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Duggars Announce #19!

I wish it were just a joke, but the Duggar family is expanding, once again.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of Tonitown, Ark., who have 18 children and one grandchild on the way, are expecting a new addition to their household – baby No. 19 will arrive in the spring.

Hey, some might even go as far as to argue that maybe it’s time to enjoy or heck, even bond with some of the children that you already have, but it doesn’t seem like it’s up for discussion with these two. Either they are really bored and don’t have much else in common beyond the bedroom or they just really, really want to keep populating the planet.

“We are so thrilled,” says Michelle, 42. “We just couldn’t believe it is happening.” Jim Bob, 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.”

Jim Bob and Michelle decided against using any sort of birth control, especially hormonal birth control, after the young couple conceived a child and promptly miscarried. At the time, they felt that the reason for the miscarriage was due to prolonged use of hormonal birth control. Since then, they’ve opted to let the Lord decide how many children they are gifted and the Lord just keeps on giving.

Oldest son Joshua, 21 and his wife Anna, 21, are expecting daughter Mackynzie Renée next month, so she will be older than her new aunt or uncle.

“I think it is going to be awesome, it is going to be great,” says Josh about the news that his parents are expecting. “We have been looking forward to the arrival of my little girl and to now get to celebrate for my parents, it’s a wonderful thing.”

Some might not use the word “awesome” to describe the situation. In fact, many critics wonder how the two parents are able to bond with any of the younger children and often discuss the children being raised by older siblings.

Hey, whatever floats your boat (and your uterus!) I say. The children are all healthy and well taken care of, supported by hard working Jim Bob. Who are we (the general population) to judge how many children one family should have.

So here’s to you, Duggars! Congratulations! I think by the time #19 rolls around, it’s less like labor and more like a vacation in the hospital for Mom!

3 Responses to “Duggars Announce #19!”
sue - September 1st, 2009 at 1:05 pm

i think i’m going to puke. they are probably going for a world record.

Jessica - September 1st, 2009 at 1:41 pm

These people should be ashamed of themselves! Adding another to the population when there are so many needy children in foster care? Imagine their contribution to the over-population of the world if they keep multiplying at this rate! I think this is disgusting and irresponsible- it makes me very angry.

Lori Terry - September 1st, 2009 at 2:20 pm

One word… birth control..

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