Forget “baby makes three,” for Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar – it’s more like “baby makes 20!”
The couple, who eschews birth control and leaves their family planning up to God, revealed that they were expecting their 20th child on the TODAY show.
“We are so excited,” said Michelle Duggar, now three and a half months pregnant. “I was not thinking that God would give us another one, and we are just so grateful.”
The Duggar family stars in the TLC reality show, 19 Kids and Counting (although that title will probably have to change). Previous seasons followed Michelle’s life-threatening pregnancy with her 19th child, when she suffered from preeclampsia and gall bladder problems. To save her life, doctors had to deliver the baby three and a half months premature.
“When we look at Josie … even knowing that we went through the challenge that we did, we would do it again,” Jim Bob told Meredith Vieira last year. Besides, as he told NBC this morning, “We didn’t want to stop on an odd number.”
But let’s not ignore the real question on everyone’s mind – have they run out of names starting with the letter J?
Here’s the ones they’ve used so far:
twins Jana and John-David, 21
twins Jedidiah and Jeremiah, 12
Josie, who turns 2 next month.
What do you think they’ll name the newest Duggar? You can check out a list of reader suggestions for Duggar baby names here – How much do the Duggars & the Kardashians Have in Common?