Saturday, May 10, 2008

Woman Pregnant With 18th Child

Fox News reports that "It's a happy Mother's Day for an Arkansas woman — she's pregnant with her 18th child.
Michelle Duggar, 41, is due on New Year's Day, and the latest addition will join seven sisters and 10 brothers. There are two sets of twins.
"We've had three in January, three in December. Those two months are a busy time for us," she said, laughing.
The Duggars' oldest child, Josh, is 20, and the youngest, Jennifer, is nine months old.
The fast-growing family lives in Tontitown in northwest Arkansas in a 7,000-square-foot home. All the children — whose names start with the letter J — are home-schooled.
Duggar has been been pregnant for more than 11 years of her life, and the family is in the process of filming another series for Discovery Health.
The new show looks at life inside the Duggar home, where chores — or "jurisdictions" — are assigned to each child. One episode of the new show involves a "jurisdiction swap," where the boys do chores traditionally assigned to the girls, and vice versa, Duggar said..
Duggar said she's six weeks along and the pregnancy is going well. She and her husband, Jim Bob Duggar, said they'll keep having children as long as God wills it.
"The success in a family is first off, a love for God, and secondly, treating each other like you want to be treated," Jim Bob Duggar said. "Our goal is for each one of our children to be best friends, and everybody working together to serve each other makes that happen."
The other Duggar children, in between Joshua and Jennifer, are Jana, 18; John-David, 18; Jill, 16; Jessa, 15; Jinger, 14; Joseph, 13; Josiah, 11; Joy-Anna, 10; Jeremiah, 9; Jedidiah, 9; Jason, 7; James, 6; Justin, 5; Jackson, 3; and Johannah, 2."


Nunyaa said...

Whatever makes them happy, I can only imagine if that was here in Australia, the family tax benefit that the family would receive would be enormous...approximately $2,100 AUD per fortnight and that is payable to working families as well as those on welfare, not saying this family is welfare dependant either. Where they find the energy to make more babies is beyond me, but then again they got all them kids to help do the work so what does it matter.

Sermon Alive said...

Wow.... God really pour the blessing among them. Being fruitful and multiply....
Blessing you,

GeologyJoe said...

I cannot agree with that. 18? Why not adopt a few if she really wanted more?

Nunyaa said...

I think it's selfish really, expecting the older kids to help look after the young ones, an unfair position to put teenagers in, they had them, they look after them.

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