The Duggar family just gained another member! John David Duggar and his wife, Abbie, have welcomed their first child. Abbie gave birth to a daughter. Today, they announced her arrival on Instagram.
“Welcome to our world Grace Annette (Gracie)!!!” they shared on their joint Instagram account. “Gracie was born early Tuesday morning, she was 7 pounds 11 oz and 20 3/4 inches long. We are quite smitten by our new bundle of joy and are soaking in all of her little newborn snuggles! .”
Along with the Instagram announcement, the couple also spoke to Us Weekly about their new arrival. “Our lives have changed forever with the arrival of our baby girl,” they gushed. “She is a beautiful gift from God. We are so blessed the Lord has given her to us. It’s still surreal to know that we are really parents but it’s a great new adventure that we are excited to take on together.”
John and Abbie first announced the pregnancy to the outlet in August. “We are on Cloud 9 about welcoming our own little Duggar into the world,” they said at the time. “It really is amazing to think about being parents and having our own child to raise. We are thankful that God has blessed us with this new life and we look forward to taking on this new adventure!”
Gracie is in good company. Last year, four new Duggars were born. Joseph and Kendra, Josiah and Lauren, Jessa and Ben, and Josh and Anna Duggar all welcomed little girls!