Josh and Anna Are Expecting a Girl

The Duggar grandchild- it's a girl! Exclusive Video here:Duggar grandchild-video

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54 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great they created another breeding machine!

AmyKB said...

here's the ultrasounds on the TLC website: http://tlc.discovery.com/tv/18-kids-and-counting/slideshows/anna-duggar-ultrasound-photos.html

cassandrau said...

Anonymous said...
Great they created another breeding machine

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They said on the Today Show they would be happy with just two or three, so that's good :)

Stacers said...

I just saw the ultrasounds from the link AmyKB posted, and I must say I'm shocked. The reason for that is because the photos show an arrow pointing directly at the baby's privates with "It's a Girl!" typed on the left side of it. For a family who prides themselves on modesty, I don't think showing your unborn daughter's private area on the Internet (where it will stay forever), is the best way of maintaining that ideal. It would be a fine picture to keep in her baby book,but that should'nt have been posted.They could've used a face pic or body pic.

And another point,since it states the baby's a girl on the pic(that was taken on June 10th), why are Josh & Anna surprised and why fly to NY for the reveal. For ratings probably! I'm sure they knew. I didn't watch them on the Today Show so I don't know what all they mentioned about not knowing.

Anonymous said...

Josh and Anna have just exploited their unborn daughter for a free trip to NY, at least so it seems to me.

It's absolutely all about ratings and I can't really see that much of a difference between the Duggar and the Gosselin families when it comes to exploitation.


The Duggars really seem to think any private family matter needs to be all over tv - some things should be private and that's all there is to it.


Josh and Jim Bob as heads of the family have gone way too far for a dollar. I realize the Duggars have other income other than the show but still they've sure become attached to making more and more money and taking more and more things such as this trip to NY which I'd bet they didn't pay a cent for and Michelle and Jim Bob's trip to SF before the last baby was born

Anonymous said...

It would have been funny if they photoshopped a wholesome wear swimsuit on the fetus on the ultrasound.

But yeah. I agree. No need to put that on the internet. When this child is born, will they post a naked picture of her on the internet? Doubtful. Is there really a difference between the privacy of a fetus and the privacy of a baby?

Jinger Rocks said...

It would have been funny if they photoshopped a wholesome wear swimsuit on the fetus on the ultrasound.
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Super clever, anonymous!

Dallas said...

Wow. They are definitely now just as bad about exploiting their kids as the Gosselins. The ultrasounds made completely public, with an arrow pointing to the unborn baby girl's vulva?

Just....no. Not cool, not modest, not classy.

SuzanneDeAZ said...

How sweet it is.

so SICK of Josh said...

I didn't see the ultrasoun picture you are all talking about, but I DID just see the segment from the Today Show where they get to cut the cake and find out the baby's sex. Meredith asks who is going to cut the cake, and Josh just says "me!". It looked to me like Anna was trying to reach for the knife and maybe SHE wanted to cut the cake. But no. It's ALL about Josh! Anna even showed him where to cut, but no, he cuts a triangle (WTF?) down the corner. I don't know why, but that just really irked me. Let Anna cut the freakin cake. Let Anna do SOMETHING besides me submissive to you, Josh!

Anonymous said...

Josh and Anna are "Quiverfull" types, just like their parents. They won't have two or three children, if she is fertile like Michelle, but another litter of kids just like the Duggars.

I hate how submissive Anna is to Josh. She acts like a baby who can't make her own decisions. And to imagine that this CHILD is having a CHILD? Frightening!

cassandrau said...

so SICK of Josh said...
I didn't see the ultrasoun picture you are all talking about, but I DID just see the segment from the Today Show where they get to cut the cake and find out the baby's sex. Meredith asks who is going to cut the cake, and Josh just says "me!". It looked to me like Anna was trying to reach for the knife and maybe SHE wanted to cut the cake. But no. It's ALL about Josh! Anna even showed him where to cut, but no, he cuts a triangle (WTF?) down the corner. I don't know why, but that just really irked me. Let Anna cut the freakin cake. Let Anna do SOMETHING besides me submissive to you, Josh!

