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Counting On Recap: Jinger Duggar Learns She’s Having a Girl!

Counting On suffers from the same problem as so many reality shows nowadays, in that its stars are so famous and so popular on social media that it’s very easy to stay up to speed with what’s going on in their lives.

Some have argued that these circumstances render reality TV obsolete, but Counting On remains as popular as ever, and last night’s episode provided some potent reminders of why that is.

The installment served up major developments on different fronts, as the two most rebellious Duggar siblings each prepared for the next stage in their life.

Back in July, Jinger Duggar welcomed her first child, a girl named Felicity.

But at the time that Monday’s episode was filmed, the young couple was still clueless as to the baby’s sex.

“There was a lot of anticipation waiting to find out the gender,” Jinger told the cameras of prior to her doctor’s appointment.

“Who’s the baby going to look like? We were both so thrilled.”

Jeremy — clearly overwhelmed by seeing an image of his daughter for — struggled to put the profound moment into words.

“That’s incredible,” he said at one point.

“This was my first time ever being in an ultrasound, and the fact it’s my child was astonishing,” Vuolo later added.

“I was almost at a loss for words.”

Despite some initial misgivings, Jeremy and Jinger opted to find out the baby’s gender as early as possible, and lucky for us, the emotional moment was caught on camera.

“We opted not to be surprised so maybe we could have more time to reflect on the name, and maybe down the road we may choose to be surprised,” Vuolo said.

“When the technician told us what we were having, we were both overjoyed,” Jinger told the cameras.

“We just could not believe it.”

Just a few months later Felicity Nicole Vuolo entered the world at 8lbs. and 3oz. 

And so far, fans have continued to share in every moment of her young life.

Of course, Jinger and Jeremy weren’t the only ones gearing up for a life-changing moment on last night’s show.

Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson got married in June, and on Monday’s Counting On, fans got a peek at the preparations as Lauren attempted to find the perfect dress for the occasion.

The Duggars and their fundamentalist community are typically very big on gender roles, but Lauren broke with tradition by bringing her dad along on her dress-shopping excursion.

“Before Josiah came into the picture, my dad was my very best friend,” Lauren told the cameras.

“He was someone I always would talk to about anything if anything was wrong, and I really value my dad’s opinion.”

Of course, there are downsides to shopping with the guy who’s footing the bill:

“I really wanted him to be part of it. My dad will probably be more concerned about the price, just knowing my dad,” Lauren said.

“He’s very frugal. I don’t necessarily like to pick the expensive things. I don’t tend, to but that happens.”

Clearly, Lauren’s not as conservative as the Duggars — so it’s a good thing that she found happiness with the most non-traditional of the Counting On clan.

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Jeremy Vuolo and Jinger Duggar Gush Over Baby Felicity!

Just days before Felicity Vuolo’s two month “birthday,” Jeremy and Jinger are taking to social media and gushing over their baby.

Fans had expressed concerns about the precious infant’s health in recent photos.

But as fans can see, little Felicity is all smiles.

In the absolutely precious photo that you’re about to see, a grinning Jeremy Vuolo gazes warmly into the eyes of his infant daughter.

Baby Felicity lays on her back and smiles up at him.

According to the captions, this is a very common occurrence these days.

Jeremy writes: “She’s all smiles these days.”

This is a truly touching and beautiful family photo. Take a look:

Felicity was born in July, as Jeremy and Jinger shared on the family website.

“God is so kind!” the post gushed. “Jinger gave birth to Felicity Nicole Vuolo this morning at 4:37 am.”

And then they laid out her stats: “Felicity weighs 8lbs. and 3oz. and is 19.5 inches long.”

“Both mom and baby are healthy, doing great, and resting well,” they shared.

The post concluded: “We are very thankful for her safe arrival and look forward to life as parents”

Felicity will be two months old on September 19! Babies grow up so quickly, and the couple’s fans and followers are happy to see pictures.

Of course, a recent photo of Felicity Vuolo raised concern among fans.

