During a recent episode of Counting On, John David Duggar had to keep a big secret. John David’s younger brother Joseph and his sister-in-law Kendra Caldwell gave him the task of keeping their baby’s gender under wraps, and he couldn’t even tell the parents-to-be.
As the newlyweds planned their gender reveal party, they decided it would be more exciting for them —and everyone else — if no one knew the news in advance. Except for John David, of course.
“We decided not to find out, so we could all be surprised at the same time,” Caldwell said, later adding, “We decided to be surprised with the rest of the family, that way we don’t have to try and keep the secret ourselves.”
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Joseph agreed and explained to the TLC cameras that John David would go to the ultrasound with them to find out the baby’s gender, and then he could reveal it to everyone at the party.
John David, the second oldest son in the Duggar family, said he was ready for the job. But, he made it clear that he wasn’t going to do “some really girly gender reveal party.” That wasn’t his plan — even if they were having a girl.
Caldwell said that for a gender-neutral party, her dad suggested they use powder canisters that would explode with either blue or pink powder when shot. She thought that John David, who is a constable, would be the perfect man for the job since he is “Mr. Law Enforcement.”
When she was at her ultrasound appointment, Caldwell told her OB/GYN that she had been feeling nauseated, but other than that her pregnancy was going well. They then agreed that the doctor would write down the baby’s sex on a piece of paper and put it in an envelope for John David to keep.
Joseph had no doubt that his big brother would be able to keep the information a secret, saying he was a trustworthy guy who “won’t let the cat out of the bag.” The 28-year-old took his job very seriously, and when a producer tried to get the inside scoop, he half-jokingly responded, “Nothing you can do is going to work to pull that information out of me, except for maybe we could talk a price.”
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He went on to say that he had “world-changing” information in his hands which dictated if a room would be painted pink or blue. The reveal went off without any problems, and when the canisters went off, blue powder flew through the air signifying Joseph and his bride were expecting a baby boy.
As PopCulture reported, Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell welcomed their son, Garrett David, in June.
New episodes of Counting On air Monday nights on TLC.