Jessa Duggar Welcomes Third Child Into the World. She Admits the Birth Was a Bit of a ‘Surprise’

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Jessa Seewald was once a mom to only little boys, but now all of that has changed.

In a short statement shared on her family’s official website, Jessa and her husband, Ben Seewald, announced the birth of their third child, who turned out to be their first daughter.

As Dearly previously reported, after announcing their pregnancy five months ago, the couple opted to keep the sex of their third child a secret — that is, until now.

The proud mom shared a photo of their newest bundle of joy on Instagram:

Jessa wrote:

Introducing Ivy Jane Seewald

The family later added on their website:

Ivy Jane Seewald was welcomed into the world Sunday, May 26th. We were getting ready for church when my water broke, and we were thinking ‘Well, I guess we have a change of plans! After three and a half hours of labor, Ivy was born at 5:57 pm.

The statement continued by saying Ivy’s entrance into the world was a bit of a surprise because she was 10 days early:

Her due date was June 5th, and since both of our boys went five days past their due date, we thought we would go late again. We were so surprised when she came two weeks earlier than her brothers. We definitely weren’t expecting that! Ivy was born at home weighing 7lbs 14oz and 20 1/2 inches long.

She feels so tiny compared to her siblings! Spurgeon was born at nearly 10lbs, and Henry close to 9lbs. We’re so grateful to God for this precious gift. She is already so loved. Her big brothers adore her!

Her sister-in-law, Anna Duggar, took to Instagram to praise Jessa and Ben’s name choice their first baby girl:

Congratulations!!!!! I love the name!!!!!

Jessa wasn’t the only member of her family expecting a new child this year.

As Dearly previously reported, five other members of the Duggar family have announced that they are expecting children of their own.

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