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Counting On Sneak Peek: 3 Babies and a Wedding!

Well, it's that time again.

Another season of Counting On is upon us, and once again, it finds the Duggar family expanding at an exponential rate.

In a preview released today, TLC promises viewers will witness the arrivals of not one, not two, but three babies!

Yes, it can be hard to keep track of the baby news coming from TV's most fertile family, so here's a rundown of what you can expect this season:

Joy-Anna Duggar welcomed her first child back in February and it looks as though the delivery was documented by Counting On cameras.

Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell welcomed their first child just last month, and the special occasion was recently the subject of a Counting On special.

And Jinger Duggar is currently pregnant with her first — and we imagine when the baby arrives, TLC cameras will be present.

So we guess when TLC promised three babies, they really meant one.

Whatevs, we're sure there will still be more diapers than you can shake a stick at.

In other Duggar news, Josiah married Lauren Swanson last month, and it seems we'll get to see the big moment when he popped the question on an upcoming episode.

Now, this might be a more intriguing prospect than all those occupied wombs.

On previous occasions that Lauren got in front of a camera, she came off as awkward and nervous.

Often, she appeared to be reading from cue cards or reciting lines that had clearly been rehearsed.

The situation has led fans to the conclusion that she's not totally comfortable with the whole reality stardom thing.

Of course, the real test will come when Lauren makes her big Counting On debut.

Was it simply a case of early jitters, or is she really not on board with participating in the family business?

We'll find out when the new season debuts on TLC July 30.

Watch Counting On online to get caught up in the meantime.

Even if you're a diehard fan who's never missed an episode, you could probably use a refresher course.

At this point, even the Duggars are probably having trouble keeping track of all those pregnancies and weddings.

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Jinger Duggar: Leaving Counting On to Star In Her Own Show?!

Big things are happening in Jinger Duggar’s life these days.

In fact, some believe that all the exciting new developments in Jinger’s world should take center-stage in the Duggar family’s first spin-off series.

Okay, technically, Counting On is a spinoff of 19 Kids and Counting, but really, it functioned more as a replacement series after the original was irreparably sullied by the Josh Duggar sex scandals of 2015.

Anyway, if fans have their way, Jinger might soon become the first Duggar to serve as solo star of her own series.

In recent weeks, Duggar obsessives have been calling for a Jinger spinoff (or Jin-off, as we like to call it) on her Instagram page and in Duggar-focused subreddits.

The reasons why they think this is such a good idea are myriad:

For starters, the 24-year-old’s life is wildly eventful these days.

Jinger is pregnant with her first child, and along with her husband, Jeremy Vuolo, she’s carving out a life that’s very much at odds with her ultra-conservative upbringing.

Shortly after her wedding, Jinger became the first Duggar woman of her generation to permanently move away from Arkansas.

She and Jeremy have been residents of Laredo, Texas for nearly two years now, and it looks like they’re gearing up for yet another move.

Last week, rumors that Jinger is moving to Los Angeles began to make their way around social media.

And unlike so many reports about the Duggar clan, this one is based on credible evidence.

Jeremy was recently accepted to study at a divinity school in LA, and apparently, he would be permitted to carry on his ministry there while he gets his degree.

In other words, a spinoff might soon be the only path forward for Jinger’s career that makes sense from a logistical perspective.

Continuing to find ways to incorporate Jinger’s storylines into her siblings’ lives will become that much more difficult after she heads for the coast.

The smartest move for TLC might be to simply offer Jinger her own series.

The move would make sense not only because of the geographical issues but also because it’s fitting that the woman known as “the rebel Duggar” should have her own show.

Jinger was the first Duggar woman of her generation to wear pants and the first to leave Arkansas.

Now, she might be the first to land her own series.

Just another accomplishment from the undisputed fan favorite.

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Counting On Preview: Joy-Anna Duggar’s Pregnancy Fears Revealed

It's been less than one month since the latest Counting On season finale left fans clamoring for more of the TV's favorite fundamentalists.

Fortunately, the Duggar faithful won't have to wait very long for another round of pregnancies, courtships, and bizarrely specific dress codes

So what's in store for Jill, Jessa, Jinger, and the rest of the J-squad this time around?

