Jessa's Pregnancy and Birth

People article.

145 comments:

Over It 2 said...

Not surprised by the pregnancy news, just that they waited to announce instead of calling the press while the pregnancy test stick was still wet.

Then again the hat in front of her pic kinda gave away that she was pregnant.

simba said...

I am really looking forward to seeing the look on Ben's mom's face! Michelle called this one for sure!!

Kaykay said...

Well darn! I guess this will start the whole which daughter can have more kids race. By the time Jessa has her kid, Jill will cooking number 2!

Mommy in PA said...

That picture makes her look farther along than 12 weeks. I hope she doesn't take "eating for two" literally. I guess the IG pics really were trying to hide something! Between everyone's babies and courtships, they could easily keep this train going. By the time Anna gives birth, Jessa will be finding out the baby's gender. Jill will be pregnant with #2 by the time Jessa gives birth. Throw in an engagement announcement and wedding for Josiah in the near future, and then next thing you know Marjorie will be pregnant too. How long until we have several of them pregnant/due around the same time, then TLC will be filming their parallel pregnancies and they will be comparing baby bumps. Even when the show finally goes off the air, this family will always stay in the news with yet another pregnancy or courtship because the cycle just keeps on going for them....

CatMom said...

Well, it is not too surprising. Jessa and Ben weren't planning on letting a little grass grow before having a baby. I guess I always hope these couples will give themselves some extra time. I should know better by now, haha! :-)

linda said...

Just saw the announcement of Jessa's pregnancy with a due date of November 1st. In the photo, she already has a baby bump! Trying to figure that one out...usually for a first pregnancy you don't show very quickly.

Caitrín said...

Glad they had at least a year as a couple to establish their relationship. Still very young to be parents, but no reason why they can't do a good job. At least they have a ginormous family for support. Still think BenSeewald is a bit daft, he will probably like the baby's toys more than the baby. Jessa and Ben seem like they are doing their own thing and just fine with it, Jill makes me puke!

Beth said...

not much of a surprise, glad she didn't announce the moment she found out like Jill practically did, article still says they are wanting to adopt, hope she realizes that she would probably need to put a hold on pregnancies after this one as they wouldn't really be a good candidate for adoption if she has an infant or 2 at home & pregnant again when they are looking to adopt, might want a gap in kids to fit one in

Leslie said...

As if their "announcement" would've been anything else! And, as I've seen mentioned before, why do they announce that they're going to make an announcement, then let People make the announcement before the announcement? (*LOL* Did that make sense?)

And, frankly, I feel sorry for this child! Jessa's just comes off as cold, and Ben's an unemployed teenage imbecile! Prime candidates for parenthood, let me tell ya!

Beth Anne said...

Sigh....

Both she and Ben are pulling her shirt as tightly as possible over her belly, a la Jill. Can someone please tell the Duggars they did not invite sex, pregnancy, or childbirth????

Pam said...

No suprise (yawn).

Goodie said...

I was so sorry to hear this.

Sadie said...

If it's Tuesday morning, there must be a Duggar announcement via People. Lost its excitement a while ago.

Sadie said...

Betting the actual due date is two weeks before the announced date so they don't have the public pressure that Jill did.

jill L said...

I was that big at 3 months, but I was carrying twins.

Kaykay said...

I wonder Jim boob throws out incentives for these girls to have have babies so quickly?

sandi said...

Well,they sure did make Jessa wait on announcing it.Don't dare steal Jilly Muff's thunder!
That and I think they stagger the news for the sake of ratings.

DuggUGH said...

She looks a lot farther along than he due date indicates. She should barely be showing anything at this stage. They must have used the pattern of the dress and a little trick editing to enhance the bump.

19 is wayyyyy too young to be married let alone a father. He doesn't even have a career. 22 is not much better as she doesn't have any life experience. Jessa is a cold person- not a fan. I can't picture her as a caring Mother.

The Duggars are worse than the Kardashians at this point. It's all a ploy for ratings and money. They're exploiting their kids and now grandchildren to get fame and make a dollar.She looks a lot farther along than he due date indicates. She should barely be showing anything at this stage. They must have used the pattern of the dress and a little trick editing to enhance the bump.

19 is wayyyyy too young to be married let alone a father. He doesn't even have a career. 22 is not much better as she doesn't have any life experience. Jessa is a cold person- not a fan. I can't picture her as a caring Mother.

The Duggars are worse than the Kardashians at this point. It's all a ploy for ratings and money. They're exploiting their kids and now grandchildren to get fame and make a dollar.

Jennifer said...

Wow she is huge for not being far along. Happy that they atleast kept it a secret for alittle bit. Is it just me or does she look big for 12 weeks? I wonder if they try to wait a little bit before getting pregnant or were they trying all along??

Stella said...

And it starts again.... At least this wave of announcement should end by next week! Can't wait to see what the family does next. (sarcasm)

Phoenix said...

My bet is that Jessa won't have a home birth after watching Jill's fiasco. If she does, she may have a different set of backup plans.

Over It 2 said...

I agree she looks big for 11 or 12 weeks, but I wonder if she is pushing it out like Jill.
Also isn't it lovely how jobless people can announce a pregnancy and everyone is so happy for them? On Facebook several friends have posted about their happiness for Jessa....Hmmmm...really? Babies are great! But how about Ben gets a job? One day that gravy train from TLC is going to dry up.

Bobbi said...

Disappointed I thought Jessa would be one that held off on pregnancy. The Duggar women are definitely fertile. I'll bet Jill is not pleased that Jessa is pregnant & due this November.

Girlsrule said...

Goodie. I too was disappointed.

Girlsrule said...

