Weekend, Counting on Stars Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson celebrated a month with their newborn daughter Bella Milagro, and gave fans an update on how their rainbow baby is doing with a sweet Instagram post.
The young couple posted two photos, one of Swanson holding Bella and one of the baby alone lying on a blanket and smiling, and in the caption, Duggar and Swanson wrote that they can't believe the first month has passed. Quick.
"A month with Bella," Duggar, 23, and Swanson, 20, wrote in the title of their joint Instagram account. "It's hard to believe that Bella is already one month old! She is the sweetest, happiest and most happy baby. She brings us so much joy! ❤️. # Bellamilagro # 1monthold # thatsmile😍."
In other photos that the couple has published since she was born on November 8, baby Bella's smile has been a common feature, and fans can't get enough. A fan asked if Bella always smiled like that, and Swanson replied: "Yes! She smiles all the time! 😍"
The couple is obviously delighted with the arrival of their daughter, but the pregnancy was not easy. Duggar and Swanson lost their first pregnancy due to a miscarriage in October 2018, and Bella is her rainbow baby after "trying for a long time,quot; to get pregnant again.
Duggar and Swanson said that when they discovered they were waiting again, they were shocked, scared and a little nervous at times. But, above all, they were grateful. Even so, their tragic experience of losing a child made the couple afraid during their second pregnancy because they were constantly worried about losing another baby.
The couple talked about their fears during a recent episode of Counting on. Swanson revealed that his ultrasound with Bella was special because they couldn't see her first baby, whom they called Asa. He said he was between five and six weeks old when he had an abortion, just before his ultrasound. And everything happened very fast.
"It's very emotional, especially this pregnancy, because every time I go to the doctor, I have a feeling of fear that something is not right," Swanson confessed.
Now that Bella has arrived, Duggar and Swanson are adapting to life as parents. And, they have shared some sweet photos, including one by Josiah Duggar going for a "walk in the center,quot; with "his girls,quot;.
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