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ITA!!!!!! Also during the interview, Meredith asked something to the effect of, "Are you excited?" and Anna started to say something and Josh blurted out, "WE'RE VERY EXCITED!" And, when asked if they wanted a big family like their parents, who answered? Josh. I'm sick of it. As a woman who does speak her mind, this really gets to me. And it really, really, really bothers me.

Anonymous said...

Just out of curiosity - where did "Baby M" come from? Did I miss something where they said they are going to name all their kids with the letter "M"??

samcarter said...

ARGGGHHHHH. Josh irritates me to no end. I think the only reason Anna ended up marrying him was she was never allowed to talk to him alone, so she didn't find out just how supremely annoying and condescending he is.

And I agree about the ultrasound---I didn't even put those U/S shots in my kids' scrapbooks, because I didn't want them to be embarassed later. Lovely how they showed the money shot on the Internet. This is exploitation to the max: this child isn't even BORN yet, can't even say anything (at least the Gosselin kids are old enough to SAY something) and her image, her for-all-intents-and-purposes naked image, is plastered on the Internet.

Memo to Josh: Good move, bonehead.

Anonymous said...

Dont see how you can even compare the Gosselins to the Duggars... What ignorance. Perhaps the contract the Duggar family signed entitles the Today Show to the 'exclusive' announcement. Me .. I really dont care because to me all reality is overkill.. enough already. I wish the young Duggar family good luck and a healthy baby. I dont judge them but then I dont agree with them either.

samcarter said...

Anonymous 10:45--

The Duggars will end up like the Gosselins if they aren't careful. Once upon a time they did a yearly special, just like other famiies of multiples (the Dilleys, Macaugheys). Then they decided to jump on the TLC gravy train and film their children every week of their lives.

Overexposure in the media, especially at a young age, leads to problems. Ask most child stars.

I think the Duggars, if they stepped back from the media, could escape the problems the Gosselins are having....but it doesn't seem like they're planning to step back any time soon. They can honk off about how they're trying to "encourage" other quiverful-minded families, and that's great, but they don't have to invite the cameras in every single week of their family's life.

The kids are going to grow up thinking it's normal to televise a loved one's funeral to the nation, that it's normal to splash one's baby's ultrasound on the Internet, and that it's normal to have camera crews following them around all year long.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the "Baby M", Josh and Anna said in one of their articles (In "People" magazine, I think) that they wanted to name all of their kids with the same letter like the Senior Duggars did, but they were thinking of going with the letter "M" to honor Josh's mother, Michelle.

Jinger Rocks! said...

Do you really think the Duggars will be tainted like the Gosselins? They really don't interact in society enough to be exposed to negative peer pressure. All their peers are at home, there's no playground to get beat up on. It's not like the Duggar girls will go out and get jobs and have their coworkers recognize them. They already live in a bubble, so it's likely they'll be unaffected by the fame.

I also want to see a Duggar-Gosselin wife swap. After the American Chopper episode, it's entirely possible. The Duggars could save the Gosselin marriage, brought to you by the movie Fireproof, tater tot casserole, and the word "Nike"!

Joanna said...

Anna could possibly be like me. Her mouth nor her relaxes probably don't move as fast as her brain. I'm very use to people talking (especially my Mom answering for me) and getting to something before I can. If I was next to anybody, and if my husband has a big mouth and is an excitable chatter box like Josh (and a few other guys I know), then I won't talk very often and people might think he's hogging all over me. That's just my persepective looking at Anna and Josh, especially when you are naturally quite and not a fast talker like me (Anna seems the same way), but that certaintly dosen't mean I don't voice my oppion when neserssary. I just have to wait until there is a long enough phase in the talking to get a word in. Other wise, I appear rude attemping to interrup other people.

Dallas said...

Part of the main point of their belief is that the man is dominant, the woman is submissive. She doesn't really get to make decisions or speak for them.

As for being like the Gosselins: they have sold their family's private life for mass public consumption and financial compensation.

That's exactly what the Gosselins have done. They've both done the same thing.

