Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar: Pregnant With Baby #20!

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Make that 20 Kids and Counting. Michelle Duggar's fight for survival during her last pregnancy apparently wasn't about to stop her from getting back on the horse.

She and her husband, Jim Bob Duggar, are expecting their 20th child this spring.

"We are so excited," the 45-year-old mom and star of TLC's soon-to-be renamed 19 Kids and Counting said. "I feel good. I am past the sickness stage now."

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Michelle added that there's "no greater love" than that of her children and that she has thought about her health status and is ready to have the new baby.

Jim Bob was "thankful" that yet another addition to the family is on the way. "I feel like the richest man in the world," he said to his brood.

The couple, who live in Tontitown, Ark., are already parents to Joshua, 23, twins Jana and John-David, 21; Jill, 20; Jessa, 19; Jinger, 17; Joseph, 16; Josiah, 15; Joy-Anna, 14; twins Jedidiah and Jeremiah, 12; Jason, 11; James, 10; Justin, 8; Jackson, 7; Johanna, 6; Jennifer, 4; and Jordyn, 3; and Josie, who turns 2 next month.

You don't see this every day: Baby #20 will be younger than his/her niece and nephew. Josh and Anna Duggar have two kids of their own.

The Duggars having 20 kids: Is that too many?


I think that it is there right to have as many kids as they want but i dont think they realize what it is going to do to her body internal organs etc. She will have kidney and bladder problems and god knows what other problems a body is not meant to have that many children. I am sure the teens dont want to care for their younger siblings all the time which is what they do because god knows michelle cant care for them all on her own. i think it selfish to take a chance at dying at an early age and leave all the kid with no mom. my daughters husbands mom had 22 kids and died in her early fifties and my daughters husband had to raise all his sibliings alone.


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I live in a neighborhood that is predominantly husidic and they have many children also but many of them are on food stamps and can't afford them. I know I live in the area and see them shop. So this situation doesn't hurt my wallet, so it's their problem.


I'd rather see 1 father have children with 1 mother then to spread kids all over the place. They have zero debt & live within their means. They rent out commercial properties & own land that they rent to cell phone towers. They are self sufficient and not on any assistance. So I don't care what they do with their lives because they are not causing harm to anyone. We should be more mad at people like Terrell Owens who has kids everywhere & can't pay for them or Octomom.


Preeclampsia is not associated with maternal age. It was brought on by the gallstone. Thus the premature birth of Josie could have happen to anyone even a 25 year old. yes things like down syndrome are associated with advanced maternal age, however just because she is 45 doesnt mean she will have a baby with down syndrome, there are multiple factors that play a role and that is only one, and the last couple of pregnanies didnt show any negative side effects of her advanced age, therefore as a health professional I totally support her decision.


Well I say "GOD BLESS", and PRAYERS for the whole FAMILY.....Did you get that FOLKS??? GOD BLESS the family that GOD chose to receive another family member.....


Well I wish them the best of luck. The older a woman gets the more luck she needs during childbirth and pregnancy. But hey, they must not be worrying about loosing their mother, or the baby. "20 Kids and no Mom" won't that be a huge hit with their fans.


These people are having too many kids...idc what anyone says if she had health problems and almost died with this last one she should know better!! and if she was smart she would know that after age 40 your health risks are higher!! Religion is one things but being down right stupid is another.


i dont see what the big deal is. Atleast they have kids out of love. they dont have kids just to make everyone eles mad. they do work. atleast they arent like those teen moms you see getting preganant then not takeing care of their kids and getting money for doing nothing. let them do what they want. If god wants you to have a baby you will have one. just because her last one had problems dont mean this one will


Oh gawd, another "clown car" quip. What an original genius we have here. Good Lord, maybe the enviro-morons are right and some people should be prevented from being born. Hey Mike, good one, douchebag! Clown car, no one else thought of that one!

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Duggar Family Quotes

And so be available, and not just available, but be joyfully available for him. Smile and be willing to say, 'Yes, sweetie I am here for you,' NO MATTER WHAT, even though you may be exhausted and big and pregnant and you may not feel like he feels. 'I'm still here for you and I'm going to meet that need because I know it's a need for you.' - Michelle

Anyone can fix him lunch, but only one person can meet that physical need of love that he has, and you always need to be available when he calls. - Michelle Duggar on saying yes (yes, and more yes) to sex