Leslie, Ben an imbecile & add to that a Bafoon. Thanks for a hearty laugh.

Caitrín said...

I didn't know that Bin Seewald didn't have a job.....what the heck? I know they get paid form TLC but that won't last forever! After the TLC gravy train ends, then how will he support the family? Because we all know it's only the man's job to support the family, women are only good at making babies! Awesome game plan Seewalds, awesome....

Randi said...

I'm wondering if Jessa is carrying twins, like her mom has. She could have the hyperovulation gene like Michelle.

Tanya T said...

My heart sank when I saw the announcement on Facebook. I was really hoping Jessa would be the rebel and not get pregnant so soon! I wanted to see them enjoy themselves for awhile before babies arrived! I hope Jill's labor and delivery scares her into a hospital birth!

Syndee said...

I saw a picture of her, Anna, and Jill all comparing baby bumps. That means she knew for at least a few weeks. Didn't she just announce on the weekend that she wasn't pregnant, to some religious women's group?

MrsMatt said...

Yippee Jessa's pregnant. Now how about they film a few episodes of Ben German SeaWorld filling out job applications and interviewing. We all know Jessa won't. Eyeroll.

SisterLOVE said...


Ooooo, I wonder how mad Jilly muffin would be is Jessa had twins and home birth without going to the hospital???

pretty girl said...

everyone says Ben says a job working at Jim bod consturcion company? when did he open this kind of business? sad that these too young people will have a kid they cannot take care of themselves. Jessa makes the money by doing speaking engaments. Now dear old dad will be writing them a check. wonder if each kid gets a check from tlc for being on the show.

cat said...

I can hardly wait, (sarcastically) for the weekly baby bump for the next 6 months. I wonder if they will show Ben's mom's expression when they tell her, probably will be fake anyway.

Captain Crunch said...

I am sorry for Guinn Seewald. I remember the look on her face when Michelle mentioned sge could be a grandma in a year.

Teacher Mommy said...

Funny that Jilly Muffin announced her pregnancy very early on, and Jessa Blessa waited until her 2nd trimester. Ratings bump, anyone? Both weddings done and Izzy Dilly born, and now they need something else to focus on, so they timed it perfectly.

Ruth Anne said...

Children are indeed a blessing from God. However, when the show ends, and it will at some point, what actual paying jobs will some of this family have? On the other hand, they have been laughing all the way to the bank for several years now so let's hope they have made wise investments. Practically speaking, raising children can be expensive from birth to college. Oh wait, no college for the duggar-minded.

Leslie said...

Re: Jim Bob's "construction company..."

I doubt it exists! When they announced Josiah's courtship, they said that's where he worked at first, too. But then there was a little nlurb about it in People last week, and suddenly he worked for Jim Bob's "real estste firm". Mmmm hmmm...Sure, y'all!

coleen said...

per " Syndee said...
I saw a picture of her, Anna, and Jill all comparing baby bumps. That means she knew for at least a few weeks. Didn't she just announce on the weekend that she wasn't pregnant, to some religious women's group?

4/21/2015 1:31 PM"

It was The Southern Women's Conf in Richmond (Apr. 18), perhaps it was a "I'm not expecting..*wink*wink*"

Dianne/Veteran said...

Stop.. with the phony salutes Ben...As a Combat Veteran...I am insulted to see Ben indiscriminately saluting...with his LEFT hand...first of all..a salute is sign of recognition and respect performed with the RIGHT HAND between SERVICE MEMBERS...he has not earned this....I am saddened when I see this...PLS..no pregnancy salute!

katieann said...

As far as the timing of Ben and Jessa's pregnancy announcement, plenty of people--me and my husband included--wait until the end of the first trimester to share their big news. By then the chance of a miscarriage declines dramatically. As far as this young couple getting pregnant so soon after their wedding, I hope they aren't presenting themselves as the norm for 'godly' Christians. Most people don't live in a world where they can earn a living by simply being famous, and for most of us the decision by a mother to stay home full-time means learning to live within a tight budget.

sandi said...

Yes,Jessa said in the recent radio interview,that she had no pregnancy news to share.And we all know the Duggars buy pregnancy tests by the case,so there is no way I can believe she was telling the truth.They were simply waiting for the green light from TLC on the right time to announce it,IMO

Canadian Fan Who Lost Interest said...

I predict we'll be seeing Jill's Baby #2 bump photos just in time to overshadow Jessa's 1st delivery. As her daddy's favourite, Jill is like totally an attention hog. I wonder what kind of trumped-up timeline we'll hear about for Jessa Duggarseewald's labour pains. Probably 70 hrs plus 1 minute. Maybe Jessa is expecting twins. She certainly looks big enough for being so early into pregnancy.

Jak&Jil said...

Note to Jessa: Please don't borrow your sister Jill's awful black and white stripe long skirt to wear while pregnant. Go and buy some decent maternity clothes.

Incredulous said...

I feel tremendously sad. The cycle continues...and another Duggar is bound to a life her parents chose for her. Some day, the facade will crack. Just not sure which child it will be. I truly feel bad for the Duggar kids.

Checkerboard said...

This is kind of anti-climatic. At least they had a chance to enjoy their time as newlyweds longer than the Dillards. All I can think of is Gwen's face when Michelle kept talking about being grandparents while they shopped for Jessa's wedding dress. I am sure she is happy for them, yet I am sure she thinks her teen-father son in way over his head!

2 is Enough 4 Me said...

Seriously?! Do these girls (I'll start referring to them as women when they actually act older than 12.) include a super pack of EPT's on their bridal registries? I had really hoped, as did others, that Benessa would hold off on drinking the reproductive Kool Aid a little longer. But, someone has to keep the ratings up, so that TLC doesn't stop the flow of all that money and attention. I keep holding out hope that there is at least one defector among those kids who finally says, "Enough is enough!".

mom in texas said...

