Jessa Duggar is refusing to let critics get her down. Some of you out there may thinkÂ Jessa is a bad parent, but Duggar thinks otherwise.
And to prove it, or simply because she’s yearning to raise another kid, Jessa has made it clear that she’s going to expand her family!
The 25-year-old added that her husband Ben Seewald “would be overjoyed if we were to find out we were expecting again.”
Jessa is already the mother of a 17-month-old son named Henry Wilberforce and a two-year old son namedÂ Spurgeon Elliot.
Not that she doesn’t love those boys, but she candidly admits that she wouldn’t mind a change in gender for her next kid.
“It would be sweet to have a baby girl,” she says.
Of course, this would also serve as quite a change for the famous couple, whose lives are chronicled on the TLC series Counting On.
“Weâ€™d probably feel like we were having to start again from ground zero if we had a girl thrown in the mix,” Jessa quips in this same interview.
“It seems like weâ€™re getting this boy thing down pat.”
This is a difficult statement to debate. BothÂ Spurgeon and Henry are very cute and seem to be very well behaved and adjusted.
Their mother, meanwhile, has talked about giving them a sibling – naturally or through adoption – for several months now.
She’s even leaned in to the many rumors that have circulated around the Internet regarding the occupancy of her womb.
Joking in April that she had a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT to reveal to her Instagram followers, she knew what she was doing.
Clearly aware that complete strangers were debating the status of her uterus, Jessa posted a picture of herself in a baggy sweatshirt.
She wrote, referencing her weight: â€śBc Iâ€™ve been asked if Iâ€™m hiding a bit of a bumpâ€¦ BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Yes!
“But itâ€™s currently a shrinking bump rather than a growing one. #postpartum #baggyshirts #thanksforasking.”
In addition to having some fun with her fans, you had to respect her for projecting such a body-positive attitude.
Still, despite her denial this past spring that a bun was growing in her oven, few doubted that a third child would eventually spring forth.
Sooner rather than later, in fact.
Jessa is still only 25, and she’s still a card-carrying member of Duggar Nation, a group that cranks out babies on the reg.
The Seewalds have spoken frequently about adopting, as well, and have already surpassed two years of marriage.
According to reports, Arkansas prefers that families trying to adopt be married for at least that long. So who knows!
As Ben and Jessa think about adding to their family, the latter admits that they are still considering multiple options.
To date, despite their prolific fertility, no Duggar child has done anything except produce a little boy or girl biologically.
Might that streak soon change?
Says Jessa to the tabloid: â€śThe desire to adopt or possibly foster is one that continues to weigh heavily on our hearts.”
That would be interesting, huh?
For now, though, it doesn’t look like we’ll be seeing Jessa in any of her, um, less-conservative pregnancy attire imminently.
Which isn’t to say she doesn’t have babies on the brain. They just aren’t hers at this moment … save for Henry and Spurge.
She just spent some time in Texas to assist younger sister Jinger Duggar, for instance, after she gave birth to her first baby.
All we can say for sure is that TLC has plenty to work with whenÂ Â returns to the air Monday, July 30, at 9/8c.