Monday, April 22, 2019

Duggar Cousin is Expecting!

Amy and Dillon with the Duggar family at their wedding

In honor of the new life in Christ that Christians celebrate on Easter, Duggar cousin Amy Duggar (now Amy King) has just announced that she is pregnant! She and husband Dillon King, who married on September 6th, 2015, are due in October 2019, just weeks after their four-year anniversary. They say they are both absolutely thrilled to enter this new season of life. The announcement was made via PEOPLE Magazine.

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

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  1. Congrats!! To the the both of you!!

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  2. That's good news. I hope her store is doing well.

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  3. So happy for you both. You will be wonderful parents. God bless ypu.

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  4. Yesterday, Jason Duggar turned 19 years old.

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  5. Their relationship seemed volatile. I hope and pray they are on solid ground now?

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  6. Did they really have all the marriage problems they claimed to have when they went on that marriage reality show? Or was that just for the cameras? Because if they're bringing children into a troubled marriage...

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    1. I wondered if it was fake, too, but if it is real, this baby won't fix their problems, and if it's that volatile, their children will suffer.

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    2. And yet they seem to have been working on their marriage and waited till starting a family. The other Duggars do not even wait to see if their marriages will be troubled or not.

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    3. Anonymous 10:11 I agree. There's a reason relationship experts recommend waiting a year or two before starting a family. I have to wonder just how happy their marriage s are.

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    4. If people waited to see if their marriages would be troubled, no one would ever choose to have kids. How will they ever know for certain all their problems are over? They can't.

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    5. A lot of couples are perfectly happy when there are just two of them but often devorced couples admit that the marriage began having difficulties when they had children because they argued about how to bring them up and not helping as much as they should, the Duggars(apart from Amy) make sure that doesn't happen because when they are courting they quiz the partner about all those important things and that's why they decide to marry them, because they know they are at the same level and the marriage doesn't risk ending in divorce, I think they would only divorce if their partner became violent, which I think that would be very unlikely as they marry people from decent families.

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    6. It wasn't about her marriage. It was the abuse she suffered from her father. Their marriage was fine

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    7. @12:43. You can have certitude that the couple are mature enough to work out their problems and that they respect and support each other. By waiting, the couple has had time to forge a relationship, as a couple. They have spent time getting use to living together, before they have to focus their energies on a child.

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    8. 6:00- You are making a huge assumption that couples who don't "court" like the Duggars are at more risk for divorce because they haven't talked to each other about important issues, like childrearing, before they were married. Also, I've known supposedly Christian families who raised children who had profound problems. A few of these parents were actually members of the clergy. A cousin of mine was quite violent and his marriage ended in divorce because of the abuse. His father was a Lutheran pastor. BTW, Josh Duggar has had significant problems, despite being raised in a decent family.

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    9. @6:42 No, there were supposedly marriage issues too, if you can believe that TV show. The old communication issue and such. (Personal "such.") It wasn't all about her father.

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    10. @1:54 Sorry. Good to know. Miscommunication can be a strain on marriage. Hopefully its all figured out and was not over exaggerated for cameras.

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  7. Congratulations Amy and Dillon on your baby news, prayers for a easy pregnancy...Jane

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  8. Congrats Amy!!

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  9. I'm so happy for you. That's wonderful news.

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  10. Congratulations!!!!!

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  11. Congratulations! Well she is not like her cousins having a baby in first year of marriage. Good for her to wait four years in marriage to have her first child. I bet she will have only two or three children.

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    1. Good for those who DO choose to have a baby in their first year of marriage too!

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    2. Why would someone wait years into their marriage before having kids? God instituted marriage for the purposes of having children and helping the spouses get to heaven. If a person doesn't want to have kids, then they have no business getting married -- seems to me.

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    3. @9:09- It's all a matter of opinion. Personally, I don't think having a baby right out of the starting gate is ideal. Sure, couples can do fine. However, I think taking some time to adjust to married life and get to know your new husband or wife without the added stress of pregnancy and children right away is a good thing. There's no rush. Kids are game-changer and present a whole new dynamic.

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    4. People get married because they make a commitment to their partner and to God to love and cherish one another. This partnership and commitment does not have to include children. Many couples don't want kids, either at all or at the moment because of whatever is going on in their lives. Couples shouldn't be deprived of getting to spend their lives together when they want to make that commitment to each other just because their plans don't involve children.

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    5. @12:40 - I was married two years ago. I am not pregnant and have no children. I married my husband because we wanted to get married and share our lives together. We may possibly have children in the future. My religious views don't seem to be identical to yours, which is fine with me. A better question for you to ponder is why you feel other people need to share your personal life views and choices.

