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’19 Kids & Counting’ Recap: Josh & Anna Welcome Baby Number 3

Sun, June 16, 2013 10:30pm EDT by 2 Comments
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As Josh and Anna Duggar prepare for the big move to Washington D.C., they experience an even bigger life-changing moment — the birth of their third child! How will they juggle everything?

Josh and Anna Duggar are used to their cozy, country life in their tiny town of Springdale, Arkansas hometown. So when Josh’s job moves him to Washington D.C., the whole family visits the nation’s capital to check out life in a big city.

Anna & Josh Duggar Visit Washtington D.C.

Josh and Anna try to find their way around D.C. with no luck. They get lost and turned around by all the streets, and their fold-out maps aren’t much help!

When Josh goes to work meetings, Anna and her kids Mackynzie, 3, and Michael, 2, explore the city and check out all the sites. Since D.C. has a population of 250 times more than their hometown, the whole family is so overwhelmed.

Anna wants to try some food out of her comfort zone, so she grabs a falafel from a food truck. Even though she likes it, the kiddos are NOT having it! Luckily, they are more interested in playing in the park with the other kids, which still makes Anna nervous since they are all “strangers.”

Anna Gets Ready For Baby No. 3 With Pre-Natal Exercise Class

The happy family heads back to Arkansas, and prepare for their happy arrival. Anna attends pre-natal exercise classes to help stimulate the delivery and keep her healthy and fit not only in the last couple weeks of her pregnancy, but also after the baby arrives.

Anna was even inspired by her husband and father-in-law Jim Bob Duggar with their weight-loss challenge, and she wants to live a healthier life for her soon-to-be three kids.

Anna Rushed To Hospital After Going Into Labor

Finally, Anna shockingly goes into labor at 4 a.m. at home while hanging out with Josh, and so they wait out and see how far along the contractions are. At 6 in the morning, the contractions are just two minutes apart and they know it’s time to welcome their baby.

Josh’s mom Michelle Duggar comes over, and they all rush to their midwife’s house to deliver their baby boy! But on the way to the hospital, Anna worries she’s going to deliver the baby in the car. She starts feeling painful contractions close together, so she and their doula pray that their baby doesn’t arrive too early.

Anna Welcomes Baby Marcus Anthony

When Anna and Josh finally get to their midwife’s house, Josh’s sisters Jana and Jill — who are studying to be midwives — are there to help deliver their nephew in a water birth.

After less than an hour of pushing, their baby boy is finally born healthy! Marcus Anthony Duggar is welcomed into the world, and he weighs a whopping 9 pounds.

They bring their little guy home, and Mackynzie and Michael are SO glad to meet their big brother. Michael gives him a little kiss, and Mackynzie can’t wait to introdude baby Marcus to all of her aunts and uncles when they all come over.

So sweet! What did YOU think of Marcus’ delivery, HollyMoms? Would you give birth in a tub like Anna?

WATCH: Josh & Anna Try To Navigate D.C.

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