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Joseph and Kendra Duggar Announce the Two Are Expecting Their First Child

The Counting On stars can hardly contain their excitement. 

Joe and Kendra Duggar Expecting First Chid Courtesy of TLC

The Duggar family continues to grow with the news that Joseph and Kendra Duggar are expecting their first child. Joseph, 22 and Kendra, 19—who wed last September—are over the moon about the news of their baby!

“During this season that we are celebrating the birth of Christ, we are so excited to share with you that we are expecting the gift of a child ourselves!” the couple told Us Weekly. “Wow, it’s so exciting!!! We’ve both always loved children and seen them as a real blessing from God. It’s so surreal to think of being parents and having our own little one. We cannot wait to see this new baby!”

Kendra and Joseph met at church as kids. Kendra's father—a pastor—married the two at First Baptist Church in Silom Springs, Arkansas over the summer. 

Joseph's brother-in-law Derick Dillard (married to Jill Duggar) took to Twitter to congratulate the expecting couple on their exciting news:

Luckily, Joseph and Kendra have plenty of family to help them along their journey—tune into all new episodes of Counting On on TLC come spring of 2018. We look forward to seeing the soon-to-be parents expand their family! Congratulations to the lovely couple!