Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, the star parents of TLC's reality show, 19 Kids and Counting, announced this morning on the Today show that they are going for a shocking 20th child!
Her husband, Jim Bob, 46, adds, "Michelle is probably in better health now than she was 10 years ago. She has been getting on an elliptical for about an hour a day and is very careful of what she eats."
Michelle's health is a concern because in her 19th pregnancy, she ended up getting a preeclampsia diagnosis and her daughter Josie was born weighing only 1 lb 16 oz. But now, Josie's happily turning 2-years old this December and is developing normally. However, because of the complications from Josie's birth, doctor's are approaching this pregnancy in a different way by planning a c-section. "I've never had a planned C-section, so this one will be different," she says. Sister Wives: Is Having 17 Kids Selfish?
The Duggars also found a new way to tell their 19 children, Joshua, Jana, John-David, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johanna, Jennifer, Jordyn, and Josie (and you thought you had trouble remembering names!) by taking a family photo and having everyone say, "Mom's going to have another baby!"
"The kids were all asking, 'Are you joking or are you serious?'" says Michelle. According to People, the children all cheered and high-fived each other once the Duggars confirmed they were indeed, serious. "It was a big surprise. The little ones started jumping up and down when they realized he was serious." The Duggars Are Open To Having More Children
The proud parents will find out the sex of their baby come December, while the season five finale of 19 Kids and Counting airs this Tuesday on TLC. Well, the Duggars certainly know how to raise polite and well-adjusted children, so at least we can't complain about that!
CelebLovers, do you agree with the Duggars having twenty children?
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