If you were a fan of the show “19 Kids and Counting,” you remember watching the Duggar children grow up. If you’re a fan of the spin-off show, “Counting On,” which focuses on the lives of the older Duggar children, you know that many of the children are now all grown up with families of their own.

Josiah Duggar proposed to Lauren Swanson back in March, 2018. They got married in June, and shortly thereafter, Lauren was pregnant with their first child. It must have been super exciting for the young couple. Lauren was just 19 years old at the time.

Josiah told People, “We are overjoyed to begin this new phase of our lives together.” He went on to say, “I so appreciate Lauren’s Christ like character and tender heart toward others. She bring sunshine into the room and encourages everyone around her. It’s always stood out to me that in every situation, she looks for the one who appears to be sad or lonely and quickly can brighten their day by sharing words of hope, an encouraging scripture, a prayer or even a simple smile with them.”

Then, in October, Lauren experienced severe cramping. She wasn’t sure what was going on. She said, “I was cramping really, really bad, which was quite strange because I normally don’t. I was thinking maybe I had something that had gluten in it.”

Lauren went to use the restroom, and that’s when her world came crashing down. She said, “It was late at night and I went to use the restroom and there was the baby. Gone. I couldn’t believe it and I was hoping it wasn’t true.”

Josiah and Lauren shared about their heartbreaking experience on an episode of “Counting On.” Many women experience miscarriages every year, and more and more of them are sharing their experience.

When a woman becomes pregnant and gives birth to a child after having a miscarriage, the baby is called a “rainbow baby.” This term refers to a rainbow that comes after a storm, the miscarriage being the storm.

Josiah and Lauren recently shared some very exciting news. Lauren, who is now 20 years old, is pregnant with their rainbow baby! They shared pictures on Instagram and in an exclusive for People. 

The parents-to-be said, “God’s faithfulness to us in our most difficult moments has sustained us and brought us such love and comfort. We cannot begin to tell you how much we are looking forward to holding this baby in our arms this fall.”

We’re so excited for the couple and this next chapter in their lives! We’re sure they’re going to be wonderful parents.