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Originally posted 03/12/2013 01:30PM
The Duggar clan is shrinking – by over 50 pounds.
Jim Bob Duggar, 47, and his oldest son Josh, 25, of TLC's 19 Kids & Counting airing on Tuesday nights at 9, are in a fierce weight-loss challenge with each other.
"I got back from Asia and looked at myself on camera and realized something had to change," says Josh.
Married to Anna, 24, and looking forward to the addition of the couple's third child this summer, Josh says he was at 238 lbs. and not feeling healthy. In October, he started to cut back and make healthier choices – and began to see the weight drop.
Originally posted 03/11/2013 09:15AM
The pitter-patter of little feet may sound more like a stampede at a Duggar get-together – and this summer the volume is due to increase.
The famously fertile family of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting have another baby on the way. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's oldest child, Josh, and his wife, Anna, tell PEOPLE they are expecting their third child.
They are already parents to daughter Mackynzie, 3, and son Michael, 21 months.
"It is very exciting," says Josh, 25. "It's fun for Michael and Mackynzie being so close in age and this baby will be, too. We feel very blessed and happy."
Originally posted 02/21/2013 12:50PM
Kids, we're not in Arkansas anymore.
One of America's most populous family, the Duggars, visit the world's most populous country, China, as part of a longer trip to Asia captured in a three-episode special coming to TLC in March.
Getting 25 Duggars and their 40 suitcases to the airport is a struggle all its own. But then they tour Japan and China, where the familiar logistical challenges are compounded by the cultural differences.
Originally posted 12/18/2011 11:30AM
Even grief is exceptional in the Duggar family, as there are so many children to console. Michelle Duggar, who miscarried her 20th child this week, says she is comforting the little ones – and being comforted herself by her older kids and her husband.
Michelle says Jackson, 7, asked about his baby sister Jubilee Shalom, and she soothed him and explained the loss.
"I told him there is going to be a day when we are going to be together again," she says. "As the days go on, I know we will have time to talk through all this. I have been trying to hold my composure and do what I needed to do, and then be able to grieve."
Originally posted 12/09/2011 12:00PM
During a routine check-up Thursday, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar received the heart-wrenching news that their 20th child no longer had a heartbeat and Michelle's pregnancy had ended.
"Our doctor said it was wise to let this miscarriage happen naturally," says Michelle, 45, who is resting at home. "And so that is what we are going to do."
The reality television stars of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting are parents to children Joshua, 23 (who is married to Anna, 23 and has two children, Mackynzie, 2 and Michael, 4 months), twins Jana and John-David, 21; Jill, 20; Jessa, 19; Jinger, 17; Joseph, 16; Josiah, 15; Joy-Anna, 14; twins Jedidiah and Jeremiah, 12; Jason, 11; James, 10; Justin, 8; Jackson, 7; Johanna, 6; Jennifer, 4; and Jordyn, 3, and weathered youngest daughter, Josie's premature birth on Dec. 10, 2009.
Originally posted 11/08/2011 08:10AM
Originally posted 06/16/2011 10:50AM
Originally posted 06/16/2011 08:30AM
The Duggar family just got even bigger – it's a boy for Josh and Anna!
Josh, 23 – the eldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar – and his wife welcomed a new addition on Wednesday, four days earlier than expected, a source confirms to PEOPLE. The couple are not ready to release the name publicly yet, but they are staying with the "M" theme.
Weighing in at 8 lbs., 5 oz., he joins big sister MacKynzie, 20 months. And he'll have plenty of doting relatives with 18 aunts and uncles – Jim Bob and Michelle's children – whose lives are documented on TLC's 19 Kids and Counting.
Originally posted 06/07/2011 01:35PM
Originally posted 03/14/2011 09:45AM
Three months from now, the super-sized Duggar family will add another … boy!
Josh Duggar, 23 – the eldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle – and his wife Anna, 22, are expecting their second child on June 19 to join older sister Mackynzie, 17 months.
The couple chose an unconventional method for learning the gender of the child – they had Michelle tell them.
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