Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar: We Want To Have Baby #20

Fri, August 24, 2012 9:13pm EDT by 31 Comments
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Jim Bob and Michelle admit that they’re still hoping for more children in a new interview! Read on for the details.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar already have 19 children, but it seems that isn’t enough for the couple. In a new interview with Savannah Guthrie on the Today Show on Friday, Aug. 24, the two admit they they definitely are trying for more.

Jim Bob and Michelle sat for the interview with the entire family. When Savannah asked if they had any big news to share, Michelle said, “Not that I know of. We would love to, but we don’t today.”

She continued, “We definitely are. We would love more if the Lord saw fit to give us more.” “So, we will wait and see. But today isn’t one of those days where we get to make that kind of announcement. I think our big announcement is that our new season is starting up,” she says.

Jim Bob added, with a laugh, “It is fun trying though.”

Michelle had recently been expecting their 20th child and was due to give birth in April, but suffered a miscarriage in December.

The new season of 19 Kids and Counting premieres on August 28 on TLC

What do you think, HollywoodLifers?

– Billy Nilles

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JEAN MCCOLLUM

Posted at 1:29 PM on March 15, 2013  

I HAVE NOTHING BUT GREAT ADMIRATION FOR THIS WONDERFUL FAMILY. IF ONLY MORE COUPLES WERE LIKE THEM WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD THIS WOULD BE. EVERYTHING GOOD IS OF GOD.

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helen

Posted at 9:47 AM on March 27, 2013  

I don’t think they need any more children – the older kids already look after the younger kids like they are their parents. They need to spend time with the kids that they already have.

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Sammy

Posted at 11:46 PM on March 2, 2013  

She has 19 kids and she has a lot of help from her daughters. Those girls should be enjoying their teen years and preparing to go to college or having a life of there own. I think it awful how Michelle ponds the kids off. Those kids should be kids… I just read that Michelle got mother of the year. For what having babies…Enjoy your grand kids. Stop trying to be pregnant the same time as your daughter in law. You maybe friends with her also but its time to give it up. Let her enjoy her pregnancy with out having you being pregnant…Why not just enjoy the kids you have instead of having more and giving them to the girls to raise.

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thar

Posted at 11:22 PM on March 4, 2013  

Pawns. The word is “pawns…the kids off.” Just because a family chooses a lifestyle different from what you believe to be “right” doesn’t make them “wrong.” Do you think gay couples should be able to raise children? Do you think teens should be permitted to keep and raise their children? By your logic, we should be shouting, “Stop trying to be a mom and let the adults do the parenting, not YOU, teenager.” I certainly would not want 19 children. However, it’s not my place to decide or judge the next family, considering that their emotional, financial, and safety needs are clearly being met. To your liking? Perhaps not. But you’re not in the equation. You don’t have to endorse their lifestyle, but you could learn a thing or two about TOLERANCE..

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Kalaya.J

Posted at 12:57 AM on March 13, 2013  

OMG I agree with u 100% !!! Michelle and Jim Bob act like sex crazed teenagers while their teenagers have to be the parents to the younger kids. Let these girls have a life already, They are NOT the mothers and should NOT be raising those children. Yes its fine to help with them but its NOT their jobs to be mommy while Michelle gets to have a life. You wanted those kids now be the mother to them. About Anna, let her have her time in the spot light and get the attention on her pregnancies by herself. You do NOT have to be the center of attention all the time.You have been preg so many times and had your attention now its time for Anna to get hers !!! Also please dont try this when your daughters get preg, theres NO need to compete with them bc they are preg. You have had your time, Be the Grandma now and let these girls be Mothers.

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Della

Posted at 4:04 PM on February 1, 2013  

They can have as many as they want. It is her choice And she has a beautifull family and well organized. Beautifully family. Love them all. And to be a very happy couple. They are indeed blessed.

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Diane

Posted at 9:10 AM on December 7, 2012  

I really couldn’t care less about the Duggars, but wanted to comment on Cindy’s post. Here are some gems from her:
“i know im late in this conversation, but this is the first i seen this show”
“this has to be a self-a-steem booster for the parents”
“As an educator myself”
God help your students if you are an educator. Your spelling and grammar are atrocious. I don’t agree with Vicki’s comments either, but you calling her an idiot is definitely the pot calling the kettle black. You might want to think twice before posting. You are obviously not the brightest bulb either.

