Jinger Duggar at 18 Weeks: Check Out My “Bell Pepper!”
Jinger Duggar is nearly halfway home, folks.
Or, to be more specific, Jinger Duggar’s impending bundle of joy is nearly halfway home.
The young reality star has updated fans on the status of her pregnancy, sharing a new photo on Instagram on Saturday that depicts her standing alongside a chalkboard.
We can see a baby bump just starting to form underneath her black shirt, while we can also be treated to a science lesson from Jinger at the same time.
“Update on Baby Vuolo,” she wrote as a simple caption to the snapshot above, which includes a message of its own.
At 18 weeks, Jinger informs us, a baby is the size of a bell pepper.
Sort of interesting, right?
(And, no, for the medical record, it does not matter if said pepper is red, green or yellow.)
This is the first baby bump glimpse Jinger has given us since her fetus turned 15 weeks old, as you can see below:
Jinger and husband Jeremy Vuolo announced they were expecting in early January.
They did so via a very cute snapshot of the couple and a sign that said, appropriately, “We’re expecting.”
In a follow-up statement to Us Weekly, the twosome – who got married in late 2016 – told the tabloid:
“The past 14 months have been the best of our lives as we have had the wonderful privilege of beginning our journey through life together in marriage.
“We both looked forward to the joys of marriage but neither one of us fully understood just how amazing the start of this journey would be.”
Having barely even held hands prior to exchanging vows, Jinger and Jeremy eventually had the sort of sex that leads to a baby.
“Truly, the Lord’s mercies are new every morning! Now, the journey has taken an exciting turn: We are expecting our first child!” they added in this statement, concluding at the time:
“We are praising God for this beautiful gift and ask that you join us in praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy.”
For the Duggar family, of course, waiting over a year after marriage to get pregnant is equivalent to a lifetime.
(By comparison, for example, Joy-Anna Duggar got pregnant just three months after getting hitched.)
As a result, some judgemental social media trolls have been shaming Jinger over her pregnancy, much to the chagrin of viewers who have followed this TLC personality since she was a young teenager.
Thankfully, in response to this new snapshot, almost all comments have been positive and supportive.
“You’re carrying high @jingervuolo! I bet it’s a girl!” predicted one excited follower.
Added another: “Omg you got a belly as if you were having a girl.”
Jinger is yet to confirm the gender of her baby. We’re guessing she doesn’t even know what it is herself.
But we’ll all find out in about 22 weeks!