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Oh Boy! Jessa Duggar Seewald Welcomes Her Baby

The reality TV star welcomed her first baby—a boy!—just a day after her 23rd birthday.

Jessa Duggar Seewald and Ben Seewald jessaseewald/Instagram
Talk about a very happy belated birthday—and happy anniversary, too! Just a day after she turned 23 and four days after her first wedding anniversary, Jessa Duggar Seewald really has something to celebrate: a brand new baby boy. A rep for the former 19 Kids and Counting star and her husband, Ben Seewald, confirmed that the couple welcomed a son on Thursday night.

The Seewalds announced their pregnancy news in April. But unlike relatives Anna Duggar and Jill Duggar Dillard, they decided to skip the big, public gender reveal and instead only hinted and teased at the news, posting a baby poll on their family blog. More than 100,000 votes were tallied, and a huge majority—more than 58,000—guessed that the couple would be welcomnig a baby girl in the fall. (Sorry, folks!) Votes for a single boy were second, followed by boy/girl twins, twin girls, and twin boys.

As for the top five baby boy names that blog readers voted on—Luke, Zachary, Sawyer, Noah, and  Benjamin—we'll just have to wait and see, because there's no baby name news yet. 

Congratulations to the new parents!