Baby Vuolo has finally arrived! Counting On stars Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo welcomed their first child –a baby girl – on Thursday, and the first-time parents named her Felicity Nicole Vuolo. She arrived on July 19th at 4:37 a.m., is 19.5 inches long, and weighs in at eight pounds and three ounces.
In a statement to Us Weekly, Vuolo said that “God is so kind,” and “Both mom and baby are healthy, doing great, and resting well. We are very thankful for her safe arrival and look forward to life as parents!”
Fans got their first glimpse of baby Felicity when the couple posted a pic on their website of them cuddling up to their beautiful girl who was rocking a pink dress, a headband, and booties.
Jinger and Jeremy married in November 2016 but didn’t announce a pregnancy until January of this year, making her the first of her siblings not to have a baby during the first year of marriage.
“We both looked forward to the joys of marriage, but neither one of us fully understood just how amazing the start of this journey would be,” the couple wrote on their website at the time. “Truly, the Lord’s mercies are new every morning! Now, the journey has taken an exciting turn: we are expecting our first child. We are praising God for this beautiful gift and ask that you join us in praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy.”
During her pregnancy, Duggar gave fans regular baby bump updates on her Instagram, comparing the baby’s size to fruit and vegetables. Last week, for her 38-week update, she shared with fans that the baby was the size of a pumpkin.
When Felicity arrived, the 24-year-old posted a pic of the newborn with the caption, “Dear sweet girl. Welcome to the world. – Mom.”
The couple found out they were having a little girl back in April, and they shared the news with friends and family by having them compete in a relay race at their home in Laredo, Texas. They set up an obstacle course and separated everyone into a pink and blue team. One-at-a-time, a member of each team had to eat a container of ice cream before completing the course. The captain of the winning team had the honor of flipping the switch of a neon light that read “baby” in pink to reveal the gender. Then, Duggar and Vuolo sprayed everyone with pink silly string.
Jinger is the first of Duggar girls to give birth to a daughter. Her sisters Jill and Jessa both have two boys, and Joy-Anna gave birth to her first child in February – a boy she named Gideon.
Watch Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo in new episodes of Counting On July 30th on TLC.