Is Jessa Duggar pregnant?
Less than two weeks after her sister, Jill, welcomed her first child, rumors are swirling that Jessa is pregnant by her husband Ben Seewald after the couple posted a series of new photos on Instagram and were spotted shopping in the maternity section of a local store.
The "19 Kids and Counting" star and Ben sparked rumors of a baby back in March when a photo was leaked showing the 19-year-old lovingly cradling his wife's stomach. The photo, which surfaced on Facebook, depicts Jessa and Ben forming a heart shape with their hands over Jessa's stomach — a classic maternity shoot pose.
On April 12, country star Mark Wills shared a photo of him with Jessa at the Grand Ole Opry that appeared to show the beginnings of a baby bump.
Speculation only grew this week when Ben posted another photo of the couple on April 13, and the shot showed Ben holding a cowboy hat strategically in front of Jessa's belly.
Meanwhile, a Twitter user recently claimed to have spotted the 22-year-old shopping in the maternity section of a local Ross store.
Twitter user Jayci Goss posted on April 3, "Here's your scoop for today: I just saw Jessa Duggar looking at the maternity and juniors sections at the Ross in Rogers."
Moreover, promo clips for next Tuesday night's episode of the family's hit TLC show are hinting that Ben and Jessa are ready to share "some special news." Many are speculating that a baby announcement from the couple won't be long now.
Jessa and Ben have only been married less than six months, but they have spoken often about being eager to start a family, which will not only include biological children, but adopted children as well.
"We hope to adopt a lot of kids," Jessa told People Magazine. "If God blesses us with biological kids of our own, it's not going to quench our desire to adopt."