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Jessa (Duggar) Seewald and Ben Seewald Welcome First Child – It's a Boy!

11/05/2015 AT 09:20 PM EST

Jessa (Duggar) Seewald and husband Ben Seewald have a big milestone to celebrate: the birth of their first child.

The former 19 Kids and Counting star and her husband welcomed a boy Thursday evening, a rep confirms to PEOPLE.

Jessa, 23, and Ben, 20, shared the news of their pregnancy exclusively with PEOPLE in April.

"I think having this first year together to share our lives, just the two of us, has been special," said Jessa before adding that the two are "definitely excited to be parents."



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Jessa (Duggar) Seewald and Ben Seewald

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Jessa celebrated her baby shower in October with a big, co-ed blowout attended by their families, including Jessa's parents Jim Bob Duggar, 50, and Michelle Duggar, 49.



The birth of the new baby will be a focal point in Counting On, TLC's upcoming series of specials featuring Jessa and sister Jill's lives now.

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