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Joy and Austin: This One Time At Family Camp

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11 hours ago, SMama said:

Austin certainly didn’t hide his disgust during the THs. Dude didn’t even bother to try to crack a smile. Austin didn’t want to be on camera and would not talk at times. The price of marrying a Duggar is voluntarism. 

He could go talk to his brother-in-law Derick Dillard about the top 10 ways to ensure TLC will not ask you back for the next season. 

However it seems to come with a serving of not being allowed at the TTH without permission and a pinch of saltiness on Twitter.  

Granted the ending may be Joy wearing pants and getting 80 different piercings. Gideon gets to go to public school where he learns about evolution.

Ehhh... If anyone has better fan fic as to what would happen if Austin enrolled in the Derick Dillard Academy of Pissing Of Your In-laws And Conducting Twitter Meltdowns, have at it. 

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Hard to say if Joy is knocked up. Giddy is too cute.

 

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Schrödinger's uterus at work. 

I wouldn't want to be training a puppy while pregnant and chasing around a toddler though. Although knowing the Duggars that puppy will be sent to a farm upstate. 

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Apparently, Joy and Austin have a YouTube channel. In today's video, she wouldn't admit that she is pregnant, just giving the standard "open to whatever the Lord gives" line. So, if she is, it looks like they're going to hold off on announcing until she can no longer hide it. Expect a lot of close-ups from her in upcoming weeks. 

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That's why I said that she would have to do close ups until she announced, since she tends to show pretty much the minute sperm meets egg. 

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I wouldn't be surprised by a later announcement by them.  I hope they're ready for another child, and don't see it as a replacement for Annabell. 

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I think that their party line of "whatever the Lord blesses us with" forces them to be ready at any time. And be joyous about it, even if they don't feel ready yet. I watched the video, and they seemed matter of fact about it. 

Austin's also claiming to be a "commercial contractor." A little digging has revealed that he doesn't have a contractor's license of any sort.

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1 hour ago, Sew Sumi said:

Austin's also claiming to be a "commercial contractor." A little digging has revealed that he doesn't have a contractor's license of any sort.

Sounds like he fits right in with the Duggars.

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6 minutes ago, galaxygirl76 said:

Sounds like he fits right in with the Duggars.

 Quick, someone check and see if he’s actually legally married to Joy!

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Fortunately, I think the culture around miscarriages and stillbirths has changed, even outside of the Fundy circles. Folks tend to be more open about their losses now. In the past many women grieved alone due feelings of self-blame, failure and feeling broken, among others.

Joy appears to have had great support and a healthy perspective around losing Annabelle. I don't think she'll delay announcing her next pregnancy unless they try and time it to drum up interest in the show.

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They haven't announced a winter/spring season yet. The latest they've had a "spring season" was in June and that was right after Joy and Austin's wedding.

I half wonder if that means the Duggars are only getting one season this year instead of two separate seasons. 

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I've actually been impressed with how Joy has handled the grieving process. I have no doubt that really hurt her and likely still does, but she seems to have handled it in a healthy way (unlike, say, Lauren). I of course could be wrong, but I don't think they'd necessarily treat another child as a replacement for Annabell in the same way that Lauren was doing throughout her pregnancy with Bella. (God, I had to look up that kid's name. I can't keep all these people straight.)

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I'm no expert, but something makes me uneasy about the way Gideon vocalizes what he's trying to parrot back on command.  Nothing is very recognizable, and not at all without context clues when he's being fed words or lyrics.  

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19 hours ago, Tikichick said:

I'm no expert, but something makes me uneasy about the way Gideon vocalizes what he's trying to parrot back on command.  Nothing is very recognizable, and not at all without context clues when he's being fed words or lyrics.  

Some kids talk later. Remember Jessa had concerns about Henry. Giddy looks like he is “all there” in his reaction to other people and his surroundings.  I would venture a guess that things improve as he gets a little older. 

