Pretty soon Arkansas may be changing its name to Duggarkansas as the reality show family continues to inch toward becoming the state’s majority population! The newest addition will come courtesy of Joy-Anna Forsyth and her husband Austin Forsyth as they announced today that Joy-Anna is pregnant with their first child.
“We are Austin and Joy Forsyth and we’re so happy to announce that we’re pregnant,” says Austin in the TLC Me announcement video above. “When we found out that we were pregnant, we were both extremely happy and felt blessed.”
Joy then not-so-shockingly reveals: “Before we even were married, we were praying that God would give us kids, and so thankful that He has.”
So what do the first-time parents-to-be think the baby will be, a boy or a girl? “I think we’re going to be having a little girl,” says Austin. “There’s kinda been a trend of having boys in the family — I think we’re going to break it and have a girl.”
Joy feels differently. “I think it’s a boy,” she says.
Austin then talks about his hopes for what the newest Duggar grandchild will be like. “I hope that our child is pretty much just like their mother,” he says. “Selfless, and always serving and loving people.”
Joy chimes in: “And learn about a lot of different skills like Austin does. He’s so diligent and can do just about anything.”
“I’m really looking forward to seeing what the baby looks like,” Joy says. “Especially in the first two years — they grow a ton. And so, getting to see him going from, you know, just being a baby to being able to sit up, and then to crawl, and then to walk.”
“I’m looking forward to have him in our lives and take him to places we go, and let him experience life,” Austin adds.
Does Joy feel prepared to be a mother? “I have already gotten some advice from Jessa, and Jill, and Meghan, Austin’s sister, just about good tips to remember,” she says. “I think I’m going to be asking a lot more questions closer to the time when the baby’s almost here.”
Joy ends the announcement with an appreciative message to her fans: “Thank you to all you fans for keeping up with our life, and for supporting us, and for your love, and encouragement.”
We will wrap this post up with some congratulations from the Duggar clan:
Exciting news from Joy and Austin!! Click here to see -> https://t.co/UwVE5pbWcK
— The Duggar Family (@duggarfam) August 30, 2017
— Anna Duggar (@Anna_Duggar) August 30, 2017
Congrats @JoyAForsyth & Austin Forsyth on your new baby! Y'all are going to be awesome parents! Israel & Sam will love having a new cousin!
— Derick Dillard (@derick4Him) August 30, 2017