Surprised yet not surprised. I thought Jessa and Ben would take a slightly different path but no such luck. Jessa still might not pop them out like Mommy Dearest though. I am sure she and Ben did a lot of front hugging quickly after saying "I Do" so this pregnancy was bound to happen.
I will say, Jim Bob knows how to strategically release news to keep the family in the spotlight. Jill's pregnancy was watched closer than Kate Middleton's, Josiah's courtship shocker, and then bam, Jessa's secret, not so secret pregnancy. JB is no fool. He needs to keep this gravy train going. I project the rest of the year to go something like: Anna delivers M4, Josiah announces his engagement, Jessa gives birth, Jill announces pregnancy number #2 shortly after (although she'll probably be into her 2nd trimester but holds off announcing at JB request in order not to steal Jessa's thunder, this time), and to end 2015, another courtship announcement, possibly Jinger or Joseph. The Jim Bob and Company will stay relevant at all cost.

Syndee said...

Probably 70 hrs plus 1 minute

Or else like only 1 hr of labor and no pain at all, the baby slips out and she gets up afterwards to go do her nails....

HistorianMom said...

Actually in that radio interview Jessa said she had no need to share and when the host said, "So you're not pregnant now?" She just dodged the question and said they had nothing to announce. I see no problem there -you are not required to announce your pregnancy to the world the moment a fertilized egg implants.

Munchkin said...

Jak&amp:jill said: note to jessa, dont borrow your sister jills awful black and white stripe skirt. I agree, and a special note to Michelle, lose the ugly jeans skirt, that hideous black skirt and ugly loafers you used to wear, looked better.

Special Ed Lady said...

As many kids as these people plan to have, good maternity clothes would be a wise investment.

Myra said...

I am not surprised at all. There was never any hope of those 2 waiting a couple of years. However, I think that it is more than just the pregnancy attention and baby hoarding (although that is a huge part of it). These couples barely know each other when they get married. They are all (Duggar girls, Bates girls) very young, emotionally immature, and have no experience outside the shelter of their own home. If these couples got married and waited a few years to have kids, they might discover that they don't have that much in common, and aren't that in love. You can only sit around staring into each other's eyes for so long! If kids come along 9-14 months later, there isn't much time to get bored. There is a short period of time when these couples act like dating teenagers, and then it is on to the endless baby train. Raising kids is hard work, and most of the relationship probably centers around team co-parenting. One wonders what these relationships would be like if there were never any kids, or kids were 5 years down the road. Just a thought.......

tanya t said...

Did anyone watch the little video clip on TLC about the pregnancy announcement. They drop little hints that it might be twins....hmmm I wonder if she really is pregnant with Twins but can only reveal that when TLC or People tells her she can? Won't Jill be pissed ! Lol

Syndee said...

Worse than having any feelings of jealousy or anger at Jessa is the fact that Jill wouldn't be allowed to show those feelings to anyone, probably even herself. She would feel to evil to have those (I think somewhat normal sisterly) feelings of jealousy. The forced bottling up of the feelings to me is much worse than having them in the first place.

Percolating Petals said...

Re: waiting for TLC to give the green light. Don't forget they had to wait for People Magazine too! Those exclusive announcements are so lucrative.

sandi said...

Jessa saying she had no pregnancy news at that time certainly made it sound as if she wasn't expecting,IMO.

bella's mom said...

Being honest, I was hoping she would wait. Now that I know that, no matter what it looks like, Duggars are just fundamentalist baby making machines, I can't watch this show anymore. They ate poor role models and are, exactly, how they present themselves-fundies.

sandi said...

Petals,yes,I forgot about People.
I'm wondering how Josh and Anna feel.They never made the cover or cashed in on the births and wedding as much as Jill has.

Pam said...

Sandi, yes, "no pregnancy news" made it sound like a denial, but it technically was not a lie. She had no news to share because People, TLC, or JB would not allow her to share yet.

Jozie said...

I guess I'm happy for her. I mean, not nearly as happy as I would be to hear they decided to not have kids right away while they travel and further their education, but since that's not an option, I'm happy. I'm happy for her because she has now accomplished every goal a woman in that world can accomplish, so now she is a real human being in the eyes of the Gothard sheep. I'm also glad that now the focus will be off of Jill for a while. I'm also happy that at least this will mean future episodes for them, which means income, which is something these two need since they can't rely on their intelligence to get them through life.

secondhand_shoes said...

I'm very disappointed. I had such high hopes for that girl.

bella's mom said...

Wow. I think I'll stop watching now as it appears as if they are just your typical fundie family. My views provide for their crazy beliefs. I really thought that there was room for individualism. Smh
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chrissy m said...

I am sad for the girls. They don't even space pregnancies by using nfp. I would hate to spend so much of my life pregnant. I had 2 babies in 2 years and I felt physically taxed after it was over. I need at least a year or 2 if we decide to have a 3rd. to get in shape, eat right and build up strength while looking after my babies! I was 31 my first pregnancy and I just can't imagine spending 20-40 pregnant and nursing consistently. I feel bad for them

Willow said...

Just a little side trivia. Every
"married" Bates and Duggar child has been pregnant since Whitney had her baby on 10/29/14. If Jessa should have hers before her 11/1/15 due date, all of the married kids will have had a baby within 1 year. Just think that is pretty fascinating. This also includes Priscilla.

Whitney - 10/14
Priscilla - 11/14
Jill - 4/15
Alyssa - 4/15
Erin - due 6/15
Anna - due 7/15
Jessa - due 11/15.

