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19 Kids And Counting....
« on: December 19, 2008, 08:51:11 AM »
Jim-Bob and Michelle Duggar of Arkansas Welcomes their 18th Child!

IT'S A GIRL!

Jordyn-Grace Makiya Duggar

Thursday, December 18, 2008 @ 1:40 p.m. (born 2 weeks early, via c-section, her 3rd, baby was lying sideways)

7 pounds, 3 ounces

20 inches long

She joins her ten brothers and seven sisters (and one sister-in-law)

Joshua James Duggar and wife, Anna Keller Duggar
Jana Marie Duggar
John-David Duggar
Jill Michelle Duggar
Jessa Lauren Duggar
Jinger Nicole Duggar
Joseph Garrett Duggar
Josiah Matthew Duggar
Joy-Anna Duggar
Jedidiah Robert Duggar
Jeremiah Robert Duggar
Jason Michael Duggar
James Andrew Duggar
Justin Samuel Duggar
Jackson Levi Duggar
Johannah Faith Duggar
Jennifer Danielle Duggar

The TLC network will air a special episode covering the birth this Monday 12/22 @ 10pm.
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Re: 17 Kids And Counting....
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2008, 11:58:41 AM »
How many kids can this woman have? Goodness, stop the madness! :cmas18 :cmas18 :cmas18
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Re: 17 Kids And Counting....
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2008, 12:07:16 PM »
How many kids can this woman have? Goodness, stop the madness! :cmas18 :cmas18 :cmas18

Believe it or not, they are not done.

Mom is 42 and Dad is 43

Oldest is 20 and the youngest besides the new one is 16 months.

On average, a new one is born every 18 months, give or take a few months....

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Re: 17 Kids And Counting....
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2008, 09:06:47 PM »
You have got to be kidding me...a TV show for this? :lol: :groan:
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Re: 17 Kids And Counting....
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2008, 09:18:53 PM »
You have got to be kidding me...a TV show for this? :lol: :groan:

The network aired the first season during the months of October/November. Now they are filming the second season. It is kind of interesting to watch that family on TV but believe me, I thank God every day I am not part of that crazy family.


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Re: 17 Kids And Counting....
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2008, 09:36:59 PM »
I watched 1 or 2 episodes

and this family is no Jon & Kate plus 8

wasn't my cup of tea


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Re: 17 Kids And Counting....
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2008, 10:29:08 PM »
I watched one episode of this. One was enough.
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Re: 18 Kids And Counting....
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2009, 11:30:01 AM »
UPDATE ON THE DUGGAR FAMILY STATUS

First Duggar Grandchild Due 10/18/09

19th Duggar Child due 3/18/10

The oldest son, Joshua and his wife, Anna will be celebrating their first anniversary this month on 9/26 and their first child, a girl to be named MacKynzie Renee Duggar is due on 10/18.

Jim-Bob & Michele Duggar announced today they are expecting their 19th child and the baby is due on 3/18.

Jim-Bob turned 45 last July 18th and Michele will turn 43 on 9/13.

Their last child, Jordyn will turn 9 months on 9/18. Joshua, the oldest is 21.
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Re: 18 Kids And Counting....
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2009, 06:18:00 PM »
Another kid? Holy cow.

I think M first names will be the tradition with the grandchildren. At least, that's what I heard.

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Re: 18 Kids And Counting....
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2009, 09:48:08 AM »
The first Duggar Grandchild is here!

IT'S A GIRL!



MacKynzie Renee Duggar

Thursday, October 8, 2009 @ 6:39pm

8 pounds   19 1/2 inches

Daughter of Joshua & Anna Duggar

Granddaughter of Jim-Bob & Michelle Duggar (their 19th is due 3/18/10)


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19 Kids And Counting....
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2009, 11:01:24 AM »
Jim-Bob and Michelle Duggar's 19th child born over three months early via emergency c-section. Details as to why are not given yet but will follow up....

