When Joseph Duggar married Kendra Caldwell back in September, it was widely assumed the couple wouldn't wait to start a family.
And sure enough, Kendra announced that she was pregnant with Joe's baby just three months after tying the knot.
Kendra and Joe both seem genuinely excited about the prospect of becoming parents, and their marriage has thus far been free of the strife and controversy that's marred previous Duggar unions.
But no relationship is entirely without hurdles, and it seems like Joe and Kendra were recently confronted with their first challenge.
Kendra is known as an optimistic, uncomplaining sort, but she recently opened up about some difficulties she experienced in the early days of her pregnancy.
In a recent TLC promo for the new season of Counting On, Kendra revealed that she experienced intense morning sickness during her first trimester.
“During my pregnancy, I’ve had a lot of morning sickness and I think it’s slowly subsiding. But other than that, it’s been good," Kendra told the camera.
It's the first we've heard from the couple, who initially seemed to be taking Joy-Anna Duggar's lead and keeping a relatively low profile during Kendra's pregnancy.
Of course, unlike Joy-Anna, Joe and Kendra haven't been forced to contend with any "shotgun wedding" rumors.
But while they've laid low for most of the past three months, the newlyweds have been interacting with fans more than ever over the past few days.
Last week, Joe and Kendra revealed that they're having a boy in a video that appeared on TLC's website.
“I’m excited about all of the little outfits you can put on him and the little bowties," Kendra said about the idea of raising a son.
“I think the thing that most excites me about having a son is that I’m going to be able to raise him up, teach him a lot of things that I do and I think that a lot of our interests will probably be similar," Joe responded.
What's a little morning sickness when you've got a future full of bowties and "similar interests" to look forward to?
Our sincere congrats go out to Joe and Kendra.
It's looking like 2018 will be another year of aggressive expansion for the Duggar clan.
Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV's most controversial family.
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