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Jinger Duggar Reveals What Surprised Her the Most About Pregnancy (Exclusive)

Sleepy baby! Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo are expecting their first child together, and the mom-to-be revealed in the new issue of Us Weekly which aspect of carrying a child took her totally by surprise.

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“I do think probably what surprised me most is just being so tired all the time,” she revealed to Us. “I was never a napper, like having to take a nap, and now it’s like, ‘Ooh! I think I want to nap every day!’”

Jinger and Jeremy Duggar
Jinger and Jeremy Duggar Courtesy of TLC

The Counting On star, 24, told Us that she has been turning to her family for advice and they assured her that tiredness is totally normal. “They’ve said ‘Just take a nap, don’t feel bad if you need to lay down in the middle of the day,’” she said. “Especially when I was in all the morning sickness, I talked to them a lot about what they did, how they got through their morning sickness and I think that was some of the best advice — just resting, taking it easy.”

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Vuolo, 30, also did his part to help his expecting wife. “Jeremy also jumped in and he was there,” she shared. “He got me take out food a lot because I did not want to step foot in the kitchen. It made me nauseous, so he did that for that season and that was very, very good.” Now that she is 24 weeks along, she says she’s now at an enjoyable stage of her pregnancy. “I’m feeling really good at this point! I’m passed any and all morning sickness,” she told Us. “It’s kind of — as someone labeled it — the honeymoon phase of the pregnancy because you’re not super big, but you’re enjoying the pregnancy.”

Jinger, Joy-Anna and Kendra Duggar pregnant-duggars
Jinger, Joy-Anna and Kendra Duggar Courtesy of TLC

While the parents-to-be are in no rush to find out the baby’s gender and have not started preparing yet, she told Us she’s definitely worried about going into labor. “I wasn’t super nervous until Joy had her baby and then I thought, ‘Oh my. What if I have a 10-pounder?’” she shared. “That’s probably the only thing that makes me nervous, is just thinking of the size of the baby and going through labor, but at this point, I’m trying not to think about that. I’m trying to just enjoy the pregnancy and I know that when that baby comes I’m going to be super excited to see it.”

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As far as who will be in the delivery room, Jinger told Us that although her sisters are invited, her mom Michelle Duggar is the only definite so far. “I want my mom definitely at the birth of our child and so I’ve invited her and Jana as well and Jill, she wants to make it. So they’re invited, but I don’t know how many will be able to make it,” she revealed. “My mom, at this point, is the only one who’s probably going to be able to make it for the birth.”


The pair tied the knot in November 2016 after a whirlwind courtship and Us exclusively revealed that they are expecting in January.

For more on Jinger’s pregnancy, pick up the latest issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands now. Counting On airs on TLC Mondays at 9 p.m. ET.

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