Jessa Seewald: The Countdown to Baby "Quincy" is On as Former "19 Kids and Counting" Star Prepares to Give Birth

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Jessa Seewald is counting down the last few days until she and hubby Ben Seewald welcome baby "Quincy" into their lives. That isn't the baby's actual name, however. The former 19 Kids and Counting couple jokingly referred to their unborn baby as "Q" for a while. From that it evolved into Quincy."

November 1st is Jessa Duggar Seewald's due date, and that is also the day she and Ben will celebrate their one-year wedding anniversary. Just three days after that, Jessa Duggar turns 23. The Duggar family will soon have lots to celebrate.

That's no doubt a welcome change, as the Duggars have endured months of turmoil. Their 19 Kids and Counting show was cancelled by TLC after the media learned eldest son Josh Duggar had sexually molested five underage girls when he was a teen. Four of the girls he molested are Duggar siblings. Jill Duggar Dillard and Jessa Seewald admit they are among his victims. Due to their ages, it is expected that Jana Duggar and Jinger Duggar were sexually molested by Josh Duggar, too. One unrelated girl--a babysitter in the 19 Kids and Counting household--was also victimized.

Not long after 19 Kids and Counting was cancelled, Josh Duggar drove a nail in his coffin yet again, with the discovery of his two Ashley Madison accounts. He was outed when the cheater's website was hacked this summer. Shortly thereafter he admitted to having cheated on wife Anna Duggar, and to having an addiction to pornography.

With Josh Duggar tucked away in rehab (for his sexual sins) and Anna Duggar staying with her parents in Florida, things are relatively peaceful for the Duggar clan right now. TLC cameras have returned--to the home of Ben and Jessa Seewald--to film three upcoming specials. Jill & Jessa: Counting On will concentrate on the two Duggar sisters and their families. Their cameras were rolling last weekend for Jessa Seewald's baby shower. Rumor has it the show could become a 19 Kids and Counting spinoff if all goes well with these three specials. The new show has likely provided some much-needed joy for the Duggar family.

Jessa Seewald only has six days to go until her baby is due. Since Jill Duggar Dillard just returned to Central America to serve as a missionary, it doesn't seem she will be home for the baby's arrival. Some had wondered if she might deliver Jessa Seewald's baby, since she is a midwife, but certainly other plans are in place.

Are you excited to learn what Ben and Jessa Seewald name their baby, and whether they have a boy or a girl?

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.