Monday, October 12, 2020

Kendra's 8th Sibling

When Joseph Duggar married Kendra Caldwell in September 2017, Kendra was the oldest of seven children. About five months after Joe and Kendra welcomed their son Garrett Duggar, Kendra's parents, Paul and Christina Caldwell, delivered their eighth child. 

As we posted in August, Kendra is expecting Baby #3 in February 2021. Her mom just announced that she is pregnant, as well. Baby #9 is due in May 2021. Congratulations to the Caldwells! Paul and Christina currently have five boys and three girls. 

And to add to the excitement, Lauren Caldwell (the second eldest) was just engaged to a guy named Titus. Congrats to the couple!

 
Hiking with Kendra's family
July 2019

Photo courtesy joeandkendra.com

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  1. Congratulations to the Caldwell’s!!! They’re my favorite of all the in-laws!!

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  2. Can we have the name and gender of this eighth sibling? You’ve got my curiosity going now! I’m sure they’ll be many more asking as well...

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    1. With it only due in May, I’m pretty sure that they don’t know yet. And besides it’s not the Caldwell’s that the blog is actually about so to have gotten this news is a bonus, doubt we’ll hear anything more, till perhaps when the baby is born

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    2. Isaiah n hes same as age as his uncle garrett alot ppls been know abt 8th child so lately

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    3. She’s only like two months along, that don’t know they gender yet, and they probably don’t have a name picked

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    4. the baby is due May 2021 so you have to wait a while

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    5. The baby is due in May 2021.

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    6. They just found out they are pregnant. They probably don’t know the name or gender yet

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    7. Cool your jets LOL! They only just announced it and probably don't even know yet or have one picked out!

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  3. What is the age spacing between the Caldwell kids? I’m surprised they only have nine kids

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    1. These two will be 2 and a half years apart. I think the rest have been 2 or 3 years apart each, so much more spaced out than the Duggar kids.

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    2. Kendra - august 1998
      Lauren- may 2000
      Micah - March 2004
      Nathan - born 2006 or 2007
      Timothy - may 2009
      Olivia - 2010 or 2011
      Jesiah- january 2015
      Isaiah - November 2018

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    3. What about Gracie?

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    4. 8:00 - Gracie is Olivia. Grace is her middle name

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    5. So the oldest boy is 16 now, then another one is 13-14, then 11, then girl who is 10, and two small kids, 5 and 2? With Kendra having 3 on her own and Lauren getting married, who will be helping Christina?

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    6. The rest of the kids can help, except the 2 year old. Boys can help as well as girls can.

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  4. Two pregnant ladies from two different households getting together in a pandemic.

    The news tonight reminded us that it's "small gatherings in household groups" that's the latest identified source of community spread. Actually, hospitals have been reminding us of this possibility since the summer.

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    1. That picture is from July 2019! Take it easy!

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    2. Thank you for saying what I was thinking. For people who claim to be pro-life, they are being awfully reckless.

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    3. If you are referring to the hiking photo, it was taken in 2019.

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    4. This a very old picture she was pregnant with their 2nd

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    5. If your comment is in reference to the picture, the caption underneath states that picture was in 2019.

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    6. Oh good grief!!!! They are family. If you think they haven’t been together in 7 months you are in denial. More folks are dying from seclusion and lack of human contact than are dying from COVID. I refuse to live in fear. Wash your hands and keep your distance (from folks outside your bubble) keep calm. Life goes on.

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    7. The caption says July 2019 ...

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    8. Stop spreading fear and misinformation. The facts and statistics do not support that, only the hype. Virus is getting weaker. 99.9% survival rate. Families need to see each other

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    9. The caption on the photo says it’s from July 2019.

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    10. If you are referring to the pic above I am pretty sure I remember seeing this before. Its not a recent visit.

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    11. Hey Stop, that is not true. At least 4% are still dying worldwide. Check the world stats.

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    12. @3:12 Show me the 200,000 or more people who have died of loneliness since the start of the year as you claim.

