On April 26, 2019, Anna Duggar announced via Instagram that she and Joshua Duggar were expecting their sixth child, due in Fall 2019. The announcement featured a video of their five older children unscrambling letters that spelled "New Baby Coming This Fall". On the official Duggar Family Instagram, it was revealed that the baby was due in November 2019.
On May 30, 2019, Anna posted on Instagram that she and Josh had learned the gender of the baby. She posted a poll asking followers whether they thought the baby would be a boy or a girl, but did not share the answer. On June 20, 2019, Anna announced that their sixth child would be a girl. For the gender reveal, she shared a video of their children around a fake beehive with "What's it gonna bee?" written out on a poster below. One of the baby's older brothers, Marcus, poured vinegar into the beehive, producing a pink liquid pouring out of the hive to reveal that the baby would be a girl.
On November 23, 2019, Anna shared that the baby was due on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2019.
Her birth was announced on November 27, 2019. Maryella Hope Duggar was born at 9:12 a.m. on November 27, 2019, at her parents' home in Springdale, Arkansas. She weighed 8 pounds and 2 ounces, and was 20 ½ inches long. Her name is in honor of her paternal great-grandmother, Mary Duggar, who passed away on June 9, 2019. Of her birth, her parents said:
"Maryella Hope arrived one day ahead of Thanksgiving Day 2019 and a great reminder to be grateful for all God has done for us! We are so excited and thankful to God for His special blessing giving us this precious, happy & healthy baby girl!"
Maryella is described as a sweet little baby, smiles constantly, hardly ever cries, a ray of sunshine, and brings joy to everyone she meets.
Like her siblings, Maryella will be homeschooled growing up.
Maryella is frequently featured on the TLC show Counting On.