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Josh & Anna Duggar Are Having Their Second Baby This Summer — And It's A Boy!

Mon, March 14, 2011 2:19pm EDT by Add first Comment

Courtesy of Josh & Anna Duggar

It’s only been 17 months since their baby girl was born, but the eldest Duggar kid is having another child this summer! Is he trying to have 19 kids like his parents?

Congratulations are in order for Josh Duggar and his wife, Anna. The young couple is expecting their second child June 19 and this time it’s a boy — which puts them only 17 kids away from tying his parents, Jim Bob and Michelle!

“We went to the ultrasound and decided that my mom would know,” Josh told People. “We figured she could handle the secret and then have a surprise sharing of the information with the entire family, including me and Anna.”

Anna, 22, just gave birth to their daughter, Mackynzie, 17 months ago, but she says she’s feeling great and can’t wait to have a little boy in the house.

“Our No. 1 tradition is having Josh read the bible to the baby,” she said. “And we tell the baby, ‘We love you and we can’t wait to meet you.’ We are explaining to Mackynzie about having a new baby in the house. I don’t know if she knows the difference between a belly button and a baby, but she is learning.”

When asked if they are planning to keep Josh’s parents tradition of naming all their children with the same first letter, Josh and Anna played coy.

“We still have a little time left to decide,” Josh, 23, said. “Anna and I will find a good name that will be perfect for this little boy.”

Anna is planning for a home birth, since that’s how she had Mackynzie and the process went flawlessly. Watch 19 Kids and Counting this week on TLC to see the family’s reaction to the great news.

We can’t wait to see if Anna and Josh go head to head with their parents and have even more children than they do. That would be nuts!

Kirstin Benson