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    13. Good grief stop with the pearl-clutching. That photo is over 1 year old.

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    14. Guys, they have been traveling together this fall. OP is right.

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    15. They were all at the beach. Kendra's sister just got engaged there, and not to a Duggar.

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    16. Ben's sister had a wedding last weekend. I'm sure there were people there attending too. Being on the beach however is very healthy, sun, salt water, sand.

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    17. 5:19 - It's only healthy if you're marine life and stay on the beach or in the water the whole time. Otherwise, you'll be in a hotel and restaurants around other people. Not a good idea right now, and definitely not a good idea if you're pregnant.

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  5. Congratulations?

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    1. How old are the Caldwells?

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    2. Why does it matter?

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    3. Anon 11:33 - cool it! Maybe 2:56 is just curious.

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  7. So Kendra's baby, the niece or nephew, is going to be older than Christina's baby, the aunt or uncle. Let's wrap our heads around that for awhile.

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    1. Kendra’s 7th sibling Isaiah is younger than Garrett. This new sibling will be younger than 3 siblings. I find it weird tbh

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    2. That already happened. Kendra's son Garrett is older than her brother Isaiah.

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    3. I have an uncle younger than me. It happens.

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    4. It's not really that rare. My son is 2 years older than my sister. My sister and I are 22 years apart. My mother and I are 19 years apart... just a little more to wrap your head around lol

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    5. I suppose for big families it's normal even if it is strange for other people who normally ask the aunt or uncle to babysit their niece or nephew,lol,in fact Kendra's eldest Garreth will be almost three when this aunt or uncle will be born in May.

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    6. All three of Kendra's kids will be older than her little brother or sister!

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    7. My oldest son is 3 years older than my baby sister.

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    8. Garrett, Kendra's son, is older than his uncle Isaiah (Kendra's little brother) who was born several months after him. Mackynzie Duggar is 2 months older than her aunt Josie Duddar (both born in 2009, Kynzie in October and Josie in December). Things like this happen in large families.

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    9. I have a aunt almost two years younger than me so...?

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  8. That is so sweet, they can share advice, clothes, etc. I was also wondering does the 3 women in the picture all have knee braces on or is something else?

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    1. I think the "knee braces" are shorts to make it easier for hiking.

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    2. those are the leggings underneath their skirts.

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    3. I think they're all wearing black capri leggings under their skirts for modesty.

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    4. They are short leggings.

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    5. They tend to wear capri pants under skirts if they're doing activities where wearing a skirt isn't practical. More modesty coverage but still the look of a skirt.

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    6. Most likely leggings under their skirts.

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    7. I think it's a sort of legging because they're wearing sports skirts which are shorter than their usual clothes.

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    8. Looks like they are wearing leggings.

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    9. I believe they are wearing leggings.

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  9. I hope she has another girl but I'm excited for whatever Mrs. Caldwell is blessed with.❤❤❤

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  10. I find this weird. As John David once said on the show years ago, when your kids start having kids, maybe it’s time to stop.

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    1. Agreed. I feel kind of grossed out after reading this post.

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    2. I don't know that John actually said that, but I agree with the idea.

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    3. I sort of agree with this....I just think it would be hard to be a breast feeding grandma🀷

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    4. You guys realize that her mom is only 41 right?

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    5. If they don’t believe in birth control, it isn’t strange at all. It is perfectly normal to still be intimate as you age.... grandparents or not.

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    6. 9:34, why would it be hard? If her body is capable of pregnancy, it's capable of breastfeeding. Being a grandma is a completely different matter.

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    7. John David absolutely said you should stop having kids when your kids are having kids! Wise advice! You’ve had kids, you’ve enjoyed and raised them; it’s now time to love on your grandchildren. Aren’t these people all about the different “seasons” of life???

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  11. Didn’t she say on an episode that she was on a car accident when pregnant with Kendra that gave her subsequent difficult pregnancies? She seems like she was really struggling to walk on that episode. I don’t get why you would go through pregnancy so many times in her situation, it just seems risky.