They looked at the adorable baby girla nd perceived that she looked “blue,” which could indicate a problem with circulation or oxygenation.

A number of fans shared these genuine worries in the captions, not to be hateful, but simply out of alarm.

Fortunately, it looks like Felicity remains happy and healthy. Perhaps what followers perceived was merely a trick of the lighting?

After Jeremy and Jinger shared the name of their young daughter, some were puzzled over its meaning.

(And no, it is not a reference to a Keri Russell character)

While you might not expect hardcore Christians like these two to name their daughter after a Roman deity (Felicitas), they explained that they named her after “a young Christian girl who lived long ago.”

That is a clear reference to Saint Felicitas, a young Christian woman who was martyred alongside Saint Perpetua in the Third Century in Carthage.

The Vuolos are not Catholic, but clearly they felt a connection to Felicitas’ religious convictions.

More to the point, however, Jinger and Jeremy explained that the name simply “felt right.”

It is wonderful that Felicity smiles so much. Babies are not generally capable of giving a full smile when first born — it is a skill that they develop.

But smiling is a great indicator that Felicity is successfully bonding with Jeremy and with Jinger, expressing a rush of excitement when she sees her parents.

Babies can be grumpy and they can cry, which is also normal and healthy, but it’s always good to see a baby smile.

Let’s hope that she continues to smile — if Jinger and Jeremy prove to be better parents than anyone in Jinger’s terrifying family.

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Jinger & Amy Duggar Bury the Hatchet … But Why Were They Feuding In the First Place?

Back in November of 2016, Jinger Duggar married Jeremy Vuolo at one of those massively-attended ceremonies that have become a common occurrence in Springdale, Arkansas in recent years.

With few exceptions, the Duggars marry very young, and they invite hundreds of guests to their weddings, including, of course, their many siblings and other familial relations.

But as fans pointed out following Jinger’s wedding, one of the most famous members of the extended Duggar clan was not in attendance at the ceremony or the reception.

In fact, Amy Duggar was 1,300 miles away in Las Vegas.

As you might imagine, Jinger’s ultra-conservative family are no great fans of Sin City, and many assumed that Amy’s choice of vacation destination was her way of flipping the bird to Jim Bob and company,

Adding fuel to the fire of a major feud was the revelation that Jinger stopped following Amy on Instagram.

As In Touch Weekly points out, the Duggar obsessives of Reddit went wild when they noticed that Amy was posting selfies from Vegas as Jinger was saying “I do” in Arkansas.

“Maybe Jinger and Amy had a falling out,” one fan speculated.

“I actually bought the plans excuse. Duggar weddings are always announced like two months prior,” remarked another, referring to Amy’s explanation that she was merely attending to a prior engagement.

“They could’ve easily bought tickets to another destination before that.”

“I think the family is huge enough now that having every person attend every event is getting increasingly unlikely,” a third fan noted.

“There is no rift between me and my cousins at all. It was just wrong timing,” Amy told Entertainment Tonight at the time.

“We already had something scheduled.”

But fans weren’t buying it. 

In addition to the fact that Jinger had cut ties with her cousin on social media, the whole situation came on the heels of reports that the Duggars were no longer allowed to talk to Amy, per Jim Bob’s orders.

This week, Jinger began following Amy on Instagram again, but for many, even that’s not sufficient proof that she’s been welcomed back into the family.

After all, Jinger’s reputation as the family rebel is well-deserved., and if anyone were to defy Jim Bob’s commands and get in touch with Amy, it would be her.

In all likelihood, Jinger never harbored any ill will toward Amy at all.

It’s a fact that Duggar wedding dates are often kept secret until just weeks before the wedding, and Amy may have already made other plans.

What seems far more likely is that she was ordered to end her relationship with Amy and is now going against Jim Bob’s wishes.

Keep an eye on this situation, folks.

The feud may be over, but there’s a good chance the drama is just beginning.

