Counting On - Joseph Duggar And Kendra Caldwell Adjust To Life As A 'Family Of Four' With Their Toddler & Newborn
Earlier this month, Counting On stars Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell welcomed their second child - a daughter they named Addison Renee. And, the young couple is opening up about what life is like at home now that they are a “family of four.”
Duggar and Caldwell were already the parents of 17-month-old Garrett when Caldwell gave birth to Addison on November 2nd. And, the couple recently told Us Weekly that they have quickly adjusted to their new life.
“Our new pastime is staring and smiling at this precious new face!” admitted the couple. “Garrett is very interested in his new sister. We may be a little tired but what we lack in sleep has been made up in happiness!”
When Caldwell gave birth to baby Addison, she weighed in at seven pounds, 12.5 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long. The couple said in a statement that she arrived quickly in the early morning hours and they were already so in love with her. Duggar and Caldwell added that Addison had melted their hearts, and they were confident that Garrett was going to be a great big brother.
The 21-year-old Caldwell and 24-year-old Duggar announced they were expecting a second child back in April, right in the middle of the largest baby boom in Duggar family history - so far. In addition to Caldwell, both Jessa Duggar and Lauren Swanson have already given birth this year. Anna Duggar is due any day now with baby number six, and Abbie Grace Burnett is due to give birth to her first child with John David Duggar in January.
While it’s not easy taking care of a toddler and a newborn, Caldwell said before she gave birth to Addison that both she and Duggar would be busy and have their hands full. She said there are always challenges, and Garrett is still small enough that he needs help because he’s not doing things on his own yet. However, both she and Duggar were excited for this new chapter in their lives.
Kendra Caldwell is excited to watch her two kids grow up, and she thinks it will be fun to see Garrett grow into a big brother and hopefully be protective and caring of his younger sister.
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