Report By: Nina Rai
09 Nov, 2011:
ARKANSAS Mum Michelle Duggar (45) has proudly announced to the world that she is expecting her 20th child. "We are so excited," she declared gleefully to TODAY Moms before the broadcast.
Although the now three and a half months pregnant Mrs. Duggar and her spouse Jim Bob (46), are more seasoned than others in parenting newborns, she said she was actually surprised by the latest news.
Mrs. Duggar, a star on her own reality show on TLC called 19 Kids and Counting, said she was not thinking that the God would be kind enough to give them another child and now they were just very grateful for the same.
Living in Little Rock, the family runs its own internet site which sells books written by the Duggars and DVDs. They also dispense advice to parents. Presently the Duggar brood comprises of ten boys and nine girls ranging in ages from 23 months to 23 years.
They are named Joshua, Jana, John-David, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah, Jennifer, Jordyn-Grace and Josie. The last baby, Josie, was born prematurely in December 2009. In-fact Mrs Duggar had to under-go some pre-natal complications.
Now three and a half months pregnant, Mrs. Duggar says that despite the hazards, she was not particularly worried about her health. She says confidently that she is really in much better shape than she has been in 20 years. In the midst of all the joy, sounding a practical note on the occasion Jim Bob declared “We didn't want to stop on an odd number."