Well, while most reality shows begin to show signs of age when they've been on as long as the Duggars have, there's certainly no shortage of drama in Tontitown.

The exact release date has yet to be announced, but TLC has confirmed that Counting On will be back sometime this summer.

And a new preview for the upcoming slate of episodes reminds us that as more of Jim Bob and Michelle's children enter adulthood, change is now the only constant in the Duggar family. 

The upcoming season will address such matters as the pregnancy of Joseph Duggar's wife and the courtship between Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson.

But it's the scenes focusing on Joy-Anna Duggar that have really captured the interest of fans.

As you've likely heard, Joy-Anna welcomed her first child back in February, but because of production lag times, the final months of her pregnancy will be featured on the upcoming season.

And it looks as though there were some frightening complications that are just now being revealed to the public.

Check out the preview below to see what's in store and watch Counting On online to get caught up in time for the summer premiere

 

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Counting On Returns: Check Out These New Duggar Storylines!

Counting On returns in the summer of 2018, and TLC has released a new trailer to tease fans about upcoming storylines.

Jessa speaks out about what fans can look forward to seeing if they watch Counting On online.

"It’s crazy how much has changed in our family over the past year."

And she reminds viewers that, in a family as large as the Duggar clan, there's just no shortage of major life events.

"There’s so much more to come. Babies, relationships, and milestones are always happening."

Duggar fans who keep a close eye on the family may know how a lot of stories end, but TLC's cameras will offer a front-row seat as several new storylines unfold.

Here's what you can expect as Counting On returns:

1. Counting On is coming back

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TLC promises fans and viewers that the series will return this summer.

2. The first new storyline is a sweet one

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Viewers will see Kendra Caldwell and Joseph Duggar on their honeymoon

3. And Joseph and Kendra deliver a very important announcement

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Producers ask if Kendra is pregnant, and she says that she hasn’t taken a test yet. But …

4. Kendra Caldwell is pregnant

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And viewers will even get a glimpse of the nursery. The pregnancy isn’t news to fans who keep up with the series.

5. Ben and Jessa talk about how their relationship works

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They have two young children. That can be quite a handful.

6. Jessa seems to balk at the idea of having more children

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At least, she doesn’t seem eager to have more young children any time soon.

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Counting On Recap: Joseph Duggar Marries Kendra Caldwell!

Last night on an emotional Counting On Season 6 Episode 5, Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell geared up to marry each other.

Spoiler alert: They got the job done.

Even if you don’t watch Counting On online, you’re likely aware that Joe and Kendra wed last fall, and are now expecting a baby.

Things move quickly in this family.

Monday’s season finale marked a fun behind-the-scenes look at how it all unfolded, though, and there were even a few surprises.

“I am feeling really excited and kind of looking forward to seeing how everything’s going to play out in the rehearsal,” Kendra said.

At the rehearsal dinner, plenty of crying took place; Kendra’s little sister made the 19-year-old bride-to-be tear up hard during her speech.

Unmentioned during this episode was the little-known-fact that Joseph bumped out Jedidiah, who had his eye on Ms. Caldwell first.

Check out the link, it’s good. Just saying. Anyway …

Joe’s sister, Joy-Anna Duggar, then took the mic for her speech, saying, “First of all, I want to say, Joe, I’m so thankful for you.”

“You really did change my life. Just through my teen years, I was having a hard time taking my parents faith as my own.”

“You really befriended me as an older brother.”

Joy-Anna admitting the Duggars’ religion is too strict? Talk about burying the lead, TLC! Joy then told Kendra she loves her, too. Aww.

“The night before my wedding, I was excited,” Joe later said. “I was hoping I could just go to sleep. That makes the night go much faster.”

Hashtag facts.

The day of the wedding, Caldwell said she felt “amazing” but was “nervous” for her first kiss. Those urges were getting so strong.

“I didn’t have the urge to kiss him for a long time, but once the wedding got closer, I kept thinking, ‘I can’t wait to kiss you,’” Kendra said.

Joe said the feeling was mutual: “I love everything about Kendra,” he gushed. “I don’t know if there’s anything I don’t love.” Aww.

