‘Children are truly a gift from God,’ the proud parents express their happiness in welcoming their first child.
“19 Kids and Counting” star Joseph Duggar and his wife Kendra Caldwell are now parents to a newborn baby boy, Garrett David Duggar. The baby was born on Friday afternoon, June 8, weighing in at 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measuring 20.5 inches in length. Joseph’s Parents Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar excitedly announced the baby’s arrival on Saturday, June 9.
“We are so thrilled to announce the arrival of our newest grandbaby, Garrett David Duggar. Kendra and the baby are healthy and happy! Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes!” Jim and Michelle wrote on the family’s official website. They also shared the first photo of the trio.
The proud parents released a statement of their own to express their happiness in welcoming their bundle of joy. “No matter how many times we’ve experienced the joy of babies born in our families, there’s nothing comparable to the joy in our hearts today!” Joseph and Kendra wrote. “Children truly are a gift from God. We are so thankful for his safe arrival and this new journey as parents.”
Joseph and Kendra tied the knot in a private ceremony with attendance of 22 on September 8, 2017. They’re married after being engaged for four months. In December, the couple announced they were expecting their first child. The gender of their baby was then revealed in February on their website.
“Wow! We are so happy to learn that our firstborn is a boy! Our minds are already racing toward all the future memories to be made with this little guy!” the couple announced. “Most of all, we are already asking God to bless him and help us grow him into a loving and faithful follower of Christ!”
The grandparents joined the excitement, writing, “We are so excited for Joe and Kendra! We know they will be great parents and this little one will be such a blessing! We are thankful for all of our precious grandchildren!!”
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