Josh Duggar and wife Anna from the TLC show 19 Kids and Counting, are expecting their second child June 19.
Josh, 23, and Anna, 22, already has a 17-month-old daughter, Mackynzie.
The couple did not find out the sex of the baby in a conventional manner.
“We went to the ultrasound and decided that my mom would know,” Josh tells People. “We figured she could handle the secret and then have a surprise sharing of the information with the entire family, including me and Anna.”
The couple waited more than a week to hear the news from Josh’s mother.
“I think Anna was getting a little bit anxious and excited to know, kind of antsy,” says Josh.
Anna agreed, saying, “We thought it was fun to have the whole family hear at the same time and have the excitement together, but it was hard to wait.”
“They share the news with the family with a special surprise on tonight’s episode of 19 Kids and Counting,” a TLC rep says.
Josh is the eldest son in the Duggar family, who have a total of 19 children – 10 boys and 9 girls.
19 Kids and Counting will air on TLC tonight at 10/9c.