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    6. 12:40 I know a lot of people who wait to have kids, or have none at all, for lots of good reasons. Not everyone shares your dogmatic Biblical beliefs about marriage and kids, fortunately. Who knew?

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    7. Yes, kids are very definitely a game changer but as one who had our first baby due 10 1/2 months after our wedding (and totally planned for) to going 7 years before we managed a living baby, (with 4 losses) I tend to believe that having a baby born within the first year of marriage is actually less of an adjustment as opposed to 7 years of just being the 2 of you and then having to adjust to having a baby! Our babies were very much wanted and loved when they did come, and like I mentioned the first one being due that soon after our wedding was totally what we wanted! But imagine being used to having 7 years of being able to do whatever you wanted, going out for a meal, going on trips, having sex without being interrupted (or worried baby will notice! Lol 😂) or even being able to enjoy a meal together period (because baby always is hungry right when you wanna sit down to eat) was actually a huge adjustment!!! So I strongly believe having a baby before you’ve had a chance to get too used to being the 2 of you would be a lot easier!

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    8. anon12:40; Do you really believe that people have no business getting married if kids aren't part of the equation? I've never heard anyone say such a thing! No one shouldn't be punished because they may not want to have children. What do you expect such couples to do, remain single and celibate the rest of their lives? Or would you prefer they simply cohabitate without benefit of a marriage license?

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    9. I think saying that only couples who want children should get married is harmful to couples experiencing infertility, as well as to the couples who choose to not have children. Even if it's not the intent, the message being sent is that marriages without children are less valuable or legitimate, and that's not only inaccurate, but can truly hurt those dealing with infertility and miscarriage.

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    10. 12:40PM Why would anyone care whether or not other couples decide to wait to have kids, or not have them at all? It's none of your business-seems to me. If your church is preaching such doctrine, that marriage is only for people who intend to have children, they are sadly misguided. I guess it's little wonder that organized religion is losing members, if that's what is being taught.

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    11. How being married help a spouse get to heaven? What about single people?? The Bible says that Jesus came to earth to die for the sins of the world, and that who ever believes on him will have everlasting life. Nothing there about marriage.

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    12. 12:40- that is a selfish and rude perception on those that don’t have children. You don’t know their life. I’m 43 and a recent retired dual military Veteran couple married for 19 years and children weren’t in our dynamic at the time due to the many deployments and being geographically separated. Now in middle age while I am stable I would love the opportunity to have a natural child I find it’s not possible. If I were able it’s not without risk.

      So many children are neglected each year for a multitude of reasons and from all SES e.g. from all walks of life. Earth’s resources are finite and having kids, as you state, because you are married needs a bit updating.

      I wish you well, but realize not everyone wants, are able to or can support children. Freedom of choice is a good thing. Please respect others’ perspective.

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    13. 12:40 It seems to me that it's a good thing you're not in charge of making marriage or family planning decisions for other people. I find your point of view quite disturbing. And no, I do not take everything in the Bible literally or as the irrefutable word of God, so you can forgo quoting scripture.

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    14. @12:40 Marriage is for companionship; it is NOT only for having children and helping spouses get into heaven. And it is none of your business to judge any couple who decides not to have children. It is THEIR lives, not yours.

      In your thinking, those who cannot have children, for whatever reasons, should spend their lives alone.

      Actually, I applaud those who have made the conscious decision to remain childless. Why? Because they thought about the ramifications and took a responsible decision, for themselves, instead of just letting "God decide".

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    15. @12:40, that is one of the most insensitive things I have ever read. God didn’t create marriage just for baby making. I think it is a couple’s choice if and when to have kids. Are you actually saying women over 40 or who have medical conditions that prevent them giving birth should not bother getting married? Marriage is about love and connection. It’s wonderful when that love can raise children, but a marriage does not need to produce children to be valid.

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    16. Sara- I became a mother through adoption after six years of infertility. I don't recall having any more problems adjusting than any other parent I knew at the time. Sure, lack of sleep is a biggie. However, my husband and I were so looking forward to being parents that all the things you mentioned- not being able to do whatever whenever you want- really didn't seem that important. I just remember thinking that they were going to grow up so fast that I had to appeciate every moment with them, even the most mundane. I was right, they did grow up fast! Now we're back to just us two again!

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    17. 12:40 sounds Quiverful...

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    18. It’s selfish to not have children if you are able...you’re only looking out for the big ME. And what “I” can get out of life. 12:40: WAY TO GO!!!

