Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Henry Seewald, 16 Months Old

It's hard to believe that Henry Seewald turns 16 months old tomorrow! That means that today is older brother Spurgeon Seewald's two-year-and-seven-month "birthday." Below is a new photo of Henry. Don't you just love his wispy, little curls?

Henry Seewald, 16 months
Henry Seewald, 16 months

Photo courtesy theseewaldfamily.com 

116 comments:

  1. Adorable baby !
    Is there any way you could post some pictures of jeremy and jingers new house?

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    1. Yah that would be great!

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  2. Henry and Spurgy are really starting to look alike!!!! Henry is so cute, awwwww

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  3. He looks more like a Wilber! Why not just say 1 year old (plus some?) This month thing is nuts after the kid is past 1 year!

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    1. I think it’s normal until the age of 2. There are a lot of milestones hit between 12 and 24 months, so it makes sense to use the number of months

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    2. Yup. Like the 2 year and 7 month birthday? Silly me. I deprived my children because their birthday IS their birthday..once a year.

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    3. Agree about the birthday business. I totally get marking each month in the first year of your babies life, and I love the monthly pictures people take, but a two year and seven month "birthday", come on! If its a slow news day Duggarwise do a throwback, but don't make up non news!

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    4. Agreed. After my kids were a year old, we would say they were just over a year, or almost a year and a half, or almost 2.

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    5. No...Sorry!...that's exactly how it's done!

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    6. I generally hear ages referred to in months until a child is 2.

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    7. What does a Wilber look like? What is a Wilber?

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    8. Not in the South. Everyone says months until age 2. At 24 months, the transition to years is made.

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    9. Traditionally, babies aged are in months until they are two. Pediatricians use months until they are two. Lots of changes every month.

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    10. Usually children's ages are stated in months until they turn 2. Then it falls by the wayside. However, most parents don't "celebrate" every month.

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    11. 7:44, I think they mean because his middle name is Wilburforce, so maybe they think they should have made that his middle name so it was more unusual like Spurgeon?

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    12. 10:35, you have to keep in mind this post wasn’t made by Jessa and Ben, I doubt they celebrated Spurgeons 2 year 7 month “birthday” lol

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    13. Yes,in head start preschool they go by months til age 4.. it was annoying at first but I got used to it after studying all the milestones.

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    14. You are not his mom, so you have no say. Does it really matter?????????????

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    15. My son is having his 627 month birthday next week.

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    16. Awww, Gladys B., that's precious! They grow up so fast, don't they? Why it seems like only last month he was 626. :)

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  4. Such a cutie:) Jessa and Ben have such adorable boys!

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  5. They grow so fast don't they. 😀

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  6. They grow so fast don't they?

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    1. He looks like himself - how very super adorable he is! But he most definetely takes after Ben, always has.

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    2. I see a lot of Jessa too

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    Happy Tue 6/5 Henry is so cute looks just like ben.

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  9. I think it’s time some of the girls, particularly Jessa, owes her fans an update on their family planning ideology. Clearly if she’s not pregnant she and Ben are using some form of family planning.

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    1. Why do you need to know that? It's really none of your business how many children they want to have or if they're using birth control.

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    2. Are you serious? Ben and Jessa owe their fans nothing of the sort. One's family planning ideology is no one's business. Wow. I've now heard it all.

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    3. You're making a sweeping assumption. They're not necessarily using some form of family planning. You're assuming that Jessa (or any other Duggar girl) has a regular cycle- big assumption. Jessa, nor any of her sisters are under any obligation (nor should they be) to disclose that very highly personal information to anyone but their spouse and their doctor- fans or not. Please do not assume.

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    4. Why in the world would Jessa “owe” her fans their reproduction/adoption plans. Good heavens, your statement is strange.

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    5. maybe secondary infertility? its more common than you think.

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    6. They dont owe their fans anything. Plus, they could be having issues conceiving

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    7. What business is it of yours? That is a private matter. You wouldn't like it if you were asked that question.

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    8. Not true. Just because someone isn't getting pregnant as fast as they did in the past, doesn't mean they are using birth control or family planning. Even if they are using family planning, is that our business?

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    9. It could be because they want to adopt

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    10. Well since she’s said theu ant to adopt they would have to use some form of family planning since you can’t adopt with their agency while you’re pregnant or if you have a child under the age of I think one.