Kendra’s minister dad, Paul, was moved by the wedding day as well. “We raise our kids for this moment but it’s still surreal,” he said.

“It happens sooner than you think.”

Of course, the most emotional moment was when the bride walked down the aisle. Joe cried, even though he said he doesn’t.

“I lost it. I’m not a crier,” Joe said.

“No one sees me cry ever.”

Kendra added, “As I was making my way down the aisle, I realized he was bawling. I was totally shocked. It was such a sweet moment.”

“It started making me emotional.”

Then it was time for the kiss.

Not just any kiss. The first kiss of their LIVES, the one that signifies the end of side hugs and courtship rules and everything else.

And it was worth it.

“When I kissed Kendra, it was everything I ever hoped for and more,” Joe explained. “It was the most amazing thing ever,” she added.

Win-win then.

Of course, this is just the beginning. When Counting On returns this summer, we’ll see their honeymoon – and her pregnancy!

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Joy-Anna Duggar: Caught FAKING Birth Scene For Counting On Cameras?!

From the moment that Joy-Anna Duggar announced she was pregnant, fans of her famous family suspected that something was afoot.

Rumors about Joy-Anna’s “shotgun wedding” persisted for months after she and Austin Forsyth tied the knot, and many still believe the 20-year-old got pregnant before getting married.

When Joy welcomed her first child last month, it was widely viewed as a validation of her version of events.

The delivery date was consistent with the timeline Joy had claimed from the start, and it seemed she was finally proven right after six months of scrutiny.

Now, however, new questions are arising thanks to a Counting On web episode which details Joy’s delivery.

At one point in the episode, Ben Seewald is seen reacting to news that Joy was experiencing complications.

“A C-section is always tough,” Ben tells the camera at one point.

“Definitely not what she was hoping, but we’ll see how it goes from here.”

Ben’s scenes take place at Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar’s house.

He’s seen rocking his own son in his arms and sharing the news of the birth with little Spurgeon.

“Spurgeon, can you say a boy?” he coos to the 2-year-old.

It’s all very sweet and innocent – or at least it would be if it weren’t staged and scripted.

As many Duggar obsessives have pointed out on social media, Ben and Jessa uploaded a congratulatory video on the day that Joy announced the birth.

In the clip, Ben states that Jessa shared the news with him after he returned home from work.

So he didn’t find out about the birth at Michelle and Jim Bob’s house, and he certainly wasn’t with his in-laws, receiving updates on the delivery in real time.

Obviously, reality shows shoot scripted scenes all the time, and none of this indicates conclusively that Joy was lying about the date of her conception or delivery.

But for obvious reasons, it’s not exactly helping her credibility with skeptical Duggar fans.

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Counting On Recap: A Bundle of Joy (Get It?!)

Monday night on an emotional Counting On Season 6 Episode 4, Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth brought new life into the world.

You could say it was a bundle of … Joy.

Like her sisters, Joy originally planned a home birth, but labored for 20 hours (!) before her midwife recommended she go to the hospital.

On February 23, Joy underwent an emergency C-section and gave birth to baby Gideon Martyn Forsyth. She and the baby are healthy!

There were moments in which family members were concerned and anxious, however, as the delivery did not go as smoothly as hoped.

At one point, a worn-out Joy was seen being wheeled into surgery, telling the cameras, “Love you guys. Thank you for your prayers.”

We’re just glad she’s alright.

Joy explained earlier in the episode that she wanted to try to give birth at home, because it’s where she feels most … well, at home.

“I decided to have a home birth just ’cause I’d know that it’s more comfortable being at home,” she said. “I really wanted to just try it.”

Before that, we saw Austin and Joy reveal their pregnancy to their family, along with their decision not to learn the sex of their baby.

Austin did want to know, but Joy did not.

Ultimately, she won out. In any event, “today we have some big news to share with both of our families,” Austin told producers.

“We’ve gotta hit hard and fast so that way word doesn’t spread,” Austin said, and it’s true, the celebrity gossip media can be relentless.

They decided to tell their loved ones in small groups.

“Normally family members call a family meeting and tell everyone all at once, but I wanted to make it more special,” Joy said.

The expectant parents first told Austin’s mother and father, then hers; Michelle Duggar was understandably over the moon.