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    1. I don’t think it raised the risk factor for her pregnancies, just made them more difficult. Women will go through quite a lot just to have a baby, look at women who go through IVF just for the chance.

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  12. Time 12:40AM Tues 10/13/20
    Congrats to the CadWells
    ❤❤❤πŸŒˆπŸ¦„❤πŸŒˆπŸ¦„

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  13. I do hope Kendra’s mum’s back holds up ok during her pregnancy & that all goes well for her. I think I would be anxious having another baby if I suffered with an injury as I believe Mrs Caldwell has done since before Kendra’s birth. My thoughts are with her & hope things are uneventful & she has an easy labour & delivery.

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  14. Kendra Give your body time to rest. Even the good Lord RESTS!

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  15. Congratulations to Kendra s parents! They look so young and handsome.

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  16. Seems Kendra is a lot more fertile than her mother who has babies every two to two and a half years,that's why she's ended up having nine,I presume this pregnancy will be her last,while Kendra could easily end up with double the amount of kids as she has them every year to year and a half,she seems to be as fertile as mom Michelle.

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    1. They were saying that during her first pregnancy (with Kendra), Kendra's mom was in a car accident and damaged her back, so her pregnancies are not very pleasant, like her back hurts or something. That's why maybe they tried to space kids out.

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    2. Fertile doesn't mean it's healthy for her body. Pregnancies should be spaced at least 18 months apart to give the body a chance to heal and replenish all that the previous pregnancy took from the mommy.
      Kendra doesn't breastfeed but Christina does seem to so that also help to space the pregnancy and let the body heal.

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    3. Kendra may slow down as she realizes how busy she is with three little ones!

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    4. How do you know Kendra doesn't breastfeed? There have been several pictures of her with nursing covers on. Why would she wear them? Fashion?

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    5. 4:16, it's not that she's never done it, it's that she's had struggles with it.

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    6. 4:16 - she said that her supply ran out when Garrett was very young.

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    7. That's not unusual, when you become pregnant... Your body needs the energie for the new baby, so the milkproduction will be less...

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    8. It's not "energie" that changes milk production when you get pregnant.

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    9. If it is true that Kendra’s mom’s accident makes for more difficult births then maybe it’s time for Kendra’s dad to step up and say, “No more. I don’t want any more. It’s time to enjoy our grandchildren,” for Kendra’s mom’s sake.

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  17. Love you all and enjoy your show! xoxo from South Carolina!

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  18. I have to wonder if these mega families would keep having kids if there wasn't the significant tax incentive for doing so. $2000 per child tax credit adds up. If their income is under a certain threshold, their tax liability is significantly reduced. They may pay no tax at all and get a hefty refund. Their defenders say at least they're not on the public dole, but in a big way they are. The rest of us who pay taxes are enabling them.

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    1. The Bates were on the dole. Gil Bates said so when he took one of the kids to the doctor and pulled out his Medicaid card for which he expressed gratitude. You’re welcome, Gil. I guess.

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    2. You dont get it for every child and you have to make a certain amount, so i dont really think your opinion is valid.

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    3. We have 8 children because we love them not because of a tax credit!!!

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    4. Actually, it is homeschoolers who are subsidizing the public school crowd.

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    5. This is not the same as being on the dole. First of all the tax credit for children just recently increased under Trump and I am a tax professional and the child tax credit helps everyone in particular lower and middle income parents. This is not the same as being on public assistance as the tax laws continuously change and you need taxable income to get the credit. You have to work to get that taxable income and if the government wants to give working families a tax benefit these families more than give back their share in the communities with the extra they have to buy.

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    6. Clearly you don’t know much about child tax credits. It’s $2000 the year they’re born and $1000 every year after until a certain age. And there is a max amount of children you can get it for. Not to mention, they’re paying taxes and out of pocket expenses for their big families vs small families that use assistance, don’t pay taxes, and get credits.