And I don't care how sheltered these kids are, that's still wrong. Wrong is wrong. And I strongly disagree with shows that invade children's privacy, as both of these shows do. Your children's face and names and lives should not be a public commodity!!

Anonymous said...

I do think the Gosselins and Duggars can be compared because my comparison is based on child exploitation - nothing more. Wow the image of Jim Bob or Josh hanging out in a bar just went through my mind. They'd probably be laughed out of the building in like 5 seconds. I'm not betting on Michelle or Anna suddenly changing to porcupine hair styles either. Seriously, I don't think the Duggars will morph into the Gosselin lifestyle. However, they are slowly but surely changing their appearances and clothing style to a certain extent.

The point is that Jim Bob, Michelle, Josh and Anna have exploited their children. Josh and Anna are guilty of even more than the Gosselins. At least the sextuplets had been born before they were on reality tv and the internet.

Anonymous said...

What is everyone's objection to ultrasound pictures? Its basically a black and white blob, that only medical professionals can read and decipher?

Why is posting of this on the internet offensive?

CappuccinoLife said...

FTR, not all people who reject birth control have 18 children. Accepting the possibility of 2-3 children, or even one or none, is a real and necessary consideration for people who are going to reject the manipulation of fertility in any way.

In our case, 7 years, no birth control, and only 3 children (and the youngest is 2, no new pregnancy in sight). We are hardly on the fast track to a Duggar-like clan.

I think the "2-3 kids" comment was a clumsy effort to express that possibility, and possibly seperate themselves a little from the idea that they are now in competition with Ma and Pa.

maria said...

I just looked at the ultrasound pictures, and I don't see a problem with them. For those calling it "the money shot", I'm guessing you've never seen a REAL money shot! It's harmless. Ultrasound photos. I had ultrasound photos of each of my children and kept them and put them in their baby albums. In this instance, this is like sharing a picture of your newborn, although this baby just isn't born yet. They are happy and proud, and I can't blame them.

I still don't like Josh, though.

Sinead Oconnor said...

Do you think Anna will follow her mother-in-law's tradition of never letting her baby girl have a bare head? I've never seen a picture/video of a female baby of Michelle's without a headband. It's like until there's hair, she must wear the headband. Did baby Jackson have to wear a hat before he had hair on his head?

The Real Susie said...

Why does Michelle want her babies to wear headbands? Does she do that 24/7, or just for filming? That is an interesting point. Good observation.

I can't tell anything at all from ultrasounds until the baby is almost able to be born. No problem there that I can see.

I think the Duggars are/were more mature and firm in their ideals before they went on TV. Also, they were financially stable. I think they may change in little ways, of course, but they will be fine. They have lots of love for their kids, unlike that other famous family (at least the mom anyway). Don't forget, the Gs planned on getting famous off their kids BEFORE they were born. Huge difference. I think Michelle speaks up plenty and I think Anna will learn to do the same in time. I think Josh is full of himself all right, but I think and hope his family will advise him as he goes along and hopefully he will mellow out a little. I feel happy after watching the Duggars and unhappy/disturbed after watching the Gs (thats why I don't watch them anymore). But I will still watch Duggars and Roloffs.

SuzanneDeAZ said...

I think the letter "m" comes from Michelle. All of the duggar kids have "j" for jim bob so maybe they want to honor Michelle with babies with "m" names.

Kelly said...

I thought Josh was teasing Meridith about the letter M being a good letter and Meridith being a good name for their baby. I didn't take it seriously.

Bella said...

I didn't watch the Today Show but I did see the pictures on the TLC website. If I'm not mistaken the captions make it sound like they found out the sex while appearing on the show. Does anyone else think thats kind of strange? I can see them filming the big ultrasound or them announcing it to the family and making that into an episode, or even just announcing it on the Today Show but for them to find out the sex on a national morning talk show just seems like a huge PR move. I don't know why a couple would want to do something like that except for money. Actually I can't see Anna wanting to do it, but I can see Josh telling her they were going to do it, so of course she had to go along with what he wants. To me a moment like that is special and private between a husband and wife. I remember the moment my husband and I found out we were having a girl, and it was so amazing and special. I can't imagine finding out something like that for the whole nation to see. But thats just me....