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    19. 12:40 PM -- Does the Bible say that God instituted marriage for the purpose of "helping the spouses get to heaven" ? I've never heard that before. I've read that we're supposed to be equally yoked, but that if you're married to a non-Christian, then let your life be a testimony to that person.

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    20. I don't like that term "yoked." People are not oxen. A marriage it not a yoke around your neck.

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    21. @4:08 Selfish not to have children just because you're physically able?? What if you seriously doubt you or your spouse would know how to be a good parent, or you have a job that takes you out of town all the time, or you're in the military and constantly deployed? There are a lot of reasons not to have children, even if able. It's smart to recognize the reasons before you bring innocent children into the situation. The "ME" part comes along to fill in your life without children. Nothing wrong with that. A person should do things to feel whole, with or without children.

      If you're concerned about the population possibly disappearing because you didn't reproduce, don't worry - the Duggars and others are working on that.

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    22. I disagree that it's selfish to choose to not have children even if you're able. Of course, able means different things. Physically able is what people usually mean, but there's also financial ability, or mental ability, or time to care for a child due to a job. People may have other callings in life that make having children not work and that does not make them selfish. Missionaries, social workers, doctors, or others may choose not to have children to focus on serving others, and that is not selfish. I'm not having biological children, but instead fostering. God calls people to serve others in different ways.

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    23. anon@4:08; Well, you're free to believe that. I disagree, however. Having children doesn't make you unselfish. In fact, I know quite a few very selfish people who have them. They use their own kids as a way to validate themselves and as bragging rights for their children's accomplishments. In the extreme, you have the Turpin family who horribly abused their kids. I also know some very giving and unselfish childless people, who devote time and energy towards making a difference in this crazy world. So, no. Your claim that having kids is unselfish is not based on anything credible or logical.

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    24. 10:11 -- The word "yoked" is from the Bible. It's a metaphor that refers to a couple being equally matched in their devotion to Christ. It has nothing to do with people being oxen. And I can tell you firsthand that it's best for a Christian to marry another Christian.

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  12. Congratulations to Amy & Dillon!!

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  13. Congratulations to them ---- they surely will be busy what with the boutique business and soon a baby!

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  14. Did u forget that Jason turned 19 on the 21st....

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  15. I Hope their marriage isn't as volatile as it was, or else this child and any future children they have will suffer the consequences.

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    1. Perhaps they've resolved their problems. People do you know.

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  16. Hi Ellie!
    I hope you had a wonderful Easter.
    You forgot to post about Jason's birthday (which was Easter sunday).

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  17. Dear Amy and Dillon, It would be nice to see the gender reveal and birth on TLC. Congratulations! Keep us updated. Natasha B.

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    1. Natasha B, they aren't on Counting On, so I'm not sure why you would think that they are going to be on TV???

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    2. Amy is not like her cousins. I don't think she's into having a TV crew hanging around constantly.

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    3. He/she said "it would be nice." Amy's been on TV before on at least 2 shows, so it's not a stretch.

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    4. I am personally tired of gender reveals and birth episodes. I can't even remember who s baby belongs to what mother at this point. I think the topics of the show should be about other things besides weddings, honeymoons, gender reveals, births. We see enough of that stuff in our own lives so it's tiresome watching it over and over again on a reality show.

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  18. Congratulations to Amy and Dillon!!!

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  19. Congratulations,sorry if it seems rude,but if she can hardly wait why did she wait so long to start trying,they did say on people they had been trying since recently in December,all right then,I suppose there were things they wanted to do before starting a family,but three years seems a lot.

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    1. Maybe she waited because she was going to be a country singer and then a TV star and then a clothing store owner. Wasn't she also showing her remodeling & redecorating online? She probably heard the biological clock ticking.

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    2. Jim Bob and Michelle themselves waited over three years to have Josh. Some people just want to have some more time for themselves, or are waiting to be more financially stable.

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    3. It’s abit rude to ask someone you don’t know why they didn’t try sooner.. she said in an interviews two years ago if she doesn’t get pregnant she’ll get another cat as a joke and she didn’t get pregnant so I’m guessing they have been trying for longer. Not everyone gets pregnant the first year or try..

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    4. Three years seems a lot for what?

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    5. 8:41- Maybe they were simply saving up money. Waiting three years is no big deal. Having kids right off the bat if you can’t afford them is a big deal.

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    6. Three years dose not seem to be a long time to wait to start a family. The couple were being responsible. They delayed starting a family until they felt they were ready, both emotionally and financially.

