Posted: July 20, 2015 01:29 AM
It's another Duggar girl! Josh Duggar and his wife, Anna, have welcomed their fourth child, they announced via Twitter and Instagram on Sunday, July 19. Their daughter, Meredith Grace, joins three older siblings Mackynzie, Michael and Marcus.
"Announcing the arrival of Meredith Grace Duggar!" Josh tweeted, accompanying the photo of the proud parents and their newest addition. "7lbs 14 ozs, 20-1/2in -- Anna and Meredith are resting & doing well!"
The reality stars also shared a close-up shot of the baby girl looking sleepy. Anna and Josh's new baby is the fifth grandchild for Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, who have 19 kids of their own - nine girls and 10 boys - ranging in age from 5 to 27. Josh's younger sister, Jessa, is expecting her first child later this year with new husband Ben Seewald.
Married since 2008, 19 Kids and Counting couple Josh and Anna announced their pregnancy in December, and confirmed their daughter's gender four months later. "This time of the year, there's so many things we're thankful for," Josh said in the video, surrounded by his pregnant wife and three children. "From my sisters getting proposed to and married, to all the fans who are watching at home."
The couple's happy news comes after a tumultuous time for Josh and his extended Duggar family. In May, the Duggar family confirmed that Josh, now 27, had molested four of his sisters - including Jill and Jessa -- and a family babysitter when he was 14.
"Twelve years ago, as a young teenager I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret," he said in a statement on May 21. "I hurt others, including my family and close friends. I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation... I sought forgiveness from those I had wronged and asked Christ to forgive me and come into my life."