Monday, June 11, 2018

Garrett is 3 Days Old

For those who haven't yet heard the news, Joseph and Kendra Duggar welcomed their son, Garrett David Duggar, on June 8th. All the details, as well as a video message from the parents, can be found on Saturday's post. Garrett was the lightest of the 11 Duggar grandchild, although only six ounces lighter than cousin Meredith Duggar.

Kendra (Caldwell) Duggar, Joseph Duggar, Garrett Duggar
Kendra (Caldwell) Duggar, Joseph Duggar, Garrett Duggar

Photo is property of duggarfamily.com and may not be used without written permission. To view the official birth announcement, visit the Duggars' website.

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  1. He looks adorable. Congrats! Very happy for you.

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    1. Time 11:05PM Mon 6/11
      I read from people magazine that said in a sentence Garrett David Duggar was born Friday afternoon weighing in at 7 lbs 8 0Z measuring at 20.5 inches in length.

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  2. Congratulations to the new bundle of joy God Bless You and your family ❤️

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  3. He is beautiful! CONGRATULATIONS!!

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  4. 7lb 8oz is a very healthy birth weight! Blessed wishes! Dad Joseph Mom Kendra & Baby Garrett πŸ‘£πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸ™

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    1. I agree. Normal weight is good and doesn't overtax mom during labor and delivery.

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  5. Kendra and Garrett both look happy and healthy!

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  6. Congratulations Joe and Kendra, I think Garrett David Duggar looks like both of you. He is such a cutie. I can't wait to see Garrett possibly on season 9 of counting on the end of 2018 or the start of 2019. Natasha B

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  7. Congratulations. He is beautiful. So happy for you both. Take care!

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  8. Kendra looks incredible for just giving birth!!

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    1. I mean, she's a kid herself! The younger you are, the quicker you recover. Plus, I bet the photo wasn't taken "just after" she gave birth, but probably the day, or at least a good few hours, later.

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    2. 9:00, that doesn’t mean she doesn’t look great. She’d only had the baby 24 hours prior. And she’s almost 20, not a kid.

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    3. Congratulations Joe and Kendra, your little man sure is handsome. Prayers for health and happiness for all of you.

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    4. Good grief! Give Kendra some credit. Whether it was later that day or a few hours after delivery she looks great. Labor and delivery is hard. She’s beautiful & so is her sweet baby.

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    5. She is just 19 and so young.

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    6. Kendra is 19. Of course she looks good.

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    7. They have recently defined adolescence to last until 25, so yes Kendra is technically not a fully matured adult.

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    8. I agree, the poster at 9.00 comments are a bit harsh. Anyone that has had a baby knows looking as good as Kendra does in that picture even 2 weeks after giving birth would be an amazing achievement never mind within hours, so to look like that whether the photo was taken hours or a day after the delivery to me, Kendra has "just given birth". I think credit where it is due she does look very good & yes she may only be 19 but even so, I think she looks great & just because she is young does not always mean you recover quickly from delivery that has more to do with the delivery itself & not maternal age.

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    9. 8:39, still saying “she’s still a kid herself” is inaccurate

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  9. Time 10:18PM Mon 6/11
    I read about on Sunday congrats. I would also say this. This is a blog for good comments about the family not bad ones please keep those comments to yourself.

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    1. Neddy, just because you might not agree with everyone's comments doesn't make them all bad.

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    2. Ummm. Only see good congratulatory comments here. The bloggers filter out the "bad ones" don't they? hagd.

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    3. It is not bad of people have concerns about health problems, big baby's en birth problems. There are concerns.

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    4. Agreed! Congratulations Joe and Kendra!!

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    5. "Our aim is to post all points of view." Ellie's own words. I think it's wonderful that she understands that there's more to discuss than "Isn't that precious?" The Duggars themselves say that they're not perfect, so why pretend that they are? The worst of the comments get screened out. The other factual comments and opinions that pose questions are interesting to read and think about. Notice that in the responses so far, there's not one negative thing. I wouldn't worry.

