Not much time goes by before we get news of another Duggar baby or wedding. With 19 kids in the family, they celebrate a lot of big events that are often taped for the 19 Kids and Counting spin-off Counting On. Recently it was the wedding of Joseph Duggar to Kendra Caldwell, the sixth Duggar child to get married.
The two married in a secret ceremony in Arkansas on September 8th. It appears the two moved their wedding date up a month. It was originally scheduled for October 7th.
The couple got engaged four months ago when Duggar purposed to Caldwell at his sister Joy-Anna’s wedding in May. Duggar, 22, and Caldwell, 18, met at church when they were younger and had been friends until they started courting, the Duggar version of dating.
After Joseph Duggar popped the question, the couple wrote on the family website, “We are so excited to be engaged and look forward to a lifetime together. We are so grateful for how the Lord brought us together, and we look forward to this special time of engagement and to someday serving Christ as man and wife.”
Just because the wedding date seemed to have been moved up a month, there is no indication that Caldwell is pregnant.
However, the same can’t be said for Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth. She moved her wedding from October to May. Then, just three months later, she announced that she was pregnant. The shotgun wedding rumors started to fly when she revealed her baby bump on social media.
Austin and I are SO thankful to announce that we are parents!! Even before we were married we prayed that God would give us children and we are so blessed that he has given us this baby! Jesus is the giver of Life! The baby has arms, legs, fingers, and toes. It has a beating heart and brain waves. The baby responds to touch and is already right- or left-handed. The baby has its own unique fingerprints, which are different from anyone else's. All organ systems are in place! Psalm 139:13-16 "For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them." This passage indicates that God Himself formed our physical features and that He did so with a wonderful plan for our lives. God knew us in the womb. #babyforsyth #alreadyinlovewithmybaby #blessedbeyondmeasure #Jesusanswersprayers
Many believe she is much farther along in her pregnancy. That, of course, would mean that Duggar-Forsyth got pregnant before her wedding day, which would be a huge scandal in the Duggar world of side hugs and no kissing.
Duggar-Forsyth and her husband broke a lot of rules while they were courting. They engaged in a full on front hug, they touched hands, and Duggar-Forsyth sat on Forsyth’s lap. Those were just the incidents that were caught on camera, so there could have easily been more going on when the cameras weren’t rolling.
However, in the Duggar world, unmarried couples are always with a chaperone.