Jessa Duggar Seewald cannot contain her happiness — and for good reason.
The former 19 Kids and Counting star has taken to Instagram to share another beautiful photo of her growing baby bump. The selfie is in black and white this time — a little old-school spin — and it celebrates 25 weeks of being pregnant with her first child:
Family and fans will have a blast trying to guess the gender of Jessa’s baby, considering the reality star has been tight-lipped. Many believe that a woman who carries her baby low is having a boy, and those who have a high bump can expect a girl. Sure, it’s a popular old wives’ tale and not always accurate, but at least you have a 50/50 shot, right?
This beautiful pregnancy selfie is certainly not the first or last for Jessa, as she loves capturing every moment of her journey. Just a few months ago, she shared with us a snap of a “coming soon” onesie to reveal her pregnancy to the world. It also happens to be the couple’s wedding anniversary — that’s twice the reason to celebrate. Pregnancy announcements are just half the fun a mom-to-be will have on her road to motherhood. There’s picking out a baby name, prepping for your shower and filling up a pregnancy journal with all your heart’s desires that will take up a good portion of your time.
Nine months (technically it’s 40 weeks) might seem like a lot of time to plan for your family’s plus one, but it can go by very fast — which is one of the reasons so many mommies choose to take baby bump pics. They’re truly a beautiful way to celebrate this wonderful milestone in your life that you can look back on in years to come. Some moms will even opt for professional maternity photos to commemorate their time with a bun in the oven. Selfies can be just as worthy of a frame you can place in and around your home or office at work.
Hopefully this photo will inspire you to celebrate your pregnancy. Yes, it’s filled with days of queasiness and emotions, but the end result is definitely worth it! There’s nothing more beautiful in life than a woman with a baby bump. Embrace every moment of it.