Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth, known for their appearances on the reality show Counting On, recently welcomed a baby boy, expanding their family sooner than expected.
Joy had a feeling that her son would arrive early, and her prediction turned out to be true as he was born just a week before his due date.
Both mother and baby are doing well, and the proud parents posed for a heartwarming photo, perfect for sharing on social media.
While the couple hasn’t revealed the baby boy’s name or shared any details about his birth statistics, they have been open about their journey throughout Joy’s pregnancy.
Joy-Anna Duggar announced her pregnancy with Austin Forsyth even before she completed her first trimester. During a trip to Alaska, she discovered the news and decided to film the experience, eventually sharing it with their fans.
The pregnancy hasn’t been without its challenges. Joy revealed that she had experienced clotting issues, a concern she also faced during her pregnancy with her daughter, Evelyn Mae. Despite these difficulties, Joy has persevered with strength and determination.
Joy and Austin had a strong intuition that their baby boy would arrive ahead of schedule, and their intuition proved correct. Joy has been documenting her pregnancy journey, including sharing regular updates with bump pictures and revealing the gender of their baby.
In another exciting twist, Joy’s sister-in-law, Katelyn Nakatsu, also announced her pregnancy around the same time. Katelyn and Jedidiah Duggar were due to have their baby just one day apart from Joy and Austin. They are eagerly anticipating the arrival of a baby girl, keeping the Duggar family on high alert for Nora Kate’s birth.
While it remains uncertain when they will announce the baby’s name, Joy and Austin shared a touching selfie from the hospital, expressing their love and introducing their precious bundle of joy to the world.
Joy-Anna Duggar’s son’s birth couldn’t have been more perfectly timed. The couple decided to forgo exclusive magazine features and instead shared their first photo directly with their fans.
Coincidentally, the birth coincided with the release of the trailer for the docuseries Shiny Happy People: Duggar Family Secrets. Surprisingly, Jill Duggar and Amy Duggar King participated in the show, a decision that may lead to some backlash from their own family.