Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald just became parents of three! Jessa, the fifth of the 19 Duggar children, and husband Ben were already parents to two boys — Spurgeon and Henry — and they just welcomed their first little girl to the family.
Ivy Jane Seewald was born on May 26, 2019, at 5:57 p.m.
Unlike Jessa’s other delivery experiences, Ivy’s birth was quite fast. Jessa’s water broke in the morning, but she didn’t start having contractions until about three and a half hours before baby Ivy was born.
Since they already have two little boys, Jessa and Ben are really excited to welcome their first baby girl. Both Spurgeon and Henry are thrilled to have a baby sister.
Ben and Jessa waited a few days to announce Ivy’s birth.
On May 28, Us Weekly broke the big news. Immediately afterward, the whole Duggar family started sharing photos of the new baby girl.
Check out all the adorable photos of Ivy Jane below!
On January 9, 2019, Jessa and Ben Seewald announced that they were expecting their third baby. The parents of two couldn’t wait to add a third little one to their family.
At the end of January, Jessa gave fans a first glimpse of the new baby. She shared this sonogram picture and wrote: “We were so happy to finally get to see #BabySeewald3! Looks like this little one will have the same nose as the others.”
In early April, when Jessa reached 31 weeks, she shared another bump picture. She speculated that her baby would be born between the sizes of her sons (one weighed 9 lbs., 11 oz. and the other 8 lbs., 11 oz. at birth). She also guessed that her new baby might be born with a lot of hair, since she had a lot of heartburn.
And just five days before Ivy Jane was born, Jessa shared a final baby bump picture. She was almost 38 weeks, and she wrote: “I honestly can’t believe it. It seems like this pregnancy has flown by! Can anybody else attest to that fact that when you have toddler or two keeping you on your toes, pregnancy just seems to fly by??”
Ivy Jane Seewald made her debut on Sunday, May 26, 2019. She weighed 7 lbs., 14 oz. and was 20.5 inches long.
On May 31, a few days after Ivy’s birth, Jessa shared this adorable photo on Instagram. She wrote, “We are over the moon.”
Jessa’s older sister, Jill Dillard, shared a few adorable pictures with baby Ivy as well. Her husband and sons even got a chance to pose with the sweet newborn.
The entire Duggar family loved meeting baby Ivy. One person who has a special bond with Ivy Jane is Great-Grandma Duggar (Jessa’s grandmother), who shares a birthday with the new baby girl.
Baby Ivy is so precious! Jana, one of the only older Duggar siblings without kids, shared this adorable picture of her new niece.
Jana also shared this photo of Ivy with one of her new uncles! “Uncle Juddy & Ivy Jane,” she wrote.
Baby Ivy is the first Duggar baby born this year, but she definitely won’t be the last! Four other Duggar women are currently pregnant.
Joshua and Anna Duggar are expecting their sixth child in November. They already have five kids: Mackynzie, Michael, Marcus, Meredith, and Mason.
Joseph and Kendra Duggar are expecting their second child. They are parents to nearly 1-year-old Garrett.
Joy-Anna and Austin Forsyth are also expecting their second baby. They are already parents to 1-year-old Gideon.
And finally, Josiah and Lauren Duggar are expecting a rainbow baby! They suffered a miscarriage earlier this year, so they’re thrilled to be expecting.
Congratulations to all the Duggars on their new little ones!