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    6. People are allowed to have opinions. Ellie filters out anything that is in bad taste.

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    7. Neddy, you never used to be so critical. Bring back the sweet Neddy who set such an amazing example for all of us.

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    8. Neddy, not everyone has learned if you can't say something nice say nothing at all ;) I appreciate your positive attitude.

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    9. I have not seen any negative comments. I miss sweet and nice neddy. Seems like you are looking to argue.

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  10. Congratulations!!!

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  11. What a great picture!

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  12. They all look so great! I think Joseph looks like his dad in this picture.

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  13. The baby is so cute! He looks just like his daddy - Kendra looks so beautiful and happy. May God bless this growing Duggar family!

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    1. He just looks like a newborn baby. I have never figured out how people can say a newborn looks like anyone in particular. I think they just look like a baby of whatever ethnic group the parents are.

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    2. 7:11, I disagree with that, although babies do change a lot even within the first couple days. They have different eye colors, hair colors, noses, chin shapes, etc. I think Garret has Kendra’s face shape.

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    3. I can't see what side he looks like yet, but cute!

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    4. 7:11, I disagree as well. I remember seeing newborn Gideon and thinking how much he already looked like Austin.

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  14. Hi Ellie,
    I'm not sure where the best place on your blog would be for this question, so I'm trying this post. I've noticed in many of the Duggars' photos that they wear a kind of tank top that is more modest than most I've seen in stores. I'm wondering if you could find out where they buy them? Thanks so much!

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    1. Check Kohl’s and Old Navy, I’ve seen some like them there😊

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    2. Old Navy has a good selection of tank tops. They are of excellent quality and quite reasonably priced.

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  15. A normal wright. Kendra is a good mom.

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  16. Zelda and Mortimer StublaskiJune 12, 2018 at 3:53 AM

    What a sweet child. Joseph and Kendra congratulations. Such a lovely young family. Wishing you all the best. God bless.

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  17. A child is a wonderful gift from God.

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  18. Jinger wil look like that. You need to look fantastic afther birth.

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    1. What in the world does this statement mean?

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    2. What!?!? Are you serious or being sarcastic? The girls do look beautiful but we can’t all look fantastic after birth. I certainly didn’t. But then I dont look nearly as beautiful as they do to begin with. They are all so gorgeous.

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    3. 5:31 is obviously a troll, no one makes a comment like that otherwise.

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    4. 5:31. I get what you are saying. It has now become a contest of how good you look immediately after delivery. From Dutchess Catherine to Bates and Duggars. Just more unrealistic expectations for those of us without hair and make-up specialists on hand.

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    5. The Duggars are on tv. So they have to look nice for fans.

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    6. 3:21- you need to look real- its a reality show. She looks beautiful but even if you look messy , that's ok too.0

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    7. Anon @ 11:12 I am sorry but you cannot compare The Duchess of Cambridge to the Bates and Duggars. The former is on the world stage, the latter two are not that well known outside the US (in many countries they are unknown). Where I will agree is that it is wrong for young women in any walk of life to be expected to look picture perfect following the birth of a baby. They need to remember that HRH and TV/film actors often have a huge team of people to help them get ready and most are being paid for pictures, that is their incentive. Young women have enough pressures with how they look, this doesn't need to be another one. Kendra looks relaxed and glowing in her picture, and her baby boy looks healthy and beautiful that is what really matters.

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    8. 11.12 is right. For people on tv it is important to look good afther birth. If they look bad like Joy and Jill, they get a lot of comments.

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  19. I see hospital bands... Was it her plan all along to give birth in a hospital or did she have something go wrong during a home birth??

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    1. @ 6:12am don't, please don,t! Mommy and baby look great and that's all it matters!

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    2. I'm under the impression she just went to the hospital when labor started and gave birth there. I don't think there was a "home birth" plan.

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    3. Kendra doesn't strike me as the type to do a homebirth. I could be wrong but I think she had a hospital birth planned the entire time.

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    4. Others could learn from her. She dus not want a dramatic delivery.