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Jinger Duggar Is Besties With Josiah Duggar’s Ex and Fans Can’t Handle It

Back in June, Josiah Duggar married Lauren Swanson in a ceremony that pretty much matched the blueprint for all Duggar weddings that preceded it.

But there was one important difference with Lauren and Josiah’s nuptials.

You see, unlike his siblings, when Josiah met his spouse, he was already no stranger in the ways of love.

In fact, he had extensive experience with hand-holding, chaperoned dates, and, yes … even side side-hugs.

As you may recall Josiah courted Marjorie Jackson before he met Lauren.

The relationship ended abruptly and without explanation after just three months.

Josiah later offered a vague explanation for his breakup with Marjorie, but fans still felt confused.

After all, Josiah and Marjorie may have been young, but the expectations for dating Duggars are extremely high and very specific.

The family describes courtship as “dating with a purpose” — that purpose being marriage, of course.

It’s unheard of for Duggar couples to call it quits after announcing a courtship, which is why fans were so weirded out when Josiah and Marjorie quietly went their separate ways.

And it’s also why they were confused a second time this week when Jinger Duggar’s husband Jeremy Vuolo posted the above photo on Instagram.

“A thoughtful birthday gift from my lovely wife: handwritten calligraphy of the words ‘Og mit liv’ for my office,” Jeremy explained in the caption.

Jeremy went on to explain that the quote comes from a missionary he admires.

But it’s the end of the caption that really caught his followers’ attention.

Jeremy Vuolo Gift

“Calligraphy by @marjorie.e.jackson,” Vuolo wrote.

Yes, that’s the very same Marjorie Jackson that courted Josiah.

Now, the Duggars are said to be a forgiving lot, so we guess it’s not terribly surprising that they’re not big on holding grudges.

But it’s worth noting that Josiah and Marjorie’s breakup was no amicable parting of ways.

Fans only learned of the split when Josiah deleted every photo of his ex from his Instagram page.

At one point, sources claimed the Duggars were concerned that Marjorie would write a tell-all about her time with the family.

So you can see why so many were caught off guard by the fact that Marjorie maintains ties with the family.

Of course, it makes sense that Jim Bob would keep a young, single fundamentalist like Marjorie in his Rolodex.

Dude has a lot of sons to marry off yet.

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Jinger Duggar Shares New Baby Pic, Raises Concern Among Fans

Jinger Duggar g had a reason to celebrate late last week.

But the way in which this reality star did show has given followers a reason to be concerned.

Allow us to explain…

On August 19, Jinger and husband Jeremy Vuolo gave fans a glimpse at their precious first daughter, Felicity Nicole, as a way to pay tribute to her first-ever birthday.

Felicity is only a month old, but still… that counts as a birthday.

Just ask any first-time parent.

To mark the occasion, Jinger posted a few pictures of her adorable baby on Instagram.

“Felicity is one month old today!” Jinger wrote as a simple caption to the following image:

Then, on Sunday, Jinger followed up this snapshot with two more.

The first leads this article up top and features the bundle of joy outside with her proud parents.

The second inlcuded with it a caption that reads “Those eyes!” because, well… just look at those eyes on young Felicity!

All these photos represent indisputable evidence that Felicity is pretty darn happy, healthy and cute, right?

Actually, that may be wrong, some Internet users are now saying.

Indeed, while some folks out there have labeled the official one-month picture as one of the most endearing in social media history, something about Felicity’s face and skin tone have others concerned.

“Wow, she looks blue. Is she okay? Seriously. I am not trying to be critical or mean,” one fan wrote as a comment, while another remark echoed this sentiment:

“I was really alarmed when I saw this picture. She is purple, and that’s not normal. You are right to comment as you did. I hope they take her in and get her checked out.”

We don’t think these people are trying to be trolls.

They very likely have a legitimate worry (in their mind) over Felicity.

But still.

Come on now, folks!

There’s only so much you can tell by a picture and you should maybe think twice (heck, maybe even three times) before setting up such alarms online.

