The couple, who are expecting their first child, say they're already considering names

By Emily Strohm Alicia Dennis
April 22, 2015 08:00 AM
Andrew Southam

Party of three!

Just 5 months after saying ‘I do’ Jessa and Ben Seewald are expecting their first baby on their first wedding anniversary.

“We are so excited,” Jessa, 22, tells PEOPLE. “I said, ‘Hey Ben, guess what? Yeah, you’re a dad.’ We couldn’t believe it.” Adds Ben, 19, “We are looking forward to being parents.”

While the third daughter born into the Duggar family and her husband (the oldest of seven brothers and sisters) revealed plans to originally adopt, the couple, who star on TLC’s hit show 19 Kids and Counting, couldn’t be happier about their baby on the way.

“We have started talking baby names,” she says. “It is one of those things that is so special, picking a name for a baby.”

With the Duggar family choosing all J names, could a letter theme be in the Seewald’s future?

Perhaps the letter “Q”? “I like Quincy,” Ben says, joking. “That’s a unique name.”

As fans of TLC’s hit show 19 Kids and Counting (which airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET) watch Jessa’s pregnancy develop, they can see the birth of sister Jill’s son Israel David on May 5 in advance of Mother’s Day.

For more on Jessa and Ben Seewald’s pregnancy news, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday

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