Congratulations are so as! Joy-Anna Duggar and her husband Austin Forsyth have welcomed a brand new child. The Counting On couple’s daughter was born August 21.
“To say my heart is full is an understatement,” Joy-Anna wrote on Instagram. “We have been dreaming of this day and are so happy to announce that our baby girl arrived August 21st at 2:12 p.m. weighing 8 lbs., 5 oz. and is 19.5 inches long! She has the best personality, is easy going and loves to be held! She has her nights and days mixed up, but honestly, I love it!”
“Getting to spend that quiet, quality time with her through the night has been SO special!” the proud mother added.
Joy-Anna Duggar deliberate to provide beginning in a hospital
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Joy-Anna and Austin haven’t but revealed their new daughter’s identify or every other particulars about her beginning. But from a photograph Joy-Anna shared to Instagram, it seems like she gave beginning in a hospital. That was her plan all alongside, she defined in a YouTube video she shared in July.
In the 12-minute video, Joy-Anna confirmed herself packing her hospital bag, which was a brand new expertise for her. Though her first youngster, Gideon, was born in a hospital, she initially deliberate to provide beginning at dwelling, so she hadn’t bothered to pack a hospital bag.
“I don’t really know what to pack. I’ve never packed a hospital bag before. With Gideon I was doing a home birth, so I didn’t have to pack anything.” she stated. She used a listing she discovered on Pinterest to drag collectively all of the issues she would possibly want. Among the gadgets she stashed in her bag was a colourful floral wrap for her new child, which her daughter could be seen sporting in one of many hospital images.
Her household wasn’t going to be current for the infant’s beginning
In the video, Joy-Anna additionally shared how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic was going to have an effect on her beginning expertise. Because of the pandemic, neither her mother Michelle and nor her sisters can be current.
“It’s just going to be Austin and I,” she stated. She added that she hoped to get a hospital room with a window so her household may see the infant quickly after she was born.
Given the coronavirus restrictions, it additionally sounds just like the TLC digicam crew won’t have current on the beginning. Typically, the cameras are proper there documenting the Duggar ladies’s labor, however that may not have been the case with Joy-Anna.
Joy-Anna had a troublesome labor together with her first being pregnant
Joy-Anna’s determination to provide beginning in a hospital was seemingly a no brainer, given her expertise together with her first youngster. When she gave beginning to Gideon in 2018, she labored for practically 20 hours earlier than lastly heading to the hospital, the place she had an emergency C-section.
“After about 19 hours of labor, the midwife realized that the baby was breech,” Joy-Anna shared in an episode of Counting On from 2018.
“Before I went into labor, having a C-section was my greatest fear. That was one of the things that I was scared of. I didn’t want to have to have a C-section,” she added. But after hours of labor, her perspective modified. “But, by that point, I was really just like, ‘Whatever it takes I’m ready.’ I was exhausted,” she stated. “I was just ready to get the baby here in any way possible.”