As another follower put it well, chill out with the “scary, negative speculation,” okay?!?

The Vuolos, of course, live in Laredo, Texas, making Jinger the first Duggar sibling to relocate outside of Tontitown, Arkansas permanently.

Upon becoming a father for the first time, Jeremy gushed back in mid-July:

“God is so kind. Jinger gave birth to Felicity Nicole Vuolo this morning at 4:37 a.m.

“Felicity weighs 8 lbs and 3 oz, and is 19.5 inches long. Both mom and baby are healthy, doing great, and resting well.

“We are very thankful for her safe arrival and look forward to life as parents!”

As for why they chose Felicity as their chilld’s name? We’ll go ahead and let Jinger explain!

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Jinger Duggar Celebrates Daughter’s 1-Month Birthday With World’s Cutest Pic

It’s hard to believe it’s been a full month since Jinger Duggar welcomed her first child, but lo and behold, little Felicity has been on this planet for 31 whole days.

And you know Jinger had to hit fans with an adorable b-day pic to give them a powerful case of cuteness overload.

That’s Felicity at one month old.

As you can see, she’s an almost impossibly adorable tyke, and fans have reacted to Jinger’s birthday post with a torrent of giddy glee.

“Oh, my word! She is just precious!!! Perfect combination of mommy and daddy 🙂 congrats y’all! God bless!” wrote one of Jinger’s followers.

“She is absolutely beautiful. I believe I cried when she was born… I was so excited for you and @jeremy_vuolo … enjoy each and every day, they grow up in the blink of an eye,” remarked another.

“Beautiful princess…Daddy’s eyes…the world’s heart!” commented a third.

Like we said, the Duggar public is absolutely head-over-heels for young Felicity.

And they’re pretty fond of her parents, too.

Last week, Jinger posted pics of her post-baby body, and fans expressed utter shock with impressive physical fitness.

As for Jeremy, he’s the rare Duggar husband that actually seems more concerned with loving and supporting his wife and daughter than with securing a chunk of Jim Bob’s fortune.

In other words, Jeremy is — as many fans have pointed out during the past month — the very definition of #DadGoals.

For many younger or less-conservative Duggar fans, Jingger and Jeremy are a breath of fresh air.

Yes, they’re extremely old-fashioned by most standards (Jeremy still decides what sort of clothing Jinger is allowed to wear, for crying out loud.), but in Duggar World, they’re a pair of rule-breaking progressives.

Obviously, there’s the fact that Jinger wears pants in defiance of her family’s dress code, but that’s not her only act of rebellion.

Even the fact that Jinger and Jeremy waited a year after their wedding before trying to have a baby is an indication that the couple has no intention of being reined in by Jim Bob’s strict rules of conduct.

Perhaps that’s why fans are so excited about Felicity.

She’s the first of the new-generation Duggars whose parents could actually be described as cool.

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Jinger Duggar Earns Praise, Disbelief with Post-Baby Body Photo!

It’s only been a month since Jinger Duggar gave birth to her first child with husband Jeremy Vuolo.

Jeremy shared a new photo of his wife, just weeks after she gave birth.

And fans are raving about Jinger’s incredible post-baby body! Take a look:

Jeremy and Jinger have explained the reason they named their baby Felicity.

And no, it’s not because they’re both big Keri Russell fans (though more than one of us here at THG has made that joke).

They just like the name, like its meaning, and felt that it fit their baby girl. It’s a good name.

But while so much focus has been directed at the couple’s first child, Jeremy’s new photo features only Jinger.

He captioned the pic “Summer Saturdays,” but Jinger’s post-baby body is stealing everyone’s breath away.

Jinger looks great! And the compliments came pouring in.

“Mind blown!!!” writes one fan. “Wow!!! She looks fabulous!! So gorgeous!”

“Jeremy, just fyi…a lot of women don’t bounce back like that!!” adds another fan who wanted to let Jeremy know just how lucky he is. “She’s stunning!!!”

