Jessa Duggar shared her experience of having a quick delivery to a baby girl and how her husband felt after holding their baby Ivy for the first time.
Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald welcomed their third child, Ivy Jane, into this world on Sunday and are already getting used to having a baby girl at home. The “Counting On” star revealed that she was “feeling great” shortly after her delivery.
“It was very quick,” she said on a TLC video. “My water broke at 8:30 in the morning, but I didn’t have any contractions until 2:30 in the afternoon. Then she was born at 6:00. So really just three and a half hours of labor.”
Her husband also shared what holding his precious baby for the first time was like -- a “really special moment.” The 24-year-old began to realize that he could one day be walking his daughter down the aisle.
Baby Ivy joined her family on May 26, weighing 7 pounds and 14 ounces. According to the couple, their newborn felt “tiny compared to her siblings” Spurgeon, 3, and Henry, 2, who were born weighing 10 pounds and nearly 9 pounds, respectively.
“We’re so grateful to God for this precious gift. She is already so loved. Her big brothers adore her,” the couple told Us.
The announcement of a third child was first publicly announced in January, adding that their baby was due in spring. Duggar also shared the good news on her Instagram account alongside a sweet family photo.
The TLC star and Seewald met at a church at the young age of 20 and 17, respectively and were married in November 2014. A year later had their first child, and in February 2017, the couple decided to have another baby.
Their happy marriage can be credited through the habit of consistently “showing gratitude” to the other for both the small and big things they do and spontaneous date nights to keep the spark between them.