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Michelle Duggar Resting at Home, Plans to Name Child | Jim Bob Duggar, Michelle Duggar

Michelle Duggar Resting at Home, Plans to Name Child

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.

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Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar: 'We're Expecting Again!'

Originally posted 11/08/2011 08:10AM



They're going for an even 20!

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, stars of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, are expecting their 20th child this spring.

"We are so excited," says Michelle, 45, who is now about three-and-a-half months into her pregnancy and due in April. "I feel good. I am past the sickness stage now."

The Tontitown, Ark., couple, who 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, weathered the medical emergency of their youngest daughter, Josie's birth on Dec. 10, 2009

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Duggars Welcome First Grandson on TV Special

Originally posted 06/16/2011 10:50AM



Hours before she welcomed her baby boy into the world Wednesday, Anna Duggar was feeling a rather distinct emotion.

"I'm feeling like I'm in labor," Duggar, 22, already a mother to Mackynzie, 20 months, says in 19 Kids: First Grandson, a special airing Sunday (8 p.m. ET) on TLC. "I'm excited, and I'm really looking forward to holding our son in my arms."

In a sneak peek of the TV special, husband Josh Duggar, 23 – the eldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar – comforts his wife as she sits in a birthing pool in labor at their Tontitown, Ark., home. Michelle and daughter Jill, whose lives play out on TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, were also on-hand to assist Anna.

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Duggar Family Shows Off Healthy Baby Josie

Originally posted 06/07/2011 01:35PM



The Duggar brood – including their newest addition, baby Josie – filled every inch of the Today Show set Tuesday morning, with only good news to report on their exceptionally large family.

America watched the Duggars, whose lives play out publicly on the TLC series 19 Kids and Counting, endure scary times after their youngest, Josie – now 1 year and 5 months – was born premature at just 25 weeks.

"Looking at Josie today you would never know that she only weighed 22 ounces at birth," said Lauer of the healthy baby girl, who contentedly sipped a bottle on air.

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Duggar Family Helps Rescue Tornado Survivors

Duggar Family Helps Rescue Tornado Survivors

Originally posted 05/24/2011 03:15PM

Proving that there is strength – and safety – in numbers, nine members of the expansive Duggar family aided rescue efforts in the devastated Joplin, Mo., after a massive tornado struck the town Sunday night.

"This is the greatest tragedy our area has seen in a long time," Josh Duggar tells PEOPLE. "One of the first people I met, he was looking for his aunt and I jumped out and gave him a flashlight and we searched through his entire house. A neighbor thought she'd gotten away safely, and I gave him my flashlight to keep looking."

Added Josh: "That was just a small glimpse of what was happening everywhere. You can’t prepare for something this bad."

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Josh and Anna Duggar Expecting a Boy This Summer

UpdatePosted 03/14/2011 01:45PM

Josh and Anna Duggar Expecting a Boy This Summer

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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Another Duggar Baby Is On The Way

Another Duggar Baby Is On The Way

Originally posted 11/11/2010 08:20AM

Another day, another Duggar: Come next summer, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will double their number of grandchildren.

Josh Duggar, the eldest Duggar offspring in the reality-show family on TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, and his wife, Anna, 22, will welcome their second child in June 2011.

"It was awesome to get the news," says Josh, also 22. He and Anna already have a daughter, Mackynzie, who turned a year old on Oct. 8.

"I showed Josh the positive pregnancy test on Mackynzie's birthday," says Anna. "It was fun to announce it to everyone on that already happy day."

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Michelle Duggar Spends Mother's Day in the Hospital

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Michelle Duggar Spends Mother's Day in the Hospital

Originally posted 05/09/2010 03:00PM

Mother's Day is filled with bittersweet feelings for mother-of-19 Michelle Duggar, as she sits in the neonatal intensive care unit of Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock with preemie Josie Brooklyn.

"This Mother's Day is definitely going to be different because we'll be at the hospital," she tells PEOPLE. "This is the first time I've been in the hospital on Mother's Day."

Josie was born on Dec. 10 at a gestational age of 25 weeks, weighing just 1 lb. 6 oz., after Michelle's preeclampsia (pregnancy-related high blood pressure) put both their lives at risk.

"She reached the 6 lb. mark today," says Michelle excitedly, adding that doctors continue to run tests to determine when Josie will be released. "We're going to have a six pounder party."

Meanwhile, husband Jim Bob and the 17 other kids at home are scrambling to get ready for Mother's Day themselves.

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Duggar Boys Save Little Girl's Life

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Duggar Boys Save Little Girl's Life

Originally posted 02/03/2010 04:05PM

It was a clear Thursday afternoon when Josh Duggar, the first of 19 children born to Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, looked out at the highway in Springdale, Ark., and watched in horror as three cars crashed.

"I went out to see what I could do," says Josh, 21, whose family is featured on TLC's 19 Kids and Counting reality show. "That's when I saw the little girl."

Six-year-old Maddye Plascensia was brought by her grandmother from the wreck into Josh's nearby used car dealership.

Josh immediately called 911 and kept the dispatcher informed as his brother, John, 20, did CPR on the unresponsive child. Both young men have experience as volunteer firefighters in their hometown of Tontitown, Ark.

"Having a daughter of my own, I felt such a connection there," says Josh, who is parent to 3-month-old Mackynzie with his wife, Anna, 21. "I was glad to have had some trauma training."

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Duggar Family Welcomes First Grandchild | Anna Duggar, Joshua Duggar

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Duggar Family Welcomes First Grandchild

Originally posted 10/09/2009 08:35AM

There's doting – and then there's Duggar doting.

Mackynzie Renée Duggar is in for an avalanche of family attention: She's not only the first grandchild in the reality TV clan, but she already has 17 aunts and uncles, plus one more on the way, since her grandparents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are expecting their 19th child in the spring.

Mackynzie was born at the home of her parents, Joshua and Anna, with a midwife and doula attending the birth. "Josh was excited to participate in the birth as well," says a family friend. "They are both so happy."

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