Duggar Family News & Updates: Jim Bob And Michelle Add Another Child While Jessa Celebrates Second Pregnancy

By Abigail Seymour, Parent Herald December 02, 06:00 am
The "19 Kids and Counting" parents are adding kid number 20.
(Photo : Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's "19 Kids and Counting" family just got bigger. The couple is adding one more kid to their brood by acquiring a permanent custody of 8-year-old Tyler Wayne Hutchins.

According to CBS, Tyler is Jim Bob and Michelle's great nephew. The couple filed for an emergency petition to request guardianship last Aug. 26 after learning that the boy's mother could not support his needs. According to the court documents, the 23-year-old Rachel Hutchins is currently unemployed and under probation.

The Duggars have yet to make an announcement on any of their social media accounts. Michelle regularly updates the family's official Facebook Page with pictures of her kids and grandchildren. Last Thanksgiving, the Duggar matriarch even posted a photo of their whole family spending the holiday together. Their eldest son Josh, who has been shying from the cameras since his scandals, can be seen in the picture.

Meanwhile, it seems that the family is undoubtedly expanding. Jessa Duggar-Seewald is currently pregnant for the second time, and she's celebrating her pregnancy by posting baby bump pics on social media.

In a photo, Jessa puts a side-by-side collage of her two pregnancies. She also shared a video of her moving belly, the Daily Mail reports. The soon to be mother-of-two stated in the caption that she feels "awe and wonder" for this new baby.

Jessa is the fifth child of Jim Bob and Michelle. She married husband Ben last 2014 and gave birth to their first child, Spurgeon last year. Her marriage and motherhood are documented on the spin-off show "Jill and Jessa: Counting On" airing on TLC.

Jessa's second pregnancy is surely going to be featured on the upcoming third season of "Counting On." Will Jim Bob and Michelle's new son be featured on the show as well?

"Jill and Jessa: Counting On" Season 3 premieres on TLC in January 2017.

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