Joy-Anna Duggar Expecting First Child

Joy-Anna Duggar Credit: TLC

Congratulations are in order for Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth.

The 19 Kids and Counting alum, 19, and her husband, 23, are expecting their first child together, PEOPLE reports.

“We’re so happy and thankful to announce that we’re expecting a baby!” she shares. “Every child is such a precious gift from God. I’m most looking forward to watching Austin as a dad and raising children together with him.”

The couple – who were wed in May at Cross Church in Rogers, Arkansas, in front of a packed church of more than 1,000 family and close friends – are excited for the next stage of their lives.

“I have a lot of good memories of my mom teaching us and the quality time we spent together, and I’m really looking forward to doing that with my own children. It’s such an amazing thing to be a parent and raise children!” the Counting On star says.

She adds: “I’m really looking forward to the journey of this pregnancy and all the different stages it will bring. It’s really exciting and I feel so blessed to be a dad! We are beyond thankful!”

Will she follow in her parents’ footsteps and have a big brood of her own?

“We want as many as the Lord thinks we can handle,” she shares. “And we are putting it into his hands.”

The Duggar baby boom continues!

Joy-Anna’s sister Jill and husband Derick Dillard  welcomed their second child – son Samuel Scott Dillard – on July 8, they announced on social media.

As well, her sister Jessa Duggar welcomed her second child – son Henry Wilberforce – with husband Ben Seewald on Feb. 6.

Counting On returns Sept. 11 at 9 p.m. ET on TLC.

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