Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth Are Expecting Baby No. 3!
With so many of the Duggar siblings grown and married, there's basically a baby boom happening at any given moment. So many Counting On couples have welcomed little ones into their lives in recent years. The most recent of Jim Bob and Michelle's kids to make a pregnancy announcement is Joy-Anna Duggar. So when is Joy-Anna Duggar due?
Joy-Anna Duggar revealed in October 2022 that baby No. 3 was on the way.
On Oct. 5, 2022, Joy-Anna took to Instagram to reveal that she and Austin would soon be parents of three. "Baby #3 is on the way!" she captioned a post featuring herself, Austin, and their two children, Gideon and Evelyn. The expecting mom also pointed her followers to her YouTube channel, where she published a 13-minute video announcing her pregnancy.
When is Joy-Anna Duggar 's due date?
In her video, Joy-Anna took a pregnancy test with Austin — and after the positive result came in, she used a due date calculator. Her due date with baby No. 3, based on a calculator on her phone, predicted the baby would arrive in mid-May 2023.
On Oct. 11, Joy-Anna posted her first bump photo to Instagram, noting that she was 8 weeks along. That means she would reach 40 weeks on/around May 23. So a mid-to-late May birth seems highly likely.
Joy-Anna experienced a miscarriage in 2019.
Joy-Anna and Austin welcomed their first child, Gideon, on February 23, 2018. However, in July 2019, Joy-Anna took to Instagram to reveal she had miscarried her second pregnancy.
"Today marks one week since we heard these words… 'So this is your baby’s heart (pointing to the ultrasound screen). I don’t hear a heartbeat or see any movement,'" she captioned a black-and-white photo of herself in a hospital bed with Austin comforting her. "We had gone in for our 20-week ultrasound and gender reveal. It was a baby girl."
Joy-Anna shared that she and Austin named that child Annabell Elise. "Annabell means 'God has favored me,' and Elise means 'God satisfies.' What a precious thing to know that when our daughter opened her eyes, the first thing she saw was the face of Jesus," Joy-Anna wrote.
Joy-Anna and Austin announced they were expecting their second child in early 2020.
On March 18, 2020, Joy-Anna once again took to Instagram to reveal major news. This time, however, it was a happy announcement. "Yes... it’s true! @austin4site and I are PREGNANT again!" she captioned a shot of herself sporting a bump, Austin, and their 2-year-old son, Gideon.
She and Austin also shared exclusive photos with Us Weekly at the time of the pregnancy reveal.
Although Joy-Anna experienced a scare early on during that pregnancy when she started spotting, she ultimately delivered a healthy baby girl. Evelyn Forsyth was born on August 21, 2020.
Hopefully, Joy-Anna enjoys an easy, complication-free pregnancy with her third child. Congrats to the soon-to-be family of five!