It all depends on when Jessa delivers. But at any rate, it would be 13 months at most. Busy, busy married couples of the 2 families.

taurus0385 said...

I was really hoping jessa and benjermin would adopt their tribe instead of birthing them all.

almsw119 said...

My interpretation of modesty would be to NOT flaunt a baby bump or talk non-stop about being pregnant (ie, we had sex). I am completely disappointed that Jessa is pregnant, but of course I saw it coming. I just hope she can keep it more under wraps than her sister. We don't need weekly pictures, and maybe, just maybe, she'll buy maternity clothes.

Syndee said...

You know what's fascinating about that, it's how well the brainwashing of the children works. You listed 7 girls, 100% of the married ones, and each and every one of them got pg almost immediately. No one would dare deviate. Or even want to. No matter how many exciting opportunities are out there in this day and age for young women.

That's a testament to how powerful the message of religion is.

Captain Crunch said...

I think JillyMuffin's head will explode if JessaBlessa indeed delivers a two-for-one deal!!

Just my thoughts said...

To add on to what Willow's trivia
Whitney-boy
Priscilla-girl
Jill-boy
Alyssa-girl
Erin-expecting boy
Anna-expecting girl
Jessa-will she be having a boy?

Mary said...

I wonder when married women enter the Duggar house does Jimboob hand them a prengency test

Maryg

InVA said...

I had so wished that Jessa would wait to have children as it really seems like she is tired of raising kids. Then again, like Jill, what would she do all day while her hubby is at "work" if she had no baby to care for? It's not like she could/would get a job herself. So sad that these kids don't ever get to enjoy married life and freedom.

In other Duggar baby news...Jill posted a photo of someone (I assume it was she) holding the baby in the car.

The baby was being held, not in a car seat.

Can't tell if the car is moving, but I wonder if they drive around without him in his car seat. I certainly hope not. :-(

http://websta.me/p/968334530801749555_1224082994

Matts mom said...

Ben's Mom wanted them to wait,Jessa and Ben love the money they make from a T.V show and the kids cant even watch T.V and I did't think or a one time like FB boy money change everything

last2cu said...

Ben gave a hint that it is twins

Judy said...

I'm sorry, but who would choose to adopt if you are young and are able to have biological children? It just doesn't make a lick of sense to me.

Andrea said...

sandi said...
Petals,yes,I forgot about People.
I'm wondering how Josh and Anna feel.They never made the cover or cashed in on the births and wedding as much as Jill has.

Have to disagree on this. Yes, no People Magazine Cover or big announcements, but the entire first regular season of what was it called: "17 Kids and Counting" focused on Josh and Anne. In fact, episode 3 was called "Josh Gets Engaged." First episode of season 2 was called "Once a Bride, Always a Duggar." I think from the beginning everyone wondered if Josh and Anne would become parents to X number of children as well. And don't forget when Josh and Anne were pregnant the first and second time it was announced live on Good Morning America.

Captain Crunch said...

So it pads their resume as Thee Next Power Couple To Minister...BengermanBenSeewald is in 'training' to lead as a minister...I guess the replacement automobile windshield company he 'owned' went bust.

Andrea said...

Oh goodness me. Someone at People Magazine does not like Jessa Bessa. I believe her body was photoshopped to exaggerate her bump and her face was left entirely unaltered. Look closely and at picture and tell me what you think? If I was her I'd be pissed.

Andrea said...

Finally comment, I promise. Truly it's only a matter of time before this family implodes. Jim Bob can't hold the reins on that many people. I can't wait for the tell all. Perhaps from Joy Anna? Patiences people. It may take 10 to 15 years, but it will happen.

Over It 2 said...

I actually know several people that have chosen to adopt even though they can have biological children. Personally I wish the Duggar children would adopt instead of popping out dozens of children, so many orphans in this world need loving families.
Working for an adoption advocacy group, you sadly get to see some of the horrors that orphans face in institutions and group homes :(

Ok, enough seriousness, back to the snark. Jessa and Ben are really hinting at twins... bump up interest and ratings?
And Jill's baby is all Duggar, he looks like a mini-Jim Bob! Poor kid!

Allison said...

I'm sorry, but who would choose to adopt if you are young and are able to have biological children? It just doesn't make a lick of sense to me.

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Oh yes, giving a child who has no parents a loving home is definitely a horrible thing to do. How dare they. Seriously? Jessa and Ben wanting to adopt children even though they can have biological children is probably the only thing I like about them.

Loren said...

I think Ben and Jessa all but point-blank told the audience that they're expecting twins.

They've already had at least one ultrasound by 12 weeks, and they said things like "maybe it'll be one of each"... So they've seen whether they're having one or two... and why in the world would you make statements suggesting twins if it were really one baby. That'd be sort of psycho.

Special Ed Lady said...

It is hard to adopt. There are long waits, many, many years. We have done it twice. If Ben and Jessa do that, the are taking a child away from a couple that cannot have a baby.

Caitrín said...

There is a video up on Yahoo! from the Insider in which Ben and Jessa joke in an interview about making smoothies for their baby and hint at twins: "
You know, pretty soon we’ll be making another little smoothie,” Jessa said. “Yeah,” Ben said, holding up a baby bottle. “Maybe more than one!”
Jilly Muffin and Anna Duggar may die from jealousy! ;) Anna will at least turn green with envy is Jessa does have twins. Might be why she waited to share news?

Rob said...

In regards to Judi's comment wanting to know who would want to adopt if they can have children of their own and retaliation she got for asking it, here is a comment I extracted from a criticism of Gothard dogma in relation to how Gothardism views adopted kids and why there may be pushback from those in that belief system that only having natural born children being right for a family. Here is the quote..