IT'S A GIRL!

Josie Brooklyn Duggar

Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 6:27pm

1 lb. 6 oz.
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Re: 19 Kids And Counting....
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2009, 12:00:48 AM »
Duggar Baby Born Prematurely Due to Pregnancy Complication

Michelle Duggar's 19th baby was born prematurely at 1 lb., 6 oz., because Michelle suffered a rare condition during pregnancy that causes high blood pressure, her doctor says.

The condition, preeclampsia, which affects 5 to 8 percent of pregnancies, was discovered when Michelle was admitted to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to evaluate pain related to a gall bladder problem, says Dr. Paul Wendel, director of the hospital's Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

"The obstetrical and neonatal teams reached the collaborative decision [Thursday] that Mrs. Duggar needed an emergency C-section to ensure the blood pressure problem would not be detrimental to her or the baby," says Wendel.

Daughter Josie Brooklyn was born at 6:27 p.m. Thursday and is in stable condition in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit.

"Michelle is recovering well from surgery," Wendel says.

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20326804,00.html

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Re: 19 Kids And Counting....
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2010, 12:33:56 PM »
EXCLUSIVE: Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Reveal Baby Josie



It's 19 kids ... and counting their blessings.

Seven weeks after baby Josie's surprise early arrival, her relieved parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are talking to PEOPLE about the tiny micropreemie, who is taking breast milk through a tube and weighs 2 lbs. 3 oz.

Born at 25 weeks to Jim Bob and Michelle, of the hit TLC reality series changing its name this week to 19 Kids and Counting, little Josie Brooklyn was a mere 1 lb. 6 oz. when she arrived Dec. 10, after Michelle was diagnosed with preeclampsia.

"Years ago, a baby this small wouldn't have lived an hour," says Jim Bob, 44. "We are so grateful for the ability to help her."

He and Michelle, 43, have moved 17 of their other kids (their oldest Josh, 21, and his wife, Anna, 21, have a baby girl and live on their own) to Little Rock, Ark. from their home in Tontitown, Ark., to be closer to Josie, who remains in intensive care at Arkansas Children's Hospital.

"It's a miracle she's doing so well," says Jim Bob. Agrees Michelle: "It is incredible what the doctors and nurses can do to save the life of this little person."

It has been an up and down saga of survival for tiny Josie. "Doctors tell us, 'never trust a preemie,' because you can't know what is going to happen," says Jim Bob. "It is a very day-to-day thing. It is the hardest thing we've ever been through."

Josie's difficult birth has brought the family closer together, say Jim Bob and Michelle, and they continue to be grateful for every moment they have with their new daughter.

"We don't know if there is going to be another big hill to go up," she says. "We are grateful for the wonderful days when she has been good. We know at any moment, things could change."

Josie's arrival will be showcased in 19 Kids and Counting: Special Duggar Delivery, airing Jan. 31 on TLC, and a new season of their show will debut in February.

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20339922,00.html

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Re: 19 Kids And Counting....
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2010, 11:07:26 PM »
Baby Josie goes home again and hopefully, this time for good!

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Re: 19 Kids And Counting....
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2010, 03:49:38 AM »
Second Grandchild Due June 2011

Another Duggar Baby is on the way

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Re: 19 Kids And Counting....
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2010, 01:01:03 PM »
The funny thing about this family is that all their children's names start with J...how many J names can there b out there?
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« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2010, 01:39:53 AM »
Josie Duggar Celebrates Her 'Miracle' First Birthday



What a difference a year makes.

Last year, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, were devastated when their baby daughter, Josie, was born at only 25-weeks-old via emergency C-section on Dec. 10, weighing a mere 1 lb, 6 oz.

"This baby is so small, I don't think she can survive," Michelle told PEOPLE at the time.

A year later, Josie is celebrating her first birthday, laughing, playing and clapping at a healthy 15 lbs., 12 oz. "She's waving hello and goodbye," says Michelle. "She's saying da-da … Her outlook is so wonderful. It is a miracle."

