Joy-Anna Duggar announces she's pregnant with first child: "We're so happy"

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"There's kind of been a trend with having boys in the family".

"We want as many as the Lord thinks we can handle and we are putting it into his hands", she added. However, it's typical for the Duggars to announce their pregnancies right after discovering the big news themselves. There are never enough babies, and with 19 children of their own, the Duggar parents will be getting many of them in the future. "It's such an awesome thing to be a parent and raise children!" she says. "Selfless, and always serving and loving people". Meanwhile, Joy said she hopes their child is skillfull and diligent, like her husband. He is the second child for the couple, who also has a two-year-old son named Israel.

Meanwhile, their sister Jill Duggar, 26, and her husband, Derick Dillard, welcomed their son Samuel Scott Dillard into the world earlier this month. "I think I'm going to be asking a lot more questions closer to the time when the baby's nearly here", Joy said.

Of course, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are thrilled to become grandparents once again.

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In the spring, it was revealed that Joy-Anna's older brother Josh Duggar and his wife Anna, both 29, are expecting a fifth child after a series of scandals, including serial infidelity and a stint in faith-based rehab. "We know they will be such wonderful parents! We've learned that a life of faith and rebuilding a life together is simply done one day at a time".

Joy's pregnancy shouldn't come as a shock to fans. The Counting On star also neglected to let in fans on her due date, which made some wonder if she was purposefully avoiding telling people when the baby would be arriving to keep fans guessing. The announcement comes just three months after they married in their home state of Arkansas.

Joy chimes in: "And learn about a lot of different skills like Austin does".

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