“Very exciting news,” she said. “Joy and Austin are expecting our 10th grandbaby! You brought us to double digits, guys!”

Quite the feat by any measure.

While Joy labored, literally, to get the job done, she eventually welcomed a HUGE baby boy and announced his arrival on Instagram:

“We are so blessed by the arrival of our son, Gideon Martyn Forsyth! He was born on 02/23/18 @ 3:39pm, weighing 10lbs. 3oz.” 

Yes … 10 pounds. Goodness.

Joy and Austin Forsyth, as fans likely know by now, tied the knot last May, almost exactly nine months before Gideon’s birth.

They don’t waste any time, do they?

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Counting On Recap: Joe Duggar Cannot Wait to Bone Kendra Caldwell!

This week on Counting On, Kendra Caldwell headed to Kentucky to pick out her wedding dress in anticipation of her special day.

She and her husband-to-be were also focused on other aspects of tying the knot, though … specifically what comes after that.

As Joseph Duggar and Kendra’s wedding day quickly approached on Counting On Season 6 Episode 3, the anticipation began to build.

Sexually. We’re talking about temptation.

Yes, the couple’s sexual desires were running ever so high as they geared up for their impending nuptials, but this is par for the course.

In this family, patience is a virtue.

Joe’s sister Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth, her husband, interestingly talked about getting through the challenges of waiting.

It was this couple that allegedly engaged in massive amounts of courtship rule-breaking and didn’t delay physical intimacy until marriage.

Of course, a lot of that speculation was just that – speculation. Talk of Joy-Anna having premarital sex made for great gossip, but that’s it.

The birth of Joy and Austin’s son Gideon did nothing to disprove her consistent claim that the couple got pregnant on their honeymoon.

In any case, Joe confessed to Austin that as he gets closer and closer to his wedding day, it’s impossible not to think about Kendra.

He means in a sexual manner.

“I spend the evenings with Kendra and then during the day I’m just working. It keeps me busy and not thinking about it,” Joe admitted.

The 23-year-old Joseph later added that “Joy and Austin have been a great example for us as far as relationships.”

“They say when you get closer to the wedding it’s always so much harder,” he said, and in his estimation, “it’s true.”

For her part, Kendra chimed in:

“You just start loving each other more and more and you just get excited about the wedding but I think having chaperones allows us not to fall.”

Joe spoke about the “physical boundaries” he and Kendra set, and they are strict … think side hugs and not a whole lot else.

“We’re not kissing before we get married, we’re just saving ourselves for each other,” he explained, and that’s not out of the ordinary.

The Duggars’ upbringing basically forbids all types of contact pre-engagement and marriage, even unsupervised alone time.

Of course, without a lot of practice beforehand, there’s going to be a learning curve of sorts after they do finally get married.

Not that he’s not up for the challenge.

Challenges and lessons don’t get much more entertaining than this one, and besides, his siblings seem to have figured it out.

Still, a Counting On producer continued to press them on the subject, probing for cringe-worthy details and asking awkwardly:

“What have you guys done to prepare yourselves for the physical side of marriage, as far as education on such things?” 

Joe’s response?

“At this point, we figure that we don’t have to educate ourselves completely … if we had questions we can ask people who we trust.”

“I know there’s a lot of books out there, a lot of things you can read,” he said, though it’s unclear what things he meant.

Given the family’s limits on media consumption (see below), we’d be interested to see the reading material in question.

It’s a moot point anyway.

“We don’t want to make it harder on ourselves thinking about all the things we can’t actually carry out,” Duggar added.

“Also, I think that in marriage, I think it’ll be fun understanding more as we go along and just learn together.”

Clearly it worked out in the end.

Soon after their wedding – VERY soon after their wedding – we learned that Kendra Caldwell is pregnant with their first child.

Who needs books anyway?!

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Counting On Recap: Unfinished Business

Monday evening on TLC’s Counting On Season 6 Episode 2, Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth were still living out of an RV.

Yes, their home was still unfinished. But they decided to enjoy their first meal together as a married couple there just the same.

If you watch Counting On online, you saw Joy and Austin’s courtship and wedding play out, but remember, these are Duggars.

This timeline was remarkably short. As such, they had never cooked a meal together before. In life. (Or had their own house.)