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    11. anon@12:05- The Duggars have made their "leaving the number of children they have up to God" creed a cornerstone of their show. While I wouldn't go so far as to say any of them owe fans an explanation, it wouldn't do any harm for them to clarify their current views, and if they follow their parents' path in this regard.

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    12. Actually, they do owe fans an explanation since they have all been so extremely vocal about eschewing any form of birth control. The Duggars, Jessa included, have been very condemning of family planning. If they have evolved in their convictions so be it, but their fans actually do have a right to know why.

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    13. Anon at 403PM: I know there was an episode where Jessa discussed the rules of one adoption agency. But I am sure there is more than one adoption agency in the state of Arkansas. There are also private "adoption brokers" and I am sure the Seewalds could afford one if they wanted to go that route.

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    14. They are on tv. And should give fans more information.

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    15. I don't like the term "leaving it up to God" when it comes to family planning. You and your spouse have control over the situation and how quickly you are attempting to get pregnant...or not.

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    16. 5:10, I think by leaving it up to God they mean they don’t try to prevent themselves from getting pregnant, but they also don’t go out of their way to get pregnant, if that makes sense

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    17. They are not leaving it ip to God now becouse she still is not pregnant. Thats why fans ask questions

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    18. 2:04, you have no way of knowing why she's not pregnant. Leaving it up to God doesn't mean you are constantly pregnant. Some have left it up to God and only had one or two children.

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    19. I wish they'd simply say "We don't use birth control" and leave it at that. Why involve an unseen third party who's supposedly making decisions for you?

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    20. I would not claim she "owes it" to the fans to explain why she is not pregnant. As Anon at 1:19PM noted, not everyone who "leaves it up to God" gets pregnant like clockwork every 12-18 months. The Duggars have no obligation to teach their fans basic reproductive biology.

      And while this may not apply to Jessa herself, I recall similar insinuations about Michaela (Bates) Keillen, that she must be taking steps to avoid pregnancy because she didn't get insta-pregnant on the honeymoon. Then she wrote a heartbreaking post on her website, making her infertility struggles public. I got the sense she did that at least partly to refute that accusation.

      But I'm sure some will say, "She was obligated to do that because she's paid to be on TV" and would expect any Duggar or Bates who has inferility to disclose it, too.

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    21. Jessa is still breastfeeding; it makes uterus contract, and so its more difficult to get pregnant. On the other hand, I think Jess and Ben are happy with their two adorable boys and want to give them a lot of attention. No rush to bring another baby into the world.

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    22. 4:13, if that’s what they want to say why does it matter to you?

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    23. It is more truthful to admit that you're the responsible ones. @413 & @ 629 comments.

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  10. Henry and Spurgeon seem so much happier and healthier than Israel and Samuel. Israel and Samuel look always pale and malnourished.

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    1. I don't think they look malnourished, if you look at their dads build, and even their grandmother they are naturally very slim so I think thats just their build. I do think they suffer from allergies though, Israel quite often has red puffy eyes, and I noticed a picture of little Sam recently and he seems to have the same problem. Jessas little boys are adorable, and do seem really happy.

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    2. What a disgusting comment to make. Israel always looks happy, neither of them look malnourished, and haveing pale skin is GENETIC. You are an incredibly rude person.

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    3. 'Robust' is the word that comes to mind. Jessa and Ben come across as having a lot of energy- perhaps their kids have inherited that trait. Maybe Jill's boys take after their dad who is slender and seems to have a more low-key personality. I think it's a stretch to say they look malnourished.

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    4. No they don't. Jill and Derick just have a lighter skin tone, so their kids will too. They are not pale or unhealthy.

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    5. You're right. Israel's eyes are usually squinting too and he doesn't look particularly happy.

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    6. Maybe Israel and Sam have iron deficiency. That can make children look pale too.

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    7. how disgusting to attack little kids looks.

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    8. Israel doesn't look happy? Ridiculous.

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    9. You can see that Ben and Jessa are really involved. Their childeren look good

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    10. You cannot tell the state of the health of the dillard boys from pictures. If there was something wrong, those who work with, who know them,and family would intervene.

      I doubt there is any problem.

