Jessa Seewald pregnancy countdown

Duggar family pregnancy watchers didn't have to wait long after Jill Dillard delivered baby Israel David for a chance to follow a new developing story: Jessa Seewald's pregnancy! Fortunately for fans, it appears Jessa will be documenting the journey on social media just like her 19 Kids and Counting co-star sis.

After announcing she was pregnant last month, Jessa has just posted her first baby bump photo on social media.

In the Instagram photo, she stands in front of a mirror in a fitted T-shirt for a just-beginning-to-grow baby bump selfie. She also overlayed text onto the image that shows just how far along she is: 16 weeks and one day. (Unlike her sis, she waited until her first trimester wrapped up to share the big news.)

Whether or not you follow the Duggars, or care about celebrity pregnancies in general, you still might find a special thrill or joy in following along through a social media feed—like Jill's or Jessa's—as an expecting mama documents the growth of her sweet baby bump, along with other details: how far along she is, how big she's getting, what foods she's craving, where she goes for a babymoon—and even maybe a size comparison of her baby on board to a particular fruit (one of many pregnancy social media sharing trends)! Social media allows us to share these most intimate and special moments in the life of moms-to-be—whether or not they star in reality shows. In some ways, I think that's an opportunity for all of us mamas to feel more connected. (And even for future mamas to learn a little something about the process before they go through it themselves!)

Of course, my own mom from a different generation would probably just call all of this intimate sharing with strangers a whole bunch of TMI.

But let's hear from you: What do you think of the Duggars' social media countdowns to baby?

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Alesandra Dubin is a new twin mom. She's also a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of lifestyle blog Homebody in Motion. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.