According to Michelle, Josie is doing well developmentally, though she continues with monitoring and receiving oxygen when she sleeps.

"We call her our little pajama girl because she has to wear a certain kind of snap pajamas for the monitor wires," Michelle says. "She is in 6-month-old clothes now, but we have some 9-month-old ones ready for her to grow into."

A Family Celebration

As Jim Bob and the couple's oldest children complete a mission trip in El Salvador, Michelle and her other children have been decorating the house and reveling in the birthday festivities.

"Because of Josie's circumstances being so different, I've had to stop myself from buying too many presents," says Michelle. "I got her some clothes. And we are probably going to pick out a riding toy too and I am going to let the older kids help pick that out when they return."

As for other activities, Michelle has cut out a giant number 1 and all the younger kids are decorating it with bright colors. She plans to photograph Josie, her daughter Jordyn (who turns 2 on Dec. 18) and her granddaughter MacKynzie holding the cutout.

"For eight days more they will all be 1-year-old," says Michelle. "Anna and I are thinking this is a tradition we might start now and them photograph the three of them together every year."

Just thinking of Josie's continued growth is a cause for Duggar-sized holiday celebrating, she says.

"It is incredible," says Michelle. "It is a wonderful day. And it is exciting to think of the future."

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20448847,00.html

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Re: 19 Kids And Counting....
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2011, 12:27:50 AM »
Wow, way to one-up Jon & Kate!

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Re: 19 Kids And Counting....
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2011, 11:57:28 AM »
Josh and Anna Duggar Expecting a Boy This Summer

Three months from now, the super-sized Duggar family will add another … boy!

Josh Duggar, 23 – the eldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle – and his wife Anna, 22, are expecting their second child on June 19 to join older sister Mackynzie, 17 months.

The couple chose an unconventional method for learning the gender of the child – they had Michelle tell them.

"We went to the ultrasound and decided that my mom would know," Josh tells PEOPLE. "We figured she could handle the secret and then have a surprise sharing of the information with the entire family, including me and Anna."

They waited more than a week, and it wasn't easy. "I think Anna was getting a little bit anxious and excited to know, kind of antsy," says Josh. Anna agrees: "We thought it was fun to have the whole family hear at the same time and have the excitement together, but it was hard to wait."

Josh and Anna are now happily planning a home birth and thinking about boys' names. Mackynzie had an unplanned home birth, but "it went so well," says Anna, "that we are glad to be preparing for a home birth this time."

All 19 children born to Michelle, 43 and Jim Bob, 44 – 10 boys and nine girls – have names beginning with a "J," so the inevitable question is: Will Josh and Anna follow with an "M" tradition for their children?

"We still have a little time left to decide," says Josh. "Anna and I will find a good name that will be perfect for this little boy."

Meanwhile, Anna says her pregnancy is going well and she feels good.

"Our No. 1 tradition is having Josh read the bible to the baby," she says. "And we tell the baby, 'We love you and we can't wait to meet you.' We are explaining to Mackynzie about having a new baby in the house. I don't know if she knows the difference between a belly button and a baby, but she is learning."

Josh says the health scare that his youngest sister Josie survived after being born at only 25 weeks – she is now thriving as a 15-month-old – is making him grateful for Anna's healthy pregnancy.

"Anna is at 26 weeks into the pregnancy now," he says. "I think of Josie being born at only 25 weeks, and it makes us think about how precious life is and what a blessing each child is."

All the Duggars discover the gender together on Monday's episode of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, airing at 10 p.m. ET.

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20473555,00.html

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Re: 19 Kids And Counting....
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2011, 03:30:52 PM »
"The Duggar family"  :snicker:
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« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2011, 09:36:30 AM »
Josh and Anna Duggar Welcome a Baby Boy



The Duggar family just got even bigger – it's a boy for Josh and Anna!

