Lately, speculation that Jessa Duggar is pregnant with her third child has been running rampant amongst fans of her famous family.
But as the weeks and months fly by with no word from Jessa or her husband, Ben Seewald, it begins to seem less and less likely that there’s any truth to the reports.
After all, pregnancy news is the Duggars’ bread and butter.
Generally, expectant Duggar moms can’t wait to share the news with fans.
So why would Jessa and Ben keep their big news under wraps?
Obviously, the fans simply got it wrong this time, right?
Well, not necessarily …
“Jessa is definitely pregnant and will be making an announcement in April,” a source close to the family tells In Touch.
As for why the Seewalds would be so hesitant to share the news publicly, the insider says there’s a perfectly good reason for that:
“They have been keeping the news under wraps, partly because it was in the early stages and also because she did not want to take away from the news that her brother Josiah [Duggar] and Lauren [Swanson] are getting married,” the tipster claims.
Yes, it seems in an act of sisterly love (and media savvy), Jessa decided that it’s best not to overwhelm social media with a deluge of Duggar news.
And there’s certainly been no shortage of developments to keep the family’s most obsessive followers satisfied.
As many have pointed out, if the news about Jessa is true, that would mean she learned she’s expecting not long after the world found out that Jinger Duggar is pregnant.
Jinger is five months along, which means we could be looking at back-to-back Duggar births less than a month apart.
And of course, Josiah and Lauren are engaged, which means a wedding is likely on the agenda for this summer as well.
We suppose this steady stream of developments was to be expected as the eldest Duggars reached marrying and child-bearing age, but still – even Jim Bob and Michelle must be starting to feel overwhelmed.
Watch Counting On online to try and keep track of all the comings and goings in Tontitown.