Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Duggar #8 Turns 22

Today is Josiah Duggar's 22nd birthday! It has been a big year for him, as he and Lauren have gone from friends to married couple.

To provide for his wife of two months, Josiah flips cars, works in the family real estate business, and does construction. His middle name is Matthew, and on last night's episode, we learned that he has the same middle name as Lauren's six-month-old brother, Duke--pictured below with Gideon Forsyth. According to Dwain Swanson, the name decision was partly because of Josiah.











Photos courtesy duggarfamily.com, TLC/DCL, Joy and Austin Forsyth, Josiah Duggar

57 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to Josiah. Next month they'll announce that they're pregnant.

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    1. What make you assume that? Lauren is only 19, so hopefully they are waiting.

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    2. Maybe they will wait and continue to get to know each other for a bit.

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    3. Well, if they don't use birth control it's not going to take long. Young people are very fertile.

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    4. 11:31- Controlling pregnancy isn't what the Duggars do. They are adamant about leaving everything up to God, so birth control is out of the question.

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    5. Well they are Duggars, so it’s not shocking that people are expecting a pregnancy announcent soon. I will be surprised if the Duchess of Sussex announces a pregnancy before Lauren.

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  3. Happy 22nd, Josiah! A merry heart does good like a medicine; never lose your humor! Blessed wishes. ❤

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  4. Waiting for baby announcements

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  5. I've heard of flipping houses but not flipping cars. Does he have a real estate license?

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    1. buy old car repair it and resell for profit flupping cars

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    2. Flipping cars means you buy cars at auction and sell them to the customers who trust a used car salesman.

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    3. They have to at least repair it and make sure it works

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  6. TIME 2:10PM tUES 8/28/18
    hAPPY B DAY J.

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  7. Happy birthday!! When is the pregnancy announcement.

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    1. There is none yet! She is only 19! Maybe there will be an "I'm going to college !" announcement instead.

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    2. Probably mid September if they run true to form.

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    3. @7:35

      Most colleges start in late-August or early-September. Mid-September would be too late for this semester, unless she is talking about next semester, which starts in January.

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    4. She's not going back to college. She said so in that video. So she had 2 years of nursing for...???

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    5. Anon at 735PM: You mean "true to form" like Josh and Anna, who didn't conceive their first child for 4 months after the wedding? Same for Jessa and Ben. And of course Jinger and Jeremy didn't for almost a whole year.

      Yes, the last two Duggar couples (Austin/Joy and Joe/Kendra) had honeymoon babies and I think Jill/Derick also got pregnant in the first few weeks of their marriage.

      But that is NOT a guarantee that Josiah and Lauren will. Or that they will conceive a baby that survives, what if they lose one to miscarriage? (That happened to at least one of Josh and Anna's pregnancies, too.)

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    6. I've known many 16 yr olds who are not Duggars who got themselves pregnant and (gasp!) They weren't married!!! If Lauren is pregnant, great :)

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    7. 6:45 - That's a good point that the couple's wants doesn't always match reality. The Bates family with Erin and Whitney's losses as well as Michael's ongoing infertility are sadly good examples of this. Josh and Anna wanted a honeymoon baby. On the episode where they announced their pregnancy with McKenzie, Anna said she had taken multiple tests and was frustrated that they hadn't conceived earlier. Josh had to look at the positive test first because she was in tears after previous ones were negative. So while it took them longer than Jill, Joy, Joseph, it wasn't for lack of trying.

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  8. Happy Birthday Josiah I hope you have a wonderful birthday :)

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  9. Hope he has a wonderful day! Thank you for telling us what he does for a living, as in general we don't know what most of the family do.

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    1. Since the "family businesses" (car lot, real estate and renovations) didn't support the family BEFORE TLC and speaking engagements in the style in which they now live I think pretending it does is somewhat dishonest on the part of the Duggars. You just have to look at how they lived at the beginning of their TV show and how they live NOW.

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    2. 7:34 They had younger children when they first started the show. I am sure the show has given them the funds to buy more properties plus the kids have gotten older and can help with the upkeep of multiple properties.

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    3. Jim owns a few businesses...such ignorant people here...smh

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  10. Happy birthday to the one and only SIAH - may all your dreams come true.