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    11. Derrick is very thin. He looked much better in the recent photos (at one point he looked too thin). Jill was a very slim girl also

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    12. They look unhealthy. Maybe it is the food or outdoors?

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    13. Not to add wood to the fire, so to speak, but it's been our experience with families we know that are somewhat hyper focused on "clean" eating/Paleo/Keto/Organic and markedly athletic (with a family culture of marathoning), the children appear very thin and kind of wan-tending to look unhealthy. Not that Derick and Jill are doing this, but undue attention and repeated familial emphasis to food and fitness can lead to eating disorders and obsessive exercise (whether due to Type A personality, control issues, self-esteem/outside approval issues, performance valuation mindset, etc.). You can have too much of a good thing. It's a little worrying lauding Derick running marathons since he already has an underlying food-related issue and has evidenced poor health previously with no determined resolution.

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    14. All the kids are cute. The more recent pics of Israel and Sam were cute. Israel did squint but many kids do in pics

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    15. I agree, Spurgeon and Henry look way too happier and healthier than Israel and Sam. They look like real happy kids, playing with their little cars and trains. While Israel makes his own birthday cake, made to recite Bible and stand in one place while doing that, and just behaves too mature for being just 3.

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  11. He looks so nice. I think he wil be a big Brother soon.

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  12. I hope jessa and Ben enjoy these 2 childeren and are not in a rush to get as many as possible. She has said before that 2 is so hard for her. And she have to do the house alone top.

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    1. It is a lot of work lol. Maybe they've decided to wait til lil Henry gets older

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  13. They should adopt a little girl.

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    1. Why? Maybe they don’t want anymore children.

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    2. Perhaps having biological children is their priority.

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    3. Actually, Ben and Jessa have spoken multiple times about wanting to adopt children.

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    4. 5:15, they’ve said in the past they want to adopt some kids

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    5. They want to adopt so they must not take anymore pregnancies. And they can choose a girl.

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  14. Jessa and Ben have two of the cutest boys.

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  15. Oh gosh, so adorable. I was wondering when Henry was going to have curls like his brother!

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  16. All toddlers are referred to as a certain number of months. There is a huge difference between a 13 month old child and one even a couple of months older.

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  17. 2 year and 7 months birthday...? That sounds ridiculous. He is 2,5 years old.

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    1. I hope they don't celebrate a monthly "birthday" as the title seems to indicate. That would be a bit over the top IMO.

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    2. Jessa has never said anything about celebrating month birthdays, that’s just what was posted on the blog

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    3. Anon 10:38 I don't think they do. They just recognize the day with a pic :). I did the same.

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  18. Henry is so smiley and expressive and adorable!

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  19. Jessa + Ben U 2, make the most cutest kids, so get to making some more, lol, but I mean it too!!!!!!

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    1. Who are you to tell a couple you don’t know to “make more kids”? That’s such a weird thing to say.

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    2. Hey I meant in jestful way, OK!!!!!!!!

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    3. 2 is already hard for her. She should stop at 2.

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    4. 1:19, having two young kids very close in age is hard on everyone, that doesn’t mean she can’t ever have more kids.

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  20. Henry is a beautiful baby. He sure has grown and looks like Spurgeon. God Bless.
    Joan,Marion and Marion

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  21. I think it's high time that all negative comments about children and their looks should not be posted,even though some say "it's just my opinion," When it comes to kids, It's just plain Uncouth! Someday they will read those. If you are a parent,how would you feel to have the most precious part of you being ridiculed and torn apart? Just because some don't like the family doesn't make it right to be so cruel.So I ask very nicely...please refrain from the negative comments where children are concerned.Thankyou and have a blessed day ✝😇✝

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    1. If I were a parent, I wouldn't sell my kids' childhood to national TV, no matter how much money it meant. That's a comment about the parents' judgement, not the children.

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    2. I agree! Picking on little children is bullying

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    3. I'm not just talking about this family, I see it everywhere, it's not cool to talk negatively about any child on any site...ever!

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    4. I'm not just talking about this family, I see it everywhere, it's not cool to talk negatively about any child on any site...ever!

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    5. Anon 3:18. I agree with you. That's one of my issues with the Duggars. They have TV crews filming the birth of their children, the children are seen in magazines, on national TV, etc. I don't think it's in the best interest of children to do that.

