Friday, June 17, 2011

Advice for the New Baby

When asked what advice they have for Josh and Anna's new baby, the responses from the Duggars are both comical and insightful. Johannah encourages her nephew to "obey the commandments." Grandma Michelle warns her grandson that he's "in for a ride!" And Josie smiles and blows kisses.

What advice would you give to a new baby born into your family? What about a baby with eighteen aunts and uncles?

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Ginger said...

We're expecting our ninth and I would say: Don't expect to be served like this the rest of your life! When you're married, there will only be one person jumping thru hoops to make you happy! LOL

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it be 18 anunts and uncles? 19 - josh = 18.

Lily and Ellie said...

Congratulations, Ginger! How exciting to be expecting your ninth child!

~Lily and Ellie

Lily and Ellie said...

And thanks to the reader who corrected our mistake! It's been a long week :)

~Lily and Ellie

MusicGirl23 said...

Well, it would be more than that, Anna has 7 siblings and some of them are married :) But I'm not sure. Probably turns out to be something like 30 aunts and uncles! And I don't have a single aunt!

briansbabe74 said...

I loved Josie's answer the best. She is so cute!

Anonymous said...

Josie's was the best - lot's of love, and lot's of exercise - those two pretty much cover it all, one way or another.

Anonymous said...

I love the name Max- congratulations

Christine said...

My advice would be ....enjoy!
The fact is that's more people to have fun with and be loved by.
My oldest daughter is 11 days older than my youngest brother and they are both 20th months older than my oldest son. The three of them have always been very close emotionally. Then my youngest sister is 3 years older than my youngest daughter and they are very close. My youngest son is three years older than my youngest grandson. They have always been very close then all the grandkids love my youngest two and enjoy playing together. So my advice would be get ready for lots of fun and lots of love, and great advice from their 18 aunts and uncles.
PS: just got news grandchild # 10 is on his/her/their way! Yea!

Anonymous said...

Lily and/or Ellie did say 18 aunts or uncles....

Elena G. said...

I believe that the best thing you can give to your baby is Jesus, and a strong Christian heritage like your parents gave to you !:)

Lily and Ellie said...

Hi Christine,

How wonderful that your kids have so many playmates within the family that are their own age! 10th grandchild--what a blessing! Congratulations, Grandma!

~Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

my babysitter grandson and his wife a had a baby in may and another grandchild is going to have her second in nov,
my advice for a baby that comes into the world is- to get ready because it going have lots of cousins loving it my advice for a baby is to share your toys
1.Always display kind actions, even if you have been mistreated.
2.Show joyful attitudes even when no one is looking.
3.Think pure thoughts.
4.Always give a good report of others.
5.Never raise a hand to hit.
6.Never raise a foot to kick.
7.Never raise an object to throw.
8.Never raise a voice to yell.
9.Use one toy/activity at a time.
10.(Don’t go to bed angry or guilty)
11.Amendment J.O.Y.Put Jesus first, Others second, Yourself last.

~Kathy~ said...

Take in all the love, enjoy the attention, appreciate how your parents care and want you to know Jesus and his love and are providing a Godly home for you. Be thankful and contented. Love your siblings and have peace in your heart.

Anonymous said...

Jordyn and Jennifer sound as if they may have speech problems. I hope that those issues are being properly addressed.

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