"During this season that we are celebrating the birth of Christ, we are so excited to share with you that we are expecting the gift of a child ourselves! Wow, it’s so exciting!!! We’ve both always loved children and seen them as a real blessing from God. It’s so surreal to think of being parents and having our own little one. We cannot wait to see this new baby!"
On June 9, 2018, Joseph and Kendra announced on the Duggar family website that they had given birth. Garrett David Duggar was born at 1:36 pm on June 8, 2018. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 20 ½ inches long. In a joint statement, his parents said:
"No matter how many times we’ve experienced the joy of babies born in our families, there’s nothing comparable to the joy in our hearts today! Children truly are a gift from God. We are so thankful for his safe arrival and this new journey as parents."
Along with his siblings, Garrett will be homeschooled growing up.