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Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar ‘Trying’ for 20th Child

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, whose family life is chronicled on the TLC reality show “19 Kids and Counting,” have announced that they are trying to conceive a 20th child.  The news comes nearly 2 years after Michelle suffered a devastating miscarriage, and the show’s current season has hinted the couple was considering adoption as a way to grow their family. has more:

The “19 Kids and Counting” reality TV mom says she and husband Jim Bob Duggar are hoping to be “blessed” with another pregnancy.

“I would hope, but we are not expecting right now,” Michelle, 47, shares in a new interview with Celebrity Baby Scoop. “I would be so grateful if the Lord blessed us with another one. We’re trying at this point and we shall see if that is a possibility. If not, we are so thankful and grateful for the ones that God has given us so far. We are also definitely enjoying our grandbabies! They are so precious!”

Michelle and Jim Bob, 48, are already parents to 19 children with names all starting with “J,” and have three grandchildren: Their oldest son Josh, 25, is a father of three with wife Anna: Mackynzie, 4, Michael, 2, and Marcus, 4 months.

In an interview with the TODAY show in April, Michelle and Jim Bob, married 29 years, said they have considered adopting their 20th child. “We’re praying about if the Lord would want us to adopt,” Michelle said. Jim Bob added, “We have set up our home to be designed for taking care of children. We love children, and we really believe every child is a special gift from God.”

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Josh and Anna Duggar Welcome Third Child

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Josh Duggar, the oldest of the 19 children featured on the TLC reality series “19 Kids and Counting” and his wife Anna have expanded their own family by one, welcoming son Marcus Anthony last week.  More from

Arriving at 11:32 a.m. and weighing in at 9 lbs., 3 oz., Marcus joins big sister Mackynzie, 3½, and brother Michael, 2 this month. The reality stars say their children are “thrilled to welcome a little brother.”

“We are so thankful that mom and baby are well! We are blessed to have our family close as we celebrate this gift from God,” the couple tell PEOPLE.

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Duggars Open Up About “Devastating” Miscarriage

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

In their first public appearance since suffering the miscarriage of their twentieth child in December, Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar talked about the family’s grief.

“It’s devastating, and many others have experienced very similar situations,” Michelle said Tuesday on the Today Show. “Probably the hardest part is that when a loss like this occurs people really don’t know what to say … We realize our sweet little Jubliee is with the Lord, and we will see her again someday.”

Michelle also said they would welcome more children: “We would be open to more if God saw fit to bless us with more.”

The couple, who live in Arkansas and chronicle their family’s life on the TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting, visited the doctor for a routine scan at 19 weeks when the doctor was unable to find a heartbeat, and the pregnancy was pronounced a miscarriage. The Duggars named the baby girl Jubilee Shalom.

Michelle experienced a miscarriage in her second pregnancy, and says that led the couple to decide to forgo birth control and to leave the size of their family “up to God.”

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Michelle Duggar Miscarries Her 20th Child

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

After announcing early last month that they were expecting their 20th child, Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar learned this week that their pregnancy has ended in a second-trimester miscarriage, is reporting.  The couple, who live in Arkansas and chronicle their family’s life on the TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting, had visited the doctor for a routine scan that would have told them whether they were expecting a boy of a girl. Instead, the doctor was unable to find a heartbeat, and the pregnancy was pronounced a miscarriage.

The Duggars, who are evangelical Christians, plan to learn the baby’s gender, name him or her, and have a funeral service.


“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. 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 previously weathered a medical ordeal with their youngest daughter, Josie, who was born in December 2009.

This was their second miscarriage; Michelle lost her baby during her second pregnancy. She was taking oral birth control at the time and cites this as one reason the couple together decided to leave the number of children they have “up to God.”

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Duggar Family Announces They’re Pregnant with Their 20th Child

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, the Arkansas couple whose life with their 19 children and 2 grandchildren is chronicled on the TLC show 19 Kids and Counting, have announced that they are expecting number 20.

The family appeared on The Today Show to announce that she is just over three months along.  MSNBC reports:

“We are so excited,” Michelle Duggar told TODAY Moms before the broadcast. Now three and a half months pregnant, the mom of 19 says she was actually surprised to discover that she’s expecting again at 45. “I was not thinking that God would give us another one, and we are just so grateful.”

Michelle had suffered from gall bladder problems the blood pressure condition called preeclampsia with her 19th child, Josie.  That baby had to be delivered three and a half months prematurely in order to save Michelle’s life–now Josie is a healthy almost 2-year-old.  So far, Michelle has been in good health with this new pregnancy.

The Duggars do not use birth control, because of their belief that their family planning decisions are ultimately up to God.

Their 19 children’s names are Joshua, Jana, John-David, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah, Jennifer, Jordyn-Grace, and Josie.

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