Duggars Expecting Their 19th Child!

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The Duggars are at it again!

duggar family expecting 19th child


Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, who have 18 children and one grandchild on the way, are expecting baby No. 19. Gulp!

“We are so thrilled,” Michelle, 42, tells People. “We just couldn’t believe it is happening.” Jim Bob, 44, agrees: “This never gets old. We are so grateful for each child. We are looking forward to our first grandbaby and our 19th child.”

Their 21-year-old son Joshua and his wife Anna, also 21, are expecting daughter Mackynzie Renée next month.

When Michelle was having trouble losing weight on Weight Watchers (and began craving pickles), she began to suspect she was pregnant.

“I was in Weight Watchers with Jim Bob and I wasn’t losing any weight,” she told People. “I couldn’t figure it out. I was doing what I should. And the baby, who was nursing, was fussy. I kept thinking, ‘This isn’t right. She isn’t teething, she doesn’t have an ear infection. I’m not cheating on my diet, I should be losing weight.’ Then, I put two and two together and wondered if I could possibly be pregnant.”

She took out one of two tests she had in the house and it was immediately positive.

“I’m feeling nauseous right now,” she says. “And, I’m tired. I am happy for the feelings of morning sickness and I’m happy for every day I get to play with my kids. We don’t know what tomorrow holds and so I try to enjoy every moment.”

And, yes, Michelle confirms this child will have another J-name. All of their kids’ names start with the letter ‘J.’

The Duggars‘ lives are featured on TLC’s 18 Kids and Counting, airing Tuesday nights.

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