“Counting On” star Joy-Anna (Duggar) Forsyth and her husband, Austin Forsyth, surprised fans on Monday with the news that they had welcomed their first child together.

According to People, Joy-Anna gave birth to her son, Gideon Martyn Forsyth on Feb. 23 at 3:39 p.m. The baby weighed in at 10 pounds, 3 ounces, and measured 22 inches long.

The couple confirmed the news in a statement to the publication on Monday.

“We are blessed beyond measure with the arrival of our son, Gideon Martyn Forsyth,” the couple said. “Looking at our child for the first time was such an incredible moment! God is so good, and we are so thankful.?

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Earlier this month, the couple celebrated their first married Valentine’s Day with a sweet post on their shared Instagram.

“I love you so very much, honey! Thank you for making today special!??? -Joy #valentinesday2018,” the reality star wrote alongside a photo of her biggest baby bump yet.

The couple wed in May 2017 after announcing their courtship in November 2016.


In August, the couple announced they were expecting.

“We?re so happy and thankful to announce that we?re expecting a baby!? Joy-Anna said. ?Every child is such a precious gift from God. I?m most looking forward to watching Austin as a dad and raising children together with him.?

Congratulations to the happy family!

Nicole is a content editor with Rare. 
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