The countdown to a new season of Counting On is… well… on.
When this TLC favorite returns with new episodes on July 30, fans will go behind the scenes of Joy-Anna Duggar’s first-ever birth.
If you’ll recall, she and husband Austin Forsyth welcomed a very large boy named Gideon into their world in February, just about 39 weeks after they got married.
It was a blessed occasion for the newlyweds, of course, who announced the addition to their immediate family as follows:
“We are blessed beyond measure with the arrival of our son, Gideon Martyn Forsyth.
“Looking at our child for the first time was such an incredible moment! God is so good, and we are both so thankful.”
But while this event took place months ago, viewers Counting On will have a chance to relive it in a few weeks.
Indeed, Joy-Anna’s frightening labor and birthing experience will be featured on the first new episode of this summer.
“As we get closer to the birth I think there’s a lot of emotions, somewhat nervous. A little scared,” Joy-Anna says a sneak peak obtained and published by People Magazine.
As is the case for all Duggar women, Joy-Anna had originally planned home birth.
However, after being in labor for more than 20 hours, her midwife determined the baby was breech. Hence, the need for an emergency C-Section.
That’s a serious surgery.
“Seeing my wife in pain, that was probably about the hardest,” Forsyth says in this clip.
“Having a C section is my greatest fear,” Joy-Anna says simply.
Thankfully, Gideon is a happy and healthy little boy.
Duggar has since shared a photo of the child, ignoring all the scandalous chatter over whether she and Austin had a shotgun marriage because she got pregnant while engaged.
As for what else fans can expect from new installments of Counting On?
– A look at Josiah Duggar’s courtship with Lauren Swanson.
– Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell’s honeymoon and subsequent pregnancy announcement.
– Jinger (Duggar) Vuolo’s exciting reveal that she’s expecting her first child with husband Jeremy Vuolo.
“There’s never a dull moment in our family,” Jessa Seewald has said.
And this is true.
Love the Duggars or find their lifestyle appalling, this is definitely true.
Prepare to actually see the moment this summer when Josiah proposed to his now-wife as well, with Josiah and Lauren Swanson having only just gotten married.
“This is definitely the time and she is definitely the one. I’m just hoping I can say everything right,” he says above, before the trailer teases the exact moment when he gets down on one knee.
Counting On returns July 30 on TLC.