Josh, 23 – the eldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar – and his wife welcomed a new addition on Wednesday, four days earlier than expected, a source confirms to PEOPLE. The couple are not ready to release the name publicly yet, but they are staying with the "M" theme.

Weighing in at 8 lbs., 5 oz., he joins big sister MacKynzie, 20 months. And he'll have plenty of doting relatives with 18 aunts and uncles – Jim Bob and Michelle's children – whose lives are documented on TLC's 19 Kids and Counting.

Anna, 22, gave birth at 5:55 p.m. in the family's Tontitown, Ark., home, the same place MacKynzie was born.

The newborn will also have a very special playmate: Michelle's youngest, Josie, who was born very premature, is now a healthy 17-month-old.

"I think of Josie being born at only 25 weeks," Josh told PEOPLE prior to the birth, "and it makes us think about how precious life is and what a blessing each child is."

For more on the latest Duggar addition, tune-in to 19 Kids: First Grandson this Sunday at 8/7c on TLC.

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20502797,00.html?xid=email-peopledaily-20110616-20502797

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Re: 19 Kids And Counting....
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2011, 12:28:09 AM »
Josh and Anna's new baby boy's name has been revealed.

MICHAEL JAMES DUGGAR

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« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2011, 06:24:11 AM »
Congrats to Josh and Anna!
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20 Kids And Counting
« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2011, 10:01:28 AM »
 :groan: 20th Child On The Way!

Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar: 'We're Expecting Again!'

They're going for an even 20!

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, stars of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, are expecting their 20th child this spring.

"We are so excited," says Michelle, 45, who is now about three-and-a-half months into her pregnancy and due in April. "I feel good. I am past the sickness stage now."

The Tontitown, Ark., couple, who are parents to children Joshua, 23 (who is married to Anna, 23 and has two children, Mackynzie, 2 and Michael, 4 months), 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; and Jordyn, 3, weathered the medical emergency of their youngest daughter, Josie's birth on Dec. 10, 2009.

She was born following Michelle's preeclampsia diagnosis at a mere 25 weeks, weighing only 1lb., 6 oz.

Josie's medical drama – and Michelle's own fight for survival – was documented throughout their TV series. Josie will turn 2 in December and is developing normally, without any longterm effects from her premature birth.

"It is a miracle. Josie is the most energetic, busy little almost-2-year-old," says Michelle.  "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."

Following Josie's life-threatening arrival into the world, the Duggars understand that some might question their latest pregnancy.

"Michelle is probably in better health now than she was 10 years ago," says Jim Bob, 46.  "She has been getting on an elliptical for about an hour a day and is very careful of what she eats."

Michelle, who is under the care of a high-risk pregnancy doctor, says she is being cautious, eating a lot of protein and green vegetables and abstaining from caffeine. Approximately 10 to 15 percent of women have preeclampsia – Michelle had it with her second pregnancy – and the condition can strike randomly. Women who have had it previously are at higher risk, however.

"We are just going to do the best we can," says Michelle.  "I am taking a nap every day, and we are just taking good care."

Jim Bob agrees: "If we had lived by fear after Michelle had preeclampsia after her second delivery, we would have missed out on all our wonderful blessings," he says. "So many of her pregnancies have gone extremely well."

One completely new aspect of this pregnancy?  Michelle will have her very first scheduled Cesarean section since Josie's premature birth required a special cut on the inside of her uterus.

"I've never had a planned C-section," Michelle says.  "So this one will be different."

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20543449,00.html

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« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2011, 10:27:05 AM »
A Duggar Tragedy

Michelle Duggar Miscarries

A day of joyful anticipation has turned to anguish for Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.

At a routine check-up Thursday to find out the sex of their 20th child, their doctor was unable to find a heartbeat and told the couple they had miscarried in the second trimester.

"After the appointment, we came back home and told the children," says Michelle, 45.

