Well, there’s a new Duggar baby in the family! Joy-Anna Duggar and her husband Austin welcomed their first baby, a boy. Gideon Martyn Forsyth was born on February 23, weighing in at a very healthy 10 lbs 3 oz! Joy-Anna and Austin shared the news of Gideon’s arrival on their shared Instagram account, along with a picture of the sweet little guy.
Joy-Anna Duggar and husband Austin announced the pregnancy in August. The couple was married in May after a short 3-month engagement (sort of par for the course for Duggars).
“We are so blessed by the arrival of our son, Gideon Martyn Forsyth! He was born on 02/23/18 @ 3:39pm, weighing 10lbs. 3oz. and was 22 inches long!” That is a big ol’ baby!
In a statement to PEOPLE, Joy-Anna says she and Austin are so thankful for the safe arrival of their little guy.
“We are blessed beyond measure with the arrival of our son, Gideon Martyn Forsyth. Looking at our child for the first time was such an incredible moment! God is so good, and we are so thankful.” Both Gideon and mama are doing well after the delivery.
Joy-Anna Duggar got tongues wagging with her quickie courtship, engagement, marriage, and pregnancy announcement.
Some fans speculated that the rush to the altar was spurned by the pregnancy. People also criticized Joy-Anna for the size of her bump throughout her pregnancy. It’s too big! Wait, it’s not big enough! Having a baby in the public eye has to be brutal, man. It sounds like things moved along right on the Duggar schedule, though! Courtship, engagement, marriage, and baby within the first year. People need to remember that the Duggars don’t do things the way everyone else does.
Congrats to Joy-Anna and Austin! And welcome to the world, Gideon! We hope the family is settling into their new routine as a trio.
(Image: Instagram / @austinandjoyforsyth)