Thursday, April 1, 2021

Baby Bella Update

 
Josiah Duggar, Lauren Duggar, Bella Duggar
 
Lauren Duggar: "I think it's obvious who she resembles." 

Josiah Duggar: "Many times you say to me, 'I feel like I'm raising a baby Josiah.'"

Bella Duggar is one year old, and she is becoming a very lively and talkative little girl. Her first sentence was "I love you." To watch Josiah and Lauren share a video update, visit the link below. Sadly, the video does not include any live shots of Bella, but it is still fun to watch. 

Josiah and Lauren Duggar: Baby Bella Update

If you enjoy this blog, be sure to visit Ellie's other blogs (NashvilleWife.com and BatesFamilyBlog.com). 

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

73 comments:

  1. Time 6:34PM Thurs 4/1/21
    Before I make this comment I want
    To say congrats to Dan dillard &
    Wife Deena for being parents for
    The 2nd time got a newborn son
    Name Brady. Jax their son who
    Is 2 now a big brother. Congrats
    To them.

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    1. This blog is about the Duggar family.

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    2. why are we talking about Derricks brother here. This is a Duggar Blog.

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    3. Thanks! I hadn't heard. It is nice to stay up with the whole Duggar family.

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    4. If you read this blog long, you will find Neddy to be a sweet gal with special needs. It’s kind that she wanted to share this extra information with us!

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    5. Thanks for sharing! Didn't know they had a another kid! So happy for them :)

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    6. @11:56,
      I have been reading this blog for awhile and based on her comments she does not seem like a sweet gal.

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    7. @ 3:42 thank you for saying exactly what I was thinking. You are 100% correct.

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    8. 3:32, Neddy is very protective of the Duggars, which is what you may perceive as "not sweet."

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    9. Neddy shares a lot of her opinions online about a lot of shows.

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    10. The Duggars can and do look out for themselves without fan protection.

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    11. Josiah, Lauren - Bella is beautiful! Ive told you 2 before, my fave 3. So, at Jeds wedding you might be preggers - congrats. Take care of eachother, communicate. Love yall! - pattyC.

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  2. Time 6:37PM Thurs 4/1/21
    Thanks for the this update
    Ellie & Lily
    ❤❤❤❤❤πŸ¦„πŸ¦„πŸŒˆπŸŒˆπŸŒˆπŸŒˆπŸŒˆπŸŒˆπŸŒˆπŸ§Έ

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    1. Lily doesn't even do the blogs anymore, so why are you thanking her?

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    2. Time 7:03PM Mon 4/5/21.
      I didn't know.

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  3. It is really lovely to see a happy smiley photo of your family. I hope this find you well and enjoying this season of life. Take care and many blessing to your little one.

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  4. When he gets "home from work" - what work does he do?

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    1. He works at the "family business".

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    2. You make it sound like it’s shocking that he’s working! The Duggar’s aren’t lazy or irresponsible people! (Just because they are on reality TV)

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    3. It's all so vague. What family business?

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    4. The family seems to have many businesses : being on tv, real estate, house flipping, car dealership, public speaking at churches and events, influencing online, and maybe more we don't know about.

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    5. Other than maybe house flipping or car dealing, none of that is full-time work. You can have gaps between flips and there can be days when the car lot has no customers. It's not like they live in the middle of a bustling big city with lots of demand for flipped houses and used cars.

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    6. Why is this always asked on nearly every blog? You all make it sound like it would be a miracle if any of the Duggars had jobs. Several of them are real estate agents, some flip houses or work construction, some are in the auto business, JD does some police work last I saw, oh and then most of them are on a reality TV show. I'm sure we don't get the full picture of how they make their income, but I think this question by bloggers should be given a bit of a rest. And from the looks of Josiah and Lauren's home, they don't look to be hurting much for money.

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    7. 6:03, it's not "vague." Watch the shows and you'll see the different ways they make money. They haven't made it a secret.

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    8. Not vague? I've watched every episode of the old show and the new one and I couldn't tell you exactly what any of the boys do for a living or how often they do it. None of their "trades" seem to add up to their given lifestyles. There was a long time when nobody knew what Ben was doing. The car lots seemed to come and go. Kids got real estate licenses but never worked in a real estate office. Kids got pilots' licenses but were rarely off flying. They all made LLC's but those businesses never produced anything visible. What happened to the vacation RV park plans? Jana supposedly purchased an old tattoo parlor to renovate but that was the last we heard of it. Jinger and Jeremy's business went on hiatus almost immediately after it began but is sort of back again and they're....decorating store-bought cookies with store-bought icing? This is happening both on the show and off, in the Duggars' own reports. How is that not vague?

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    9. Not the Duggars, but some people who are on public assistance keep their part time, cash work nebulous.

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    10. How about a list of all the Duggars and spouses and what they do for a living?

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  5. Ellie why are you sad that there were no live shots of Bella when you do not want to show pictures of your son on your blog.

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    1. I know, right?? That's exactly what I was thinking. Jill

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    2. Agree. It’s pretty clear that Josiah and Lauren don’t want to show many pictures of Bella. Same with Jinger and Jeremy not showing pictures of their daughters anymore. There are many dangers to showing your kids’ lives so publicly so I completely understand. The least we could do as fans is respect their choices.

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    3. The Duggars already put themselves out there. Ellie can make that decision for her child.

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    4. Good question!

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    5. If I wouldn't expose my child to the public K sure wouldn't expose your child either, even if you wanted me to.

