Jessa Duggar Makes Bold Prediction About Her Future Child
By Dave Basner
April 8, 2019
Jessa Duggar-Seewald is now 31 weeks pregnant with her third child. With two kids under the age of four, she's experienced being pregnant before, but she's noticed some differences with her latest baby. In an Instagram post, Jessa explained that she is "definitely a bit bigger than I was at this point in my pregnancy with Henry (who was born 8 lbs 11 oz), but smaller than I was with Spurgeon (who was born 9 lbs, 11 oz). She went on to make a prediction about the baby. Jessa revealed, "I've heard the old wives tale that heartburn in pregnancy means baby will be born with lots of hair. If there's any truth in that, then this one ought to have a head full."
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31 weeks. Pardon the toothpaste splatters on the mirror. 😆 . Definitely a bit bigger than I was at this point in my pregnancy with Henry (who was born 8lbs 11oz), but smaller than I was with Spurgeon (who was born 9lbs 11oz). What can I say— those Duggar genes grow ‘em big. 😂 Besides the twins, my mom had all 8-9lb babies for the first half, and then 7-8lb babies for the second half. Most of the grand babies have been in the 8-9lb range so far, and one was a little over 10lb! 😳 Maybe we’ll end up somewhere in the middle this time. 😆🙈 . On another note, I’ve heard the old wives tale that heartburn in pregnancy means baby will be born with lots of hair. If there’s any truth in that, then this one ought to have a head full. 😂 I mean it could just be coincidence, but I had heartburn with Spurgeon too, and he was born with a decent amount of hair. 😄 Haha! Probably just has to do with specific foods in my diet more than anything. Anyone want to weigh in based on personal experience? 🤔 Also, any natural heartburn remedies that are recommended in pregnancy? ☺️
The reality star goes on to admit it is probably just a coincidence, but did note, "I had heartburn with Spurgeon too, and he was born with a decent amount of hair." However, she added, "Probably just has to do with specific foods in my diet more than anything." She also asked if anyone has any natural heartburn remedies.
In the same post, Jessa commented on how the Duggar kids tend to be a little larger. She wrote:
"What can I say— those Duggar genes grow 'em big. 😂 Besides the twins, my mom had all 8-9lb babies for the first half, and then 7-8lb babies for the second half. Most of the grand babies have been in the 8-9lb range so far, and one was a little over 10lb! 😳 Maybe we'll end up somewhere in the middle this time. 😆🙈."
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#25weeks Pregnancy— such a precious gift, and definitely not something I take for granted. As we look forward to meeting our baby, we’re also feeling an exceptional amount of grief over my brother Josiah and sister-in-law Lauren’s loss of their baby. Lauren and I shared the exact same due date. We have cried so many tears, both together and apart. My heart aches for them. I weep when I think of how difficult it must be for her to see me pregnant in the very stages where she would’ve been— right up through the baby’s due date. And yet, even in a flood of emotions, there are perplexities of the human heart that may cause us to want to clam up or remain silent through such a trial. Because of this, many people feel like they’re walking this road alone. It is true that speaking for the sake of filling silence is not needful and is often hurtful. I’ve watched Lauren converse with people who have been unknowingly insensitive, and I am amazed by her graciousness. I’ve heard some try to give reasons or explanations, not realizing that their unsolicited opinions might be very painful, like salt to a wound. One might never know the tears you cry at night as a result of their words flowing back through your head. Often times, “I love you and I’m praying for you” along with a hug are quite sufficient. We do not need to fill every silence with words. But at the same time, conversations of lost dreams should never feel suppressed. Silence can stifle healing, but a carefully chosen word may work to help bring life and healing to the soul. We must all reinforce the fact that emotions over a life lost are not something to be resisted. They’re not wrong, and you should never think that for a moment. If you’ve lost a child, know this— YOU ARE A MAMA, and you will never cease to think about and cherish the life you carried... **swipe left to read more**
It won't be long now before we find out if Jessa's baby #3 is as hairy and as large as she's expecting! Keep up to date with her here.
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