Anna Duggar From 'Counting On' Shares Photo of Daughter Mackynzie Holding Baby Maryella
Josh and Anna Duggar may have a mini-momma to help them out with their five other kids as daughter Macknynzie shines in her new role as a big sister. She really looks like a pro.
On Saturday, Anna Duggar, the wife of Josh Duggar, who previously starred in "19 Kids and Counting," shared the sweetest photo of her oldest and youngest children.
Josh, 31, shares six kids with his wife Anna: Mackynzie, 10, Michael, eight, Marcus, six, Meredith, four, Mason, two, and their newest, Maryella, two months.
Although she's still young, Anna revealed in her caption that Mackynzie usually gets dibs on holding their precious newborn, Maryella. The doting mom didn't seem upset about it.
The photo she shared featured Mackynzie in a light pink long-sleeve sweater holding onto baby Maryella. The bundle of joy wore a gray onesie and a pink bow headband.
Maryella isn't camera-shy
One of her tiny balled fists rested just underneath her mouth, and the other was at her chest. Both of the gorgeous girls looked into the camera for the shot.
Soon after their youngest was born in late November last year, Anna was compelled to explain why she and Josh chose the name they did for their little girl.
What's in a name?
In a lengthy caption, Anna explained that the discussion about her coming baby's name began as soon as they learned the gender. When Mary Duggar passed away, they wanted to honor her.
Although they considered the name Mary, they didn't want it to seem like they were replacing Josh's grandmother. The two continued to search until they both fell in love with the name Maryella.
Her middle name, Hope, is reflective of their faith and belief in Jesus. Anna spoke about the emotional ups and downs she went through while pregnant before expressing her gratitude for her daughter.
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So many of you have asked...so here’s the story behind the name Maryella Hope! 👶🏻 Soon after we found out baby #6 was a girl we began name discussing name ideas and we thought we had it narrowed down. 📜 When Josh’s grandma passed away we considered the name Mary, but we were hesitant because Grandma (Mary Duggar) was such a special lady and we wanted our daughter’s name to be a reminder of how special Grandma was and carry on her legacy, but without feeling like we were trying to replace her. 👵🏼 Soon, our baby name list that we had narrowed down to 3 names had grown to a list of about dozen Mary-hyphenated names. As we continued chatting about names, Josh and I both fell in love with the name Maryella! ♥️ We chose Hope for her middle name because of the Hope we have because of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. Jesus is the ultimate demonstration of love and hope. Jesus layed down His sinless life on the cross so we could be forgiven of our sins and one day live with Him in heaven forever when we die. We have Hope because of Christ! ✝️ During Maryella’s pregnancy there were so many unexpected joys, which included several more pregnancy announcements from family members! We also grieved alongside those we love the most, remembering life is fragile and sometimes very short. Even through the grief of the loss of loved ones we know that we have comfort, hope and strength as we look forward to one day being reunited in heaven with Jesus and our loved ones who are waiting for us there! 💕 Maryella Hope Duggar is such a blessing and we are so grateful for her! #littleduggars #baby #Maryella #Duggar #babygirl
Maryella's pink getup
Maryella entered the world weighing 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and measuring at 20 inches long. She was born at 9:12 am on November 27. Her delivery was a fast one without complications.
One of the first pictures Anna shared was, again, in response to fans' inquiries about her newborn's outfits. Maryella looked so sweet sleeping in a fuschia outfit with a matching headband and wooden pacifier.
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Several of you have asked about this outfit Maryella was wearing in Aunt @janamduggar ‘s story. It’s from @kickeepants they are my current favorite because they are adorable, super soft, and they still look good after multiple washes! 👶🏻👍🏻 What are some of your favorite brands for baby items and clothing❓ #littleduggars #Maryella #Duggar
Anna revealed that the ensemble came from Kickee Pants, which she's a big fan of for their quality. The little ones certainly deserve the best we can give them.