"Causes of Conflicts — Adopted children are affected by the sins of their natural parents, and these sins are usually very severe.”

So if being put up for adotion means the child now carries the sins of the birthprents with him/her imagine how guilt ridden Gothardites must feel bringing such a heavy load of sin into the family.

As an adoptee myself I deplor this type of discrimination at innocent children. WE do NOT carry the sins of our birthparents with us. Yet I will say if that is the heavy guilt you place on your adopted child and he/she can never be free of in your eyes, then 100% love of him/her is out of the question for you and hence you shoud NOT adopt and let that child be adopted by a family that will show him/her boundless love and affection.

cat said...

If they choose to adopt, thats their decision, but dont you have to at least be employed and able to provide for that child? If they choose to adopt one of the kids from the missions they go on, that would be alot of money. I dont think they are saying that they are having twins, YET, if its true it will be next weeks People cover or the one before Jills birth story.

pretty girl said...

on the adoption note the duggars would not adpot. why they would not beable to get a small child they could control from the very begenning. an older child would come with lots of problems and would require people from the outside coming into their home telling them what to do and they would not like that so I do not think they would pass a home test.

Apple60 said...

I have only two kids - one of each - son - soon to be 27 and daughter - soon to be 25. My daughter is unable to have children due to stage 4 endometriosis, my son and his wife recently gave birth to my first grandson. I feel sorry for the Duggar family - as the parents think they can control their children. The children have to answer for themselves, the parents answer for themselves. Yet it is very important that the children are controlled in all aspects of life. I trust my children - so they were allowed to date without chaperones and spend time alone.

Kay said...

Re Judy: I'm 23 and am currently looking into adopting in a few years. I am perfectly capable of having children, but I've always wanted to adopt. It's the one thing I actually find somewhat palatable about Jessa.

Re Special Ed Lady: adopting kids is not only for those who can not physically have their own, and Jessa adopting wouldn't take the opportunity from another deserving couple. Plenty of people could have biological children but choose to adopt for a variety of reasons.

Stella said...

So there 1 baby, twins or now triplets

Why Jessa (Duggar) Seewald Is Hoping for Triplets

http://www.people.com/article/jessa-duggar-pregnant-ben-seewald-triplets-morning-sickness

Jessa Duggar Pregnant With Twins? 19 Kids and Counting Star, Ben Seewald Hint at 2 Babies—Watch Now


http://www.eonline.com/news/648922/jessa-duggar-pregnant-with-twins-19-kids-and-counting-star-ben-seewald-hint-at-2-babies-watch-now

Watch out Kardashians -- The Duggars want your crown!


Virginia said...

Their TLC income would be considered employment just like an actor etc. I believe.

70'schild said...

What if one of the Fundie Gothard worshiping women were INFERTILE unable to have children? It could happen it could be a reality. What would the parents of this woman do. My guess is they would blame the woman & accuse her of causing the infertility then, the woman would be shunned or cast out. This is CULT behavior & the cutting off of women part of their sick way of living. It wouldn't surprise me if this is the case.

Jennifer said...

I was too. Either she just got lucky by not getting pregnant sooner or she did know how to try to avoid getting pregnant by not doing it on certain days.

Jennifer said...

Wow! Everyone jumps on the, "they announced too soon with jill bandwagon." Now jessa does what most wwomen do by waiting till after the first trimester. Why are we getting on to her for saying she had no news. If she had been we would have not been happy with her announcing it so soon. But this time she was a normal person, keeping it a secret till after the first trimester!

Jennifer said...

This has already been proved that she was stopped to nurse!

Pam said...

People have biological children and adopt all the time. It gives kids with no parents a good home.

Skeptical viewer said...

Erin's baby will arrive are around 19noon months after their first anniversary, but of course she was a special case with 3you prior miscarriages. Heaven forbid one WAIT on God and have faith, since that is their party line in all other aspects of life.

Syndee said...

"People have biological children and adopt all the time. It gives kids with no parents a good home."

Yes sure people do, but it takes a certain kind of person, one who can go against the norm and take a more difficult path that requires a lot of thought and effort and money. After all, it is a lot easier to "fall into" pregnancy if you are able. No cost to you, no paperwork, no intrusion by home studies, etc. It's not usually 19 yr olds that do it. They didn't even know anything about adopting, like that they had to be married a while first.

I don't believe for a minute they were sincere about wanting to adopt, I'm guessing it was just a front because she didn't get pg right away and wanted to take the pressure off.

Ginger said...

RE: Loren's comment. I'm not sure how long you have been following the Duggars but if it's for any real length of time you would know that any one of them will say or do anything for the publicity. Yes they are psycho plain & simple & most of us realize that.

Boo's Mom said...

I'm a bit amused when I hear people say these women are so fertile. Its not rocket science that they keep having kids. If the only time you are "encouraged" to act is if you are fertile, (or close to) then yeah, those pee sticks are going to come up positive at some point. You know they are tracking themselves to get good timing lol

Millie said...

I am amused too when I hear people say the women are so fertile. If they are healthy and ovulating monthly they are fertile, not extremely fertile. Maybe it is the men that are so fertile and have higher sperm counts.

Gloria said...

I think the adoption issue/debate should be put to rest in regards to Jessa and Ben. Who cares if they don't adopt? If she's anything like her mother, Jessa will be able to bear many, many biological children. Let her do that. There are so many wonderful couples who are struggling with infertility and who are begging God for a little baby to love. Let's hope that they are the ones who can adopt. Who gives a rippidy-doo about Ben and Jessa adopting or not adopting. Just my two cents.

