The Duggars have their 18th child!
Posted 18 December 2008 - 08:56 PM
"Jordyn-Grace was born via C-section at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers, weeks before her due date of Jan. 1. She weighed in at 7 lbs, 3 oz and was 20 inches long.
"'Mother and baby are resting and doing well,' says a rep for the Duggar family, whose crowded house is featured on the TLC network show 17 Kids & Counting.
"The newest Duggar has a lot of names to keep straight.
"The other kids – who range in age from 20 years to 17 months – are Joshua (who married Anna Keller in September and says he is looking forward to the "blessing of children" of his own), twins John-David and Jana, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, twins Jeremiah and Jedidiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah and Jennifer.
"Their parents married when Michelle was 17 and Jim Bob was 19. (Her mother had to officially sign permission.) After birth-control pills were blamed for a miscarriage, the couple decided to throw them out. They've had a new baby approximately every 18 months since."
Posted 18 December 2008 - 11:27 PM
Jana Marie (twin to John-David)
John-David (twin to Jana)
Jedidiah Robert (twin to Jeremiah)
Posted 19 December 2008 - 09:47 AM
I don't think the article did them justice in terms of why they decided to have so many children. From what I have seen and read about them, their beliefs actually run deeper.
WOW though. I can't imagine having that many. I can barely keep up with my 4! LOL!
Posted 19 December 2008 - 10:49 AM
Posted 20 December 2008 - 02:06 PM
Posted 21 December 2008 - 09:44 PM
Posted 01 January 2009 - 05:11 PM
In terms of their kids having large families, I could see the sons wanting large families while the daughters want small families. It seems to work that way...the daughters take care of the younger children so much that they just get fed up with kids and have one or two when they get married. The sons, meanwhile, will want big families like their dads. It's like that with three different families I know. Except one family has 6 kids, another has 7 kids, and the last has 9 kids. Not 18.
Posted 09 August 2012 - 09:54 AM
I have a friend who is #7 of 15 and loves it, too...and another friend who's the oldest of 4 and feels overburdened.
Bottom line: It really all depends on the family.
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