The couple broke with tradition.
Jinger Duggar is counting on 10 little fingers and 10 little toes! The former 19 Kids and Counting star welcomed a baby girl with husband Jeremy Vuolo. "Both mom and baby are healthy, doing great, and resting well. We are very thankful for her safe arrival and look forward to life as parents!" the couple announced on their blog.
Felicity Nicole Vuolo, was born on Thursday, July 19. She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces at birth.
While Jinger, Jeremy and all of Jinger's 18 siblings have names beginning with the Duggar's preferred initial, J, the couple broke with tradition in naming Felicity.
Or maybe it was part of a new tradition for a new generation of cousins? Jinger's sister Jessa named her sons Spurgeon and Henry, and Joy-Anna Duggar recently welcomed a baby boy named Gideon. Jill's kids are called Israel and Samuel. It seems this generation of Duggar's is dropping the 'J' names and going with a more diverse array of letters when choosing baby names.
J names aren't the only Duggar tradition the Vuolos skipped in their journey to parenthood.
After marrying in November 2016, they broke trend with most of Duggar's siblings by waiting to have a baby. When announcing Duggar's pregnancy in January on their blog, the couple said, "The past fourteen months have been the best of our lives as we have had the wonderful privilege of beginning our journey through life together in marriage... Now, the journey has taken an exciting turn: we are expecting our first child!"
In April, the couple learned they were having a baby girl—and then shared the news with friends and family during a fun gender reveal party. The Texas-based couple then spent the next few months preparing for their daughter's arrival, including spending some calm moments with Duggar's family. (And likely getting some last-minute advice from her sisters!)
Congratulations to the new parents! 🎉