Friday, April 13, 2018

Kendra, 31 Weeks Pregnant

Kendra Duggar baby bump
 Kendra Caldwell and parents (Paul and Christina Caldwell)

Kendra Duggar is 31 weeks pregnant and due on Father's Day. In celebration of Baby Boy Duggar, family and friends of Joe and Kendra attended a baby shower.

One of the games at the party featured the three newest Duggar couples (Joseph and Kendra, Joy-Anna and Austin, Josiah and Lauren). The guys were blindfolded, and the ladies had to feed them a jar of baby food.

Joseph and Kendra Duggar baby shower
Austin Forsyth, Joy-Anna (Duggar) Forsyth, Kendra (Caldwell) Duggar, 
Joseph Duggar, Lauren Swanson, Josiah Duggar

Photos are courtesy DCL. For more snapshots, visit the TLC website.

133 comments:

  1. Surely there must be something else going on to cover except baby showers? This is the fourth post in a row, while the new arrivals are exciting news it can become a case of overkill!

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    1. that's what happens when there are 3 new (first-born) babies due around the same time... baby showers!! They are each having their first born child - why can't they each get a baby shower without people complaining that that is all that's going on?! If you don't like what is going on in their lives, why even pay attention?

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    2. Well, people wanted to see a Kendra bump. You got that, along with the usual baby games. How many times in a row have we seen that food eating contest? And the blindfolded baby diapering contest. If anyone is guilty of repetition, it's the Duggars, not this blog.

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    3. I agree. I’d rather be reading about college graduations. It’s so sad that they aren’t encouraged to do things besides get married and have babies.

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    4. There really isn't anything else happening in their lives. Babies. That's all.

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    5. I am enjoying the posts...I love hearing about the baby showers. This is a great baby shower game.

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    6. I agree! It's been 22 posts since I have a picture of Josie! {I counted.} Or any of the little kids for that matter. I love babies and all but I want to know about the WHOLE family not just the couples.

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    7. Definitely agree

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    8. I agree, too!!! Let's move on to a different topic; like what are Jed and Jer up to or how's home school going for the younger set?

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    9. But it's fair to mention Kendra's baby shower just as Jinger's was. There happen to be more children born so yeah, get used to that

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  2. It looks like everyone was blindfolded, even the "ladies."

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  3. I can't believe how young Kendra's mother looks. They look they could be sisters!

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  4. Fun!!! These are special times for them! What a wonderful way to celebrate!

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  5. Kendra is doing the baby "hold". Too bad, I'd thought she wouldn't fall into that activity.

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    1. You call that a full fledged baby hold? If it is it looks like a loose one to me. Where is she to put her arms finally? Hang them down the sides of the chair or what? Where would you put yours if your sitting and pregnant? Goodness nitpicking is going too far on this one

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    2. Are you truely for real? She simply has her hands resting on her lap - if you look carefully you will see that! And if she did have her hands on her belly, there would be something wrong with that? She'd be "falling into that activity?" That is the most obsurd comment ever!

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    3. 10:45 AM - She has her hands in her lap. Her hands are holding each other, not her belly. Differences of opinion about legit facts are cool, but falsehoods are not cool.

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  6. This looks like a fun time!!! I cannot get over how young Kendra's parents look!!! Very attractive and sweet looking couple

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  7. I would sure love to see more and hear more about Kendra, Joe and the pregnancy! It's clear some of the clan is more generous with sharing their daily lives than others, but I sure do look forward to these updates after growing to adore the family after all their years on TV! Kendra is just a gem! I'd just love to hear how everything is for her during this special time, and of course see her beautiful growing baby bump! :-D

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  8. How many parties? It is getting tiresome.

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  9. Kendra’s baby shower looks much less extravagant than the others. Is this just she and Joe’s personal taste and style?

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    1. I think the Duggar girls have some very talented friends when it comes to party planning. Kendra’s family is probably more like the average person when it comes to doing celebrations.

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  10. I'd like to know what's happening with the other Duggars. What's Jana up to? John David? How are the little kids doing? I'd like to see some new stuff, please.

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  11. The guys had to eat baby food? Ugh. That stuff is so nasty. I never inflicted it on my kids. I just cooked food without salt and ground it up for them to eat until they were able to chew food.

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    1. LOL, it's not nasty at all.

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    2. Baby food is more bland than nasty.

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  12. Awwww, that looks like a good time with family and friends! I'm glad we get to peek in on their joyous celebrations. Kendra looks so cute in her sweet maternity wear, and her Mom looks pretty too. Hope we get to see this in one of new episodes later this summer!

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  13. Great pregnancy style. Love her!!

