Joy-Anna Duggar Gives Birth, Welcomes New Baby With Austin Forsyth

Joy-Anna Duggar, the ninth child of Michelle Duggar and Jim-Bob Duggar, is a mom again: She and husband Austin Forsyth have welcomed a new baby, who join their two older kids.

By Corinne Heller May 20, 2023 11:35 PMTags
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Counting on and on...the Duggar family has expanded once more.

Joy-Anna DuggarMichelle Duggar and Jim-Bob Duggar's ninth child, and her husband Austin Forsyth have welcomed a baby boy, Gunner James Forsyth, who joins the couple's son Gideon, 5, daughter Evelyn, 2. On May 19, Joy-Anna posted an Instagram photo of herself and Austin cuddling their newborn, who is wearing a hospital blanket and cap.

"He's here!" she wrote. "Thank you all for praying… Mama and baby are recovering well."

Joy-Anna, 25, and Austin, 29, also shared a YouTube video announcing their son's birth. The clip features audio of his first cries after he is delivered. The video also shows his parents talking to their older kids in advance about getting a baby brother. In addition, Joy-Anna, who suffered a pregnancy loss with a baby girl in 2019, tells viewers that she was treated by a doctor specializing in high-risk pregnancies.

She and Austin announced their were expecting again in a YouTube video posted on Oct. 5. Titled "Baby #3 Is On The Way." The 13-minute clip showed her finding out that she's expecting during a trip to Alaska with Austin.

In the video, the duo wait patiently for results from a pregnancy test and upon looking at the positive result, Joy-Anna bursts into tears of joy.

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Her post announcing the birth of her and Austin's second son comes one week before the couple is set to celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary. The two tied the knot after a three-month-long engagement in a May 2017 ceremony that later aired on their family's TLC reality show Counting On.

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News of the arrival of the pair's third child also comes two weeks before the June 2 premiere of the Amazon Prime Video documentary Shiny Happy People: Duggar Family Secrets, which features Joy-Anna's sister Jill Duggar Dillard and husband Derick Dillard reflecting on the controversies surrounding the sisters' family, as well as their religious beliefs.

See the Duggar family tree below:

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