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    7. Wow....I hope no one out there is having children just to get a tax break.

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    8. Omgoodness $2K tax credit is laughable! You can not raise a child in $2K a year so why would anyone suggest it’s why they have children?
      The child tax credit provides a credit of up to $2,000 per child under age 17 (so stops at 16) If the credit exceeds taxes owed, families may receive up to $1,400 per child as a refund. There is also a $500 provision for college students
      Hardly a reason to have 19
      Children. They cost FAR more than a measly $2K tax credit hahaha

      Curious how is tax payers are supporting them? They work. They pay their bills They pay taxes. They serve in their communities.
      I believe they have children as they are convicted by their beliefs. I respect their right to chose as they see fit.

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    9. @8:10 Clearly, you are not informed about the more recent child tax credit rules. How long they will stay in place in anyone's guess, but currently you can claim $2,000 per year per qualifying dependent child under the age of 17 if AGI is under $400,000 for married couples filing jointly. So, if you have 5 qualifying kids in 2020, that's 10K off your tax liability.

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    10. @4:35 Funny, the Duggars have always made a point of emphasizing how little money they spend- you know, buy used and save the difference?! I doubt they're contributing a great deal to the economy, other than the paper plate and disposable diaper industries.

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    11. 8:12, they don't buy food or toiletries or gasoline used.

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    12. The homeschoolers are no longer subsidizing the public schools. The home schools can now apply for School Choice voucher money. Thank you Betsy De Vos.

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  19. Is this a coincidence? Or is there something else going on? Kendra a baby, mother a baby.

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    1. Good grief! Her mother is still of child bearing age. If neither couple is using birth control, then it’s not surprising that they would both be pregnant! Getting pregnant is not some grand conspiracy!

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  20. Congratulations to them! I know several families who have had babies when their oldest were young adults.

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  21. WHAT? Congrats!!!

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  22. Like mother like daughter

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  23. I don’t know why; but there’s just something unsettling when a mother and her daughter are pregnant not just once, but twice at the same time.

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    1. I totally agree!

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    2. It means that they let their daughter get married way to young... She was only a kid, when she married Joe... And Joe still looks like a boy that's overwhelmed by everything...

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  24. IMHO Caldwell news doesn't belong on a Duggar blog.

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    1. Time 10:02PM Thurs 10/15/20
      Who says it doesnt it? You
      Ellie & Lily runs the blog they
      Post Bates news to just Duggar news
      On the Bates blog. How dare u say
      Caldwell s news dont belong on the
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  25. Kendra's parents look so young!Wow! Baby number9!Congratulations!!

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  26. Lily/ellie,
    Could you keep us updated with kendras mom? Maybe even let us know about a gender reveal? I also would like to know their kids ages/names.

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  27. Kendra's mom and dad look to be in their late thirties, so still young. They did start slowly having kids, in more than 20 years they had 7 kids, and now in 2-3 years they will have had 2 more. On one hand, Joe and Kendra's kids and her parents' kids will grow up like cousins and be great playmates. On the other hand though, her mom and dad can't just enjoy their new grandchild, because they're tending to a new little one of their own. It's not the same grandparent/grandchild dynamic.

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    1. They’re in their early 40s

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    2. Mrs. Caldwell is 41 years old.

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    3. So they should forego the joy and fulfillment of having their own children so that they can be the type of grandparents that make you comfortable? The instant Kendra had a baby her mother should have thrown on a housecoat and spent the rest of her life doing nothing but baking cookies?

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    4. Yes, grandmas wear housecoats snd bake cookies! That’s it!

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  28. Congratulations Paul and Christina Caldwell on your 9th child. I hope it's a girl.
    Congratulations Joseph and Kendra, hoping to hear the announcement, gender reveal and birth on counting on. With so many pregnancies and other announcements I hope tlc has 2 seasons of counting on per year. We really can't wait for season 12. Hopefully we won't have to wait forever to hear when it will be aired. Natasha b.