Mama Bear said...

"It is hard to adopt. There are long waits, many, many years. We have done it twice. If Ben and Jessa do that, the are taking a child away from a couple that cannot have a baby."

4/22/2015 3:23 PM
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It may be true that adoption is difficult, lengthy, and costly but that does not mean that Ben and Jessa would be "taking a child away from a couple that cannot have a baby". There's no shortage of children waiting to be adopted.

Also, Jessa saying she had no pregnancy news to share means just what she said it did. She didn't say she had no news. She said she had no news to share.

The pregnancy announcement was super awkward, and they are either trying to raise interest with their remarks about "could be one of both" or they are really having twins. My money's on the latter.

cat said...

The derrickdillards sure are quiet...

Wendy said...

I agree with Syndee with regard to Jessa & Ben not really being sincere about adopting. My daughter & son-in-law both college educated with good jobs & a beautiful home, adopted a child from another country, through the missionary work they do with their church. Yes some people really do that, although they don't go around bragging about it. However they didn't adopt an infant or a toddler, but an older child of a different race. It was extremely costly & took a long time, so I have no idea what Jessa & Ben are talking about. I believe they are only parroting the parents that throw that line out whenever it's convenient. It's actually only Michelle that was referring to adoption after Jubilee. I think she knew she couldn't safely have more children, so decided to look like a, "Saint." Woman with 19 kids now adopts. Remember she always said they were "praying" about adoption. Believe me there would never be room for an adopted child, especially of a different race in their home. Also Jim Bob would never pay the cost of adopting & neither would Jessa & Ben. They are just a younger version of Jim Bob & Michelle.

Mindi said...

Please just when did Ben Seewald become a "Star?" I thought he was just Jessa's husband & a son-in-law to the Duggars.

Over IT said...

RE: Mom in Texas comments about Jim Bob knowing just how to strategically release all this family news:i.e. the courting, engagements, marriages & pregnancies. Yes they have been able to keep the gravy train going, but or just how long is the public going to care about all this? Everyone has their own life to live. Perhaps I'm truly wrong about this, but I think the Kardashians are becoming yesterdays news, except possible for young teens that might follow them, but they are not the ones with the money. The Duggars need to have a following of more than teens as they don't have the money needed to keep them in the spotlight. They need a following of mostly ages mid twenties to at least late forties or early fifties. After that we have our own kids & grandkids & generally our own lives to live. It can't go on forever. That's of course unless some of us old ladies are really actually "turned on" by good old Jim Bob & his constant references to sex. You only come across one Jim Bob in your life. Thank God!

P-Stick said...

re: Boo's Mom comment - there was probably a class taught by Michelle on how to track

Lollie said...

Babies are always a cause for joy, and I hope that Jessa is doing okay, but at the same time I'm disappointed... That girl has always appeared very smart, organized, with a great carriage and a strong personality, I could have easily imagined her a successful career woman or a scholar or really just about anything more ambitious than her current situation. Not that there's anything wrong with a choice to be a housewife and a mother, but I don't think she had much of an informed choice to begin with, as she probably wasn't equipped (academically etc.) for other possible options. It's sad to see such a beautiful talented young woman "wasted" on an early marriage, with children right away to make it virtually impossible to change tracks she still could have.

I don't know what Ben is like, I haven't been able to really scan him in the few episodes I've watched where he was featured, but it's worrying that he has little in way of education and no formal qualifications. I hope they're financially secured and that he's working on improving so he can support the family.

sandi said...

I suspect JB told Jessa and Ben they had better hop on the baby gravy train now while it's hot,bc bf long,it's just going to be another birth.And it's getting that way now.As in M4, yawn.And who is really going to be surprised when Jill is pregnant again soon? No one.Yawn.JMO

Theresa said...

I hate how the duggars act as if Jill is a legit midwife. They mention it in every interview about pregnancy. If the duggars truely believe in Jill's midwife skills, there will be many disastrous pregnancies in the near future.

Bethany said...

It is sad to me that these Dugger girls don't get time to be a married woman before they become parents. They leave the Dugger compond, get married and pop out the babies super fast. I just wish they could slow down a bit and grow up.

Csllie said...

In the event of a situation where the spouse of a Duggar girl was to pass away or another scenario, how would these girls support thenselves? Or perhaps the Duggar parents or in laws would intervene? I just wish the Duggar girls had some training or qualifications from which to rely upon. Also having some training provides additional self esteem for women. From a very young age, my parents taught my siblings & me that it was important to become educated. Mom said if you marry & your spouse passes away or there's a divorce, you need to be prepared (if not already) to financially support yourself & children if any to become gainfully employed. One of my sisters divorced. At that time she had no children & was already educated & employed. I thank my parents for teaching my siblings & me the importance of a college education & to be prepared to earn a living with or without a spouse.

Syndee said...

"They leave the Dugger compond, get married and pop out the babies super fast. I just wish they could slow down a bit and grow up"

But see, if they did grow up a bit first, they would never do these things, get married to the first person they see and have a baby right away then isolate that kid the rest of his life to indoctrinate him. If Jim Bob really wants to be a bigshot in the Gothard cult, he has to make sure those kids keep the breeding going. Discourage college, celebrate the babies, keep away from the opposite sex until they're desperate for touch, and boom, you have a home grown cult.

The thing is, it's not been tested more than one generation. The system would have to depend on these families grandchildren to keep it going. Will they be as committed to the cause as JB? Time will tell....

Syndee said...

Also having some training provides additional self esteem for women. From a very young age, my parents taught my siblings & me that it was important to become educated

Csllie, well that's because your parents weren't interested in repopulating the earth with Gothardites. If they were, you guys would have no eduation, etc

Bobbi said...

