Fans speculate whether Jessa Duggar, 28, is pregnant with her fourth child
- Over a dozen women and girls in the Duggar family recently got together for a Christmas wreath-making party
- A group photo shows several of the women, including Jessa, posing with a wreath in front of her stomach
- Some commenters have wondered if she was hiding a baby bump
- Her last child, daughter Ivy Jane, was born in May 2019; about two years separate each of her three children
- Other commenters criticized the group for having a large indoor gathering without masks, while yet others noted that Jill appears to have been excluded
By Carly Stern For Dailymail.com
Published: 19:10 GMT, 18 December 2020 | Updated: 19:21 GMT, 18 December 2020
Duggar fans are speculating that Jessa Duggar may be pregnant with her four child.
Over a dozen women and girls in the Duggar family recently got together for a Christmas wreath-making party, and some Instagram followers and Redditors have zeroed in on Jessa, 28.
A few have taken note of the way she posed for a picture with a wreath directly in front of her stomach, wondering if it was the mother-of-three's way of hiding a baby bump.
Bump watch: Duggar fans are speculating that Jessa Duggar may be pregnant with her four child after the family posted photos of a Christmas wreath-making party
Perfectly-placed prop? Some are wondering if she held her wreath to hide a bump
Jessa's sisters Jana and Joy Anna both shared photos from the event on Instagram this week.
It was also attended by matriarch Michelle; sisters Johanna, Jennifer, Jordyn, and Josie; sisters-in law Anna, Kendra, Lauren, and Abbie; and the female Duggar grandchildren living in Arkansas.
In a large group photo posted on both accounts, the women and girls pose together in a huddle with the wreaths they made.
Commenters have noticed that the large wreaths would be very convenient props for obscuring a pregnant belly.
While Lauren, Abbie, Anna, and Joy Anna — who recently gave birth — all have their stomachs hidden in the photo, fans have zeroed in on Jessa in particular, whose last baby was born the longest ago.
Jessa welcomed her third child and first daughter, Ivy Jane Seewald, in May of 2019.
Not hiding: But in several others photos from the event, Jessa is not covering her stomach
Just living? Other angles show the entire front of her body, and while she is wearing loose-fitting clothes, she is also already a mother-of-three
More announcements? It has also been a year since Kendra (back, in red plaid) gave birth, while Abbie (far left) had a baby at the beginning of the year
Statistics: The women in the family do tend to have lots of children in quick succession, so hidden bump or not, there is always a healthy chance that one is pregnant
'Jesse is definitely pregnant and hiding it,' wrote one commenter.
'Is Jessa pregnant? Interesting placement of the wreath,' asked another.
And a third wrote: 'Its Jessa pregnant again, cause she hff as a wreath around her stomach [sic].'
On Reddit's Duggar Snark page, one commenter wrote: 'Statistically speaking at least one of them has to be knocked up, right?'
Others, though, have pointed out that Jessa is already a mother of three children — and she may just have a little extra weight on.
They have also noted that in several other pictures from the event, the rest of her body is visible.
One even suggested that she 'isn’t pregnant but put the wreath there for speculation to get clickbait and to drive their numbers up.'
But while fans of the Duggars were speculating over pregnancy secrets, other commenters have criticized the family for having such a large indoor gathering without masks in the midst of a pandemic.
Hmmm... On Reddit's Duggar Snark page, one commenter wrote: 'Statistically speaking at least one of them has to be knocked up, right?'
'Coronavirus likes this,' quipped one.
'At least the chairs were 6ft apart?' wrote another.
One Redditor referred to it as a 'superspreader' event, while another pointed out that 'that’s people from 8 households right there.'
'I give up with these people. No one cares about masking, social distancing or being safe,' said one more. 'I have a baby a week younger than Joy’s who hasn’t even met my family because the cases in our state are off the charts ... Must be nice to be so self centered and be able to continue life as usual.'
Other critics have expressed regret that Jill Duggar, who has become a bit of a black sheep of the family, wasn't in attendance.
Since the images were posted by Jana and Joy Anna, though, nearly all of the critical comments about Jill being excluded have been deleted.
Called out: Other commenters on Instagram and Reddit have criticized the group for having a large indoor gathering, without masks, in the middle of a deadly pandemic
Caution to the wind: Though they were somewhat spaced out while sitting — this shot makes them appear more so — they were close together to take pictures and make wreaths
No rules for the Duggars: The family has had quite a few large indoor gatherings this year, including a baby shower for Joy and a Christmas party this week
'Such a shame that all the sisters couldn’t be there,' wrote one Instagram commenter.
'Very sad that you guys never include her,' wrote another — whose meaning was clear without even naming Jill.
'I'm hoping it's because Jill is aware there's a freaking PANDEMIC going on, unlike the rest of them,' wrote a Redditor.
Jill has been excluded from several family gatherings in the part few years, as she and her husband Derick have departed from some of Jim Bob and Michelle's teachings.
Jill had admitted that her family doesn't always support her and there has been some 'distancing' between them.
Where's her invite? Other commenters have pointed out that Jill appears to have been excluded from the party (Jinger, who wasn't there either, lives in LA, but Jill is local)
Rude: Jill had admitted that her family doesn't always support her and there has been some 'distancing' between them
Jessa's youngest child with her husband Ben Seewald was born on May 26, 2019 — and Duggars don't typically wait too long in between pregnancies to get started on the next one.
Jessa is one of 19 children, born to parents who have preached against birth control, and believe in leaving the size of their family up to God.
While Jessa hasn't said whether or not she is continuing that tradition, she also has a five-year-old named Spurgeon and a three-year-old named Henry, in addition to one-and-a-half-year-old Ivy — which puts her on track for another baby soon.
Meanwhile, Kendra has confirmed that she is currently pregnant and is due in February. This will be the third child for the 22-year-old and her husband Joe, 25.
Jinger, 26, was the last to give birth, welcoming her second little girl, Evangeline Jo, in Nobember.
Joy, 22, gave birth in mid-August to daughter Evelyn Mae. She and her husband Austin Forsyth, 26, also have a two-year-old son named Gideon.
Abbie, 28, and John David Duggar, 30, had their first child in January: a daughter named Grace Annette.
Lauren, Anna, and Kendra all had daughters in November of 2019 as well.