"We had just been talking about baby names last night and they were getting excited about naming a boy or a girl. It has been a real sad disappointment."

She says the family will select a name after they know if the baby was a boy or girl, and then plan to have a funeral service.

"I feel like my heart broke telling my children," says Michelle. "They have all been so excited about this baby and looking forward to April coming around and having a new little one in our arms. That was the most difficult. The Lord is the giver of life and he can choose when that life is ready to go on and be with Him."

The stars of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting previously weathered a medical ordeal with their youngest daughter, Josie, who was born in December 2009.

This was their second miscarriage; Michelle lost her baby during her second pregnancy. She was taking oral birth control at the time and cites this as one reason the couple together decided to leave the number of children they have "up to God."

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20552173,00.html
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Re: 19 Kids And Counting....
« Reply #25 on: December 09, 2011, 01:08:18 PM »
Update on the miscarriage...

Michelle Duggar Resting at Home, Plans to Name Child


During a routine check-up Thursday, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar received the heart-wrenching news that their 20th child no longer had a heartbeat and Michelle's pregnancy had ended.

"Our doctor said it was wise to let this miscarriage happen naturally," says Michelle, 45, who is resting at home.  "And so that is what we are going to do."

The reality television stars of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting are parents to children Joshua, 23 (who is married to Anna, 23 and has two children, Mackynzie, 2 and Michael, 4 months), 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; Johannah, 6; Jennifer, 4; and Jordyn, 3, and weathered youngest daughter, Josie's premature birth on Dec. 10, 2009

Michelle's doctor recommended that she allow the miscarriage to occur without using medications that cause her uterus to contract, due to the cut that her emergency Cesarean for Josie created. 

"I am resting and I have felt good physically, which is strange," says Michelle, who was 19 weeks and 1 day into her pregnancy when the miscarriage was diagnosed (the baby measured at 16 weeks).

After giving birth to oldest son Josh, Michelle and Jim Bob, 46, suffered her first miscarriage when Michelle got pregnant while taking oral birth control. She has previously said it was one of the reasons the couple no longer chooses birth control.

"We named that baby Caleb even though we didn't know if it was a boy or girl because that miscarriage was early," she says.  "We will name this child and will know that we will see those children again someday in heaven."

Their daughter, Jill, 20, has been studying to become a midwife and had listened to the baby's heartbeat on Nov. 25, Michelle says.  "She's been taking notes and keeping good track," says Michelle. "On Dec. 3, I felt a little uncomfortable but I thought it was just something I'd eaten. It could have been the beginning of something going wrong.  I had my blood drawn yesterday, and it showed that my progesterone levels had dropped so something was not right [with the pregnancy]."

She says Jim Bob and the children are making sure she's resting. "The kids are mothering me now," she says. "Jill just brought me some food and they are taking good care of me."

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20552365,00.html

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Re: 19 Kids And Counting....
« Reply #26 on: December 09, 2011, 01:09:55 PM »
Sad news :'(
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« Reply #27 on: December 09, 2011, 01:28:01 PM »
oh no :cmas4

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« Reply #28 on: December 09, 2011, 03:15:55 PM »
Oh, sad.... :'( :'(
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« Reply #29 on: December 13, 2011, 01:08:50 AM »
New update on the tragedy

Duggars Set Memorial Service for Baby Jubilee Shalom

After suffering the miscarriage of their 20th child, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will hold a memorial service on Wednesday, Dec. 14, for the baby girl they have named Jubilee Shalom Duggar.

The reality TV stars of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting had discovered on Thursday at a routine ultrasound appointment that their 20th child, due next April, no longer had a heartbeat. Advised by her doctor to let the miscarriage occur naturally, Michelle, 45, was being cared for at home by her family.

Following the miscarriage late Sunday night, Michelle began to feel lightheaded and as a precaution was taken to the hospital, where she was kept for observation, according to a family spokesperson. Michelle is recovering well and expected to return home later on Monday, the spokesperson adds.

