Joy-Anna Duggar Is Expecting Her First Child!

There’s a baby on a approach for Joy-Anna Duggar!

The Counting On star and her husband Austin Forsyth are awaiting their initial child together, they tell PEOPLE exclusively.

“We’re so happy and grateful to announce that we’re awaiting a baby!” Joy-Anna says. “Every child is such a changed present from God. I’m many looking brazen to examination Austin as a father and lifting children together with him.”



The dual initial met when his family changed to Arkansas and started attending a Duggars’ church. After a whirlwind three-month-long engagement, Joy-Anna, 19, wed Austin, 23, in May during Cross Church in Rogers, Arkansas, in front of a packaged church of some-more than 1,000 family and tighten friends. Following a couple’s ‘I dos,’ they jetted off to Geneva, Switzerland, for an “incredible” honeymoon.

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Now that they’re home and staid into life in Arkansas nearby Joy-Anna’s famous family, they’re anxious for a subsequent theatre of their lives.

“I have a lot of good memories of my mom training us and a peculiarity time we spent together, and I’m unequivocally looking brazen to doing that with my possess children. It’s such an extraordinary thing to be a primogenitor and lift children!” she says.


As for Austin, he’s cherishing each impulse of fatherhood.

“I’m unequivocally looking brazen to a tour of this pregnancy and all a opposite stages it will bring,” he says. “It’s unequivocally sparkling and we feel so sanctified to be a dad! We are over thankful!”

So, will Joy-Anna follow in her parents’ footsteps and have a vast family of her own?

“We wish as many as a Lord thinks we can handle,” she told PEOPLE after a wedding. “And we are putting it into his hands.”

Counting On returns Sept. 11 during 9 p.m. ET on TLC.