Anonymous said...

Of course you can compare the Duggars and the Gosselins! They are two halves of the same coin! Don't let their hypocrisy shield you from the truth! When they started to sell out their privacy and their children's privacy for the entire world to see, all for the allmighty dollar, they have ceased being a model of a good Christian family, and have become a greedy, money machine.

Josh is uneducated and a boor. He will never make any money in his used car lot. So, he will sell his wife and unborn daughter's privacy for money. That is his choice, just as Jim Bob has sacrificed all of his children for money. But it is NO different than the Gosselins. Just because Michelle seems "nicer" than Kate doesn't make the family any better. They are still all a bunch of greedy money hounds, which is certainly NOT the Christian way!

BoyMomInTX said...

I think they knew beforehand. We only see edited film and the Today Show was to hype their series. I don't care, I thought it was cute and I'm glad Anna is having a girl. Yep, her deferring to Josh for everything is annoying as hell, but it won't change-she doesn't know any other way to behave. Can't stand Josh, but I really like Anna.

jonandkatewho? said...

There is an inference made that it is somehow really big news to know what the sex of this couple's baby is. National television? Does nobody see how not normal this is?

I just ignore people who say the Duggars are nothing at all like the Gosselins because honestly, why else would an announcement like this one be such big fat news? What is wrong that this really rates an announcement on tv?

Only in the world of reality television, which is starting to make me nauseous.

The Duggars are basically a freak-show and are most certainly being exploited by TLC. They don't live like the Gosselins nor have the same marital issues, but they still exploit their family for money. Period.

ashleybecker22 said...

I agree about the ultrasound pic. Very inappropriate. For a family that prides themselves on being modest. I have never seen them change one of their babies diapers on camera so why sho the unborn babies private. they could have found a much better ultrasound picture.

It's like there saying "It's a girl, see she has a vagina!" Did they think we wouldn't believe them?

Emiku said...

I think some of you people are just blowing the ultrasound picture out of the water because you don't like the Duggar's in general. What the heck is so wrong with an ultrasound picture?! I know tons of girls who've posted their ultrasound pics on their blogs or baby websites to share. And as for the arrow on the pic, my sister-in-law's ultrasound pictures all had the same thing. The picture is like that when the doctor gives it to you. It's not like they photo-shopped it into the pic to make everyone look at the baby's privates!

There's so much talk about how the Duggar's are "exploiting" their kids, but everyone seems to be forgetting the fact that the Duggar's do not even watch TV. They probably have no idea that it can come off looking like exploitation, when they've never seen any shows where it clearly is being done (such as J&K+8).

I don't believe that they are trying to exploit anyone. I think they really do feel that their show is a way for them to reach out to other people and teach/show their lifestyle & values. That might be a naive way for them to think, but it's pretty obvious from watching them that they're naive & trusting people, always ready to give everyone the benefit of the doubt.

ashleybecker22 said...

Okay, this doesn't really have to do with their baby, but is anyone annoyed by the way Josh and Anna come across on there website. They are newly weds and make it sound like they can give the rest of us advice on a good marriage. I got news for them, the first years are easy. what wordly experience can they give us on relationships when it seems they hardly even knew each other when they got married. this really bugs me. Anyone else?

Anonymous said...

Josh and Anna are sanctimonious, holier-than-thou types. Let's see what happens when they are totally exploited by TV and greed. Their know-it-all attitude will go out the window when they find the press following them around and recording their every move like they do for Kate Gosselin. It will just take a few missteps for Josh, and that will happen.

He is young and has no idea at all how brash he sounds, and the fall he is in for, unless he develops some humility and common sense. I won't hold my breath, because greed and humility are not good bedfellows.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps Josh and Anna feel they have guidance in their beliefs from God and Family???? I would tend to agree though more experience , logic, and maturity are necessary to a good marriage. Their love will hopefully mature from puppylove to adult married love... I hope so.

Anonymous said...

Yes. This bothered me.

