2 Kids & Counting! Inside Jessa Duggar Seewald's Life as Mom to a Toddler & an Infant
FAMILY OF FOUR (AND MAYBE MORE!)
Life has changed a lot since Jessa (Duggar) Seewald married husband Ben in November 2014. Now parents of a pair of beautiful boys, the Seewalds are learning how to juggle life as mom and dad to two under 2 even as they keep their sights set on adopting more children.
The morning starts with Jessa helping her oldest son, Spurgeon, polish up his teeth. Of course baby brother Henry is hanging out in Jessa's carrier to see what skills he'll need to master when he has his own set of pearly whites.
"Since Henry's birth, things have been a little more busy in the Seewald house," Ben acknowledged in an exclusive clip from TLC's Counting On. And now that Ben is back to work, the lady of the house is creating a new rhythm at home.
MOMMY'S LITTLE HELPER
Spurgeon stays nearby as his mother readies breakfast, though Jessa does reveal the little guy can sometimes get "fussy" if her attention is elsewhere for too long.
EVERY DAY, A NEW SURPRISE
"I kind of expect it to be a challenge going from one to two kids — I feel like every day is different," says Jessa. "Some days it's very, very simple. … Other days, it's a little more chaotic."
One thing that remains consistent? Tons of diapers! "We take the trash out a lot more often," admits Ben.
Spurgeon enjoys a little snack before tucking into his breakfast as Jessa calls her baby carrier "one of the best gifts that I received. I can put Henry in the baby carrier and then be able to still carry Spurgeon around some and care for him easier."
TABLE FOR THREE
"Spurgeon's always been a cuddly little boy, but now he has to share mommy’s lap with another baby," says Jessa. "We're learning to take turns. You know, when baby has to eat, mommy's going to hold Henry, but you can sit beside me. So maybe that's been an adjustment for him. But I think he’s doing pretty well."
A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK
Some of Jessa's siblings think Henry takes after Ben ...
... while others think Henry is the spitting image of a newborn Jessa.
MEETING IN THE MIDDLE
But it's Jason Duggar who sees a little bit of both in the tot: "Henry kind of looks like Jessa, I think — cute and all — and [he has] the rugged, masculine side from his father."
Counting On airs Mondays (9 p.m. ET) on TLC. For more on the Duggar family, visit DuggarFamily.com.