Sunday, June 16, 2013

Recap: GrandDuggar Makes 3


19 Kids and Counting, "GrandDuggar Makes 3!"
  • At 25 weeks, Anna is feeling great. Jana, studying to be a doula, and Jill, studying to be a midwife, are halfway through their training and will assist at Anna's birth.
  • Anna says she and Josh enjoyed delivering Mackynzie and Michael at home but are looking forward to having baby #3 at their midwife's birthing center, which is an hour away. "We already had one in the bathroom," says Anna, who hopes the baby will not be born on the side of the road. "We don't need to have any new scenarios."
  • Josh and Anna, who are planning to move soon after the baby is born, take a trip to Washington D.C. to house-hunt. They have been on many trips to D.C. with Josh's family, but this is their first time going alone. Anna, 33 weeks pregnant at the time, has not experienced any complications and has been approved to fly east.   
  • "We're really not sure exactly what we're looking for in a house," says Josh. "We're not for sure if we're going to rent or if we're going to buy. I would definitely consider buying a fixer-upper if the price is right." The couple tries searching on their own but quickly realizes they need a realtor.
  • After buying D.C. shirts at a souvenir shop, Anna has to navigate to a restaurant while Josh heads to a meeting. "Anna is not what I would call a navigation guru," says Josh. Anna agrees.
  • "We went by the White House, where Barak Obama lives," says Mackynzie.
  • "I felt like I was juggling...just trying to keep everyone safe," says Anna. "I think adding a third child is definitely going to make things a little more complicated."
  • Back home, Michelle takes Jackson, Johannah, Jordyn, and Josie to the thrift store. Jackson and Johannah use the $10 they earned drawing caricatures to buy a "noisy toy" and some clothes for the baby.
  • While Anna attends a prenatal exercise class, Josh takes the kids shoe shopping, also at a thrift store. "How hard can that be?" he says. But the minute he walks in the store, the kids make a run for the toy section. With each day he spends alone with Mackynzie and Michael, his appreciation for Anna grows.
  • "I'm a little nervous because I've never done anything like this before," says Anna, who admits she is not in shape but that she is looking forward to a "mental vacation."
  • At 6:00 am on June 2nd, Anna has been in labor for two hours and is having contractions two minutes apart. Michelle and doula Debbie Query ride with Josh and Anna to the midwife's house, where they are joined by Jana and Jill. 
  • Anna gives birth to Marcus Anthony in the bathtub, and Josh and Anna head home that afternoon to introduce him to the rest of the family. Mackynzie is especially thrilled to be a big sister again.

35 comments:

  1. Why was Anna praying that the baby wouldn't die when she was in labor?? Was she afraid of him drowning in the tub? (Which can't happen as long as baby's still attached to the umbilical cord, like was explained on the show.) It seems like the time to educate her on a water birth would be *before* she gets in the tub.

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  2. Tonight's episode made me cry right along with Anna as she was in the car in labor!! I was praying for her too, and it was so sweet she was only worried for Marcus while in the tub! Welcome to the world Marcus! You have been blessed with an amazing family!!!

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  3. Great show. Really enjoyed it. 2 questions for someone to answer please:
    1. When is josh and Anna moving?
    2. Is this the beginning of a new season or is this a one episode deal?

    Thanks
    Karen

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  4. Will this episode be available to buy on amazon? I want to see it!!

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  5. Linda Bobo ReddochJune 16, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    Aw! I didn't get to watch tonight's program. Do you know when/if it will air again? Thank you.

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  6. The Lord has blessed you with a son, Marcus Anthony. We pray for your entire family on this joyous event.

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  7. This was a good episode! Anna def is gonna have her hands full in DC! The labor and delivery went fast!! I found it unusual that she went home a few hours later...lol

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  8. Will yall be posting the recent episodes again any time soon?

    Thanks,
    Kelsey

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  9. Can't wait to see the episode. Please upload soon.

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  10. I would like to start studying Midwifery. Can anyone please recommend any Free online courses that I could take? Thanks

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  11. can someone please post it online??

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  12. Was Mckenzie wearing pants while they were in D.C? Do josh and Anna let her wear pants?

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  13. Hi ladies,

    Do you know if the episode is going to be available for sale on iTunes?

    Thanks,
    Alexis

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  14. Lily and Ellie,
    Congrats on 4 million!

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  15. Could you post this really soon???

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  16. Is this a new season? Is it going to be on Sundays?

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  17. What a wonderful episode!! Had tears in my eyes... God Bless.

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  18. Will this episode be available on itunes?

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  19. Congratulations again for the baby!

    Did Anna and Josh mentionned why they wanted to have this baby at a birth center and not at home?

    And I must say, Michelle looks to have loosed weight, is it me? She looks in a good shape! :)

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  20. @Anonymous

    Thanks, Anonymous! We're glad to have you as a reader.

    ~Lily and Ellie

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  21. @Anonymous

    Hi Anonymous,

    Last night's episode was just a special, not the start of a new season.

    ~Lily and Ellie

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  22. Lily and Ellie,
    When are you put picture Marcus beside Michael?

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  23. @Linda Bobo Reddoch

    Hi Linda,

    Check out our Showtimes page for a schedule of the reruns: http://duggarsblog.blogspot.com/p/showtimes.html

    ~Lily and Ellie

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  24. Anon,
    I don't know of any free online midwifery courses that exist, but if you're serious about getting into birthwork, I would recommend starting with a doula training (at my midwifery school, a doula trainig is required as a pre-rec before applying to the program). I would check out DONA's website to look for something near you, or check to see if there's a midwifery school or doula collective that hosts trainings in your area.

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  25. Has anyone found it on Amazon or Itunes to watch? Would love to see it but don't have a TV.

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  26. In an earlier episode I think sometime before or after mackynzie's birth Josh said he wasn't fussed over the skirts/pants issue. He thinks its more important to be comfortable. But I can't remember the exact episode so don't quote me on that.

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  27. Anon June 17@1:17 pm. Yes, Josh and Anna both expressed interest in trying out a birthing centre this time. But seeing as Jana and Jill helped with the delivery, wonder why they didnt choose the birthing centre Jill and Jana work at?

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  28. Please put the episode up! I have no cable!

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  29. @Anon june 17 10:06

    I did not take a close look but I do not think Mackynzie was wearing pants; But she often wears little leggings under her dresses, like all the other little girls.

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  30. @Mmolesy

    Perhaps the birth center where Jana and Jill work is farther (too far from their home?)than the center where Anna gave birth?
    Jana or Jill said they were helping delivering another baby when they got the call and they were an hour away from there.

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  31. The show is on Amazon

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  32. @Alexis

    Hi Alexis,

    The episode is up on iTunes and Amazon.

    Thanks for being a loyal reader,
    Lily and Ellie

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  33. @nicole spring

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcTxt_txogA

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  34. Did they mention what time the baby came? I didn't catch it if they did.

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