Jessa Seewald is expecting her first baby with hubby Ben on November 1st. In a clip for what may become the 19 Kids and Counting spinoff on TLC, sister Jill Duggar Dillard is seen giving Jessa a prenatal checkup.
Jill was studying to become a midwife when she and husband Derick Dillard, along with their baby Israel, left for Central America to serve as missionaries. No one has yet confirmed why the family is back in the states, but it likely has to do with filming for TLC.
Jessa Duggar Seewald is rumored to be unhappy about all the scandal surrounding the 19 Kids and Counting family because she hoped for a TLC special about the birth of her baby, the way they aired one when Jill Duggar gave birth to Israel. Jessa has denied these rumors, however, and it’s beyond clear she has suffered as a result of her brother Josh Duggar’s actions. Not only have Jessa and Jill admitted they were victimized by their older brother when he sexually molested underage girls as a teenager, they have no doubt been embarrassed and hurt by his more recent sex scandal. Josh Duggar admitted he is addicted to pornography after he was outed during the Ashley Madison website hack. He was found to have two accounts on the cheater’s website, and shortly after admitted he had cheated on wife Anna Duggar while she was pregnant with their fourth child.
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In the clip for the new show–which right now is set to air as specials, and not a spinoff–Jessa Seewald and sister Jill Dillard cry over the events that have rocked their family to the core. Jessa Seewald, however, appears determined to find the blessings despite the recent scandals.
One of those blessings for Jessa is the impending birth of her baby. She and Ben Seewald claim they know the sex of the unborn child, but aren’t sharing that information. They jokingly refer to the baby as “Quincy,” which stemmed from initially calling him or her simply “Q.”
Jessa Seewald enjoyed some pre-pregnancy pampering last week–enjoying some time with her mother-in-law, a pumpkin spice drink, and a luxurious pedicure.
“My sweet mother-in-law treated me to a pumpkin spice drink from #MamaCarmens, and Sierra insisted that I get something cheery painted on my toes in prep for labor! Y’all are spoiling me! ??? –with @sierrajodominguez & @seewaldfamily at @mama_carmens,” Jessa captioned an Instagram post highlighting her outing.
Will you check out Jessa Seewald and Jill Dillard, along with their husbands, in the TLC specials, Jill & Jessa: Counting On, set to air in December? By then, Jessa Seewald will be a mom.
It will be interesting to learn if Jill plans to be present when Jessa Seewald gives birth.
Do you expect the sisters will draw enough viewers to warrant a 19 Kids and Counting spinoff?