Monday, June 23, 2014

No More Grand-Duggars...Yet

Josh and Anna Duggar and David and Priscilla Waller
Josh and Anna Duggar celebrated Anna's birthday 
 With David and Priscilla Waller (Anna's brother-in-law and sister)

Our readers have been asking if the Duggar clan will be making any pregnancy announcements in the near future. We caught up with Anna Duggar at the wedding, and she confirmed that she is not expecting.

Anna said that, like clockwork, people start asking if she is pregnant once her youngest child is three or four months old. Anna is content with where she is in life and trusts that God knows how to plan a family better than she and Josh do.

On another note, David and Priscilla are expecting their second child in November. We met the Wallers (such a genuine family!) at the wedding, and Priscilla definitely has a pregnancy glow.

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Anonymous said...

Looking forward to your next baby, whenever it happens. Love your family and values!

Anonymous said...

Thankyou for clearing up all the rumors!! My mum kept getting asked after her babies were about one or two when the next baby would be or whether she would have any more. (I am one of 10) Could you possibly clear up the rumor of a possible courtship or engagement??? Thanks once again, Lily & Ellie!! You are amazing, may God Bless you!!!

Stacey Cash said...

She's so pretty! Happy birthday Anna!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Anna !!!
-Brittany

Anonymous said...

If you all remember when she was pregnant with Marcus, she said she was not and within a few days took a pregnancy test and she was. My guess would be that at the wedding she does not take a test so she can honestly say, "no I'm not" because that is their way. It was Jill's day. Within a bit I betcha she takes a test and announces yes they are expecting again.

SimplyErica said...

Love the Duggars!! When will Jill & Derek's wedding be posted on here?��

Anonymous said...

Wonderful picture of these two Godly young couples. Glad to see them staying connected, Anna is so gracious in her response to the pregnancy question.

kimberly morris said...

Anna is so beautiful and such a wonderful mother! I can't wait to see Jill announce a pregnancy!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for verifying that, I was a little confused! Thank you for your blog ! I LOVE it so much!

Melissa Abrams said...

I love this family! Happy birthday Anna <3

Anonymous said...

Beautiful women! Good Godly mothers too, with just three kids or ten.... it's about raising them for Gods kingdom! :)

sophia said...

Amen, Anna :) She is in good, mighty & everlasting hands.

Anonymous said...

Amen to that! It's no one's business to question her fertility or what goes on in their private life. I'd hate to have people question me that way so I assume she feels atleast partially the same. She's a beautiful woman inside and out. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for letting us get updated! We really appreciate how accurate and up-to date your blog is!

Anonymous said...

I wish people didn't think that they have a right to ask if she is pregnant. I mean if she is then I'm sure she'll let people know. But it's just awkward to ask if you know what I mean. I love Anna and all the duggars. I'm just saying if I was in her position, I would be annoyed with that question. Please let her have her privacy esp. with the most intimate details of her life. Stop prying for your own curiosity.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that she is not pregnant yet. Children are a blessing and it is great to trust God, but it is nice to have some space between babies!

Mississippi Homesteader said...

i wish i had that courage. i love this family and would love to meet them one day

Anonymous said...

I am glad she is not. now if we can only see anna do some kind of mission work. maybe go work in some kind of minstry or help young mothers in need that would be great.God bless them.

Anonymous said...

I know she's in the spotlight but still I feel for her. It's absolutely no ones business ever to ask any woman if she's pregnant, how many kids she's going to have, etc, etc. Let her volunteer that if she wants to, otherwise just be happy for her!

Hannah said...

How old is david and priscillas kid?

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Anna!!!!! Hopefully there will be more Grand-Duggars come next year;) :) :) ( i certainly hope so:)
~Brooke~

Anonymous said...

you should derick dillard's birthday now that he is part of the duggar family
~brittani

Anonymous said...

absolutly god knows the right size of a family for each of us and if it is meant to be it will be. this is a great couple with great beliefs that I think everyone should honetly go back to

Anonymous said...

Sweet sweet Anna, that always what come to mind when i think of her, what a kind human being.May her special day be blessed along with the rest.Godspeed:-):-):-)

Anonymous said...

Lily and Ellie,
At the top of the blog page next to Josh and Anna you will have to put Jill and Derick!!!

Carissa said...

Amen...God knows better than anyone! And I'm sure there will be many more grandbabies soon! :)

JoannaW said...

Give Anna a break. She dosen't have to a baby over other year! And it really would be nice for Jill to finish up her midwife studies and her and Derick to just enjoy each other before adding a baby to the mix. Let's not be in any hurry.

Anonymous said...

Michelle and all the Duggar women are so beautifully tanned all the time, do they own their own tanning bed? I thought you might know since you've been to their house!! :)

Shela G said...

Hope Anna had wonderful birthday☺ She is a great example of a proverbs 31woman. Praying God blesses her abundantly!

Anonymous said...

@Hannah
Paul, David & Priscilla's, son is 15.5 months old (He'll be 16 months old on July 16). He's 3 months older than Marcus, Josh & Anna's youngest. David and Priscilla are also expecting their 2nd child in November of this year.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous #18...please note that Anna has chosen motherhood and that IS mission work that is super hard and very easy to dismiss if priorities shift to other things. To focus on too many other ministries outside her motherhood would be very distracting to the mission she already has...although being involved with the Body of Christ in ways that don't distract from her mothering mission is of course a blessing to her and others.

