On April 11, 2019, Joe and Kendra Duggar announced that they are expecting their second child. “We are ready to double the fun at our house! Being parents has already proven to be a greater joy than we had hoped or imagined. We love getting to parent together and are loving every moment and milestone. We are very happy that our little family will welcome a new addition later this year. Children really are a blessing from God!”
On June 25, 2019, Joe and Kendra shared that they are expecting a girl. For the gender reveal, they arranged for the inside of their son's smash cake at his first birthday party to be pink, signaling that his new sibling would be a girl. Pictures of Garrett with his cake were first posted on the couple's instagram account on June 8, Garrett's birthday, but only in black and white. It is speculated that the couple had planned to share the news a day or two later, but postponed after Joseph's grandmother passed away on June 9.
Addison Renee Duggar was born at 5:33 am on November 2, 2019. She weighed 7 lbs and 12.5 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Her birth was announced on November 4, 2019, at which time her parents reported that her labor was quick.
Before she was even born, Addison was the subject of a number of episodes of the TLC show Counting On. These episodes featured her parents announcing their pregnancy, throwing a gender reveal party, and giving other pregnancy updates. On November 25, 2019, TLC shared a two-part birth special called "Joe and Kendra's Baby Girl". Addison is likely to be featured heavily in future episodes.
- "Joe and Kendra's Baby Girl." Counting On, TLC, Silver Spring, 25 Nov. 2019.