Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar announced some sad news today.
A month after they announced her pregnancy with their 20th child, their doctor was unable to find a heartbeat and told her she suffered a miscarriage.
"After the appointment, we came back home and told the children," says Michelle, 45. "We had just been talking about baby names last night and they were getting excited about naming a boy or a girl. It has been a real sad disappointment."
She says the family will select a name after they know if the baby, miscarried in the second trimester, was a boy or girl, and then plan to have a funeral.
"I feel like my heart broke telling my children," says Michelle. "They have all been so excited about this baby and looking forward to April coming around and having a new little one in our arms. That was the most difficult."
Still, she adds that the family's faith perseveres: "The Lord is the giver of life and he can choose when that life is ready to go on and be with Him."
The stars of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting weathered myriad medical ordeal with their youngest daughter, Josie-Brookyln, born in December 2009.
This is actually her second miscarriage. Michelle lost a baby during her second pregnancy. She was taking oral birth control then, citing that as a big reason the pair decided they'd leave the number of children they have "up to God."
In light of these events, should the Duggars still try for a 20th?