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  11. Happy 22nd Birthday Josiah Matthew! Hope you've had a great day. Enjoy. Natasha B.

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  12. Happy 22nd birthday Josiah. Hope you had a great day🎈 Natasha B.

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  13. Happy 22nd Birthday Josiah Matthew! Hope you've had a great day. Enjoy. Natasha B.

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  14. what do the other kids do support themselves? like derrick. Why does Josiah not hold a job outside this family? we already know everyone in this family is a preacher, or a real estate person or a car flipper? were do they live?

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    1. They all work in the "family business" and since it didn't support them very well prior to them hooking up with TLC, I'm not exactly sure how it supports the numerous additions to the family.

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  15. Wishing you a day of happiness and a year of blessings. God Bless.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSIAH
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

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  16. Why must everyone assume there will be a pregnancy announcement soon ? Just because most of the Duggars have had babies within a year of marriage doesn't mean to say this couple will. Whether they want to wait or it just doesn't happen it doesn't seem appropriate to assume a baby announcement will be imminent. Have a happy birthday Josiah & enjoy your special day with our overly new wife & whatever is in the future for you in the next year, good luck to you with it.

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    1. Perhaps if the Duggars believed in using BC people would not assume they will get pregnant right away. Apparently Jeremy insisted on waiting a while but none of the others have. Their sole purpose in getting married seems to be having babies.

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    2. I have never heard Jeremy say he insisted on waiting. And Ginger is a part of that decision. A big part.And if all 19 of them want to marry and have children then that is nobody else's concern

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    3. I think it's great that they are letting God decide when to have children and how many to have. More people should let God dictate in their lives.

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    4. I agree with what your saying anon 10.57, but I just mean not every young person is super fertile so it seems slightly inappropriate to assume a pregnancy announcement will be made soon. Having worked as a midwife for many years (some of those in a fertility clinic) I have seen too many very young woman who have trouble conceiving due to PCOS or other conditions & whose families are constantly asking when they are going to start a family, these poor young woman then feel even worse that they cannot conceive as they know their family members are waiting with bated breath for an announcement. I simply feel we shouldn't go on about early pregnancy announcements just incase one day one of the Duggars falls into this bracket (just because they have all gotten pregnant easily so far does not mean to say they will never have a family member with a fertility problem). If happy news comes along then great, if not let's lay off the speculation & maybe the pressure a young couple feels under.

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    5. Birth control has been known to have side effects. Cancer for one. You can actually do the duty without getting pregnant you know... It's called math

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  17. Happy Birthday to Josiah! hope for many more to you.

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  18. I wish you the happiest of birthdays, Josiah! Have a wonderful day with your beautiful wife and your wonderful family!

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  19. He has grown up so much since Jackson was born... HAPPY BELATED JOSIAH!

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  20. Happy Birthday Josiah!

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  21. I love seeing Si with the little kids He seems so comfortable and easy with them. <3Melt.

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  22. It was interesting to see Josiah acquire the "Duggar male" hairline in the photos. You'd think at least one of them would miss out on that, but so far it hasn't happened.

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    1. I don’t think Jeremiah has it. He doesn’t really look like his brothers

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    2. Scalp massage, Borage seed oil, and Saw Palmetto can have an effect on male pattern baldness but most men are told there is nothing they can do about it. It is possibly a sensitive subject, and since they may read this post, it's kind of rude that you said it. It would be like saying your whole family is fat, why didn't you miss out on that, Honey?

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  23. Why does anyone care when they have children? It's nobody's business at all.

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    1. Ummm.... the whole premise of the Duggar shows have been about having more kids- you know, 19 Kids and Counting, Counting On. Without their large numbers, they would not be on TV. They also advertise their aversion to birth control. It stands to reason that people will make assumptions about pregnancies. They're even used as teasers for new episodes.

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    2. Well people care because they announced to the world loud and clear that they don’t believe in birth control and that they leave any children up to God. Also, having babies is what they are known for and all they ever do.

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    3. It is not ALL they ever do. People still don't need to be so nosey.

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  24. Happy birthday josiah. You have grown to be a handsome and mature young man. And i love your sense of humor.

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