Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald got an early Christmas gift this year.
On Saturday morning, the former reality star shared the following photo on Instagram and captioned it simply, yet exciting and revealing! – caption:
The baby is here and we couldn't be more grateful..
Duggar then promised that the “full birth story” was available on YouTube via the link in the bio.
There are no details available on the name or measurements at the moment.
“So after working for about 12 hours, they moved me (from an emergency room bed) to my room and shortly after I was able to get an epidural,” Duggar says in the aforementioned new video.
“And it worked really well on one side and it was kind of spotty on the other side. It wasn't a perfect shot, but I'd say 80 percent better than before I got it.”
Duggar, who gave birth on December 19, was accompanied at the hospital by her husband Seewald and her mother, Michelle.
“The sweetest moment (was) when they picked up the baby and put him on top of me,” Jessa continued on YouTube.
“Just holding it there, I think there were so many emotions in that moment (and) so many things that you're processing.
“It's been a year since we lost our last baby and it's been an avalanche of emotions.”
In fact, Duggar and Seewald announced this pregnancy in September.
The confirmation of a child on the way came as a surprise to fans… as Jessa had shared the tragic news of a miscarriage just a few months earlier.
“We were sitting holding hands and crying, like, 'What do we do from now on?'” Jessa said in February of her and her husband's devastated reactions to this immense loss.
“I feel like, in some ways, miscarriages can be very jarring because there are no clear signs that anything is wrong.
“I had minimal bleeding for 24 hours and that was it.”
Jessa and Ben were already parents to their sons Spurgeon, 7, and Henry, 6; and daughters Ivy, 3, and Fern, 18 months.
Jessa admitted when telling the world about this latest pregnancy that it was a shock for her and Seewald, but very pleasant, she emphasized.
“After our loss last year, we thought we might take a break and not get pregnant for a while, but lo and behold, our surprise baby was on the way,” Jessa said at the time.
“It's crazy the way things happened. “We couldn’t have planned the moment this way if we had tried.”
We send our best wishes to mom, dad and their four children!
We hope everyone remains happy, healthy and blessed.
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