"Jessa and I are trying to call each other Mom and Dad just so this whole being-parents thing can sink in a little," Ben Seewald says
Jessa Duggar Seewald is opening up about her firstborn – and why she was rushed to the ER following a dramatic two-day labor. Subscribe now for this Duggar baby exclusive, only in PEOPLE!
Spurgeon Elliot Seewald is one happy baby.
New mom Jessa (Duggar) Seewald shared a bedtime photo of her son sleeping with a big smile on his little face Sunday night.
“Have to wonder what it is that babies dream about…” she captioned the Facebook post, adding a smiley face and heart emoji.
Jessa, 23, and husband Ben Seewald, 20, welcomed Spurgeon on Nov 5. after a grueling 48-hour labor. He weighed 9 lbs. 11 oz. and measured 21 inches long at birth and is named after 19th century Baptist preacher Charles Spurgeon.
“When we got home from the hospital, we had the baby on the bed between us, and we were lying there – it seemed like a dream,” Jessa tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week’s cover story.
As for first-time father Ben?
“Jessa and I are trying to call each other Mom and Dad just so this whole being-parents thing can sink in a little,” he says.
For much more on Jessa and Ben Seewald – including exclusive photos of their son, a glimpse into their lives as new parents and their plans for baby number two – pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday