Will the Duggar family ever stop growing?!? Michelle and Jim Bob announced they’re expecting their 20th child!
The entire Duggar family appeared on The Today Show to make a big announcement — 45-year-old Michelle Duggar is three and a half months pregnant! Will they have to change their reality show title of 19 Kids and Counting now?
Michelle said she was actually surprised to discover her pregnancy. “I was not thinking that God would give us another one, and we are just so grateful.”
Michelle’s last pregnancy was difficult: She had gall-bladder problems, preeclampsia and their daughter Josie, now 23 months, had to be delivered three and a half months premature. But that doesn’t stop Michelle from wanting another. “I know that God is the one who gives life, and I’m just so grateful and thankful,” she told The Today Show last summer. “We would welcome another if He saw fit, but we’ll wait and see.”
She’s already done with her first-trimester morning sickness, and she says she’s feeling great. So far, there haven’t been health worries. The couple won’t find out the gender of the child until around Christmas.
The family’s 19 kids, which range in age from 23 years to 23 months, were surprised to hear another sibling is on the way from their dad, Jim Bob. “Their mouths dropped,” Michelle said. “They all looked at me to see if he was joking.”
“Michelle and I both feel like some of the most blessed parents in the world,” Jim Bob said. “Our children are so sweet… we are so grateful to God. We didn’t want to stop on an odd number.”
Can YOU believe this news? Is 20 kids TOO many, or do you think they can handle it? Is it safe for Michelle to have a kid at 45 years old?
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