Anna Duggar is pregnant for the fourth time, and she just revealed the gender. Is the twin rumor true? Find out what Josh and Anna Duggar have to say about their growing family.
The Duggar family continues to grow as 19 Kids and Counting stars Josh and wife Anna Duggar announce their fourth child will be a… baby girl!
Due on July 10, Anna thought twins could be a possibility since she was experiencing more morning sickness with this pregnancy and twins run in Josh’s family — his mom, Michelle Duggar, had two sets of twins. Josh, 26, is the eldest child of Michelle and Jim Bob, who rose to fame when TLC chronicled their large family on the reality show.
No twins this go-around for Josh and Anna. The couple are excited to welcome a baby girl, as now it will be even — two girls and two boys. The Duggars have two sons, 3-year-old Michael and 1-year-old Marcus, as well as one daughter, 5-year-old Mackynzie.
“Josh thought it was a boy. I thought it was a girl,” Anna said. “Mackynzie wanted a girl. Michael wanted a boy.”
Anna and her sister-in-law Jill Duggar (striped shirt) are both pregnant and recently shared this Instagram photo as they compared baby bumps.
Married since 2008, Josh and 26-year-old Anna said they don’t have a specific number in mind as far as how many kids they will have but plan on “as many children as God will give them.”
“I’ve done the math, and there is no way we can have 20 kids that I can figure, but the reason most people don’t have a large family is because they feel the financial pressures. It’s tough to have so many kids in today’s world,” he told People.
As far as baby names go, it sounds like Josh and Anna will stick with their “M” theme. “We are close to announcing a name but haven’t yet,” Josh said. “We are likely going down the same path, but we’ll just have to see.”
All 19 Duggar kids, including Josh, have names that start with the letter “J,” so Josh and Anna decided to keep that tradition going, only using a different letter.
Now 21 weeks into her pregnancy, Anna said her morning sickness has subsided, and she is getting excited to welcome her new addition.
“Some people think I’m not happy unless I’m pregnant. Marcus just celebrated his first birthday, and I was thinking, ‘My baby is growing up.’ There is a desire to have more children but also keep the balance of enjoying what God has given you and enjoy the children we have,” she said.