“Wow, what baby?!?!” another fan asks. “Are you sure she had a baby? She looks amazing!”

(What Baby is a fan nickname for Avengers: Age of Ultron, but in this case, fans are just expressing amazement at Jinger’s body)

Though Jeremy and Jinger have been parent-shamed for letting their newborn stare at computer screens, these comments were full of praise.

“Congratulations on baby Felicity,” gushes a fan. “She is the most beautiful baby ever and I look forward to seeing more pictures ever I get so excited when I see a picture.”

Well, then Instagram is the right place for them to be.

“She looks great since the baby,” another fan writes simply. “Congratulations”

“I think the backlash that comes from your posts is so ridiculous,” another fan laments. “My husband tells me all the time I get prettier as I get older. Best compliment ever.”

“Jinger looks amazing!” yet another fan proclaims. “Both of your girls are BEAUTIFUL!”

That said, not everyone’s comments were filled with priase.

“It’s like 200 degrees where you live,” one person commented. “I can’t imagine long sleeves.”

Some folks can barely stand wearing long sleeves in the winter.

“I still think it’s an old picture,” suggested someone else, who doubts that this is Jinger’s real post-baby body.

It is always possible that post-baby body photos date back to before a pregnancy, but … when it comes to Jinger and Jeremy, it’s hard to see their motive.

That is something that you’d only expect to see from someone who has built their brand upon their body, in terms of physical fitness or sex appeal or both.

That is a far cry from Jinger, whose brand largely consists of her parents’ fundamentalist beliefs that treat her as property whose purpose is to produce more children with the same beliefs.

We are very much inclined to believe that this is a genuine, recent photo of Jinger and that fans are seeing her post-baby body in this photo.

She looks great. She’s also young, which can really help a person recover from pregnancy a little faster than they might a few years later.

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Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo: Parent-Shamed Already!

The internet sure is a fascinating place, right?

There are so many people there always, and because of the anonymity, so many of those people feel like they’re free to say any old thing that crosses their minds.

Sometimes that makes for some fun, but most of the time it’s just obnoxious.

And when you look at the rampant shaming that goes on in the comment section of famous people’s Instagram posts, you realize just how obnoxious it can get.

For example, you know how Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo just had their first child?

On July 19th, Jinger gave birth to a little baby girl they named Felicity, and since then, they’ve been sharing plenty of pictures of her.

But a couple of days ago, Jeremy shared this one:

It did not go so well.

“Look who joined me for OT Studies w/ Dr. Essex,” he captioned the photo — it looks like they’re getting Felicity started early on learning about the bible!

As you can see, she looks super, super interested in it, too.

But it’s not because she a hardcore Christian already, it’s because she’s a little bitty baby and for little bitty babies, any and all screens are totally fascinating.

It’s just that they’re not typically considered healthy for such small children.

Most doctors will suggest limiting screen time for babies, or banning it altogether for newborns like Felicity.

And Jeremy’s followers were quick to let him know that what is happening in this photo is not OK.

“Young eyes shouldn’t be spending so much time looking at screens,” one person pointed out.

Another elaborated that “Her eyes are still too delicate for screens like that,” and suggested that “maybe you can just read or talk to her and tell her what you’ve learnt.”

“Jer the light of the computer is not healthy for the eyes of your baby!”

Interestingly enough, it seems like Jeremy deleted other critical comments — there were even some about the way he’s holding his daughter that are no longer there.

Of course, most of the comments were full of praise, with many even suggesting that Felicity is actually taking in what she’s watching on Jeremy’s computer.

Felicity is three weeks old, just in case you’d forgotten.

Are these people right, should he be more careful with screen time?

Yeah, probably. Many doctors would say so.

But let’s be real, is a comment on an Instagram post really going to do any good?

Is Jeremy going to read those comments and change anything because of them?

We all know he’s not.

So while it may be fun to call out reality stars for whatever nonsense they decide to post on social media, is it really doing anything? Is there any point?

No. No, there is not.