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    6. Just a thought...she was trying to stop the negative comments that were bound to show up here about no live shots. She was repaid for blocking by negative Nancy's deciding to criticize her.

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  6. AWE!!!! What a cute photo of Josiah, Lauren and Bella.

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  7. Josiah and Lauren, I agree Bella looks like her daddy. She is very pretty. I hope to see all of you on counting on. NatashΓ  b

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  8. I applaud the recent obvious choices Duggars have made to keep their babies and young children out the the social media limelight. I am sure they had reasons to come to this decision. It was fun to see the healthy dynamics between Josiah and Lauren in this short video clip.

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    1. Not the reason you think,because if they wanted to keep her out of the limelight they would have dropped out of the show,what difference does it make reality show or social media, anyway nobody knows where they live so they are safe enough.

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    2. Hopefully there weren't threats or some other serious reason.

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    3. I assume you are not speaking for Joy, Jessa and Jill, all of whom have very active YouTube channels?

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  9. The video doesn't play for me, but she definitely looks like a Duggar! I wonder how they're doing these days.

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  10. It’s a good thing that they are spending time and getting to know their child instead of having baby after baby after baby.

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    1. You have no idea what they are doing. Could be that they have been trying and trying to have another but having trouble getting pregnant again. You just never know and seems pointless to speculate.

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    2. I wouldn't say anything about that. For all we know she's miscarried or not able to conceive again. I find it a pretty personal thing that I wouldn't want people discussing.

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    3. You can still spend time with your child and get to know them when you have a second child, especially if you are a SAHM. Having a second child doesn't magically make it impossible to see, hear, or interact with the first child. You can actually interact with your first child while you're taking care of a baby. It's perfectly possible.

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    4. 8:12,
      I agree but nothings beats one-on-one time.

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    5. 3:39, you CAN have one-on-one time when you have more than one child. You just need to be intentional.

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    6. Why can't we just wait for an announcement inatead of speculating they are or are glad they are not. We do not know any circumstances that would be any reason behind either. They may be spacing babies out by choice or they could be trying and not conceiving or not being able to carry the pregnancy. So please lets not speculate it can be hard for those who can't carry those precious babies. Sometimes we say we are alright just to try not to be too emotional or show pain and will say what other people want to hear.

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    7. In some large families, one on one time with the kids is very deliberate. There is a schedule, and each child gets two hours a month, doing whatever they like with their parents. Like bowling, dining out, or just talking. And during the week, each child is calendared-in for 15 minutes. So, they make it work, and the kids are happy.

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    8. Funny, 7:38. I am a SAHM with five kids, and we homeschool. I have plenty of opportunities for one-on-one time.

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    9. @7:38 Parenting is not something you can get away with doing 2 hours a month or calendar-ing in for 15 minutes! Oh my.

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  11. Was anybody a little worried when Lauren said it was almost like raising Baby Josiah, Lauren here comes the pranks πŸ˜³πŸ˜³πŸŽŠπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ No for real I love their family so precious πŸ₯°

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  12. We didn't get to see Bella, but Josiah and Lauren look like they are enjoying life with baby Bella!

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  13. I am glad they seem happy. We had not heard from them in awhile. Maybe we will get some pictures of Bella in the near future. I thought that in some of the first pictures after she was born her eyes were definitely more like Lauren's. Babies change so quickly. I can see in some of the later pictures she has grown to resemble Josiah. When Joy-Anna's Gideon was born, he looked like a mini Austin. He still looks a lot like Austin, but I am also seeing more of Joy-Anna.

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  14. I wonder if they are trying for baby C. Kendra had Addison a wqeek before Bella, and she just had another baby! Lauren is behind. Also, Jessa had Ivy 6 months before Bella came, and she is expecting now too.

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    1. It's not a contest!

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    2. How many kids do you have anon 8:12? When are you having another one?

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    3. Actually, Jessa is winning.

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  15. Bella is adorable!!!

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  16. I love the picture of them. Lauren is such a beautiful young lady and they look very happy.

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  17. These photos are old and we've seen them before. This footage looks old too! She turned #1 in November so she didn't turn one recently. Maybe Lauren is trying to hide a pregnancy!

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    1. Maybe Lauren isn’t in any hurry to have another baby so soon after the first.

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    2. 3:11. Lauren isn't the one choosing the photos or running the blog.

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  18. A beautiful and happy family.

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  19. Nice to see an update on them! So happy they have a baby!

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  20. I am so annoyed by the comments talking about Lauren’s next baby. Maybe she is enjoying this “season of life” as a mom of one, or maybe they are trying for #2. It’s none of our business!! Also reminder that most people aren’t like Kendra and Michelle Duggar having a baby every year. Whether by choice or by chance, there is a reason why it’s surprising now a days to hear that someone has 5 kids, let alone double digits.

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    1. Seems like Lauren and Josiah are very smart and happy, having just one child.
      It may stay that way and they, as well as John and Abbie. may end up being the happiest and most prosperous of all the siblings.

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    2. So having more than one child is stupid? And having more children makes you unhappy? Hogwash.

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    3. Having or not having children does not make or guarantee happiness. If you aren’t a happy person before you have kids, don’t expect them to change that if they do come along. Work on your state of mind and happiness before you become a parent.

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    4. 8:57 I think he might have meant that having more than one baby eats into your finances and could make for the beginning of money difficulties and squabbles.

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    5. There is no need for more babies.

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  21. Bella is so adorable! She seems very happy and playful-like her Daddy...:) Good to see your family.

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