The Duggars Expecting 19th Child
First Published: September 1, 2009 3:14 PM EDT Credit: TLC
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- TV’s biggest reality family is getting bigger.
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of TLC’s “18 Kids and Counting” are expecting their 19th child, People reported.
“We are so thrilled,” Michelle, 42, told the mag. “We just couldn’t believe it is happening.”
Michelle is expected to give birth five months after daughter-in-law Anna gives birth to the Duggars’ first grandchild.
Anna, 21, is expecting a girl next month with the Duggars’ oldest son, Joshua, 21.
“I love all of this, it is so fun,” Michelle said. “Anna and I will have babies five months apart. My mother and my sister were pregnant at the same time and it was really wonderful. The kids were really close and still are. I have a nephew who grew up with me, we’re just three months apart.”
Michelle also told the mag that her 19th pregnancy came as a surprise.
“I was in Weight Watchers with Jim Bob and I wasn’t losing any weight,” she said. “I couldn’t figure it out. I was doing what I should. And the baby, who was nursing, was fussy. I kept thinking, ‘This isn’t right. She isn’t teething, she doesn’t have an ear infection. I’m not cheating on my diet, I should be losing weight.’ Then, I put two and two together and wondered if I could possibly be pregnant."
In related news, Access Hollywood has confirmed that TLC will change the name of the Duggars’ show to “19 Kids and Counting,” following the birth of baby no. 19.
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