Jessa (Duggar) Seewald certainly got the short end of the stick in the fallout of the sex abuse scandal that rocked her family when it came out that Josh Duggar sexually molested several girls, including her, when he was a teenager. While Jill (Duggar) Dillard had TLC following along for her first pregnancy and delivery, Jessa had just found out she was pregnant when the scandal hit.
A source explained:
It is now bittersweet, because it’s not lost on [Jessa] that Jill giving birth to Israel got an entire TLC special devoted to it.
“Jessa would have liked to have had the same sort of platform to give thanks, show what a miracle she feels her child is and express her gratitude. [But with the cancellation of ’19 Kids and Counting’] the show isn’t there to chronicle this happy time, and even though she’s posting on social media, the scandal still gets brought up by commenters. So much has changed for Jessa compared to what Jill experienced, and it can’t be changed back. And that’s sad for her.”
Jessa and Jill both participated in TLC’s special on child sexual abuse, which will air on August 30th. I do feel badly for Jessa: she’s been victimized twice.
She shared the main picture above on Instagram last week. Doesn’t she look adorable with her baby bump? Today she shared a sonogram:
Throwback to exactly 10 weeks ago! #BabySeewald’s first ultrasound at 19 weeks 3 days! Amazing how we can take a peek at this sweet little face, tiny arms and legs, and even see baby’s umbilical cord! Such an amazing miracle! 😍 We’re so grateful to God for you! Almost to the 10 week countdown… and your daddy and I can hardly wait to meet you! 💞 –w/@ben_seewald #29weeks3days
It looks like her pregnancy is going well, at least, and that’s the most important thing. Sometimes people just have rotten luck. Hopefully Jessa and her husband Ben are going to welcome a healthy baby, and Jessa will be okay, health-wise.
Photo Courtesy of Jessa Seewald