JESSA Duggar shared a slew of sweet photos of her baby daughter Fern five days after giving birth.
Jessa Duggar shared her first photo shoot of her baby daughter FernCredit: YouTube
She dressed the newborn in a pale pink babygro and accessorized with an adorable bow in a matching hueCredit: Instagram
And on Friday, Jessa couldn’t resist posting Fern’s first photo shoot, in which the tot went from sweetly smiling to screwing up her face.
She dressed the newborn in a pale pink babygro and accessorized with an adorable bow in a matching hue.
Jessa captioned the shots: “Some say those newborn sleep smiles are just because of gas, but I prefer to interpret them as baby’s way of saying ‘Thank you, Mom, for all that you do!’ (The last pic may tell the truth though.)
“Regardless of the reason, I will tell you it is still just about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.”
The TLC star’s post comes after she raved about the benefits of getting an epidural for Fern’s birth.
Jessa gave birth to Fern at a hospital after having home births with her three other children.
A hospital birth was already a controversial choice as all the Duggar mothers typically welcome their children at home unless there are medical complications.
The Duggars are an extremely conservative Christian family, whose other values support no sex before marriage, no birth control and home-schooling your children.
Jessa dished more details of her pregnancy in an update on Thursday, revealing she got an epidural in the last hour of her contractions.
“Even though I didn’t get my epidural till the very last hour before she was delivered, I feel like it was still so worth it, ” she said in a YouTube video.
“Not only did it help with my pushing phase, it took the pain out of it. What I was really excited about was not being able to feel the after-birth cramps.
“Because those things are awful and they get worse with each kid. So I was really excited not to be able to feel that and just be able to enjoy holding my baby.”
The TLC star added: “And then all that massaging that the nurses do on your uterus – didn’t feel it. It was nice!
“So the epidural definitely worked. Was so thankful.”
Jim Bob, 56, and Michelle, 54, were quick to visit Jessa after the birth and take photos with baby Fern, who is their 10th granddaughter.
Jessa and Ben revealed in February that they were expecting, after having a “heartbreaking” miscarriage in 2020.
The reality stars told ET in a statement: ”After the heartbreaking loss of a baby last year, we’re overjoyed to share that another little Seewald is on the way!
“The pregnancy is going smoothly, and both baby and Jessa are doing well. We are so grateful to God for the precious gift of a new life!
“The kids are delighted, and we can hardly wait to welcome this little one into our arms this summer.”
Jessa and Ben tied the knot in 2014, after meeting in church as teenagers.
The sweet snaps showed Fern smiling in her sleepCredit: Instagram
The shoot ended with Fern adorably screwing up her faceCredit: Instagram
Jessa had an epidural during the birth despite her parents Jim Bob and Michelle’s strict beliefs against modern medicineCredit: TLC