AceShowbiz - Jessa Duggar is no longer the only female in her growing family. Over the weekend, the "Counting On" star gave birth to her third child, a baby girl named Ivy Jane, with husband Ben Seewald. She announced the happy news on her family's website on Tuesday, May 28 as well as shared the first picture of the baby girl.
The photo saw Ivy sleeping in a pink onesie as her body was wrapped in a white blanket. In the post accompanying the picture, Jessa revealed that her newborn daughter was born in their home. Ivy weighed 7 pounds and 14 ounces and measured in at 20.5 inches long. "She feels so tiny compared to her sibling!" the brunette beauty said, referring to their sons Spurgeon, 3, and Henry, 2. "We're so grateful to God for this precious gift. She is already so loved. Her big brothers adore her!"
Recalling the moment when she gave birth, Jessa added, "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 P.M." She also said that Ivy was born earlier than expected, revealing that her due date was actually June 5.
"Since both of our boys went five days past their due date, we thought we would go late again," Jessa shared. "We were so surprised when she came two weeks earlier than her brothers. We definitely weren't expecting that!"
Jessa and Ben, who tied the knot in November 2014 after being engaged for two months, announced that they were expecting in early January of this year. Jessa kept her fans updated throughout her journey on social media, sharing pictures of her baby bump as well as sonogram of her then-unborn baby.