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    6. 3:18, to sell it would mean it was being taken. If anything them being on tv will give them more opportunities to do fun things that they wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford.

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    7. They choose to be on tv with their childeren. This is part of it.

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    8. Having an opinion is not bullying. They get money to be on tv.

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    9. 1:19, saying a child looks “too pale” when that’s just their skin tone is bullying not “having an opinion” And someone getting paid money for being on tv doesn’t mean you get a free pass to be a jerk.

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    10. I think some people on this board need to look up the definition of "bullying." It means "abuse and mistreatment of someone vulnerable by someone stronger, more powerful." That's not what's going on during the discussions on this blog. Nobody is forcing kids to do anything or trying to physically boss them around. "Bullying" has become such a buzz word lately, and it's being used whenever someone disagrees with an opinion here. In that sense, when you call someone a bully here, aren't you also guilty of bullying? Or at least name-calling, which is not supposed to be allowed.

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    11. Posts are like emails- without voice inflection or body language, they're easily misunderstood. I thinkthe vast number of posters are genuinely concerned about Izzy when they see pictures of him looking pale, wan, repeatedly squinting, or with facial swelling from allergies. I believe they're posting out of concern, not bullying. I read here regularly and get the sense that this little guy is dearly loved and when readers see pics of him like that, they're compelled to try and help by asking questions, offering advice, etc.

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    12. I agree5.05! An opinion is not bullying. And it is part of a tv show.

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    13. The children did not choose to be on TV,so sorry they are not fair game just because the parents put them on social media and TV, ect...Just like many many other people do...It is still wrong to put down a childs appearance in any light...Most of us can read between the lines and can tell when you post an opinion and try to pass it off as concern and its really a poke.

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    14. 8:50, 5:03 saying “Israel and Sam seem unhappy, pale, and malnourished” was rude, uncalled for, and untrue. The boys are pale because of their ETHNICITY! Their builds match their parents, Israel has allergies which is why he has puffy eyes, and the squinting is probably because of the puffy eyes OR he could just squint when he smiles just like many other kids do. People making rude comments are doing so in a way that is mean spirited and rude, not out of concern.

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    15. ITA, natalia. The Seewald and Dillard children are all too young to make any informed choice to be on TV. I actually don't even buy the "they're asking for it by being on TV" excuse for nastiness, even when directed at the adults, but definitely not for innocent children.

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    16. Knowing the way society is these days (not to mention the whole social media feeding frenzy), there's no way I'd expose my child or teen to everyone else's opinion...much less having them living out every phase from toddler tantrum to "first love" and birthing babies (along with their mistakes) on television for any sum of money. It's detrimental to the child/teen/young adult/young parent to have an ever present audience-they cannot step off their property without being expected to be "on". There is pressure, whether it's in the form of "we need to be a good witness for the Lord" or the unspoken pressure of having your parents counsel other parents on how to raise children "for the Lord". The children feel the pressure from their parents and their culture, even though they may never admit it to anyone else. There's also the constant fear of not measuring up and the stress of "performing" no matter how they actually feel. Who does that to their children??? That's not loving your children. Like it or not, they've put their children out there for public consumption, knowing society is often cutting and ugly. The children had no real choice in the matter.

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    17. Anon 11:27 You are absolutely right. A good example of what you are saying is Josh and Anna's situation. They along with their children will carry the scars of public opinion the rest of their lives. Had what happened to them happened to a couple who wasn't living their lives on tv, they would have had a chance to heal and to shield ,their children from it all. But now they are in hiding pretty much. Nothing is worth having to be scrutinized like they will forever be.

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  22. Adorable little guy!!!

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  23. So cute! I like seeing pictures of this next generation and look forward to the Kendra's and Jinger's! I am glad this blog is here to see pictures of the younger generation. I can't stand the show so this allows me to see the next generation and of course the young ones from the older generation such as sweet Jenny and Jordyn.

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  24. No matter what Ben and Jessa have said in the past, they have the prerogative to change their minds. They are under no obligation to update us on their reproductive planning. In addition, conceiving easily for the first two doesn't mean you will continue to do so...and that is assuming they still wish to glow their original plan. They OWE us nothing. They can choose to share or not as they wish.

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