Jessa Duggar Seewald is pregnant with baby No. 2, and her husband Ben Seewald couldn’t be happier.
In true Duggar fashion, Jessa and Ben made the pregnancy announcement on Aug. 23 — the same day season 2 of their reality TV show, “Jill and Jessa: Counting On,” premieres.
Jessa and Ben said their due date is February 2017, and they can’t wait to expand their family.
“We are overjoyed to announce that Spurgeon has a new title in life as ‘big brother’!” the Seewalds said in a statement. “We are so thankful that God is adding to our family.”
Jessa and Ben continued: “2017 is shaping up to be a wonderful year already and we know Spurgeon will do a great job in his new role.
“Having Spurgeon has been such a wonderful blessing and we cannot wait to see the face of this sweet new baby (or babies!).”
The pregnancy news comes shortly after Jessa’s younger sister, Jinger Duggar, announced she’s engaged to marry former pro soccer player Jeremy Vuolo.
Jinger will move to Texas after her wedding to work with Jeremy in his family ministry, as TheImproper has reported.
Another pregnancy and wedding is just what the Duggars needed to revive their reality TV gravy train. Both events will no doubt be televised.
The Duggar family’s hit show, 19 Kids and Counting, was canceled in July 2015 after 10 seasons amid news that Josh Duggar had sexually molested 5 underage girls — including 4 of his sisters — when he was 14 years old.
The cancellation of “19 Kids and Counting” was a major financial drain on the Duggars, who earned $25,000 to $45,000 per episode.
The unemployed Duggars have not been able to make for the lost income with other jobs, but with “Jill and Jessa,” the family is back on the reality TV money train.
Season 2 of “Jill and Jessa: Counting On” premieres on TLC Aug. 23.