Counting On star Anna Duggar and her husband, Josh Duggar, are expecting their seventh child together. Anna, 32, shared the news on Instagram Friday evening. The news was not completely surprising to some fans who speculated that Anna could be pregnant when she appeared to be showing a baby bump in an Instagram video Jessa (Duggar) Seewald shared.
"It’s a GIRL!!!!!" Anna wrote on Instagram. "We are overjoyed to announce baby seven is on the way and we can’t wait to hold her in our arms this fall!" She included a video of their six children running by their parents as pink confetti fell from an umbrella. The post also included a family photo with Anna and Josh posing with their children in front of them. Josh, 33, and Anna are parents to Mackynzie, 11, Michael, 9, Marcus, 7, Meredith, 5, Mason, 3, and Maryella, 18 months.
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The announcement quickly earned hundreds of happy comments from fans. "Ohh my word! What a blessing! Y’all have such a beautiful family! Congratulations mom and dad," one person wrote. "Congrats!!!! the girls are ahead!!! Hehehe," another joked. "Congratulations!! I knew something was up. Excited for you and your family on another sweet blessing," another commented.
Fans began speculating about Anna expecting another baby when Jessa shared a video from her son Henry's birthday party, reports InTouch Weekly. The video, which has since been made unavailable, showed Anna cutting into an ice cream cake, with her baby bump visible. Anna has also mentioned in the past that she was not opposed to having a seventh child. When one fan told her six children was "enough," Anna had a quick response. “Well, we will have to wait and see,” she wrote at the time. “Right now, we are enjoying our [six] littles! As the 5th child in my family, I’m so glad my parents didn’t stop at [four].”
Josh and Anna married in 2008 and welcomed their first child, Mackynzie, in October 2009. Josh regularly appeared on the Duggars' first TLC series, 19 Kids and Counting, until 2015, when it was revealed that Josh molested five underage girls in 2002 and 2003. TLC canceled 19 Kids but continued working with the Duggars on Counting On. That show initially focused on Josh's sisters Jessa and Jill but has since expanded to include all members of the Duggars. Josh does not appear on Counting On, but Anna has. Counting On wrapped its 11th season in September.