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Michelle Duggar Expecting Her 18th Baby

America’s Mega family is about to get bigger.

Jim and Michelle Duggar are expecting their 18th baby.

The new baby, who is due on New Years Day, will join seven sisters and 10 brothers, including two sets of twins.

The family lives in Tontitown in northwest Arkansas in a 7,000-square-foot home that they built. All the children, whose names start with the letter J, are home-schooled. The Duggars’ oldest child, Josh, is 20, and the youngest, Jennifer, is 9 months old.

Duggar facts:

  • Michelle’s been pregnant for 135 months of her life.
  • Average number of months between Duggar births is 18.
  • Estimated number of Duggar diapers to date is 90,000.
  • The Duggars do approximately 200 loads of laundry each month.
  • The Duggars feed their entire brood for less than $2,500 per month.
  • The only person in the Duggar family whose name doesn’t start with “J” is Mom — Michelle.
  • Every Duggar child learns to play both violin and piano.
  • The family organizes their household chores by assigning “jurisdictions,” so everyone knows exactly what their daily responsibilities are.
  • The Duggars estimate all the family members combined have worked approximately 39,000 total hours building their new house.
  • The Duggars are debt free.

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