Wednesday, November 09, 2011

The Duggars are Expecting Their 20th Child


Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, of the reality show 19 Kids and Counting, are expecting their 20th child. The couple announced the pregnancy on TODAY. Michelle is three and a half months along at 45-years of age.

"We are so excited...I was not thinking that God would give us another one, and we are just so grateful," Michelle said before the show.

Michelle's last pregnancy was fraught with problems such as preeclampsia and baby Josie was born prematurely. Her current pregnancy has been without issue so far and she cites being in great shape due to working out five or six days a week on her new elliptical. "I'm really in better shape than I've been in 20 years," she shared.

The couple revealed their news to their other 19 children in a comical way. They lined then up for a family photo and Jim Bob said: "Smile -- Mom's going to have another baby!" Michelle recalls: "Their mouths dropped. They all looked at me to see if he was joking." The Duggar children range in age from 23 months to 23 years and all their names begin with the letter "j". There is Joshua, Jana, John-David, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah, Jennifer, Jordyn-Grace, and Josie.

See the video of their announcement above - it's incredible to see so many well-behaved children in one room!

20 kids and counting! Michelle Duggar announces she's pregnant again [Today]