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Michelle and Jim Duggar Announce They Are Expecting Baby #20!

It is the family that never stops growing! An early morning announcement on The Today show this morning revealed that Michelle Duggar and her husband Jim Bob are expecting their 20th child. Crazy you say? Not for them!

“We are so excited,” Michelle Duggar told TODAY Moms before the broadcast. “I was not thinking that God would give us another one, and we are just so grateful.”

At three and a half months pregnant, the mom of 19 says she was actually surprised to discover that she’s expecting again at 45. When the family visited the show this Summer Michelle had noted that this was the longest that she had gone between pregnancies and that she thought her days of expecting may be over.

Now, her first trimester illness has subsided, she tells the morning show that she is feeling great and is in her best shape in 20 years.

Jim Bob says that he’s thrilled for their 20th child.

“Michelle and I both feel like some of the most blessed parents in the world. Our children are so sweet… we are so grateful to God.”

And, he adds, “We didn’t want to stop on an odd number.”

The Duggars’ 19 children, who range in age from 23 years to 23 months, are: Joshua, Jana, John-David, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah, Jennifer, Jordyn-Grace, Josie.

The announcement will definitely be met with mixed emotions from the world. I can, however,  say that I have personally spoken with the couple and both Michelle and Jim are lovely people.  They are also great parents who have done a really good job of raising 19 hard working children.  They are debt free and own many businesses within their community that help to support their family.

You don’t see them off doing personal appearances all over the country without their kids.  They don’t have nannies who watch their kids while their ‘promoting their brand.’ They are a true family unit and if they would like to add more to their household all the power to them.

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Lisa Arneill

Mom of 2 boys and founder of GrowingYourBaby.com and World Traveled Family. When I'm not running around after my boys, I'm looking for our next vacation spot!

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