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  20. So cute! Looks like Joe

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  21. I think Kendra looks great. Joe looks more tired. It's almost impossible getting any rest in the hospital. Precious family, God bless yall.

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    1. yes he will be more tired after all he did all the hard work sitting there

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    2. Yes. Poor Joe. Watching your wife give birth is exhausting!!

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    3. Well he did have to hold her hand and endure getting his hand squeezed back really hard. That's exhausting.

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    4. Oh, goodness. Why are you picking on him (and the OP?). Maybe he spent all night (or several nights) in the hospital on an uncomfortable cot or chair after hours of supporting his wife in labor. Maybe he took turns holding a crying newborn infant in the middle of the night. So many people are quick to make snarky or judgmental comments when they don't know all the facts, making the internet a nastier place.

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  22. Do Joe and Kendra work?

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    1. Yes. They are on a reality TV called "Counting On"

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    2. I believe Joe works for one of the Duggar owned businesses. Can I ask why you ask that question on a happy blog post about their first born? Please be nice!

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    3. They are on "reality TV" and get paid for it. So that qualifies as a job.

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    4. thats not work work is going out every day at the same time and back at the same time week in week out

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    5. They are tv stars. Kendra is a housewife.

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    6. Married Duggar women don't work.

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    7. This would be a question better answered by Ellie since she knows them personally.

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    8. The only posts I have ever seen about Joe and Kendra are regarding their dates, wedding, or baby. I think it would follow that there would be mention of the work this young couple does as they set out on their own to establish a family. We all know life isn't free.

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    9. The married Duggar women do work. Their lives are Counting On's main focus and are featured more frequently than their husbands.
      If Joe's job is reality tv then it is also Jessa, Joy, and Jinger's job. It also means that many of the Duggar kids have been working since they were infants and toddlers.

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    10. My understanding is that the Duggars own their own businesses and the boys are very busy with that. Used cars, commercial and residential properties, and maybe other things. My husband and I own our own business and, while it is not a 9-5 job, it is very time-consuming. I know it is difficult to understand business owners, such as farmers, when you have a job that you just show up to Monday to Friday. Two different lifestyles. One is not better than the other.

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  23. Precious!!πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’•

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  24. Congratulations to Joe and Kendra. He is a perfect baby. Just want to mention how great Kendra looks for just giving birth.

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  25. So thrilled for you Joe!! Kendra you look beautiful and I can't wait to see what God has planned for your sweet family. I'm sure you both are already amazing parents. You both have the blessing of coming from excellent examples of God's love. I'm so happy for you.

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    1. They want a big family and leave it up to God. So she wil be pregnant again soon.

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    2. 7:14, soon is a really broad word. And you have no clue when they’ll get pregnant again.

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  26. Beautiful baby!!πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

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  27. Congratulations! I know it’s an exciting time~ as it should be. I pray God blesses you with a healthy young man and may he come to know the Lord at a young age. Many blessings!

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  28. Well, people like these two, so that is why there don't seem to be any negative comments. :) s

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    1. Yes. They are nice and don't seem to crave a lot of attention. They handle the reality TV show business very well.

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  29. Congratulations! Curious about the name “David”. I realize John David has the name. Derick and Jill also used David for Israel’s middle name. Is there a family connection to the name “David” beyond John David? Is it a family name from Kendra’s side? Just curious - really like the name Garrett David.

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  30. He looks just like Joseph! What a cute little guy!

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  31. PRAISE die Joe and Kendra for goiing to a hospital and have a real doctor. Others could learn from them. They did not want a dramatic birth and hot a safe delivery.

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  32. Kendra is so pretty. She looks radiant!

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  33. This Fathers Day will be so special for Joe. Congrats on your beautiful precious son.

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  34. Curious if Garrett is a family name. Joe and kendra's little guy is Garrett and John and Anna's youngest son is Mason Garrett.

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    1. Yes, it is. Michelle's Father was named Garret.

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    2. Yes, it is. Michelle's father was named Garrett.

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