Joy-Anna Duggar’s Gideon Forsyth is only a couple weeks old, and fans are already afraid that his parents are putting him in danger. In a new video on the TLC website, Counting On stars Joy-Anna and Austin Forsyth introduce their new baby to the world, but it’s their plans for their firstborn that have everyone talking.
In the video – which is also available on the official Duggar family website – Joy-Anna hints that baby Gideon will be spending a lot of time with his dad.
“I think Austin’s really excited to have a baby boy because he was really wanting to have someone to take to work and go do a lot of different hobbies, and just teach him all the skills Austin knows,” the new mom dished.
But, on last week’s premiere of Counting On, Austin explained that he is a pilot, so just what will his son be doing with him at work? Could it be dangerous?
When Joy-Anna and Austin were courting, he was in flight school. But now that he works as a pilot, it seems that the new parents have big plans are for their baby boy – a career just like his dad.
The couple also revealed in the video that Gideon likes to eat a lot, and he sleeps all day and is up during the night.
The new dad also shared that the couple chose the name Gideon because it is a Biblical name, and the character in the Bible was a strong leader who wasn’t afraid to follow the Lord.
As for the middle name, Martyn, Austin says that is his middle name and his grandfather’s middle name, so they thought their firstborn should have the same middle name as his dad.
Even though Austin and Joy-Anna have now introduced their son to fans, they have been extremely quiet about the delivery. Before his arrival, Joy-Anna shared a video where she explained to fans that she was planning a home birth, and the couple already had the birthing pool ready.
However, after Gideon arrived, Joy-Anna’s cousin Amy Duggar posted a picture on her Instagram account of the 20-year-old holding her son in a hospital bed, which leads us to believe she didn’t give birth at home.
Amy quickly deleted the photo and set her account to private, but enough people saw it to spark a debate about whether Joy-Anna delivered in the hospital.
The Duggars have never posted a post-labor pic from the hospital on social media, so it makes sense that Amy’s photo caused such a stir. Fans want to know if anything happened that forced Joy-Anna to scrap her home birth plans and head for the hospital.
But, until Joy-Anna Duggar opens up to fans, we can only speculate about what happened during her labor and delivery. New episodes of Counting On air on Monday nights on TLC.