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  14. That looks like a blast! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Kendra looks more modest.

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  16. Lauren should not play this game. They are not married.

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  17. It's what is going on in the Duggar life. If you don't like it, don't watch or reply to a blog.

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  18. I agree wholeheartedly! Glad I’m not the only one.

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  19. I hope they picked some good baby food because most of that stuff is nasty. Looks like they had fun :) Wishing Joe and Kendra a safe and problem free delivery.

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  20. Hope it was peas and not peaches or bananas-LOL!

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  21. Kendra has a very young-looking face. She could pass for a 14 yr old imo. Those genes will serve her well later in life! Very pretty.

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    1. Agree. But it’s weird since she looks like a pregnant 14 year old. I’m sure she’s gotten weird looks by people who don’t know how old she is. And I think that when she gives birth people will think she’s a baby sitter or big sister.

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    2. There is not much difference, in years, between a 14 year old and a 19 year old. They are both teenagers. So, saying that a 19 year old looks young is rather silly. SHE IS YOUNG. Now, if she is 29 or 30 and could pass for 18, she looks young for her age.

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    3. LOl she is young! What is she maybe 20? She sounds younger with that giggle.

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    4. she is still a baby herself. Why do they all get married so young?

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  22. I just want to see and hear about Jeremy and Jinger Vuolo 😍🌟🌟

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  23. Kendra looks absolutely gorgeous!
    Love her outfit.

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  24. Kendra's mum is absolutely stunning

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  25. It looks like a fun baby shower!! Did they have to guess what kind of baby food they were trying?

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  26. Doesn't sound like an adult game.

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    1. Well, it was a baby shower, so...

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  27. God bless you for all the time you put into these blogs! They are a joy to read and you are very talented πŸ˜„✝️‼️ It is so much fun to read about their baby showers, makes me feel like I am there πŸ€—πŸ‘ΆπŸ»

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  28. I like Kendra's maternity top. It looks so comfortable and pretty! It is nice to see she doesn't wear tight tops to accentuate her belly. She is a classy girl.

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    1. She’ll need to make a box and label it “maternity” to stowe away the clothes when not in use. That’s what I do and I only have 4 kids at almost 40. She’ll probably have lots more than I ever could. I wasn’t ready for my first until 3-0! How are they so ready for marriage and kids so young. It is nice to have that youthful energy when you’re a mom. There’s no substitution for being young

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    2. Anon@2:39- We started our family when we were in our early 40's. It's surprising how kids can keep you young and we never had any problem keeping up with them!

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  29. Josiah's knees are well up against Lauren's legs. I mean they are physically closer than Kendra and Joe. It seems this would be inappropriate.

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  30. I would absolutely gag if someone tried to feed me baby food! Why do they think that's funny or entertaining?

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  31. Did I hear that Kendra's mom is pregnant, too?

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  32. if kendra's outfit is the type of outfit she's been wearing all during her pregnancy, she's got to be the most stylish of all the pregnant ladies! how absolutely adorable she is!!

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    1. Ummm...Jinger says hello. I don’t like that Kendra wears undershirts all the time. Jinger is able to find modest tops without the need of puting something under, which ruins the whole look imo

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    2. Those aren't undershirts Kendra wears, she's layering a tank top or other top underneath for modesty's sake. And it's not that easy to find modest tops.

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    3. I wear undershirts all of the time. It's not a big deal.

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    4. Tanks and Camis are not hard to find!

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    5. I love that Jinger is wearing pants and shorts now! She always was the more stylist one.

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  33. I feel bad for Josiah in this picture, haha. He looks so nervous being in such a compromising position across from his girlfriend.

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  34. Kendra is so cute and classy!

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    1. She is a sweetheart I agree. Seems very genuine.

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    2. Agree! I'd love her to start a blog and not just on babies.

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  35. Can’t wait to find out Baby Boy Duggar’s name! (I love hearing about pregnancy updates, but posting multiple times about the same baby shower can get very irritating and repetitive)..

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    1. Maybe the baby will have both its parents’ last names! What a lovely way to honor his mother and her family that would be.

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    2. It’s going to be a challenge to come up with baby names in the near future. Finding a bible name or a unique name that your siblings haven’t used and your friends (like the bates) haven’t used. I would expect a Bible name like Jacob or Elijah from Joe and Kendra. Time will tell

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  36. Kendra looks beautiful! Pregnancy suits her.

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    1. yep, I love her outfit. so cute.

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  37. Waiting for the first "I'm disappointed in Kendra" comment. After all how dare a pregnant woman place her hands anywhere near her baby bump! How shockingly immodest and prideful of her!