"We have had many tears today," says Jim Bob Duggar, 46. "This is life, and I understand that we are going though something that many others have. You think about the what-ifs, but God gives us strength to go on. We won't be able to see this child's life and the phases that we've seen for our other children, but we know we will see this child in heaven one day. We are thankful for each child, and we are blessed to have the children we have here and the ones we will meet someday in heaven."

Jubilee Duggar's memorial service will be for friends and Duggar family members, who on late Sunday already held a private service in their home.

"We would like to thank everyone for their prayers, emails and outpouring of love," Jim Bob wrote in a letter he shared with PEOPLE. "As our whole family is grieving, we also know that God promises to work all things for good in our lives. Our prayer is that Jubilee's passing will help us all realize that this life is short, and our relationship with Jesus is the most important thing. He gives us a peace in our hearts as He guides us through whatever we might face."

Though the family is in mourning, Jim Bob says they are grateful for the health of youngest daughter, Josie, who turned 2 on Dec. 10. Josie survived against all odds after being born at just 25 weeks and 1 lb., 6 oz. and has developed normally with no lasting impairments.

"We were looking forward to this birthday because it is a milestone for her," he says. "It is wonderful that she is with us and doing so well."

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20552978,00.html

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« Reply #30 on: December 15, 2011, 10:43:08 AM »
Hundreds Attend Jubilee Duggar's Memorial

On Wednesday, an unseasonably warm winter day in Springdale, Ark., friends and family of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar gathered to pay their respects to the couple's 20th child, a stillborn baby girl named Jubilee Shalom.

"I feel a great sorrow and grief, and yet at the same time I have a peace in my heart," said Michelle. "This is so sad, but I have peace. There are people praying for us and angels surrounding our home, and there was peace in the sorrow and the grief. Those feelings are mingled together."

The reality stars of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting discovered on Dec. 8 at a routine doctor's appointment that their 20th child no longer had a heartbeat. Michelle, 45, miscarried the baby on Dec. 11, the day after their youngest child, Josie Brooklyn, born at 25 weeks gestation and just over 1 lb., turned 2 years old.

A letter Michelle recorded for Jubilee was played at the memorial. She wanted to "pour my heart out to Jubilee, and I knew there was no way I could read this at the service," she explains.

The Duggars also contacted the nonprofit organization Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, which helps families deal with the miscarriage and loss of their babies, to take photos the family could keep and use at the memorial service. Some of those photos have been released without Jim Bob and Michelle's consent, according to a spokesperson for the family, and were intended for private use only.

The Duggars, devout Christians who have left the number of children they have "up to God," say they will now quietly spend time together with their family.

"We have so much to be thankful for," Michelle says. "I know that in the days and weeks to come there will be other things that I will walk though, and grief that will come, and there will be times that we will worship and sing praises. I know that God will allow me to continue to release the emotions that I will release."

Physically, Michelle says she has been resting and feels well.

Jim Bob added: "I really believe that God sees the bigger picture. I hope that her short life can encourage other people who have gone through things like this. It was very healing, and we have precious memories."

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« Reply #31 on: June 08, 2013, 11:42:06 AM »
CONGRATULATIONS, JOSH AND ANNA!

Josh and Anna Duggar Introduce Son Marcus









Meet Marcus Anthony Duggar!

Josh and Anna Duggar introduce their newest addition, born Sunday morning.

"We are so thankful that mom and baby are well! We are blessed to have our family close as we celebrate this gift from God," the couple told PEOPLE Friday.

Josh – the eldest of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's 19 children – and Anna are already parents to daughter Mackynzie, 3½, and son Michael, who turns 2 this month.

The couple had the whole family over to meet Marcus, with the third-time grandmother looking especially smitten.

Josh and Anna documented the arrival of their new addition on 19 Kids & Counting: GrandDuggar Makes 3!, which premieres Sunday, June 16, at 8/7c on TLC.

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