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    1. I hope it's a girl too but I know they will be happy with another boy.

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  29. Congrats to the Caldwells! God bless!

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  30. Are they honestly leaving this “ up to God” ? because a woman in her forties getting pregnant without trying is not common.

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    1. I think Kendra's Mom is in her late 30's. Plus, you can get pregnant in your early 40's (to my surprise) without "trying" with extra help from doctors.

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    2. that is not true at all

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    3. It is much more than you seem to thin, especially if the woman has already had kids and is not on birth control ! My husband's grandmother even had a surprise pregnancy at 47 (me mother-in-law :), for her 6th kid !!! She had her 5th at 40 years old !

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    4. (It is such more *common* than you think - sorry for the typos)

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    5. Oh good grief. Being in your 40s doesn't mean you're dead!

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    6. My mom was 38 when I was born. I was the first of four which were each born between 1 year to 1 1/2 years apart, two after age 40. All naturally conceived and born.

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  31. I am surprised baby # 3 has no gender yet?

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    1. Yes, I am anxiously awaiting that news also!

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    2. Of course baby #3 has a gender.

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  32. wow that's amazing! That's gotta be a little awkward to be having children with your children lol. I hope Joe and Kendra announce the gender of theirs soon.

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  33. I agree with John David. I think when your children start having children, it’s time for you to stop. It’s not a “cute” coincidence and just seems awkward to me. As one poster said, “ It changes the grandparent/grandchild dynamics.” Especially considering Mrs. Caldwell’s physical problems, she needs to focus on the children she has and especially enjoy and embrace.the grandchildren. She will be so blessed to have many to love.

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    1. I agree, that a mom and daughter being pregnant at the same time changes the dynamic between grandparents/ grandchildren as well as uncles aunties/ nieces nephews

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    2. It's pretty pathetic that you find it awkward for two married women of child-bearing age having children at the same time "awkward" just because one happens to be the other one's mother. So if a woman who had a child at 20 then becomes a grandmother at 34 because of a teen pregnancy, she should not even consider having another child? She needs to fade away into only being a grandmother? Absurd.

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    3. She needs to do what she wants to do. Really? Who do you think you are to tell her how many children she should have? I don’t understand people! Why do you think your opinion should matter to people that don’t know you? You can love a lot of people at the same time... your own children and your grandchildren!

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  34. Now Kendra is pregnant at the same time as her mother and in 20 years she will be pregnant at the same time as her daughter.

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    1. with how things are going I won’t be surprised if Kendra mom, Kendra and Addison are pregnant together.

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  35. Congrats to both couples. Sounds like when Anna and Michelle were pregnant together in 2009 (the first and last time that ever happened in that family) with both girls (Mackenzie and Josie). The niece was 2 months older than the aunt. How fun that Kendra and her mom are pregnant together again.πŸ™‚πŸ‘❤

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  36. So cool! I know that Kendra has sister Lauren who just turned 20. So there are 5 younger brothers and another sister? And now a new baby is coming. What age are the younger siblings? Are they closer in age to Kendra and Lauren or like much younger?

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  37. When I was having babies we felt that we had to stop at two. My husband had a good job and insurance, eye and dental included. My husband would say we can't afford to cloth and educate anymore. Wish someone had told me they were cheaper by the dozen. These mega families prove it is possible.

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    1. These mega TV families certainly paint a rosy picture, but I'd wager that it's not all a walk in the park. Not everyone is cut out to have a big family or have any kids at all. Nothing wrong with that.

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    2. Agree 9:24- I’d love to be a fly on the wall of these mega family Christian homes!!!

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  38. Off the top of my head I can think of 5 women that I personally know who had babies in their 40s, one was 50, that were naturally conceived.

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    1. I actually know quite a few. I feel like women who were never on hormonal bc and who continued to have kids without taking a big break seem to get pregnant easily in their forties

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    2. I heard a Christian couple from a church had twins, naturally conceived, when the lady was 53. They had prayed for years. Remember Sara and Abraham in the Bible. God is the Author and Creator of life.