    Never mind that very modest pinafore dress and how she's sitting in a chair, not standing sideways and arching her back. Posting anything about pregnancy on a blog is the height of classless immodest boasting.

    **Sarcasm filter off**

    I actually don't care if a pregnant Duggar gives pregnancy updates every week, or every month, or only when they need to fill contractual obligations. Or how exactly they dress or pose when they are pregnant.

    I've been to many baby showers and seen many pregnant ladies in my life. Never have I thought to judge them the way so many here judge the Duggars.

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    1. I agree with you. None of the Duggar women can get away with anything that a normal person would do. I personally loved holding my belly especially when my son started kicking, I loved to feel the movement. My son would rarely kick if other people were touching my belly so I said they were my special gifts.

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    2. Well said!!!

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    3. I’m disappointed for Kendra, but not because of how she does or doesn’t pose for a picture.

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  38. What ever happened to baby showers just being for the ladies? Nothing is sacred anymore.

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    1. Bachelor parties are supposed to be for guys only and bachelorette parties are supposed to be for girls only. But yet the Duggars (and probably a lot of other people) have both guys and girls at their bachelorette and bachelor parties. Your comment is redundant.🀷🏻‍♀️

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    2. My baby shower was coed and I loved it. I loved having my Dad and brothers therr along with all the other awsome guys in myh life there. Baby shower is about celebrating a new baby, and it takes mom and dad to create a new baby

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    3. I'm not sure showers were ever sacred, but yes, I remember a time when it was ladies only. The men weren't keen on listening to the inevitable birth stories or breastfeeding stories that arise at baby showers, and they weren't going to coo when packages were opened and little baby outfits were held up for admiration.

      But I guess I don't see anything wrong with co-ed baby showers? Haven't been to one, so I can only imagine how it subdues the maternity chit-chat, or how boring it might be for men to look at a collection of baby clothing and pastel baby gear.

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    4. Baby showers are sacred?????

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    5. Certainly, there are still "lady"-only baby showers out there. Try not to stress too much about it.

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    6. Since when can mixed- shores not be considered sacred? Ones traditionsay not be another's. Lighten up

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    7. Sacred? Maybe some people just like to be together as couples.

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    8. Agree 8:36. I belong to a hobby club that is all women and one man. When he shows up to the meeting, we are less chatty about certain things and the whole tone of the room changes. It's not the same as when it's all women there. It's not bad when he's there, it's just different.

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    9. When my daughter was a toddler, we had a playgroup that was all ladies with one dad. His work schedule was opposite his wife's, so he brought his little girl. Yes, we obviously didn't talk "Women's issues" with him there, but it was great to see a dad so committed to his daughter, so willing to step out of his guy comfort zone, and get a dad's perspective on some things. Some of the ladies had spouses who weren't very strong on communicating-I think it really added to our group.

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    10. Why would a Christian father not be involved in a party celebrating his child’s impending arrival? Same for the male friends and relatives - why would they not be part of the celebration and recognition?

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  39. Sorry not being rude but is Kendra,s mum pregnant again as well she looks like she,s got a small baby bump in that grey dress

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    1. After having 3 kids my belly is never going to be the same. I’m forever going to have a small baby bump. Give this lady a break.

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    2. Actually, it is kind of rude to ask if a lady is pregnant. If she's not, you're implying she's fat. So it's best not to ask. Pregnancy is something that can't be kept a secret long.

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    3. It’s possible, though not SUPER likely since she’s 40. It could happen though.

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    4. I think she is.

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    5. No she is to old i think.

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    6. was thinking the same could be possible as i believe shes not yet 40

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    7. I love Kendra's pinafore dress. Very classy!

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    8. I love Kendra's outfit, too.

      As to the original comment, I'm not in the habit of asking if women are pregnant. That's just not nice, especially when many of us who've had kids carry our weight in the midsection.

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    9. I thought the same thing!

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    10. Kendra’s parents are only in their late 30’s and another baby is possible for them.

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    11. Not saying she is, but so what if she was. She's still at the child bearing age. She looks great.

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    12. Many women have babies well into their forties these days. While fertility starts to drop off in the mid thirties many women experience a fertility 'surge' in their forties (sort of the bodies last hurrah) and many get caught out with a little late surprise! We recently had a lady at our hospital who was fifty deliver twins, and no fertility treatment was involved!

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    13. It's not bad to ask when you think the news was broken about her when Kendra announced that she (herself) was pregnant. I could have sworn I read they were pregnant together. No word since? Anyone know??

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    14. You must be trying to start a rumour which of course is very rude and unkind. Kendra's mom is wearing a very loose dress and there is absolutely no bump of any kind showing!

