The Counting On star is due in February

By Emily Strohm
August 23, 2016 09:00 AM

There’s another baby on the way for Jessa (Duggar) Seewald and her husband, Ben.

“We are overjoyed to announce that Spurgeon has a new title in life as ‘big brother!’ ” the couple said in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE. “We are so thankful that God is adding to our family.”

Ben Seewald, Jessa Seewald and Spurgeon Seewald
Courtesy Jinger Duggar/TLC

Due in February, the exciting pregnancy news comes as a surprise since the couple (who are already parents to 9-month-old son Spurgeon) have dreamed of adopting since even before their November 2014 wedding.

For more on Jessa (Duggar) Seewald’s growing brood, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday

Now with back-to-back babies, the Counting On star, 23, and her husband, 21, can’t wait to become parents for the second time.

They added in their statement that “2017 is shaping up to be a wonderful year already, and we know Spurgeon will do a great job in his new role. Having Spurgeon has been such a wonderful blessing, and we cannot wait to see the face of this sweet new baby (or babies!).”

Counting On premieres Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on TLC.

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