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Jinger Duggar Posts Pic of Sleeping Daughter, Fans Lose Their Minds Due to Cuteness Overload

It’s only been two weeks since Jinger Duggar welcomed her first child, but in following with the tradition established by her older siblings, she’s been dutifully sharing her joy with millions of fans on social media.

Photos of little Felicity have been all over Jessa’s Instagram page, and now, the newest addition to the Duggar clan has officially made her print media debut:

That’s Jinger, Jeremy and Felicity posing for People magazine.

Like we said, it’s not the first time the Duggar faithful have laid eyes on Jinger’s baby girl, but the public reaction is one of pure elation every time.

Of course, no one is more excited than Jinger and Jeremy who have been gushing about Felicity every chance they get.

“We are so thankful to have our sweet girl home with us! She is the biggest blessing and we are elated to be her parents!” the couple wrote in a recent blog post.

“It’s incredible being first-time parents,” they added.

“It’s something that you think about and dream about, but when it’s actually here, I think the reality hits you and it’s just the sweetest thing in the whole world.”

In a video introducing Felicity to the world — another Duggar tradition — Jinger and Jeremy showered the little girl with more love and affection:

“I think the most exciting thing about having a little girl is seeing this little piece of Jinger and me together,” said Jeremy.

As for the name — which is remarkably traditional by Duggar standards (this is the family that gave us baby Spurgeon, after all) — Jinger and Jeremy explained the situation thusly:

“Nicole, because that’s Jinger’s middle name, and a way to honor her,” Vuolo explained.

“Felicity really describes supreme joy — the joy we have in this little one and the joy that we pray she would have throughout life.”

Well, nothing can quite live up to Spurgeon, but we suppose it will do

We kid, of course.

Felicity is a beautiful name for a beautiful little girl.

Our sincere congrats go out to Jinger, Jeremy, and the whole Duggar clan.

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Jinger Duggar Shares New Baby Pic, Inspiration Behind Daughter’s Name

Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo are brand new parents.

Just a week ago, the Counting On star welcomed her very first child into the world, a daughter named Felicity.

In the days since, Vuolo has made one thing very clear…

… having a small baby at home is tiring!

The new father shared a couple memes on Monday that joked (but not really) about how coffee is now his best friend and how he’ll never see sleep ever again.

Those made us laugh, but not Jinger is here to make us squeal in delight,

First, the reality star shared a fresh photo of her child, which we’ve gone ahead and also shared ourself above. She’s so very precious!

Second, she opened up at length to Us Weekly about various aspects of (very early) motherhood.

Before we get to that, however, a few relevant facts:

– Jinger and Jeremy got married in 2016.

– At 4:37 a.m. on July 19, the couple became parents to Felicity Nicole Vuolo.

– She was born in San Antonio, Texas.

– She weighed 8 lbs, 3 ounces at the time and measured 19.5 inches in length.

What have these first few days been like as a mother?

“It’s been so incredible,” Jinger explains to Us Weekly. “We can’t stop staring at her adorable little face!”

Sister Jessa Seewald and mother Michelle Duggar are currently in Texas to lend a hand to the parents, something for whih Jinger is grateful.

“I have been so thankful to have so much great help around me, giving me time to rest and recover,” she says.

And what about that baby name? 

Was Felicity named after the former Keri Russell drama on The WB?

No.

It “just felt right,” Jinger says, adding that she and Jeremy “loved the name Felicity from the moment we thought of it several months ago.

“The name itself means intense happiness or supreme joy. It was also the name of a young Christian girl long ago who valiantly stood strong for her faith.”

Wow, who knew?!?

We love it.

Jinger also thinks that her child resembles her husband and has confirmed that the little girl’s nursey has a southwest theme.

Said Jeremy upon meeting Felicity last week:

“Both mom and baby are healthy, doing great, and resting well. We are very thankful for her safe arrival and look forward to life as parents!”

And, in this case, “God is gracious to entrust us with such a wonderful gift,” gushes Jinger.

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