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  39. Does it really matter.... they are not Duggar’s ... this is a Duggar blog.

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    1. Kendra is a Duggar. Her family is connected to her. Therefore information about her getting a new sibling is Duggar news. It's astounding to have to explain that to an adult.

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    2. Kendra's a Duggar now, so...

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  40. I have a question that I bet some of you can answer. I am 60 years old and live in the Southeast and have known lots of folks over the years (thousands of students as a public school teacher). I don't know anyone who has large families like this. Where I live, 5 children would be very unusual. My question is this: is the thinking behind having lots of children that each child will be a person who can spread the gospel of Christ?

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    1. That's likely part of it, but they are of the belief that using contraception is somehow defying God's will and that he should decide how many children they have.

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    2. Yes, that is why a lot of Christians decide to have many kids, so that the population of Christians will grow. To each their own, but I do hope these parents are able to provide for so many kids. I’ve heard of several big families that have financial troubles, even the Duggars lived in a tiny house before the show and didn’t seem to be doing well.

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    3. I don't know anyone these days who has more than 2 or 3 kids. My in-laws had 7 but where I came from (lots of Catholic families, pre-Pill) having 4 or more kids was possible. But the kids were never expected to spread a gospel and weren't born for that reason. One of the 7 converted to Judaism and several are atheist. It's the Quiverful movement that encourages those big fundamentalist Christian families. It does seem as if they're out to populate the world single-handedly, and of course all vote alike.

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    4. We have 5. We're not Catholic nor Quiverfull. We just love kids.

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    5. My own personal belief, and the belief of other members of my faith, is that having children is a commandment given by Heavenly Father. We believe that our spirits existed before we were born, and will still exist after we die. Every spirit needs an opportunity to come to earth. We don’t believe it is to make more babies that believe like we do. What you choose to believe is a personal choice. The decision to have another child is often prayed about. My parents have 7 children, but two of my siblings only have 1. Because we all live in an imperfect world with imperfect people (myself included), we will unfortunately always be judged harshly by someone one way or the other. It is important that we know the decisions we have made are the right ones for us... not the right ones for someone else.

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    6. 7:52- It sounds like you believe in reincarnation, no?

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    7. @7:52 That doesn't make sense. If a spirit wants to come to Earth, if doesn't need a mega family to do that. Its chance will come sometime, somewhere, and it's not up to families to decide. And from what I understand, many spirits choose not to come here or to come back here because it's toil and trouble here versus paradise there.

      I also don't understand how, with your belief system, why we should mourn miscarriages if the spirit comes anyway. Any kind of grief becomes self-centered if you think of it that way.

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    8. I am from India and not aChristian, but am studying about it before I get married to a wonderful Christian man who brought me to the US. My question is: If a spirit comes here and is miscarried, does that still count as having come here? I have not heard about this “spirits waiting to come here” thing. Is this really true or is it made up and then preached to weak (I can’t think of the right word) people?

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    9. To the woman from India, the best (and only) way to know truth is to study the Bible. There are religions that call themselves Christian, but they believe many things the Bible doesn't teach. There are many teachings that develop because people pick a few verse and take them out of context, and I believe this is one of them. When my husband was first learning about Christianity,b he was so overwhelmed v by the different doctrines that he decided he was going to start in Genesis and keep reading through the Bible and form his beliefs based only on that. The best advice I can give you is to study the Word of God and don't embrace any belief that can't be backed up biblically. :)

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  41. Kendras mom looks so young! She’s probably healthy and in good shape to have babies. I think if the parents can provide for their children without government assistance, then who cares if they keep having children. Atleast they are raising their kids with values and morals to be productive people in this world. I’d be more concerned about single mothers that keep popping out babies and don’t have a father in their lives.