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    7. We don't know why they waited, and quite frankly, it is not our business. Couples do not get pregnant right off the bat for a variety of reasons, and it is not up to us to judge. Speaking from personal experience, it can be heartbreaking to continually be asked about when you are going to have a baby, when a lot of times it is out of your control. I am happy for them both!! Congratulations!!

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    8. @ 9:43 If you visit the people website you will read that the couple told" people "in December that babies are coming because they have been practicing,his way of saying trying so why had'nt he said that years ago if they had been trying then,they said it in December because they wanted people to know that they had started trying,just like my friend told me they were trying and she conceived a month later,it would be a coincidence if a couple is trying for years and don't tell anyone and then when they tell others they fall pregnant a month later,people would find it hard to believe it because they would have said years earlier if they had been expecting to get pregnant then,in fact if the Kings had been trying since they were married they would have said we've been trying for three years somethings wrong we have to get checked,you know like Michael and Brandon Keilen told us,instead they said the babies are coming because we're trying now, its only logical,and IMO she should'nt have said I can harldly wait when they decided to wait three years,and I would'nt say it to them personally as I don't offend people but a post where people comment about what their opinion is about what they read

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    9. Good Gravy, you'all complain when one of the Duggar girls doesn't wait at all, and now someone 'waits too long??' what business is it of yours when people decide to have children? I don't see it as any of our business at all. Or as my mother once said 'when someone says they are getting married or having a baby, the ONLY words out of your mouth should be CONGRATULATIONS.

      Congratulations, Amy and DH.

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    10. My parents waited 6 years before they were ready to have children. 42 years later they are still going strong. In fact my mother yelled at me for being pregnant 5 months into my marriage,as she wanted us to be experience life as a twosome for longer. Everyone is different and you need to respect that because clearly you don't.

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    11. Again, it is not our business how they decide to "announce" they are trying for a baby or how they "announce" they are expecting. Every couple is different. If they were have trouble conceiving, that is very personal and they may not have wanted to share with the world. Bringing a life into this world is a very special event, and everyone handles it differently. Saying that you want say what you posted to their face is quite offensive. It is easy to berate and belittle when behind a screen "anonymous", but there are some things in this world we shouldn't question, we should celebrate, like bring a little life into this world.

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  20. Congratulations!!!!

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  21. Congrats Amy! I'm trying to have a baby right now. As long as I get pregnant in the next couple of months (this is our second trying), our baby will come right after our 4 year wedding anniversary too (which happens to be our 6 year first date anniversary as well). Heck, if I get pregnant this month, the baby could very well come on our 4th/6th anniversary!

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  22. Time 12:41PM Tues 4/23/19
    Congrats Dillon & AMY KING

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  23. All the best to them.

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  24. How’s Amy’s boutique doing?

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  25. Congratulations.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

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  26. Congrats to Amy and Dillon. Are they going to announce the gender before its born?

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    1. I think yes, unless they get their own show or join counting on,then they won't, they will have to keep us in suspence and generate curiosity to keep the ratings up, tlc's orders.

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  27. Congratulations!!!!!

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  28. Congrats Amy, this Will be Grandma Mary 15th great-grandchild

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  29. I'm happy for them, but also a little concerned, because I don't think they have a very strong marriage and neither one of them seems mature at times. I hope they didn't think having a baby would fix their marriage.

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    1. I think they waited until their marriage WAS more strong before they decided to have a baby.

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  30. I'm not a fan of her husband but a child is a blessing. congrats!

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  31. did you do a post for Jason's birthday. I haven't seen one

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    1. Never mind,it's understandable Ellie's so busy with a baby and house to keep clean,she will probably post photos of birthday celebration and if not it's OK we get the occasional photos of the Duggar boys anyway.

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    2. They didn't.

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    3. I didn't see anything about his birthday. Maybe a story will turn up soon.

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    4. Who's Jason? lol

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    5. Is he one of the boys possibly courting a daughter of their builder?

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    6. @Anonymous - Jason is one of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's 19 children - this blog is about them although it is not run by the Duggars. He is right behind their 2nd set of twins, Jedidiah and Jeremiah and right before James.

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  32. How many people start a new business when they're actively trying to get pregnant? Too many irons in the fire, as they say.

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    1. Pregnancy doesn’t have to stop women from doing anything they want to do. Your comment is sexist and that attitude is why women still earn less than men in the work place.

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  33. If you ask me, Amy always gave TMI in an effort to get attention and to get noticed among her cousins. The People article is no exception. Why is a Duggar cousin being pregnant news anyway? She's not their only cousin.

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