Gasp! Yes. That is not a mistake. They have made the announcement themselves. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are having ANOTHER baby. This will be baby number 20 for the (brave?) parents.
Here is their official announcement off of their site:
We are so grateful to God to announce I am pregnant with our 20th child and due in April 2012. After recently turning 45 and since it has been almost 2 years since Josie was born, we didn’t know if we would be able to have anymore. A lot of people have asked would we consider having more children after what we went through with Josie being born 3 & 1/2 months early due to pre-eclampsia. That experience was one of the scariest things we have ever walked through as a family. We thank God, and are grateful for the many prayers offered on Josie’s behalf. What a miracle she is, our little sunshine, she is doing wonderful!
We do not take for granted the wonderful blessings of life that God has bestowed upon us! Many years ago, Jim Bob & I gave this area of our lives to God, allowing Him to grant life as He saw fit.
Our whole family is so excited that God has blessed us with another child. Each one of our children are thankful to be here! Our goal is to teach & train them to love God and serve others.
May you seek God’s plan for your life as you realize how much He loves you! We love you too!
—Michelle & Jim Bob Duggar, 20 Kids & Counting!
Jesus said, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly!” -John 10:10
Jim and Michelle are already very proud parents of Joshua, 23 , 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 Josie, who is now 11 months old and very healthy.
Pretty much the entire planet doesn’t understand this kind of “thinking” or way of life. But you know what? This is a very happy, healthy, loving family. They aren’t freaks, they aren’t weird. They are just a really, really big family.
I hope that this pregnancy and delivery go smoothly and that this spring baby brings a whole new world of happiness to the sweet, growing family.