Jessa Duggar, Ben Seewald: '19 Kids and Counting' Couple Announces Pregnancy

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Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald of 19 Kids and Counting fame have confirmed they are expecting their first baby.

RadarOnline reported earlier on Tuesday that Jessa and Ben's baby is due on November 1st--their first wedding anniversary.

"We're expecting!" Jessa Duggar said in an interview with People magazine. "We are so excited. The due date is November first, our wedding anniversary."

"We are looking forward to being parents," hubby Ben Seewald said.

Jessa Duggar is Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's third daughter. She and Ben Seewald, who is the oldest of seven children, will share a special message Tuesday night when 19 Kids and Counting airs on TLC.

By now, of course, Jessa has entered her second trimester.

"I am feeling pretty good," she says. "The morning sickness was different every day. It's getting better, but I'm still hanging on to the heartburn. And I don't have any super-serious food cravings."

Jessa Duggar found out she was pregnant one morning before she and her husband headed to church. She took a pregnancy test, and then approached Ben.

"I said, 'Hey Ben, guess what? Yeah, you're a dad.' We couldn't believe it," she said. "We are so excited. We have started talking baby names. It is one of those things that is so special, picking a name for a baby."

Jessa's sister Jill Duggar, and her husband Derick Dillard, just welcomed their first baby--Israel David Dillard--on April 6th. Do you expect Jessa Duggar kept her pregnancy a secret so she didn't take away from Jill and Derick's excitement?

That would definitely be the Duggar thing to do.

Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald are looking to God to help them become good parents.

We are trying to take it one day at a time," Ben says. "We pray every night that God helps us be good parents. We are getting advice from other parents."

19 Kids and Counting fans from all over the country are likely thrilled for Jessa Duggar and her husband, Ben Seewald. Their baby will make the sixth grandchild for Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar. Jill Duggar's baby was their fourth grandchild, and son Josh Duggar and his wife Anna are expecting their fourth--which will be their sixth grandchild.

Congratulations to Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald. The next few months will certainly be exciting ones for the 19 Kids and Counting family.

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.