The stars of TLC‘s 19 Kids and Counting (I guess that’ll have to change to 20 Kids and Counting) made the announcement this morning on the TODAY show, surrounded by their 19 children.
UPDATE: Michelle has miscarried, couple loses baby No. 20
Duggar, 45, now three and a half months pregnant, said she was actually surprised to learn that she was pregnant again.
“I was not thinking that God would give us another one, and we are just so grateful,” said the Michelle.
After more than 20 years of churning out babies, Duggar had thought her “expecting” days were behind her, especially after her last life-threatening ordeal back in 2009. Duggar suffered from preeclampsia and gall bladder issues with her last pregnancy. To save her life, doctors delivered kid number 19 (daughter Josie Duggar) three and a half months premature.
Josie weighed a mere one pound, six ounces at birth and went through many crises, including a perforated bowel. Now, she’s a happy, healthy toddler who will turn two next month.
“Michelle and I both feel like some of the most blessed parents in the world. Our children are so sweet,” Jim Bob told NBC this today. “We are so grateful to God.”
Besides, he added, “We didn’t want to stop on an odd number.”
Sounds like a good reason to risk your wife’s life. Do you think this is a good idea, or are they being irresponsible?
- Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar: ‘We’re expecting again!’ (cnn.com)
- Free Michelle Duggar’s Uterus!!!! (dlisted.com)
- Michelle Duggar Expecting 20th Child (abcnews.go.com)
- Michelle Duggar Pregnant With 20th Baby (thesuperficial.com)