Two 20 year olds are giving advice on marriage? Two kids who have never even dated? And when they wrote that website, they'd been married about two months (as opposed to now, when they've been married about 8)

How arrogant!

Josh is just ant-divorce (without knowing anything about it) because that's what mom and dad told him, so he is trying to press it on others. Because you can bet that none of those advice books and videos endorse divorce.

Anonymous said...

Actually Josh is just acting like his dad and Anna is acting like her mom. Josh has been raised as the know-it-all boorish head of the cult...err family. Anna has been raised to be submissive to male authority - first Dad now Josh. That's all she knows.

Josh has discovered the endless TLC money train and is milking it for all it's worth. Maybe that's a good thing because he sure doesn't seem like much of used car salesman or business man.

Anna will always cling to Josh and have no say in her life or her children's lives.

The other Duggar children can look forward to the same life.

That's just sad because they've never had the freedom to see what's out there outside their own little home school/religious upbringing.

It just seems too confining and outdated for today's world. I think the children are probably gennuinely nice people who are just absolutely too sheltered.

krogie said...

Anon 6/17 5:00 "But it is NO different than the Gosselins. Just because Michelle seems "nicer" than Kate doesn't make the family any better"
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Truer words were never spoken. It's all about the Benjamins.

At least we know where the Gosselins are coming from with their blatant greed factor. . .the Duggars are 10 times WORSE hiding their ulterior motives behind their "religion."

So hypocritical

Anonymous said...

Several comments have been made about Josh being conceited, etc. There is one example of this that sticks out to me more than anything else, and this happened at the double date dinner with J&A and Amy and her bf. In some ways I agree that he is conceited, and in some I don't. I'm glad he has convictions, but as someone who struggled to live a Christian life from a young age with little family support, what really rubbed me the wrong way was his interrogation of Amy's bf. That poor guy! When Josh talks about "you have to kind of get under people's skin a little bit, and so far he's passed every test," who is Josh to judge this? Even if Josh can be thought of as somewhat of an example to other guys (many people would disagree), I thought it was horribly inappropriate for him to act as some authority on character and to put Amy's boyfriend through these "tests." The problem I have with this is that it makes it even more difficult to live a Christian life when you feel like other Christians are the ones who feel like you aren't good enough, and rather than helping you in your walk, they look at you like you aren't holy enough. To even have to put him through these "tests" is beginning by assuming that he wasn't an appropriate person for his cousin to date, and I think that's awful. I can't imagine how uncomfortable the poor bf must have been. And I know, why worry about questions if you have nothing to hide about yourself, but I just don't think anyone deserves to be put on the spot like this, no matter how strong he or she is in faith! Anyone can come across looking one way and feeling another, and his prayer about the baby that was being "processed"... shoot, I wouldn't have known what to say either on the spot like that, but at least he prayed! I don't know. I know Josh probably had good intentions, but I just was really put off by the fact that a 21-year-old feels the need to have to approve of others and "get under their skin."

Anonymous said...

Similar to other posters, I was also annoyed that John and Anna's website presumes to give marriage advice when they have been married for about 10 minutes. These tools would have been much better coming from a couple with more experience in marriage and its ups and downs.

Here's the link if you missed it: http://ja20.com/marriagetools.html

They have a whole list of books and inspirational materials for those whose marriages are struggling... that's great, but what struggles have Josh and Anna overcome? They haven't even been married for a year yet!

I had to laugh though, the summary of one of the books reads as follows: "Nearly half of all serious maritial problems develop in the first two years of marriage. The causes? Overconfidence, poor preparation, unrealistic expectations."

If Josh isn't the poster-child for overconfidence, I don't know who would be!

Shawna said...

The person that the Duggars get a lot of these ideals from is Bill Gothard. Bill Gothard basically tells people how to conduct marriages and raise children, yet he has never married and is childless.

Josh is only doing what he knows. Being a "Christian living" authority, whether he has the experience or not.

Anonymous said...

I always thought that the letter J thing could have something to to with Jesus. I mean they are a very religious family. Now I alo think that the M could be for Mary. It just makes snese to me!