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Dee

Posted at 12:13 PM on October 9, 2012  

Its’ odd to me that she can’t seemingly curb her appetite for more babies – BUT – seldom is seen holding a child – unless toting around a nursing child. I keep wondering if their many built in child givers, house keepers, cooks, laundry personnel – called DAUGHTERS. Will ever have a chance to marry and have children of their own

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Kalaya.J

Posted at 1:10 AM on March 13, 2013  

Totally agree. Those girls will never have a chance at life bc they are too busy being mothers to their siblings while their parents are having sex to make more babies to hand to them or taking trips to talk about “what its like to have so many kids” or “how to be a great mom” … If ppl really wanna know what its like to have so many kids and be a mother to all of them then they need to ask the Daughters bc they are the ones being Mommy and raising all the kids Michelle continues to pop out.

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corndog

Posted at 8:35 PM on September 25, 2012  

There’s a reason god invented menopause. Lots of kids- great. Old women having babies- death wish. Be happy with nineteen, and guarantee you’ll be around to see all of them become parents.

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SoSo

Posted at 12:42 PM on September 12, 2012  

It’s a uterus, not a clown car.

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Kitty

Posted at 8:30 PM on September 4, 2012  

These people disgust me! The children are raising each other instead of the parents raising them! There are not enough hours in the day for them to give all the children the attention they deserve. Seems like Bob and Michelle’s egos are boosted with each pregnancy. She’s too old to keep having babies….risking miscarriage due to her age. After having 19, they probably just FALL OUT! She likely has some deep rooted personal insecurities and issues that have never been dealt with and the only way she hides from them is by having more babies. It’s only a matter of time before some of the children run away from that stifling environment and reject all that sheltering from the real world. Once they taste freedom….watch out!!! I refuse to watch their stupid show. All they’re interested in is money and ratings, and I won’t be a part of that. If more people would quit watching, the show would go off the air. Can’t wait until that happy day!!!!

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Kerri

Posted at 7:59 AM on September 4, 2012  

Oh and I am completely financially stable. I am an elementary school principal and my husband is a plant manager for a major soft drink company. I own two homes, and my children are all college educated. No, I am not jealous either. I see first hand the effect of lackluster parents on a daily basis. These children’s emotional needs are not being benchmarked, nor are they ready for the real world. The girls do not have any skills to support themselves outside of tv land and “buddying” mom’s blessings. Give me a break. Disagreeing with this lifestyle is a judgement based on child abuse!!!

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Cathy Courtney

Posted at 8:47 AM on December 7, 2012  

Kerri, So true, these children cannot possibly be getting their emotional needs met and with their “home schooling” ( i.e. brainwashing ) they definitely are not getting an education or the privilege of sharing thoughts and feelings with others outside of their own families. It seems to me that their situation is very much like a cult. Very sad, these parents are not bad people, but they certainly are ignorant. Maybe the kids have a chance, after all, they did react with far more common sense than their parents when told of the 20th baby. According to Jim Bob their mouths fell open in disbelief and shock and it certainly wasn’t because they hadn’t heard pregnancy news before. They may have been thinking “are you insane after what happened the last time?” Being pregnant with child #19 nearly killed the baby AND their mother and put the entire family through hell. Is it any wonder they had that reaction? To my way of thinking, these parents are living in some kind of alternate reality where babies come only from God and they take no responsibility for getting pregnant whatsoever. If they aren’t able to see how selfish this is then maybe they truly are certifiably nuts and their smart kids are able to figure that out on their own. Let’s just hope they don’t have to bury their mother along with yet another “gift from God.”

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Kelli Reed

Posted at 12:38 AM on January 23, 2013  

I completely agree with you. I remember hearing her say that they will get their sign to not have any more. Let’s see, #19 was born 3 months premature. That’s 1 sign. #20 died, that’s the 2nd one. They are obviously blind to not see those signs. And seeing the kids raising the other kids disgust’s me. It’s time to give it up and be happy with the one’s you have, before mommy get’s knocked up again and possibly losing not only the baby’s life, but her’s also.

 
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Kerri

Posted at 7:52 AM on September 4, 2012  

Hey Vickie…. Do you even think its remotely possible to emotionally care and nurture 19 kids effectively??? Do you think Michelle has the intelligence to homeschool these children? They are not normal. They involve their tv show in every aspect of their lives;yet, do not endorse watching television. Hypocritical at best and completely narcissistic at worse.

