Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar ‘Trying’ For Twentieth Child
First Published: October 9, 2013 12:40 PM EDT Credit: Access Hollywood
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The Duggars are hoping the title of their TLC reality series “19 Kids and Counting” will soon have to change.
Michelle & Jim Bob reportedly opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about their attempts to have a twentieth child after Michelle’s recent miscarriage.
“We’re trying at this point,” the 47-year-old said of getting pregnant again.
“We shall see if that is a possibility,” she continued. “If not, we are so thankful and grateful for the ones that God has given us so far. We are also definitely enjoying our grandbabies! They are so precious!”
The reality TV mom was asked what many viewers have wondered – what toll has her numerous pregnancies taken on her body?
“I feel great. I think that exercising and eating right definitely makes a difference. My health is good and I am grateful for that. I think it could be different; every person struggles with different things, but I am so grateful that my health is good and I am able to enjoy running and chasing my little ones around at this point in my life,” she explained.
Adding, “I think my mind, my spirit, and all of that has been just great. I am so grateful and I don’t even know how else to explain it. I am so thankful for the children that we have. They are all such a joy.”
In February, the Duggars visited Access Hollywood Live, where they opened up about their decision to share Michelle’s miscarriage on their series.
“We thought it was a way to help other families go through difficult situations,” she said at the time.
When the miscarriage first happened, the reality TV parents dreaded sharing the difficult news with the rest of their brood.
“The hard part was going home to tell the children,” Michelle said of her 19 kids. “We had to tell them that the baby was gone and had died. It was a hard week, we just grieved and cried and our whole family pulled together.”
-- Jesse Spero
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