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1 hour ago, lookeyloo said:

Some kids talk later. Remember Jessa had concerns about Henry. Giddy looks like he is “all there” in his reaction to other people and his surroundings.  I would venture a guess that things improve as he gets a little older. 

Not suggesting it's cognitive.  Actually wondering how well he's hearing based on the fact that it seems none of the sounds he makes when prompted for a response actually approximate the words/sounds he's attempting to parrot back.

At first I thought it odd when Austin was reading him the book with the animal sounds, making the animal sounds and Gideon wasn't eager to join in, despite the fact both father and son were clearly happily engaged together in storytime.  Austin had to really push for the moo, which was the closest I've seen Gideon hit the target, yet still weak for a very easy sound for children his age.  The more recent video with Jill prompting the song showed him coming nowhere near any of the sounds, not the lyrics or the words, but even any of the prominent sounds of word fragments.  

Talking later may not be a sign of trouble whatsoever.  Inability to replicate any sounds clearly can signal problems.

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I wonder if these kids go in for regular check-ups, and by "check-ups" I mean with a real pediatrician, not that hack Fedosky. 

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1 hour ago, BitterApple said:

I wonder if these kids go in for regular check-ups, and by "check-ups" I mean with a real pediatrician, not that hack Fedosky. 

I would be shocked if they did even checkups with a hack, sadly. 😞 

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1 hour ago, Tikichick said:

Not suggesting it's cognitive.  Actually wondering how well he's hearing based on the fact that it seems none of the sounds he makes when prompted for a response actually approximate the words/sounds he's attempting to parrot back.

At first I thought it odd when Austin was reading him the book with the animal sounds, making the animal sounds and Gideon wasn't eager to join in, despite the fact both father and son were clearly happily engaged together in storytime.  Austin had to really push for the moo, which was the closest I've seen Gideon hit the target, yet still weak for a very easy sound for children his age.  The more recent video with Jill prompting the song showed him coming nowhere near any of the sounds, not the lyrics or the words, but even any of the prominent sounds of word fragments.  

Talking later may not be a sign of trouble whatsoever.  Inability to replicate any sounds clearly can signal problems.

Good point I hadn’t considered. 

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On 3/3/2020 at 4:52 PM, Sew Sumi said:

Apparently, Joy and Austin have a YouTube channel. 

I stumbled across it earlier today.  They're answering questions from fans.

 

 

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On 3/4/2020 at 7:41 AM, PikaScrewChu said:

They haven't announced a winter/spring season yet. The latest they've had a "spring season" was in June and that was right after Joy and Austin's wedding.

I half wonder if that means the Duggars are only getting one season this year instead of two separate seasons. 

I feel like the seasons are getting further apart, and the episodes are fewer.

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One thing I noticed in the Youtube above is that Joy said Gideon's bedtime is 8 pm.  There was a discussion here a while back about the lack of schedules in the Duggar household growing up and how some of the spouses had a schedule in their childhoods.  It was mentioned on the show.  So I'm glad to see Gideon has a schedule for (at least) bedtime.

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Austin’s parents were featured on World‘s Strictest Parents (IIRC), and must say I loathe their beliefs. I can see Austin growing up with a bed time. Heck, his dad said his kids were only allowed to close their bedroom door when they changed clothes. 

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19 minutes ago, SMama said:

Austin’s parents were featured on World‘s Strictest Parents (IIRC), and must say I loathe their beliefs. I can see Austin growing up with a bed time. Heck, his dad said his kids were only allowed to close their bedroom door when they changed clothes. 

 I agree, this is almost certainly Austin’s influence.  But I’m glad to see that Joy adopted it and maybe can slowly form the idea of a schedule. Even Jills kids don’t have a bedtime, and she keeps them up routinely to keep herself busy/avoiding loneliness.

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34 minutes ago, JoanArc said:

 I agree, this is almost certainly Austin’s influence.  But I’m glad to see that Joy adopted it and maybe can slowly form the idea of a schedule. Even Jills kids don’t have a bedtime, and she keeps them up routinely to keep herself busy/avoiding loneliness.

