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Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth & Austin Forsyth Are Parents to a Baby Boy

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Another day, another Duggar

There's another little Duggar in the world: Counting On star Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth and husband Austin Forsyth welcomed their firstborn on Feb. 23, a baby boy measuring 22 inches long and weighing in at just a little over (*gulp*) 10 pounds. The couple told People, "We are blessed beyond measure with the arrival of our son, Gideon Martyn Forsyth. Looking at our child for the first time was such an incredible moment! God is so good, and we are so thankful.”

Ten-plus pounds of baby! God/modern medicine is also good to have come up with epidurals. People reports that Mama and Baby are both in fine health after the delivery.

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Wait, which Duggars are these again? It's OK, we have trouble keeping track too. Well, this is Joy-Anna Duggar (now Forsyth), who's 20 and looks pretty much just like the rest of her sisters. She met Austin Forsyth when his family moved to Arkansas and joined the Duggars' church. No, we didn't remember that either; we had to look it up. It's all good. The pair had a zippy three-month engagement before they got hitched — and in Duggar style, their first kiss happened at the altar. They honeymooned in Switzerland, and in August told People that a baby was on the way thanks to a combination of aforementioned honeymoon and, you know, God.

“We’re so happy and thankful to announce that we’re expecting a baby! Every child is such a precious gift from God. I’m most looking forward to watching Austin as a dad and raising children together with him," Joy-Anna said.

Austin added, “It’s really exciting and I feel so blessed to be a dad! We are beyond thankful!”

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We're assuming the pair is also pretty stoked about getting past the side hugs-only phase of their courtship (Duggars have strict rules about avoiding kissing or front-to-front hugs before marriage). They have yet to share a pic of the baby on their official Instagram page — though there are some cute baby bump photos — but we're guessing little Gideon will make an appearance soon. He'd better, before another Duggar baby shows up and swipes the spotlight. Hurry up, Gideon. Clock's ticking.

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