Counting On star Jinger Duggar is known to be the rebel in the family, and she is even doing things differently than the rest of her sisters when it comes to having a baby. Duggar and her husband, Jeremy Vuolo, just announced that they are having a little girl this summer – making her the first Duggar sister to have a daughter.
The couple made the gender reveal by sharing the news with People Magazine.
“We are so happy to announce that we are having a little baby girl!” the couple told the magazine. “We could not be more excited and are eagerly anticipating meeting our little lady this summer.”
The news of a baby girl is rare in the Duggar household. Jinger’s sister Jill has two sons (Israel 2, Samuel eight months), Jessa has two boys (Spurgeon, 2, Henry 1), and Joy-Anna just gave birth to her first baby boy (Gideon, one month). And, Jinger’s brother Joseph and his wife Kendra Caldwell are also expecting a baby boy this summer.
The only female grand-Duggars belong to oldest son Josh and his wife Anna who have Mackynzie, 8, and Meredith, 2.
Jinger is currently 25 weeks along, and the gender news comes just days after the 24-year-old received some backlash over her baby bump. Over the weekend, her husband posted some pictures on Instagram, and fans had a hard time finding her belly, and that led them to start asking some questions.
The picture – which the couple took at the Magnolia Market at the Silos in Waco, Texas – was apparently not from their most recent visit to the popular destination, but instead from a visit last fall. Vuolo wasn’t clean shaven in the pic, and that was a clue to the picture’s timing.
Jinger quickly silenced the critics by posting a 25-week baby bump update, and the mom-to-be showed her growing belly which had obviously popped.
The couple announced they were expecting their first baby back in January, more than 14 months after they tied the knot in November 2016. That made Jinger the first Duggar sibling to not announce a pregnancy during the first year of marriage.
Jinger and her husband have not formally announced a due date. But, Vuolo is a pastor at Grace Community Church in Laredo, Texas, and on the church’s website, his bio states that his wife is expecting their first baby in July.
The reality star has been delighting fans with her maternity style over the past couple of months, and with a mid-summer due date, we hopefully will get to see some fantastic summer fashion from the “rebel Duggar” before her pregnancy is over.
Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo return with new episodes of Counting On later this summer on TLC.