Watch Joy-Anna Duggar go into labor on 'Counting On' special

Becoming a mom! Joy-Anna Duggar welcomed her first child with husband Austin Forsyth last month, and now fans have the chance to watch it all unfold.

In the clip from the Monday, March 19, special episode of Counting On, Joy-Anna’s mom, Michelle Duggar, heads Joy-Anna’s home after she learns her daughter is in labor. While Joy-Anna and her husband previously planned on having a home birth, her father, Jim Bob Duggar, announces to the rest of the family that they are headed to the hospital.

Joy-Anna Duggar
Joy-Anna Duggar

“Love you guys. Thank you for your prayers,” Joy-Anna says to the camera as she heads into her hospital room.

As previously reported, Joy-Anna, 20, gave birth to Gideon Martyn Forsyth on February 26. The family announced on their blog that he weighed 10 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 22 inches long.

Joy-Anna announced she was pregnant back in August.

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I love you so very much, honey! Thank you for making today special!❤️😍💋 -Joy #valentinesday2018
Well, we didn’t end up buying anything today, but it’s always fun going to the auto auction!🚘🚙 #9daystillduedate🍼👶🏼
We are so blessed by the arrival of our son, Gideon Martyn Forsyth! He was born on 02/23/18 @ 3:39pm, weighing 10lbs. 3oz. and was 22 inches long!
Update: married life is going great, I feel so blessed to be married to my best friend. I can't wait to spread joy and the word of god to all of you out there.
We are so thankful for the men and women who have served to defend our freedom! Grateful we got to spend the day with my grandfather who is a Army veteran. "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance." (Psalm 33:12) "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." ~Ronald Reagan
Austin and I are SO thankful to announce that we are parents!! Even before we were married we prayed that God would give us children and we are so blessed that he has given us this baby! Jesus is the giver of Life! The baby has arms, legs, fingers, and toes. It has a beating heart and brain waves. The baby responds to touch and is already right- or left-handed. The baby has its own unique fingerprints, which are different from anyone else's. All organ systems are in place! Psalm 139:13-16 "For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them." This passage indicates that God Himself formed our physical features and that He did so with a wonderful plan for our lives. God knew us in the womb. #babyforsyth #alreadyinlovewithmybaby #blessedbeyondmeasure #Jesusanswersprayers
Love, love, LOVE, our wedding pictures!!! Thank you SO much, @joncourville & @jennifer_courville
We had a great time at the Fort Worth Stockyard. I grew up going to Texas rodeos but this is our first together. #thelonestarstate #texan #bullriding
Taking some time off work to attend a Bible Conference. So refreshing to be here and hear the Word of God preached! When we attended last year we weren't in a relationship... it's amazing to see where the Lord has brought us in just one year. #ilovemywife
Great turnout today at the Arkansas State Capital for the Arkansas Young Republican State Convention!
I always love getting to do new things & go on new adventures with my man!💖 #firsttimedirtbiking #loveyouforeverandalways
I am happy to announce that I am now Mrs Forsyth💍
Hope ya'll enjoyed our wedding episode last night❤️
How are you all on this beautiful Monday? Here's a small throwback to celebrating our one month anniversary in Israel.
Honeymoon
Can't wait to be married to my mrs perfect
It's all about that look in her eyes.
Thanks Joy anna, Jim Bob and Michelle for the duggar's favourite birthday dessert, the Chocolate Mess at Marketplace Grill #birthday @duggarfam #marketplacegrill #chocolatedessert
@joyannaduggarofficial
I get to work with my favorite mechanic assistant today! #headgaskets #duramaxdiesel
We are so thankful for the men and women who have served to defend our freedom! Grateful we got to spend the day with my grandfather who is a Army veteran. "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance." (Psalm 33:12) "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." ~Ronald Reagan
Love, love, LOVE, our wedding pictures!!! Thank you SO much, @joncourville & @jennifer_courville
We had a great time at the Fort Worth Stockyard. I grew up going to Texas rodeos but this is our first together. #thelonestarstate #texan #bullriding
Taking some time off work to attend a Bible Conference. So refreshing to be here and hear the Word of God preached! When we attended last year we weren't in a relationship... it's amazing to see where the Lord has brought us in just one year. #ilovemywife
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“We’re so happy and thankful to announce that we’re expecting a baby,” Joy-Anna told Us Weekly in a statement at the time. “Every child is such a precious gift from God. I’m most looking forward to watching Austin as a dad and raising children together with him. I have a lot of good memories of my mom teaching us and the quality time we spent together, and I’m really looking forward to doing that with my own children. It’s such an amazing thing to be a parent and raise children!”

Forsyth, 24, added, “I’m really looking forward to the journey of this pregnancy and all the different stages it will bring. It’s really exciting and I feel so blessed to be a dad! We are beyond thankful!”

Counting On airs on TLC Mondays at 9 p.m. ET. The special is set to air directly after at 10 p.m. ET.

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