Jessa Duggar: '19 Kids and Counting' Star Shares Pregnancy Update Via Instagram

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Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald of 19 Kids and Counting fame are expecting their first baby on the anniversary of their first wedding anniversary--November 1st. Jessa is keeping 19 Kids and Counting fans apprised of how she's doing via Instagram, but not in the same way sister Jill Duggar did when she and Derick Dillard were expecting their baby boy.

When Jill Duggar was pregnant, Derick Dillard took photos of her baby bump every month to show the progression. They welcomed son Israel David Dillard on April 6th.

Jessa Duggar is keeping followers abreast of her pregnancy progress by sharing Instagram photos--one of which shares what she's been eating lately.

"Lunch date with my man! Yeah... because "the baby" was craving Arby's! I love being able to use that excuse.
#BabySeewald #RoastBeef #ArbysSauce #JamochaShake," she captioned the following photo.

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Even more recently, Jessa Duggar shared a printout of her actual pregnancy update.

"#100 days pregnant! So amazing to read about #BabySeewald's development each week! @ben_seewald
Week 14 Of Pregnancy "If you could peek inside yourself now, you'd see a baby the size of your clenched fist (and come to think of it, at 14 weeks of fetal development, your little one can clench his or her own fist!). As fetal development continues, your baby also has the coordination, strength, and smarts to wiggle his or her fingers and toes and even suck a thumb (how cute is that?)," she captioned it.

A source close to the 19 Kids and Counting family recently told E! News that Jessa Duggar's pregnancy is progressing nicely.

"Jessa's pregnancy is going well so far," the source says. "She has barely been sick, but she did have a spell for about three weeks earlier but feels great now."

Hopefully all continues to go well for Jessa Duggar as she and Ben Seewald await the birth of their first baby. Grandparents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are no doubt thrilled. Jill Duggar's baby is their fourth grandchild. Josh and Anna Duggar will soon have the fifth grandchild, with Jessa and Ben's being the sixth for the 19 Kids and Counting matriarch and patriarch.

Kimberly Ripley

Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and ‘Nana’ to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.