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Jessa (Duggar) Seewald and Husband Ben Deliver First Pregnancy Update (VIDEO)

Originally posted 04/22/2015 09:20AM

When the time came for Jessa and Ben Seewald to film the first message about their recently announced pregnancy, they decided to shake things up.

The newlyweds, who married in October, sipped on thematically appropriate pink and blue(berry) smoothies as 19 Kids and Counting star Jessa, 22, told her husband, "You know, pretty soon we'll be making another little smoothie."

As he lifted a baby bottle, 22-year-old Ben agreed, "Yep. Maybe more than one."

Considering his wife has two sets of twin siblings, the newest Duggar in-law is understandably keeping his options open: "Can't wait to find out if it's a boy or a girl. Maybe it's both."

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19 Kids and Counting Recap: Ben and Jessa Go on a Romantic European Honeymoon

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19 Kids and Counting Recap: Ben and Jessa Go on a Romantic European Honeymoon

Originally posted 04/21/2015 10:00PM

While Jessa and Ben Seewald jetted off to Europe to enjoy their honeymoon, the rest of the Duggar clan renovated the home they'd be moving into upon their return. Tough life!

A big day for baby news, Anna also announced her fourth pregnancy on Tuesday's episode of 19 Kids and Counting on the same day that Jessa, in real time, announced her first pregnancy.

As Jill put it on this week's 19 Kids, "It's safe to say that if you're in a Duggar home you're probably not far from a box of pregnancy tests." Were truer words ever spoken?

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Jessa (Duggar) Seewald Is Pregnant! | Jessa Duggar

Jessa (Duggar) Seewald Is Pregnant!

Originally posted 04/21/2015 12:00PM

When Jessa and Ben Seewald celebrate their first wedding anniversary this year, they just might have a third person at the party.

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Grandparents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Share Thoughts on Israel Dillard's Birth

Grandparents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Share Thoughts on Israel Dillard's Birth

Originally posted 04/17/2015 03:00PM

After a 70-hour delivery and surprise C-section, Jill and Derick Dillard open up about their firstborn's arrival. Subscribe now for Jill and Derick's exclusive interview – and to see photos of their son Israel David – only in PEOPLE!

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have gone through more than a dozen births in their family – but that didn't make this last one any less exciting.

Derick, Israel David and Jill Dillard Photo by: Dillard family / www.duggarfamily.com
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"We are so thrilled for Jill and Derick," says Michelle, 48. "It is such an exciting time of life."

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Josiah Duggar and Marjorie Jackson: Courtship in Their Own Words (VIDEO)

Originally posted 04/15/2015 01:05PM

Josiah Duggar certainly picked a playful young lady to court.

Tuesday on 19 Kids and Counting's official page, in a video that coincided with the end of an episode dedicated to several other Duggars' weddings, fans got the first proper glimpse of Josiah's new girlfriend Marjorie Jackson and her sparkling personality.

Introducing the idea that she's "purposefully dating" the fourth Duggar boy, Marjorie teased that she is courting "one of the boys – and it's not John David, it's not Joseph, not Jedidiah ... it's Josiah!"

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Jill (Duggar) Dillard: 'I Was Scared, but I Was Praying' During 70-Hour Delivery

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Jill (Duggar) Dillard: 'I Was Scared, but I Was Praying' During 70-Hour Delivery

Originally posted 04/15/2015 08:05AM

Though Jill Dillard was as prepared as she could be for her son Israel David's birth on April 6 (her birth plan was one of the most extensive her doctor had ever seen, she reveals), she was faced with a labor that had many starts, stops and scary ups and downs.

"I was praying to God to give me strength," Jill, 23, tells PEOPLE exclusively. "I was really scared and nervous, but I was praying."

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19 Kids and Counting: Behind the Scenes of Josh, Jill and Jessa's Marriages

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19 Kids and Counting Recap: Behind Josh, Jill and Jessa's Marriages (and Michelle and Jim Bob's Vow Renewal)

Originally posted 04/14/2015 10:05PM

With three Duggar weddings down, a whopping 16 remain!

Josh, Jill and Jessa have all paired off, and with Josiah, 18, officially pursuing a courtship with Marjorie Jackson as a first step to marriage, it may not be long before another 19 Kids and Counting wedding hits the airwaves.

On this week's 19 Kids, we go behind the scenes of Josh's wedding to Anna, Jill's to Derick Dillard and Jessa's to Ben Seewald as well as Michelle and Jim Bob's vow renewal 25 years after they tied the knot.

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How Josiah Duggar and Marjorie Jackson's Families Feel About Their Courtship | The Duggars

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19 Kids and Counting: How Josiah Duggar and Marjorie Jackson's Families Feel About Their Courtship

Originally posted 04/14/2015 12:50PM

After a 70-hour delivery and surprise C-section, Jill and Derick Dillard open up about their firstborn's arrival. Subscribe now for Jill and Derick's exclusive interview – and to see photos of their son Israel David – only in PEOPLE!

Josiah Duggar is courting Marjorie Jackson, and it's no surprise that the Duggar stamp of approval is fairly coveted, considering the tight-knit nature of the 19 Kids and Counting clan.

Since Marjorie is a bilingual, enterprising 17-year-old who is already an accomplished pianist and actress and has written a book that encourages young ladies to read the Bible, it was basically a given that the Duggars would approve of Josiah's new girlfriend. Not to mention that Marjorie's family would approve of 18-year-old Josiah!

"I don't think either of us was surprised," Greg Jackson, a graphic designer, tells PEOPLE of his daughter's courtship with Josiah. Adds Marjorie's mother, Analucia, a Spanish teacher: "You know, we saw their relationship as friends growing, and we saw it heading that way."

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Josiah Duggar Is Courting Marjorie Jackson

Originally posted 04/13/2015 08:00AM

After a 70-hour delivery and surprise C-section, Jill and Derick Dillard open up about their firstborn's arrival. Subscribe now for Jill and Derick's exclusive interview – and to see photos of their son Israel David – only in PEOPLE!

So, the last time the expansive Duggar family weighed in on who was most likely to enter into a "courtship" – an older-fashioned way of dating that has couples getting to know each other as a preparation for marriage, with chaperones and side hugs – the Duggar who's now in one wasn't even on the list.

Josiah Duggar, 18, reveals exclusively to PEOPLE that he has entered into a courtship with Marjorie Jackson, 17 – a young lady he got to know when he was taking Spanish lessons from her mother, Analucia, 40.

The couple officially began courting on April 6, the same day his sister Jill, 23, and brother-in-law Derick Dillard, 26, welcomed newborn son Israel David into the world.

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Jill and Derick Dillard: How the Duggar Family Is Pitching In with Baby Israel David

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Jill and Derick Dillard: How the Duggar Family Is Pitching In with Baby Israel David

Originally posted 04/10/2015 11:05AM

After a 70-hour delivery and surprise C-section, Jill and Derick Dillard open up about their firstborn's arrival. Subscribe now for Jill and Derick's exclusive interview – and to see photos of their son Israel David – only in PEOPLE!

They say it takes a village to raise a child – luckily, the expansive Duggar family is a village all on its own.

Since giving birth to Israel David, Jill Dillard has seen her family pitching in where they can as she recovers from welcoming a baby that weighed in at nearly 10 lbs. and measured 23 in. long.

"We are so blessed to have such a great family and such great support here at the hospital with the doctors and the nursing staff," Jill, 23, tells PEOPLE. "My sisters and my mom and Derick's mom have all been in to help!"

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