Joseph and Kendra Duggar have some exciting news to share with their fans! That's because the newlywed couple from TLC's Counting On revealed exclusively to Us Weekly the outcome of an explosive "gender reveal" they held recently. The suspenseful event involved shooting a target with the possibility of it emitting either pink or blue smoke. Which brings us to what the couple shared today. Joseph and Kendra Duggar announced the sex of their first child, and it's a ...
Baby boy! That's right, the parents-to-be were surprised to discover that their big revealed ended with a cloud of blue smoke. As Us Weekly reported on Saturday, Joesph's older brother, John David Duggar — who happens to be a part-time officer with the Tontitown Police Department — helped organize the unique event. With the help of of a substance often used in target practice called tannerite (mixed with blue powder, of course,) John David shot a bullet 200 yards to detonate the explosive. “Wow! We are so happy to learn that our firstborn is a boy!” Joseph and Kendra told the publication “Our minds are already racing toward all the future memories to be made with this little guy! Most of all, we are already asking God to bless him and help us grow him into a loving and faithful follower of Christ!”
Joseph, 22, and Kendra, 19, first announced their pregnancy back in December with an adorable video, People reported. And it looks like the dad-to-be was the one who correctly guessed the sex of their first child. “I’ve always dreamed of having my own family and it’s really just kind of surreal that it’s actually here,” Joseph told the publication. “I kind of think it’s going to be a boy, but either way, I’m happy just to have a baby.” Kendra chimed in with, "I think it could be a girl. You never know!”
The couple first met while Joseph was visiting the family of Austin Forsyth — his younger sister, Joy-Anna Duggar's then-fiance, according to TLC. Joseph and the former Kendra Caldwell first started courting in March of 2017 — and from there, it was a whirl-wind Duggar romance. As People reported, Joseph ended up proposing to Kendra just two months later at Joy-Anna's wedding on May 26 (with the bride and groom's blessing, of course!)
Joe and Kendra exchanged vows on Sept. 8 in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, People reported. As with all super-sized Duggar nuptials, their wedding party was comprised mostly of family members — including Kendra's mother, Christina, who was a bridesmaid. (Awww!) And did I mention that it was the bride's father, who is a pastor, that married them? Too sweet.
As fans may already know, Kendra and Joseph aren't the only Counting On couple expecting their first child in 2018. In fact, two other Duggar siblings also have a bun in the oven! Joseph's older sister, Jinger Vuolo, and her husband, Jeremy, announced their baby news in January, reported Us Weekly.
And Joe's younger sister, Joy-Anna, revealed in August that she and her husband, Austin Forsyth, are expecting their first baby, reported People. It's a Duggar baby boom! (But to be completely honest, when isn't it?)
So far, neither Joy-Anna nor Jinger have shared whether they're having a boy or a girl. Reportedly, Joy-Anna and Austin want to wait until after their baby is born to find out the sex. And barring any early testing, Jinger still isn't far enough along for the anatomy scan ultrasound — during which parents-to-be can typically find out the sex of their growing babies. Whether Jinger, and Joy-Anna are carrying sons or daughters, one thing's for sure: Kendra and Joseph's baby boy will have plenty of cousins close in age with whom to play as he grows up.