Jessica Duggar is very excited to become a mother again. The reality star, 30, shared a photo from her most recent ultrasound and revealed that some of her worries were starting to “fade” in an Instagram post on Monday, October 2. The new baby update comes about eight months after Jessa revealed she suffered a miscarriage in February.
The photo shows Jessa holding the ultrasound images on her lap, and based on her caption, it’s clearly very emotional for her. She seemed to be referring to how she slowly felt more comfortable as her pregnancy progressed. “Every heartbeat heard, every ultrasound seen, every appointment with a good report…the worries fade a little more,” she writes.
At the end of her caption, she said how excited she was for the little one and included the hashtag “Rainbow Baby” with the post. A rainbow baby is a baby born after the loss of another child, sometimes through miscarriage. “God has blessed us beyond measure, and YOU ARE SO, SO LOVED, my little one,” the TLC alum wrote.
Jessa revealed that she and her husband, Ben Seewald, were expecting their fifth child in a September 9 YouTube video. The video opened with a pregnancy test, indicating that it was positive. “After the heartbreaking loss of our baby last year, last week we received some wonderful news: our rainbow baby is on the way, and we couldn’t be more excited,” she said at the start of the vlog.
Jessa and Ben are the parents of four little ones: Spurgeon, 7, Henry, 6, Ivy, 4, and Fern, 2. In February, the reality star revealed she suffered a miscarriage in a video titled “Heartbreak over the Holidays.” She spoke about the emotional loss in the vlog. “Nothing could have prepared me for the weight of those words in that moment,” she said. “The life that was inside you is gone and you never got to see your baby and say goodbye.” This wasn’t the first time Jessa suffered a miscarriage. She also had one before giving birth to Fern.