Wednesday, December 30, 2009
TLC has done several documentaries about the Duggar family, including "14 Children and Pregnant Again!", "16 Children and Moving In!", "Raising 16 Children!", "On the Road with 16 Children!" and "Duggar's Big Family Album." The family currently has a weekly TV series called ''18 Kids and Counting" and has done dozens of live interviews on The Today Show, The View, KBS (Korean Broadcasting System), The Early Show and many other television programs. In 2008 Jim Bob and Michelle finished their first book, "The Duggars: 20 and Counting!"
Monday, December 28, 2009
Josie Brooklyn was born on December 10th, 2009 via emergency C-section. Mother Michelle had contracted Preeclampsia, which caused her blood pressure to rise. Although she was over three months early and weighed only 1 pound 6 ounces, Josie's health is improving. She is in a stable condition and has been able to keep down breast milk. The doctors predict that she will spend a few months in the neonatal intensive care unit at Little Rock's University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Meanwhile, Jim Bob and Michelle and their other 18 children have temporarily relocated to Little Rock to avoid the 200-mile drive from their home in Tontitown. They spent Christmas by Josie's bedside and are very grateful to the friend who opened his home to their family during the holidays. Jim Bob and Michelle wish to thank the public for their prayers and well-wishes for Josie's recovery.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar reside in northwest Arkansas and are the proud parents of 19 children, ages 21 to newborn. They have nine girls: Jana, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joy-Anna, Johannah, Jennifer, Jordyn-Grace and Josie; and ten boys, Joshua, John-David, Joseph, Josiah, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin and Jackson. Two of Michelle's pregnancies have resulted in twins, Jana and John-David, and Jedidiah and Jeremiah. The oldest son, Josh, is married to Anna Keller, and the couple brought Mackynzie Renée into the world on October 8th, 2009. Josh's youngest sister, Josie Brooklyn, was born via emergency C-section two months later on December 10th, 2009. Jim Bob and Michelle are allowing God to dictate the size of their family by seeking His guidance. In 2006, the family built a 7,000 square foot home, where they homeschool each of their children.
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