They just keep coming! Counting On's Joseph Duggar just welcomed his first child, a son, with wife Kendra Caldwell on Friday, June 8. The baby boy was born at 1:36 pm, weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz. and was 20 1/2 inches.
Proud grandparents Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar announced the exciting news on their website, sharing the photo of the new family.
"We are so thrilled to announce the arrival of our newest grandbaby, Garrett David Duggar," the Duggar grandparents wrote. "Kendra and the baby are healthy and happy! Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes!"
The new parents also added, "No matter how many times we’ve experienced the joy of babies born in our families, there’s nothing comparable to the joy in our hearts today! Children truly are a gift from God. We are so thankful for his safe arrival and this new journey as parents."
The two first announced the news of their pregnancy back in December 2017. The two shared a picture of themselves on Instagram, both holding mugs that read "Mom" and "Dad."
“During this season that we are celebrating the birth of Christ, we are so excited to share with you that we are expecting the gift of a child ourselves!” the stars of Counting On told Us Weekly in an interview. “Wow, it’s so exciting!!! We’ve both always loved children and seen them as a real blessing from God. It’s so surreal to think of being parents and having our own little one. We cannot wait to see this new baby!”
The new Duggar family addition will have plenty of cousins to his age. Earlier this year, Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth gave birth to their first son, Gideon, and Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo are expecting a baby girl later this summer. Because there's never enough Duggars!
Congrats to the growing family on their big news!