Bethany, it is sad the Duggar fm girls can't enjoy the first year of marriage getting to know their spouses before children. However they've clearly stated they do not use birth control so as a newly married couple then it's inevitable pregnancy will occur. Also their Gothard Cult belief system does not permit the use of birth control.

Calie said...

Snyder. Thank you & your post is obviously accurate. I am still surprised the Older Duggar girls don't realize they've been robbed of an education & other choices that their lives are so isolated.

Jewels_catlady said...

Yeah but she was pretty flat bellied if I remember correctly so I'm not surprised it shows already. Now someone like me, I could easily be 7 months along before anybody would notice lol

puddin said...

Maybe bengerman will finally have a job after Jessa delivers. She just does not seem the motherly type, probably like Meechele...maybe he will be daddy-mom. This whole pregnancy after pregnancy is just one big ole Yawn Fest. Same crap different person. GET new material TLC only we know that aint happening. ** FREE JANA **

sandi said...

It is one big yawn fest now.Baby after continuous baby,it's like a popcorn popper that just keeps on going till you get tired of it.

Mary said...

Jessa has said she would like twins but is hoping for triplets. Really her and little Benny raising triplets? I wonder which sister will be living with them probabbly Joy. WE know it will not Jana Jana is the main slave at JimBoob and mullets house. So Poor Joy will be raising Jessa kids while Jessa and Benny play with a the toys. Jilly will have a fit as she will not let Jessa out do it. She be pregnant as soon as possible. Mullet will be back to doctors and see if anything they can do to get her pregnant. I wonder will Josh let one of his sister come and slave for his family. Two girls are married. Two of the slaves at Jimboobs house will be moving to sisters house. The will never be let out and they have no buddy to go with them. will TLC have shows Jilly and ? bringing up baby. or Jessa and Benny are having triplets and counting. Jessa could be passing Mullet in a few years.

MaryG

Elspeth said...

Jessa was joking about the triplets. She was talking about how hungry she was and then said something about triplets related to her appetite. She wasn't serious.

Mary C. said...

Jinger can stay and be the nanny for Jessa's kids. It's been pointed out in the past that those 2 sisters are close. Keeping busy with kids will diminish Jinger's photography dreams and teach her to be content with a life of sisterly servitude. Princess Jessa will have to be available for sweet fellowship with Ben whenever he wants.

Cedric said...

Would love to see Jsna, Jinger & Joyanna run away to another state, get an apartment & jobs. I know this is a pipe dream. I just wish freedom was an option for these young women.

Jewels_catlady said...

I cannot wait till the truth comes out!! We all know they are part of a cult, but to hear the details from an insider will be most interesting

jentru said...

MrsMatt, when I read your comment using the name Bengerman SeaWorld I actually laughed out loud and snorted, causing my husband to ask what was so funny. I couldn't even begin to explain it!!

over it 2 said...

Why all the hints about twins? It's either one or two....guess they are hoping to blow Jill's mind- how do you top a 10 lb honeymoon baby? With twins!
JimBob would be over the moon with joy and $ signs in his eyes

dianne?veteran said...

People mag....quotes Jessa "I sit in bed and eat crackers...until the nausea passes...I worked 12 hour hospital shifts..until the nausea passed....(the real world)

Melissa said...

Dianneveteran so true!!!

It is interesting how Jill got pregnant with a honeymoon baby and Jessa is due on her 1st year anniversary (probably with twins due to the hints they are giving). Each girl has a "special" story for their first pregnancy. I laughed and thought it was coincidental. My husband is not so sure it is coincidental. He thinks since the show is all based around having more and more kids and that is what keeps the show on the air, he wonders if Jessa may have had some help with fertility drugs. I seriously doubt it as I am not sure their view on that sort of thing and she was only married three months before she got pregnant.

Wednesday said...

I don't believe that Jessa's due date is EXACTLY her wedding anniversary. Maybe she fudged it a few days for effect. Remember Jill had 2 due dates, which I never quite understood. They seem to be kind of liberal with actual due dates. Besides, who would ever know.

hello said...

The goal seems to be getting pregnant as soon as possible after the wedding. When Jillymuffin announced her pregnancy, Jimboob had to point out to Mullet that Jilly got pregnant sooner than her after getting married. Anna was upset that that it took her four months after marrying Josh. She seemed to think that she should have been pregnant as soon as she said I do. If I was one of the girls, I would want some alone time with my husband after years of raising my siblings. The girls have been trained since birth that their sole purpose in life is to have daddy find them an authority figure to marry and to start popping out babies as soon as possible.

Wheez said...

I don't know their views on fertility drugs either but I do know if a woman has an established diagnosis and long history of issues that clearly make her infertile, some docs will skip the mandatory 2 years of trying to get pregnant before they will issue fertility meds. I thought at one point she made a comment about she might not be able to have kids like her mother.. Didn't take it to mean 19 or 20, I thought she meant at all.. but who knows.

Gen said...

Special Ed Lady.

Ben and Jessa adopting doesn't take a child from a couple who can't have one. Adoption laws, the horrible fees involved, the system who puts back children in horrible situation and the fact that giving your baby to adoption if you are not in a situation to take care of it is not explained as a valid option do a fine job of taking babies away from people who can't have them.

Before anybody start freaking out about the last part. I am a Pro-Choice woman who would much rather adoption be the first choice is such situation.

Elspeth said...

I don't think thought she had a fertility problem. I think she was talking about she might not have 19 children.

moms2cool said...

