‘Counting On’: Jessa Duggar Seewald Shares About Baby Ivy’s Name, Birth and More

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In a recent video, Counting On stars Ben Seewald and Jessa Duggar talk about their new daughter, Ivy Jane. Ivy was born just over one week ago. Right now, Ben and Jessa are adjusting to having a little girl in their home. She is the third child for Ben and Jessa. Ivy has two older brothers, Spurgeon and Henry.

Prior to Ivy’s birth, only Ben and Jessa knew the baby’s gender. They have done this in the past as well. The couple finds out but keeps it a secret from their family and friends.

How did Ben and Jessa Seewald choose her name?

Since Ivy was born, fans have been wondering about her name. From what fans know, these aren’t religious or family names. This left fans questioning where the name came from.

In the caption of Jessa’s Instagram post about the new TLC video, she writes, “Ivy Jane makes her first appearance on camera as we answer people’s #1 question— ‘How did you choose her name?'”

In the video, the couple shares:

“Ivy Jane, we just liked those two names. Jess and I had talked about it beforehand this time around and we actually had a name picked out before she was born. We liked the way those names flowed together. And with her middle name, Jane, she’s actually named after Lady Jane Grey, who is a young lady who was queen of England for a short time during the 1500s. She’s a very inspirational character to us.”

Jessa Duggar talks about Ivy’s birth

In this recent video, the couple talks about Ivy’s birth. When Jessa’s son Spurgeon was born, Jessa ended up in the hospital. Based on the video that Jessa and Ben just shared, it seems like this birth went smoothly.

In the video, Jessa says, “I am feeling great after this birth. It was very quick. My water broke at 8:30 in the morning, but I didn’t have any contractions until 2:30 in the afternoon. Then she was born at 6:00. So really just three and a half hours of labor.”

In the comments section on one of Jessa’s Instagram posts, one fan asked whether the birth special will be on TLC. Jessa was quick to reply and said, “Yes!” Duggar fans are excited to see Ivy’s birth in the next season of Counting On.


Are you happy for Ben and Jessa? What do you think of Ivy’s name? Leave a comment below and let us know!

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Aubrey Chorpenning

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