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cindy

Posted at 9:36 PM on September 25, 2012  

Vicki, you are an idiot, i know im late in this conversation, but this is the first i seen this show, i heard about this in the news months ago and i thought “hey, good for them”, maybe it wasnt about fame at first, but this has to be a self-a-steem booster for the parents, and also some kind of financial security trick for them. Im not sure about the other states in the U.S., but in NJ. If you have 7+ kids, state pays for college plus more. Even though Jim BoB’s parents live with them to help them, its not fair to them that they should feel like they need to help them, they are old, I mean seriously they should be retiring in Boca right now.. As an educator myself, it is not possible to receive care that children need in a situation like this… Anyway, if these people shouldnt have these kids, im sure God wouldnt give it to them… I believe theres a reason why things happen the way they do, who are we to judge, and VICKI, I will change the channel. ;)

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Mitsy

Posted at 8:56 AM on September 28, 2012  

We can “judge” because they’ve put themselves on TV. And for God’s sake, do you really think they are getting much of an education with high school graduate Michelle as their teacher? The kids are not getting the kind of education in order to go on to college (if they chose to). Seems that their Dad is bent on them staying at home until they decide to marry & spawn themselves. Delusional is the word that describes these people. Moron is the word that describes anyone who thinks it’s OK to spew out 19 kids & be willing to have more. It isn’t “God” keeping her pregnant. Perhaps it’s GOD telling her to stop by the miscarriage & all of the health issues the last baby had. Enough is enough.

 
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mosa

Posted at 11:45 PM on March 4, 2013  

I agree about the hypocrisy of tv watching and the show. However,…does she have the intelligence to school her children? For crying out loud, YES! Just take a look at the “success” of our public schools. Why, right here in this thread, we have a self-proclaimed “educator” saying, “I seen.” It’s “I saw”, not “seen.” That “educator” is teaching America’s children, mind you.

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Poorman Sharrieff

Posted at 8:20 AM on August 28, 2012  

Michele is not giving her children the love they need. You can see it all over their faces behind their forced smiles. The children seem so sad. Michele and her husband don’t seem like they really enjoy their kids. It is just a counting game for them. It is all about procreation and not about showing the love and attention these children desperately need. The middle sister who is behind: Jana, Jessa, Jill, and Jinger, seems so sad and depressed. They never seem to include her. And her anger is written all over her face. She is already the outcast and she will probably be the one who breaks loose. And more will follow. Some people have a lot of kids and they really do enjoy them. Michele and her husband seem wiped out, and now that they have competition from the Bates family, they really seem depressed.

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Vicki

Posted at 9:17 AM on August 28, 2012  

Shame on you for being hateful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MamaBearLivesHere

Posted at 11:29 AM on August 25, 2012  

I thought they weren’t supposed to “try”… I thought it was all up to God. So their egos ARE involved in the number of kids they have! (As are the ratings of their shows). Sad sad sad. Almost all their kids have been born on TV, live on TV, and will probably get married and have their own kids on TV. All for ratings and money, that’s what it’s all about folks.

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tam

Posted at 2:20 AM on August 25, 2012  

THESE PEOPLE MAKE ME SICK.. I WANT TO BARF

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Vicki

Posted at 9:19 AM on August 28, 2012  

Then change the channel and keep your negative heart to yourself!!!!!!!

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Kelli Reed

Posted at 12:44 AM on January 23, 2013  

First off, everyone has a right to their own damn opinion. If they choose to say those words then it’s their own choice. Haven’t you ever heard “Freedom of Speech”?

 
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Heaven

Posted at 1:26 AM on August 25, 2012  

Gross!! They should be happy with the children they have. I can only imagine how loose she is after birthing the majority of her kids. She is too old to continue having babies! When your older children are having children you know its time to stop and enjoy your grand babies. I think its all about a number now more than anything.

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Mitsy

Posted at 1:28 PM on August 28, 2012  

Their grandkids are a 2nd thought for them. I bet anything if Anna would speak her mind, she would say that her kids are not given the attention that most first grandchildren would be getting from a “normal” set of grandparents. Michelle & Jim Bob are selfish people because they are in it for the numbers (arrows for God). Yet, they have less & less time for their existing children, much less their grandchildren.

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So sad

Posted at 11:31 PM on August 24, 2012  

So sad that they would the health of a baby just to get more attention. I suppose they are worried about the new show on TV about another family with too many children. I worry that this is such selfish behavior. Look at what happened with their last two babies……

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Jackie

Posted at 11:58 PM on August 24, 2012  

They make me SICK!!

Is God also supporting them financially?????

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tam

Posted at 2:21 AM on August 25, 2012  

i’m sure the government is.. lol and the sad saps who watch that ridiculous reality show

 
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Vicki

Posted at 9:23 AM on August 28, 2012  

Is it that you’re jealous that you’re not finacially secure, or that you’re just commenting out of ignorance? My personal guess is… stupidity or hate.

 
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