Joy-Anna Duggar and husband Austin Forsyth, who tied the knot in May, are officially going to be parents. The Counting On regulars announced on Wednesday that Joy is pregnant with her first child — and as always, the internet has some thoughts on the matter.
"We're so happy and thankful to announce that we're expecting a baby!" Duggar said. "Every child is such a precious gift from God. I'm most looking forward to watching Austin as a dad and raising children together with him."
"I have a lot of good memories of my mom teaching us and the quality time we spent together, and I'm really looking forward to doing that with my own children. It's such an amazing thing to be a parent and raise children," Duggar said.
"I'm really looking forward to the journey of this pregnancy and all the different stages it will bring," Forsyth said. "It's really exciting and I feel so blessed to be a dad! We are beyond thankful!"
The announcement brought forth a deluge of happy comments from fans on social media.
Congratulations! You will be Wonderful parents!!! 💞— Mary Julianna (@MaryJulianna) August 30, 2017
So happy for Austin and Joy!— TonyaMichelle (@TonyaMichelle65) August 30, 2017
But while most fans were happy for the newlyweds, some wondered if the reason the wedding was moved up was due to an early or unplanned pregnancy.
Others yet were unimpressed with the news.
Is it really "breaking news" when a Duggar is pregnant? Their parents had 19 kids. They were pretty much born to reproduce consistently...— Marissa Laudati (@marissalaudati) August 30, 2017
Already ! Geesh they haven't really found out the true joys of married life yet and now a baby. They move quick LOL— Amanda Wagner (@Awags1981) August 30, 2017
Joy Ann Duggar is pregnant with her first child. Not in college with no job. I'll pray for her. She's 19. I guess 💰 from show will pay bills— Court (@AnatomyMer93) August 30, 2017
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