Former 19 children and counting Star Josh and Anna Duggar recently welcomed their sixth son, a daughter named Maryella Hope, and the couple just revealed the meaning of their daughter's name in an Instagram post after numerous Counting on Fans asked questions.
Josh and Anna are already parents of Mackenzie, 9, Michael, 8, Marcus, 6, Meredith, 3 and Mason, 2. And on Saturday, Anna posted a photo of the baby Maryella with Meredith and Mason, and she explained in a legend Long they chose their daughter's name to honor Josh's late grandmother, Mary Duggar.
Anna wrote that as soon as they discovered they were having a girl, she and Josh began discussing name ideas and thought they had shrunk. He said that when Josh's grandmother passed away at the end of May, they considered Mary's name, but hesitated. Anna explained that Grandma Mary was such a special lady, and they wanted her daughter's name to be a reminder of how special she was and to continue her legacy, but without feeling they were trying to replace her.
"Soon, our list of baby names that we had reduced to 3 names had become a list of about a dozen names with Mary scripts," Anna wrote. “As we continue chatting about names, Josh and I fall in love with the name Maryella! ♥ ️ We choose Hope by its middle name because of the Hope we have for the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. "
Then, 31, he told his followers more about Jesus, and also revealed that during his pregnancy there were many unexpected joys, including more pregnancy announcements from other members of the Duggar family.
Anna said they also grieved alongside those they love most, and that led them to remember how fragile life is and how short it can be. Despite her pain in losing her loved ones, Anna says they have comfort, hope and strength because one day they will meet them in heaven.
The six-year-old mother concluded her post by saying that Maryella Hope Duggar is a blessing, and she and Josh are grateful for her.
Anna handed Maryella on Wednesday, November 27 at 9:12 a.m., and weighed eight pounds and two ounces. The new Grand-Duggar is 20 inches long.
"On the eve of Thanksgiving, our hearts are full of joy and gratitude for the arrival of our sixth child," the couple said in a statement to We weekly. “Anna had a fast delivery and a hassle-free delivery. We are very grateful for a beautiful and healthy girl! "
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