Anonymous said...

They've said again and again, and it's also in their book, that the 'J' thing was really not something they planned at first. They named Josh 'Joshua' b/c they liked that name. Then they liked two other 'J' names for the twins (Jana and John David) and when #4 came along, they didn't want her to be the only one without a 'J' name, so they named her a 'J' name as well, and so on until #18 came along. Michelle said she always thought "If this is the last one, they'll feel left out if they are the only one without a 'J' name" and came up with another one.

Mrs P

Willow #1 said...

Anonymous - The J is for Jim Bob and the M is for Michelle.

Regarding Josh and Anna giving marital advice - I think what they mean to do is relate what they have been reading and hearing. I think their intentions are just to share with other young marrieds where they are getting their inspiration from. I think they are just trying to share that they are giving thought and consideration to how they want their marriage to be. I think it is good that they want to have a "plan" of sorts and to get help with getting started. I did not take it that they were trying to say that they have a lot of experience already - just the opposite. People do have the right to either be interested in what J&A are studying, or not. I think their website is geared toward people that like them and are interested in their OPINION, thats all.

Anonymous said...

I know that they have said that about Jim Bob and Michelle but it could also have other meaning too.Its not like thet explain everything specific about their religious beliefs, alot is just implied.I think that they see this and that the letters are the same. Its a very sweet and touching way to give honor to parent and in jJ&A's case grandparent at the sametime including religion.its an added bonus that IMO is undeniable.

Sulmith said...

"Bill Gothard basically tells people how to conduct marriages and raise children, yet he has never married and is childless."

Catholic priests don't marry or have children yet they too offer marital and child rearing advice to others.

I've never been fat but I can tell someone else how to lose weight.

I'm sure our kid's teachers have not experienced everything they are teaching our children.

Therapists who offer counseling to children raped by parents can themselves be products of happy childhoods.

Not all advice or counsel need be experience based.

Don't discount the power of observation.

Jinger Rocks! said...

Anonymous 6/18, 3:00 said:
That's just sad because they've never had the freedom to see what's out there outside their own little home school/religious upbringing.
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Exactly. Even the Amish have a time where they go out and experience the world, (Rumsprunga) which allows them decide to choose their lifestyle freely.

TLC: why don't you do a show about people in ATI who've left it? It's one thing to interview perspectives of "average people" on the street, it's another to get the point of view from those who have been in this lifestyle and left it.

Treece said...

I think people are overreacting to the ultrasounds. I actually thought it was a boy, that's how much I don't understand ultrasounds, and I highly doubt anyone will be hurt by a black and white image in the woman. It's like watching static in my opinion. It's most certainly not comparable to a newborn which even then, if you haven't noticed on the Baby Birth shows they don't blur out their privates either (which I actually have a problem with), and many parents photo their babies with their bare bottoms, so I don't see the problem at all. Josh's Parents may prefer modesty, but Josh IS his own person ya' know and I don't think you will find him photoing his young childs private's to show everyone "Hey! It really is a girl!" Just my opinion.

Joanna said...

I just watched a video of Anna's ultersound on TLC's website. It's only the offical ultarsound. The baby was very active and she was sucking her thumb. AW!!!!

Anonymous said...

The arrow is too much. Like the rest of us don't know the difference "down there." Thank you, Josh. Now we know which Lego it's going to be !!

maria said...

The arrow is too much. Like the rest of us don't know the difference "down there." Thank you, Josh. Now we know which Lego it's going to be !!
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You do realize that Josh and Anna didn't put the arrow there, don't you? Those arrows are used by the ultrasound technician. He/she places the arrows in certain spots before they take the pictures they send to the doctor. When the pictures for the parents are printed out, the arrows print out on the picture, too. Basically, they are receiving a printout of the exact same image the doctor is receiving. I have three kids, and every ultrasound image I've ever received has an arrow on there someplace, whether it be their genitals, their spinal cord, their heart, etc.

*~Jlynn~* said...

Another girl! I hope josh and anna don't have quite as many kids, It can be hard for the kids growing up, with all that divided attention.
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