Really? 19 kids? I mean, how does that even stay in anymore? Seriously.
But alas, it’s true.
The Duggars are expecting baby number 19.
I don’t know – 19 kids isn’t my choice, but I guess more power to ‘em. The Duggars don’t ask for public assistance, so I guess don’t care how many times they reproduce. Pop one out every year for all I care – as long as taxpayers don’t have to foot the bill.
I suppose the TLC show helps make ends meet, too.
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar from Tonitown, Arkansas have 18 children already, with their first grandchild now in production. And the couple just learned their nineteenth child is due in the spring. “We are so thrilled,” says Michelle, 42. “We just couldn’t believe it is happening.” Jim, 44, agrees, “This never gets old. We are so grateful for each child. We are looking forward to our first grand-baby and our 19th child.”
…It should surprise almost no-one that this multiple mommy has a TLC show, ‘18 Kids and Counting’ airs Tuesday nights and features the Duggars and their blossoming brood, all of whom have names capped with ‘J’ – Other than Josh, we have twins Jana and John-David, 19; Jill, 18; Jessa, 16; Jinger, 15; Joseph, 14; Josiah, 13; Joy-Anna, 11; twins Jedidiah and Jeremiah, 10; Jason, 9; James, 8; Justin, 6; Jackson, 5; Johanna, 3; Jennifer, 2, and Jordyn-Grace, 8 months.
…And despite having eighteen reasons to notice the signs, Michelle says this pregnancy came as a shock. “I was on Weight Watchers and I wasn’t losing any weight,” she says. “I couldn’t figure it out. I was doing what I should. I’m not cheating on my diet, I should be losing weight.’
Michelle decided to take a home-test to be sure, and a few seconds later her problem was solved. “I told Jim Bob and he couldn’t keep it in. He was so excited,” she recalls. “The kids were outside and we had to share the news. There was all this screaming and yelling.”