Even though the place wasn’t completed, “we thought it’d be special to eat our first meal in our new house,” Joy told producers.

Her 24-year-old husband added, “We don’t have to wait until the house is complete. We can go in there and have our first dinner.”

Joy, 20, wanted to make sure to make the setting “romantic,” despite the lack of finished floors, walls or air conditioning. Details.

That’s what the best memories are made of, right?

Obviously, for the pregnant Joy and Austin, living in an RV was not ideal, but they didn’t seem too bothered by the situation.

“Living in the RV is definitely … it’s fun,” Joy said with a smile. “It’s quaint,” Austin added. “Sometimes it can get a little tight.”

At the time, she was expecting, but still remaining tight-lipped about it; Joy-Anna Duggar gave birth to a son on February 23.

And yes, the house was finished on time for that.

Other Duggars experienced milestones as well on this installment, such as Jessa Duggar’s son Spurgeon and his first haircut.

At the age of 18 months, Spurge got his first trim … and Jessa herself did the honors. She’s talented as well as thrifty, after all.

“The strategy for giving Spurgeon his haircut is to distract him so he doesn’t really know what’s going on,” Jessa explained.

“I’m going to try to distract him and then just kind of sneak in there and trim it up,” she added, while husband Ben helped out.

“We should be able to get the job done,” he said. 

“If we can get him focused on something, then maybe he won’t move his head around a lot or try to grab Jessa’s hand or anything like that.”

They pulled it off. Down in Laredo, Texas, Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo were adjusting to life as newlyweds themselves.

Jeremy’s key to a happy marriage? “She’s the boss.” 

He’s a smart man. Jinger added, “We both, like with our personalities, we get along. We aren’t very upset by too much.”

Vuolo reiterated that Jinger Duggar wears the pants. Sometimes literally these days, and definitely in the figurative sense.

“There have been some disagreements, but I have learned through experience that if Jinger disagrees with me, she’s probably right.”

Key to a happy marriage right there.

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Jinger Duggar Stuns Fans With Short Skirt on Counting On!

Back in March of 2017 Jinger Duggar wore pants in a photo that was posted to Instagram by her husband, Jeremy Vuolo.

That may not sound like a big deal, but during her entire upbringing Joy was never allowed to wear pants, and she dressed in below-the-knee skirts at all times.

Now, nearly one year after the start of her sartorial rebellion, Jinger has once again left fans floored with her fashion sense.

The new season of Counting On premiered on Monday, and as you can see, Jinger tossed her family’s “modest attire” regulations out the window during a game of tennis with her husband, Jeremy Vuolo.

As The Ashley’s Reality Roundup points out, viewers were quick to praise Jinger’s courageous disregard for her family’s ridiculous rules.

“Oh snap Jinger! Sleeveless shirt and a short skirt. You better work that outfit,” tweeted one fan.

“Jinger looks so happy and beautiful,” wrote another viewer wrote.

“So happy to see her living life as a normal adult woman!”

“Jinger in that tennis skirt… #Rebel #JimBobIsCrying,” a third remarked.

Sadly, the #JimBobIsCrying hashtag didn’t trend internationally. 

But hey, there’s always next week!

According to the strict guidelines under which the Duggar women are raised, women and girls must wear long skirts or dresses at all time as long as they live with their parents.

When they get married, it’s their husbands who make the rules about how they’re allowed to dress.

Jim Bob has reportedly clashed with Vuolo over the latter’s progressive (by Duggar standard) views, but at the end of the day, he has no choice but to respect Jeremy’s rules.

Vuolo, a Texas-based preacher, addressed the topic of women’s attire in a recent sermon.

“It is your liberty as to whether you dress modestly with a modest pair of pants, or with a skirt, or with a T-shirt, or with a blouse,” Jeremy told his congregation at Grace Community Church.

“It is not your liberty, women, to wear sensual, seductive clothing that is designed to draw the attention of your brothers.”

He clarified his views in an interview with The Inquisitr, saying:

“The emphasis of the gospel is not food or clothes. Jesus does not save people to make them wear skirts.”

Hard to believe, but the guy’s basically a lefty extremist by Duggar standards!

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