God bless you.

Anonymous said...

My mom saw Anna and Marcus at a homeschool conference Josh was speaking at. The other kids were there, too. Marcus crawled over to my mom. It was cute!

Anonymous said...

I hope Anna enjoyed her birthday, too! I am happy she put all the pregnancy rumors to rest. It is no one's business but she and Josh's as to when and if the have more children. I loved that she said she was "content". God values contentment.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Priscilla .I am sure Anna and Josh have.lot more bundle of joy .

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Anna

HisPrincessWarrior said...

Yay Congrats to the Wallers!!! <3

Anonymous said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday Anna! I am sure your loving hubby Josh spoiled you on your special day :)

Anonymous said...

Since the Duggar family speaks out so loudly about their position on fertility and babies they open the forum up to question. If they expect to state their views and preference, no birth control, not monitoring "fertile days", welcoming multiple babies until nearly physically impossible due to age, it is my opinion that most viewers feel that they also are invited to ask them about these things and not be shy about it. They certainly are not shy about speaking their opinions and views. For this reason, they open themselves up to be asked. It's as simple as that.

Anonymous said...

Ah you changed Jill to Jill and Derick on the picture header thingy!

Anonymous said...

I think she is pregnant; and not wanting to reveal the news!

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous

LIKE LIKE LIKE! :-)

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 29
Do the Duggars own a tanning bed? Really? :P No, they do not. They probably get their tans from doing things outside!

Anonymous said...

kynzie michael and marcus are about 2 years apart mabey next year shell be pregant

Anonymous said...

AHHHHH, you changed the Jill picture to Jill and Derick! Thanks for all your updates

Anonymous said...

Jessa turn to marry

Anonymous said...

It makes me so sad when I read comments suggesting that work outside of the home, (regardless of how worthy that work may be) should take precedence or be held in higher regard than work in the home. I think it sends a very UNHEALTHY message to mothers and children. The mother she is sent message that her work in the home is not as valuable and her contribution to the development of her children is not as important as what she could be contributing to others outside of the home. To the children I think it sends a message that the child is not as important as the ministry. Isn't the work that goes on in the home a ministry? It is important, indeed crucial! "No success can compensate for failure in the home." (David O. McKay) and finally, I will add that there are seasons in life and from my perspective Anna's focus seems perfectly suited for this time in her life, and she is really ministering every day. I am sure she is reaching many souls and the Lord uses her in ways for which she is uniquely qualified. Please as gently as I can say it, please consider how these subtle words of criticism can effect not just Anna but other mothers reading this blog. If you happen to find yourself involved in a ministry that you feel the Lord has led you to, rejoice and serve in whatever capacity he asks you to, but please consider refraining from judging another woman's calling in life. Blessings.

Amy Harder said...

Deeds, always about good deeds. Good deeds don't get you to heaven. She is in the greatest mission work, her family. Her values and teaching will touch and bring more souls to Christ than any week long trip.

Anonymous said...

Awwww sweet to see you changed Jill's picture up on top in the family picture to both She and Derick!

Anonymous said...

I am sad to hear that Anna is not pregnant:(. But am siked to hear that Priscella's pregnant!!! I think that this good for Anna not to be pregnant because they can really enjoy their sweet kids they have now. Love you all so much
Love
Megan

Anonymous said...

She certainly looks like she may be hiding a baby belly behind the table..

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday! I have my first of 5 homeschool graduate doing an internship in DC at the Center for Public Justice.She is entering her Sophmore year at Covenant College and I love getting to tell her about josh and your work

Joy said...

I am so happy for David and Priscilla :) And Happy Birthday Anna!!!!

GlutenFreeSince2003! said...

By living her life publicly, Anna is helping countless families and, in particular young women to whom she provides guidance. Her life is full as a wife, mother and primary educator for her children. I believe that she ministers to far more people in her current role than she would if she chose to pursue a different type of ministry.

Anonymous said...

cant wait to see jills wedding

JoannaW said...

Has anyone else noticed how much weight Anna has lost!? Started adjusting her own food choices and activity level and that of her family during the Josh's and Jim Bob's weight loss challenge. Her own weight wasn't just baby weight, she put on extra "after" Michael was born. Looks like she's lost a lot of that extra weight since Marcus was born. Good for you Anna!

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous I agree. It's such a rude question.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I don't buy Anna's answer; she looks pregnant to me in this photo; just like Priscilla, and why are they "hidden" under a table?

Anonymous said...

It seems like a case of information management.

Anonymous said...

Will you be posting any recipes from the wedding reception?Maybe now might be something fun to have since we can't look at pictures yet.Just a thought.I love the recipes too and would love to hear about the food and share a few recipes.

Anonymous said...

1. So much for the person who tried to smear David Waller's name! :(

2. Can't agree more about Anna's high calling to STAY HOME! :)

Anonymous said...

Were any of the Bates at the wedding?

Anonymous said...

Anna and Priscilla are two very pretty and sweet young ladies!

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Hi Anonymous 61,

Yep, the Bates were at the wedding.

~Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

My kids are the same ages and spacing as hers. I definitely could not handle another right now.

Becky Wszalek said...

I think the world of Anna..I think it was so brave of her to venture out with Josh and 3 kids. It was awesome watching her put together that play area on their deck all by herself...she's got mad skills!!

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