It has now been four months since Counting On star Josiah Duggar married Lauren Swanson, and we still haven’t heard any baby news. In Duggar world, they are about one month past the normal time for the first pregnancy announcement, but some fans think there could be one on the way and the newlyweds are waiting to reveal the big news.
Duggar and Swanson recently posted a pic on Instagram of the two of them at a Pregnancy Center banquet, and in the caption they wrote, “At the Loving Choices banquet to support their pregnancy centers in Northwest Arkansas.”
In the pic, Swanson was wearing a high-waisted black dress, and that prompted fans to immediately start making assumptions. To be fair, the dress style definitely works well for early pregnancy, and some thought the outfit was “strategically high.”
One fan asked if Swanson was pregnant because she looks like she might have a bump and a glow.
The couple got married on June 30th, but, as In Touch Weekly reports, pregnancy rumors have swirled since the honeymoon. This makes sense since every one of Josiah’s siblings (except Jinger) have made a pregnancy announcement in their first year of marriage. Many of them have even had honeymoon babies. Both Joy-Anna Duggar and Kendra Caldwell each had babies exactly nine months after their wedding dates.
2018 has been a big year for Duggar babies. Joy-Anna gave birth to her son in February, Caldwell delivered her first baby in June, and Jinger welcomed baby Felicity in July. But now, it has been over three months since the last Duggar baby was born, and fans are eager for a new pregnancy announcement. This is the first time in a while that not a single Duggar woman is pregnant.
Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson’s relationship has moved at lightning speed since they announced they were courting in late January. Six weeks later they announced their engagement, and three months after that they walked down the aisle. So, a quick baby announcement is the logical next step.
Some fans think that the newlyweds could be waiting to reveal the big news after John David Duggar and Abbie Grace Burnett’s wedding this weekend. And, that would mean another pregnancy to feature in next season of Counting On.
New episodes of Counting On will return to TLC in 2019.