out we were having a girl "” though we've joked that we'd be starting from square one and might have to learn a few things," the couple said.
But, they were wrong! Jessa gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, weighing in at 7lbs 14oz. Considering her boys were both about 10lbs, Jessa says her little girl feels so small. The Seewalds also shared their daughter's name, and I absolutely love it! They posted the announcement on their family website.
Ivy Jane Seewald was welcomed into the world Sunday, May 26th. We were getting ready for church when my water broke, and we were thinking "˜Well, I guess we have a change of plans! After three and a half hours of labor, Ivy was born at 5:57pm.
Her due date was June 5th, and since both of our boys went five days past their due date, we thought we would go late again. We were so surprised when she came two weeks earlier than her brothers. We definitely weren't expecting that! Ivy was born at home weighing 7lbs 14oz and 20 1/2 inches long.
She feels so tiny compared to her siblings! Spurgeon was born at nearly 10lbs, and Henry close to 9lbs. We're so grateful to God for this precious gift. She is already so loved. Her big brothers adore her!
Some of the other Duggars congratulated the couple on their new arrival on Instagram.
"Congratulations!!!!!" Anna Duggar, Josh's wife, said. "I love the name!!!!! ðŸ™ŒðŸ»ðŸ’ž"
"She is SOOOO sweet!!ðŸ˜ðŸ˜" sister Joy-Anna Duggar-Forsyth wrote.
"Auntie can't wait to meet this little doll baby! ðŸ˜â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸" sister Jinger Vuolo-Duggar wrote.
"Congrats y'all!!! She's the cutest! ðŸ˜" sister Jana Duggar said.
"CongratulationsðŸ’ So happy for y'all!!!" brother Joseph Duggar said.
"So precious! â¤ï¸ -Lauren," sister-in-law Lauren Duggar said.
Having three kids aged three and under is a huge undertaking, but if any family can handle it, it's the Duggars.