The Duggar family is nothing if not fans of children.
Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar started it all in 1988 when they gave birth to their first child, Josh. Then they had twins John David and Jana, and daughter Jill soon after.
19 kids later, the parents started becoming grandparents! Josh Duggar started it off when his wife Anna gave birth to their daughter Mackynzie. Then Jill and Jessa started having children, and now Joy-Anna Duggar is also expecting.
Of course, the family has also been hit with their fair share of controversy, such as:
- Jana Duggar not being married and buying a tattoo parlor
- Jill and her husband being rejected by their church
- Jinger wearing pants
- Josh's sex/molestation scandal
- Their extremely strict family rules
- Amy's abuse by a family member
- Jim Bob's suitor survey
But now, the Duggars have another baby to celebrate! So who's given birth?
On the Duggar family blog, it was announced that a new addition had arrived! Josh Duggar posted this on Tuesday:
“We are so thankful and happy to announce the arrival of our new son, Mason Garrett Duggar. Both he and Anna are doing well. He arrived today without complication and we already adore him. The entire family is ecstatic over the arrival of another beautiful blessing. We want to thank everyone for your prayers, kind words and well wishes. We appreciate it much more than we could ever express. We pray God blesses each of you with an abundance of the kindness you’ve shown us.”
Mason makes child #5 for Josh and Anna, who are already parents to Mackynzie, 7, Michael, 6, Marcus, 4, and Meredith, 2.
Josh and Anna Duggar have been through a lot over the past two years, with Josh going to sex rehab after being caught in the Ashley Madison scandal and admitted to molesting his sisters.
“For nearly the last two years, we have quietly worked to save our marriage, focus on our children, and rebuild our lives together as a family. Doing so is never easy after a breach of trust,” the couple wrote when they announced the most recent pregnancy. “We’ve learned that a life of faith and rebuilding a life together is simply done one day at a time. As we continue our journey as a family and rebuild our lives, we are delighted to share with you that we are expecting a new baby boy later this year. Beauty comes from ashes and we cannot wait to see and kiss the face of this sweet new boy!”
The couple will be celebrating their ninth wedding anniversary this September.
Congratulations to the Duggar family, and welcome to the world, Mason Garrett!