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    1. How are the duggars and Caldwell’s productive? All they do is work for the family business and pop out babies who will do the same. It would be great if they raised some doctors, lawyers, engineers, dentists, dieticians etc. You know jobs that actually help people.

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    2. You realize that a lot of women provide and a lot of men don’t? People don’t need to have a father in their lives to live a good life.

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    3. Anom11:01- yes, I do know women provide, my step daughter is a single parent because the father who was her husband left and pays no child support, and she has a good job that provides. But it is important to have a father in your life.

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    4. @11:01-a good father certainly helps for children to have a good life!

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    5. No, but fathers and mothers bring different things to a child's life, the way God intended it to be.

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    6. 10:19, Kendra's dad is a pastor. You know, a job that actually helps people. I believe he works another job too.

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    7. “Productive” is relative. I agree that productive people help others. Raise a teacher, nurse, real police officer, doctor and etc. They have 19 kids at least one of them should have a real job

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    8. Having a "real" job means dealing with people who don't share your religious beliefs, taking orders from them, and possibly having a female boss. The Duggars won't do that. Nor will they join the military and work for the country and the freedoms they claim to love so much. They leave that up to someone else to deal with (my family and many like mine).

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    9. I'm not sure that "productive" is the right words here. So far their oldest daughter Kendra got married at 19 and is on her 3rd child, so like yeah, she is productive in producing babies. But she lives in a house that her husband's father gave them, and her husband is a used car dealer. It's all nice, but she could study to become professional, a doctor for example. Now their second daughter is marrying similar guy, and most probably in 2021 the Caldwells will have another grandbaby, after Lauren gets married. It's all not helping society to develop, just having babies.

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    10. @4:26- do you happen to know what is other job he holds?

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  42. Why does everyone think kendras mom is too old, people now wait till their 40’s to have kids now. I’m 41, and I know people my age who are just starting their families, and I have 3 adult children and 3 grandchildren! I’m like yep, I’m done! I’m just enjoying the grand children when I want my baby fix! I like my freedom!

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  43. WOW 2 times pregnant together!!!!! That's sooo amazing, I hope U 2 will take good care of yourself, put your feet up, and I love U 16!!!!!!!!

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  44. If any of the Duggars would get ill with the virus, I don't think they'd share that news. They wouldn't want that negative publicity to possibly impact their image or their show. Kind of like if you had an important upcoming event and you needed public approval and you needed to look strong, you could take a 3-day weekend in a private location then appear to come back good as new, as if you'd beaten some sort of virus. Either way works.

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    1. You mean like a 3 day stay at a hospital being pumped full of drugs not available to the general public?

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    2. Interesting. We'll never have any proof that he really had it. Now he can go around saying how healthy he is and how he doesn't need to wear a mask because he's immune (even though there's no proof that everyone becomes immune for any useful length of time). Interesting!

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    3. I take offense at the snide political comments being made here. I pray that everyone gets well, stays well, and continues to live a great life, no matter their beliefs or politics.

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    4. 3:48 -- I agree with you. It's disheartening that people use any opportunity to bring divisive politics into the discussion. This forum used to be a nice break from the hard news.

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  45. People are cracking me up with these comments about Mrs. Caldwell “only” having 9 kids. That’s 1 child every 2.5 years. Do the math.

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  46. Guess we can stop speculating about Kendra's sister Lauren and a Duggar boy. She's now off the market and there's probably a disappointed Duggar boy somewhere.

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  47. Caldwell family has a lot of news lately. 3rd grandchild by Kendra, their own 9th child coming in May, and now their second daughter Lauren is engaged!

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  48. Congrats! To Mrs. Caldwell Kendra and Addison!

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    1. I hope this blog is still going when Addison and Kendra host their joint gender reveals for their babies.

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  49. I like the Caldwell family. They seem so happy and healthy. I pray God's continued blessing on them.

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  50. I love U Kendra!!!!!!!!!!1 U are a great person!!!!!!

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  51. I think by the time my children started giving me grandbabies- I would say it's time to stop producing and enjoy them instead!

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