Jessa Duggar Seewald: '19 Kids and Counting' Star Shares Growing Baby Bump Photo

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Jessa Duggar Seewald of 19 Kids and Counting fame is 20 weeks along in her pregnancy--half way there. She recently shared a photo of her growing baby bump--the way sister Jill Duggar Dillard shared hers when she was expecting her baby boy Israel.

It's refreshing to see Jessa Duggar doing something life-affirming and carefree. She has been at the center of brother Josh Duggar's sexual molestation scandal. Both she and Jill Duggar appeared on Fox's The Kelly File and spoke with Megyn Kelly about being two of their brother's five victims.

Both girls were adamant in saying they felt far more victimized by the media's portrayal of what happened all those years ago than they did by their brother's sexual molestation.

Hopefully now that both Jill and Jessa Duggar have spoken their piece, they can get back to living their lives with some normalcy.

For Jessa Duggar Seewald, that means concentrating on the fact that in about 20 more weeks, she will be a mom.

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Jessa Duggar also shared a new ultrasound photo of Baby Seewald. This is the second ultrasound shot she has shared in recent days.

"#BabySeewald is growing fast! Already practicing swallowing, sucking a thumb, and actively moving arms and legs! So excited at the feeling of these first baby kicks! #UltrasoundVideo #20Weeks --with @ben_seewald "For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you." - Psalm 139:13-18," she captioned the shot.

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Jill Duggar Dillard has also started--albeit slowly--returning to social media, too. She has shared new photos of Israel David Dillard--now two months old--in recent days.

Kudos to both Jill and Jessa Duggar. They didn't ask to be thrust into the spotlight when word of Josh Duggar's sexual molestations went public. They deserve some peace and quiet, and to move on with their lives in the way they are accustomed.

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.