Fans have known since 19 Kids and Counting how much the Duggar family loves children. Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar have said in the past that the usage of birth control goes against their religion — and Michelle has even noted that she would have had more than 19 children if that’s what God wanted. It should come as no surprise that many of the Duggar kids and their spouses are following right in their parents footsteps as well. We’ve heard from many of the Duggar kids that having a huge family is definitely on the brain, and such seems to be the case for Kendra and Joseph Duggar.
Joseph and Kendra often fly under the Duggar radar, but these two are now taking the spotlight due to their latest pregnancy news. “We are ready to double the fun at our house!” they announced on The Duggar Family blog. “We are very happy that our little family will welcome a new addition later this year. Children really are a blessing from God!” On their Instagram, they also added a sweet photo announcing the news, too.
This news is coming shortly after the birth of their first child, too. The happy couple welcomed their first child, Garrett, in June 2018, People reminds us. The publication notes Joseph also spoke of his desires to be a parent and was ultra-excited to finally be a father. “I’ve always dreamed of having my own family and it’s really just kind of surreal that it’s actually here,” he said.
Kendra and Joseph are very excited to expand their family, and we imagine this next baby couldn’t possibly be their last. Unfortunately, it seems many of their followers are concerned for Kendra’s well-being. At just 20 years old, the new mom is still taking care of a baby who’s less than a year old — and fans think she’s moving way too fast with Joseph when it comes to having children.
OK! Magazine notes fans commented on the couple’s pregnancy post with their fears. “I feel so sad for Kendra. Kendra is still very much a child herself. The idea of her being a mother to two young children so close in age has me worried for physical and mental health.” And another fan commented, “Scary and sad. Hopefully one by one they will wake up.” Yet another added this shady comment: “You should really change the name of your handle. You’re not going to be the little Duggar Family. You’ll have 10 before you’re even 30.”
With one child together and another on the way, it seems fans also have concerns about the maturity of Kendra and Joseph’s relationship. While they knew each other for years before they dated, we can’t forget that their actual courtship was a mere three months before their wedding day. And the two of them married in September 2017, which is less than two years ago.
“She’s 19… I’m 19 and married but man the biggest piece of advice I could give her being that I’m her age is enjoy your early years in marriage!” a fan commented on Kendra and Joe’s pregnancy post via Instagram. “I couldn’t even imagine popping two babies out at 19, and so early in marriage. Enjoy your fun years of marriage….”
It seems Kendra and Joseph think they’ve got it all under control, however — and fans have to admit that they do seem happy together. We’re excited to hear more about Kendra’s pregnancy as it develops.
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