On Monday, fans of TLC’s Counting On were treated to the wedding special they’ve been waiting for all year: Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth. While the couple wed this past May, their original wedding was supposed to take place this month, but had mysteriously been moved forward six months with no explanation for the sudden rush to get married sooner rather than later. But Joy-Anna and Austin’s pregnancy announcement three months later has definitely raised eyebrows about the timing of it all. Now, fans are scouring Joy-Anna Duggar’s Instagram for clues about just how far along she is in her pregnancy, but really — should they?
Here’s what has fans in such a tizzy: A recent photo from Oct. 2 on Joy-Anna and Austin’s official shared Instagram account shows the fifth-oldest Duggar daughter sporting an obvious pregnant belly shot with the caption, “Can’t wait to meet our baby!” Duggar also added in her Instagram post that she got to feel her baby kick for the first time, that it’s the size of a bell pepper, and that it weighs half a pound already. According to BabyCenter’s baby size fruit and veggie comparison chart, Duggar seems to have confirmed she’s at least 18 weeks along.
But here’s where things start to get a little… odd, for a variety of reasons.
As some fans have speculated, Joy-Anna appears to be much further along than she looks. In the Instagram photo’s caption, Joy-Anna wrote she had just started to feel her baby kick a few days prior to that post. According to The Bump, first-time moms can feel their baby kick between 16 and 22 weeks. So, it’s entirely possible that yes,…