Okay, Duggars- when God said to go forth and multiply, he didn’t mean you specifically.
Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar have announced that despite some relatively serious complications during their last pregnancy, the mom of 19 is now pregnant again- even though the two are now also grandparents. The Duggars have a massive clan, including Joshua, 23; twins Jana and John-David, 21; Jill, 20; Jessa, 19; Jinger, 17; Joseph, 16; Josiah, 15; Joy-Anna, 14; twins Jedidiah and Jeremiah, 12; Jason, 11; James, 10; Justin, 8; Jackson, 7; Johanna, 6; Jennifer, 4; Jordyn, 3 and Josie, who will be two in December. Eldest son Joshua and wife Anna, also 23, are parents to Mackynzie, 2 and Michael, 4.
Josie, their youngest, was born at the terrifyingly early 25-week mark, weighing in at just 1 lb., 6 oz. The tiny tot pulled through after Michelle’s bout with pre-eclampsia, but the brush with disaster did not dissuade 45-year-old Michelle from getting pregnant again. The mom of almost twenty gushed:
“It is a miracle. Josie is the most energetic, busy little almost-2-year-old. She is short, and yet she can keep up with the big girls and she thinks she is just as big as they are. We are amazed at what she can do.”
Jim Bob Duggar says his wife is healthier than ever despite her stressful last pregnancy:
“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.”
And while the Duggars may be planning a risky 20th child at the ages of 45 and 46 respectively, they’re not stupid. Michelle has admitted the pair have planned a c-section for the child’s spring birth, saying:
“I’ve never had a planned C-section… So this one will be different.”
Do you think the Duggars are flirting with disaster by adding another child to their super-sized brood?