Kindergarten will be a blessing -- I think for both boys, and potentially Jill.  A routine schedule similar to one most of society participates in may create some changes in Jill, open her eyes, increase the possibility she interacts with others more often, finds new outlets for herself socially and mentally.  

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Joy posted a picture, she’s pregnant again. No big surprise but I hope this one goes well.

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I skipped through the video, but I think its a girl due August 2nd.

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3 minutes ago, Spencer Hastings said:

she got a positive just before Austin’s birthday.  She made an ornament to tell him.  She put the ornament and pee stick in a box.  He closed his eyes and opened the pee stick. 

She wrapped up her pee stick and gave it to him for his birthday!!! Just when you think the Duggars can't get any crazier, they manage to top themselves. They really are the gift that keeps on giving.

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Because they don't understand biology and how pregnancy tests actually work.

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Now they just need to come up with 2 girl names that have "god" in their meaning.  Or make up some.  

Ok, how about Amelia Patrice.  

Maybe "Amelia" means "god prefers fish to chicken" and "Patrice" means "god was actually left handed".  

I'm sure they'll be letting everybody know shortly.  

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Well we knew this was coming. I knew she wasn't actually "going to slow down" after the stillbirth. I know someone who had two stillbirths and she was told to wait at least a year. Joy and Austin couldn't wait six months. Then again they were supposed to wait two years after a c-section and they only waited a year. Gideon would have been a big brother before he was two. Now he'll be two and half. 

After Gideon's birth, Joy gave an interview with Kendra and Jinger, who were both pregnant. When asked if she wanted more kids, she said "we both love children so we'll see." Now she and Austin just said they're leaving it up to God. They retreating deeper into fundamentalism after they're loss. At least Jill and Derick seem to have changed after Sam's birth and aren't pursuing the baby train at all costs any more. Joy is going to be the new Michelle. Austin is going to keep getting her pregnant no matter what.

I'm surprised Joy is getting better care. For one thing, I would assume a pregnancy after a stillbirth is high risk, but I'm not a doctor so that may not be true. Also there seems there were complications with this pregnancy:

2 hours ago, Spencer Hastings said:

She started spotting at around 8 weeks and the doctor had concerns it would be a molar pregnancy because her numbers were wonky. They had genetic testing done at 10 weeks and everything appearened fine. 

Joy turned 22 in October and she'll have 2 kids in August. I do hope this pregancy goes well and the baby is healthy. 

And another girl for this cult. God help the girls. 

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1 hour ago, Lunera said:

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Austin has the Boob/Gothard grip down. 😑 

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50 minutes ago, leighdear said:

Maybe "Amelia" means "god prefers fish to chicken" and "Patrice" means "god was actually left handed".  

 Gorgonzola Swiss.  It means “God will have the holiest of cheeses”.

 We joke, but major props to Joy for actually going to someone with MD after their name.  They may not have totally fine orders but honestly it’s more than anyone else in the family has done short of Jingle or Michelle.  Also a major kick to Jill’s balls. 

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I hope after an emergency C section and a stillbirth Joy will get the best possible prenatal care. I think they take to parenting way more naturally than some of the other Duggars and black labs are good with kids. So I'm happy for them.

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(never mind)

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On 11/16/2019 at 10:50 PM, Bayarea4 said:

I have the feeling that Joy is pregnant again but they're waiting to announce, and that's why they're buying a house. Her face looks a bit full.

I was the first to call it. Yay, me! 😊

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3 hours ago, Albanyguy said:

 

She wrapped up her pee stick and gave it to him for his birthday!!! Just when you think the Duggars can't get any crazier, they manage to top themselves. They really are the gift that keeps on giving.

Well lots of woman actually do things like that. I don't find it so weird

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So many questions. Did Joy do pregnancy tests every month in the prior months? Or did they start trying the month Joy got pregnant and that's why she did three tests?

And if they did prevent pregnancy, how did they do it? I'm sure Austin doesn't want to go to hell for "spilling his seed".

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