Not long after the world learned that Jinger Duggar is pregnant, the beloved reality star revealed her due date to be sometime in early July.
Now, we suppose different folks have different definitions, but for most people, that would mean any date between July 1 and July 15.
What we’re saying is, if it’s not already passed, Jinger’s due date is very, very close.
And it seems that even though birthing and child-rearing have pretty much been parts of her day-to-day life since childhood, Jinger is currently experiencing the heady mix of emotions that every first time goes through in the final stages of pregnancy.
Speaking with TLC recently, Jinger revealed that she’s more than a little frightened by the prospect of giving birth.
“I get scared thinking about birth and labor,” she told her home network.
Her husband, Jeremy Vuolo, didn’t offer much in the way of help, admitting that he’s flat-out clueless about the entire process:
“I don’t know much about birth,” he said.
Like we said, Jinger must know a thing or two about birth, what with having 13 younger siblings and 10 nieces and nephews.
But in many ways, she and Jeremy are in uncharted territory.
From the very start, they established that their marriage would be different from those of Jinger’s sisters.
The most obvious act of rebellion, of course, was Jinger’s decision to begin wearing pants instead of floor-length dresses (with her husband’s permission of course).
But the couple also set themselves apart in more subtle ways.
Jinger waited a full year after her wedding to get pregnant.
Obviously, there’s nothing unusual about that in most cases, but Duggar women typically get pregnant on their honeymoons.
And soon, Jinger will become the first Duggar woman of her generation to give birth outside of the great state of Arkansas.
Again, that may not seem like a big deal, but the Duggars are second only to the Waltons as Arkansas’ most famous family, and their ties to their hometown are very strong.
Anyway, it’s refreshing to see Jinger being so candid about her trepidation — we suppose that’s just one more way in which she’s breaking the mold.
Watch Counting On online to get caught up on the show that made her family famous before the season premiere later this summer.