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'Counting On's Jinger Duggar and husband Jeremy Vuolo are expecting their first child

"We are praising God for this beautiful gift and ask that you join us in praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy," they wrote on their blog Wednesday.

Jinger Duggar is now married to Jeremy Vuolo.(Photo: Julia Myers, TLC)

Congrats are in order for Counting On's Jinger Duggar and husband Jeremy Vuolo — they're expecting their first child!

The happy couple shared the news via social media and their website Wednesday, calling the announcement "exciting news!"

"The past fourteen months have been the best of our lives as we have had the wonderful privilege of beginning our journey through life together in marriage," the couple wrote. "Now, the journey has taken an exciting turn: we are expecting our first child! We are praising God for this beautiful gift and ask that you join us in praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy."

Coming from the family of devout Baptists from TLC's 19 Kids and Counting reality series, the parents-to-be ended their blog post with a bible verse, Psalm 139:13-14.

"For you formed my inward parts / you knitted me together in my mother’s womb./ I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made./ Wonderful are your works; / my soul knows it very well," the passage reads.

Jinger, 24, and Jeremy, 30, were engaged in July 2016. 

This isn't the first grandchild for Jinger's parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.

The famous family count 9 grandchildren and 19 children.

TLC canceled 19 Kids and Counting in 2015 following the sexual abuse scandal involving Josh Duggar, the eldest child. The series's spin-off, Counting On, features storylines focused on the other, older Duggar children.

The children of models, actors and performers are striking out on their own in the fashion world. Kaia Gerber, daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford and businessman/former model Rande Gerber, is quite literally walking in the footsteps of her famous parents. She made her New York Fashion Week debut at the Calvin Klein show on Sept. 7, 2017.  ANGELA WEISS, AFP/Getty Images


Kaia looked like Crawford's mini-me at a screening in 2015.  Jeff Kravitz, FilmMagic for VH1


Even though it was her first New York Fashion Week experience, Kaia made waves in quite a few shows. The 16-year-old also hit the runway at the Alexander Wang show.  ANGELA WEISS, AFP/Getty Images


Kaia made her way down the Versace runway during Milan Fashion Week on Sept. 22.  Venturelli, WireImage


But her mom proved that she's still the fashion icon of the family, closing the Versace show with fellow supermodels Carla Bruni, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell and Helena Christensen.  Venturelli, WireImage


Kaia isn't the only Gerber child on the fashion radar. Older brother Presley clearly inherited some good genes, too, evident as the two attended the Daily Front Row's Fashion Media Awards on Sept. 8, 2017.  Mike Pont, WireImage


Presley made his modeling debut in 2016, and solidified his runway career walking for the Ralph Lauren show at New York Fashion Week in September.  ANGELA WEISS, AFP/Getty Images


The elder Gerber child showed off his chiseled bone structure across the pond ahead of the Tommy Hilfiger TOMMYNOW Fall 2017 show during London Fashion Week in September.  Jeff Spicer, Getty Images for Tommy Hilfiger


Kaia and Presley make it clear that good looks run in the family on the red carpet on Sept. 8, 2017.  ANGELA WEISS, AFP/Getty Images


We're pretty positive they have a holiday card that's hard to beat.  Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images for Marc Jacobs


Fellow supermodel Christie Brinkley has her own carbon-copy daughter following in her high-heeled steps. Sailor Brinkley Cook landed a shoot for the 'Sports Illustrated' Swimsuit 2017 issue.  Bob Levey, Getty Images for Sports Illustrated


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