What surprised me was that she said she was only 12 weeks pregnant. I wasn't showing until my fifth month, with my second baby I showed almost immediately. I can remember wanting to wear my maternity clothes so badly so everyone could see I was pregnant. Ah to be 25 again. I think that what is bad, is Ben and Jessa are procuring their income from TLC. I hardly think it is a great thing to be a handyman for the family you are marrying into. Be different if the Duggars had a business, Oh I forgot. Their business is making babies. I mean I love all the babies, especially Josie and McKenzie. When I hear that Ben plans to go to two years of community college and then become a missionary I almost fell off my seat. My Dad had the equivalent of a doctors in divinity when he graduated from Seminar. Ben needs to to learn about life as seen by his posts on the internet, and The Duggars now are saying they have services in their house. I don't think they go to any established church. To me that is very dangerous, you don't have anyone holding you accountable for your beliefs. The other thing that is ironic, Michelle was 17 when she married Jim Bob. I mean until TLC showed up and finished their house they lived in a miniscule house that could barely give everyone a bed. That brand new mansion? Jim Bob purchased the framing kit. TLC paid to have it finished by asking contractors to donate their time and materials, and then a home decorating show paid for the industrial kitchen and the kids slide set and the rest of all the furniture. Even I could live completely debt free if most of my home were paid for by other people.
Just remember,things are not always as portrayed on TV. I think; they have it made, trips paid for, wedding exclusives , I am sure Jill and Jessa got a good piece of that and Jill and Derick will get paid I am sure for the special we will all turn into for Jill Duggar Dillard birth. So they will be rich for a long time to come. They have two daughters pregnant Jessa and Anna then you have Josiah courting, and since he has known her for a very long time I believe the courtship and engagement will be very short. Remember everyone was saying thing were strange about how Josiah was missing from every episode. He was at that Boot camp Alert program. People said they were making sure he liked the right gender. I have no idea if true, but here he is gone and the first two episodes, he sits next to his brother and looks drugged. Seriously, he did.Now this big announcement of his courtship with Marjorie. I just think timing is weird with the outcry on social media reaching a frenzy about where Josiah is, they quickly shoot some interviews with is brother, and he announces courtship. Just seems very strange to me at all. I wish them no ill will, in fact I wish them the best, but I also betcha some Duggar will push the lines at some point. If they don't then things will see even weirder.

Israel Dillard said...

If Jessa is really carrying twins or triplets, Bengerman is going to have to start working overtime at his job, just as soon as he gets a job.

Leigh Ann said...

Ben could be some kind of Gothard missionary without much education. That's all we need is people spreading that around! He's actually nearly finished with his two years of community college. I hope he's somehow able to go on and finish a four-year degree.

They bought all their kitchen apppliances second-hand from some business that was closing or remodeling or something. I remember that they got a really good deal. And they lived in that house without air conditioning for a year while they saved the money to buy the system. They paid for more of that house than you think and would eventually have paid for all of it if they had to do it on their own. They had plans for it before TLC came along. Back then they were "busying used and saving the difference" and the difference they saved added up. TLC just let them do everything a lot sooner and get some nicer things. I know TLC bought the grand piano as a surprise and Michelle just cried when she saw it. She was really surprised and thankful. The Little Couple couldn't have built such a nice big house (complete with elevator and in-ground swimming pool -- both necessities in their situations but still expensive) and adopted two kids all right at the same time without the additional money they make from TLC. They'd have done it all eventually. Just like the Duggars would eventually have gotten the house built without the TLC money and donations. Both families took on jobs on reality TV and they're using the money they earn to their benefit.

Lor said...

I think jessa must have been pushing out her belly in her preganancy photos because there's photos taken last week at the home school conference and she doesn't look pregnant.

Elspeth said...

I think Jessa had a bump pillow in the photo published in People.

Beth Anne said...

I was rummaging through some drawers today and found a very old photo of me 8 1/2 months pregnant with my first child. I barely look bigger than Jessa does in that People photo. I'm not bragging, like, "Oh, I only gained 10 pounds during pregnancy" as I actually gained about 30, but, of course, I wasn't stretching my already tight t-shirt over my "bump" to make a statement a la Jill and Jessa - see, I'm pregnant! I had sex with my husband!

It was a bit shocking to see this old-fashioned, modest photo versus Jessa's showy one :)

Lemony Lou said...

Only in Duggarville is it cause for excitement for virtual strangers to court, wed and produce a child. Every boy of 19 should aspire to be a father.

Lemon Drop said...

Outside of Duggarville a 19 year old father would be looked at with disbelief. Children having children; can they even take care of themselves?!?!?!

Erin said...

The Duggars should quit talking about Jill being a
Midwife . First of all, Jill Michelle Duggar Dillard never because one. She was an apprentice but her certification for that was revoked the very same month she had baby Izzy.


Heart in Florida said...

Does anyone know why Jill's midwife "license" was revoked? Revoked indicates something specific as not being her choice to withdraw it or choose to not continue her studies....

Darla Loftus said...

No they are not overly fertile, and the men do not have unusually high sperm counts...they are all obsessed with sex, and have their parents blessing to "go forth and multiply!" Jim Bob Duggar is a born sex addict, so now that his girls are legal to "Hey, hey, hey!" No wonder the "baby train" is on track...it's their only sanctioned form of entertainment. Gotta make them babies for God's Fundie Army! Ewww!

Roo Do said...

I thought I read somewhere that the midwife under whom she was studying was being investigated for malpractice (or was found to be guilty of it). Something about a baby being exposed to Strep B at birth. Mom wasn't treated with necessary antibiotics during birth process and baby got VERY ill and was hospitalized. Please, anyone, correct me if I'm wrong in this, I don't want to spread misinformation...