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  40. Jinger got a fantasy in pink shower with all the trimmings and pretty ballerina decor. Kendra got a baby food eating contest in the Duggar's living room with people wearing trash bags. Quite a contrast.

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    1. It depends on who hosts the shower....Jinger’s was hosted by friends as a surprise, not sure who hosted Kendra’s. May I ask why you feel the need to compare?

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    2. Haha, in the post about Jinger's shower, there was a comment about the elaborate Duggar baby showers. They just can't win.

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    3. Those Duggars have a lot of style!

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    4. Jinger and Jeremy's friends hosted their shower. Maybe Kendra's family will host a different style party for her.

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  41. I'm glad they have fun with showers. She is such a cute momma. I can't wait to see this little boy. They just seem like a humble couple.

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  42. Is Kendra's dad the guy in the red shirt with his head down that is standing behind her mom? If so, they should have tried to find a better picture.

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    1. It looks like he is texting.

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  43. Tracey mote @ 11:02- There's no question. Questioning whether or not someone is pregnant is rude.

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    1. Not when you think you already read it somewhere!

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    2. Reading something "somewhere" is totally unreliable! That's just an excuse people use to say what they want to get rumors started! You must realize that most information you read is untrue.

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  44. I’ve never seen or heard of women feeding their husband baby food while everyone is blindfolded??! Is that a Southern tradition? I don’t understand if it’s supposed to be a game?

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    1. It’s a fun and messy baby shower game....some use candy bars in diapers to simulate a messy diaper, I think I would rather feed or eat baby food.

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    2. I've never seen it either. I think it's more of a Duggar thing than a southern thing. They must have found the idea online or played it at another shower, and then took the idea and ran with it. This is not the first shower where they've played it. I think it's a yucky game. I see they took a lot of trouble to protect the boys' clothing, but that carpet is in danger, too, from falling goo. They should have moved over to the tile.

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    3. I wondered about doing the baby food game over the rug too. :0 I live in the South and am not a fan of either game (or the drink from the baby bottle one either), but I don't think it's a southern thing. I prefer a few others: name that tune (how many songs include "Baby/Babe"), how many lullabies can you name, complete the nursery rhyme (funny if you give each guest a different one, make them Mad Lib-style, and read them aloud), or list everything a well-stocked diaper bag needs (new moms and current moms learn from each other and from older moms/aunts/family friends, and dads learn what to pack and restock).

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  45. There are never too many blessings to report. Babies, weddings, couples living Godly lives, grace, patience and joy. Struggles and everyday life.
    Thanks for publishing all of these.

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  46. The girl with the mic - is a part of all the events & trips and happenings... I have a feeling her and John David will pair up.. :)

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    1. I think she's their party and wedding planner. The Duggars keep on staff or something.

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    2. You mean jana?!?!? 😳

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    3. 4:54 is talking about Laura. She is Jana's best friend.

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    4. I'm always surprised when people think John David is going to get into a relationship with a girl. If you watch the show you'll see that he clearly has no interest in relationships with the opposite sex what so ever. They seem to scare him. I personally think he will be a bachelor his whole life.

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  47. What baby bump@ Tracey mote? There is nothing there. And, “sorry”, but your comment is rude.

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  48. Thank you for the baby updates & for all of your hard work keeping up the blog! Our family appreciates it a bunch. God bless you

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  49. Most women do NOT enjoy those silly baby shower 'games'. I know, I don't like them much. Why do people insist on continuing such an annoying event during a baby shower, I'll never know.

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    1. What exactly "do" you like to do at a shower?

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    2. I have always hated baby showers it is so taboo. We waited till the baby was born and then had a welcome baby party.

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  50. Ellie,

    Please consider making a small alteration, under the caption of the first picture, say Kendra Duggar or Kendra (Caldwell) Duggar with her parents the Caldwells instead of Kendra Caldwell?

    Thank you. I appreciate your efforts!

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  51. I have to say after having a good look at all the baby and wedding showers I consider myself very lucky we don't have showers in my country. It seems rather stressfull and quite over the top in my eyes and most games seem to be a bit strange(?). It is like having a wedding or a christening is not enough occasion to celebrate. It seems to be just a gift-grabbing oppertunity (this is not directed at the Duggars specifically by the way).

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  52. If you blow up the picture they’re all blind folded and the girls are feeding the guys. Lol looks like a fun game lol

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  53. Thats neat! We are due on the same dayπŸ‘ΆπŸΌ
    The only difference is I am having a little girlπŸ’—πŸ’—
    Congrays Kendra and Joe!

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