Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar Are Expecting Kid #20

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar Are Expecting Kid #20 November 8, 2011

It looks like the name of the Duggar family’s TLC reality show will have to change yet again – this time to 20 Kids and Counting. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar announced on the Today Show this morning that they are expecting their twentieth child in 2012. The family’s oldest son, Josh Duggar, is married and has two kids of his own, but the other children still live at home with their parents.

While the Duggars seemed elated at the news, not everyone thinks it’s a great idea that the couple continue expanding their family. The Duggars’ youngest child, Josie, was born premature and with several health problems. Despite Josie’s health woes, the toddler was taken on a family trip to Israel and, as I reported, was hospitalized there and flown home alongside her doctor. The trip will be featured on upcoming episodes of the show, but it’s not clear whether the Duggars – who have never spelled out precisely what is wrong with Josie or what her prognosis is – will include footage of Josie’s illness.

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  • Eileen Nguyen

    Is it wrong that sometimes I wonder if Michelle Duggar’s had a period since she got married?

    • Anonymous


      If you read the Duggars’ first book, you’ll find out the answer to that question. You’ll also learn that Michelle has trouble nursing because she has inverted nipples. For modest people they sure love their TMI.

      • Eileen Nguyen

        Ew! TMI x 1,000,000!

        • Eileen Nguyen

          (And I would never ask, because obviously she’d have no problem telling me, but how exactly do Quiverfull couples avoid natural family planning completely? I mean, unless you have sex EVERY DAY, there’s a choice involved, and unless you’re totally and completely clueless about your body, you know when you’re fertile and when you’re not)