Free Discussion, November, 2013

Please use this for Duggar and Bates sightings, speculation, or general discussion. Note that this is Duggar discussion not other families, TV shows, politics, religion, or personal stories. If the comment is more about you or some other issue than the actual Duggars or Bateses or other families seen on the show, please rethink before sending. Thank you!

75 comments:

zebracrossing said...

There is a video of Erin Bates and Chad Paine's wedding on the Bates Family Fan Page on Facebook. I wonder if the preacher could have slowed it down a little. (wink)
looks like it was beautiful and fun. Wishing them all the best.

Nancy said...

Here's a link to the FB page. It's a sweet video.

https://www.facebook.com/fanpage4thebatesfamily

Nancy said...

Happy birthday Jessa. Hope you enjoyed your day at yet another pro-life rally with your family in Tennessee. Just the way we all dream of spending our 21st!

Or not...

tulip said...

The wedding appeared to be a welcome break from the other awkward and quirky ones we've seen thus far. Erin's dress seemed to look very pretty, from the little I saw, or maybe I'm just so happy to not see that same old boring white hand-me-down pattern. Why must Josh & Anna always take over other people's weddings? Chad & Erin look so genuinely happy & sweet without having to see Josh's big head & Anna's pose-for-the camera smile photobomb. Chad's mom & dad look kind of creepy. I really hope the Duggars get no credit for this wedding. Unfortunately though, I don't see it as Josh was already posting pics from the get go, most likely for their own benefit as seems to be norm for Duggar social media.

Rudy Tecat said...

Maybe JimBob will take Jessa out to buy her a bicycle, or take her to the pawn shop and let her pick anything she wants. And, don't forget Amy getting her a cake.

Allison said...

I can't seem to find the video, just the photos. What's the link?

tulip said...

I wasn't able to find the video either, but saw some pics on that facebook fan page...that's where the one of Josh & Anna "posing" with the bride and groom (why is this pic posted in so many places, other than the obvious showing them stealing the show), and having to hold Michael, looking like he's clingy and/or fussy (Duggar time scheduling definitely shows in their kids behavior - according to Josh's Instagram, he & Anna were late for the whole wedding?) But arrived in time to "trash" the car with plastic wrap? I wish the Duggars would quit interfering- why the dumb plastic wrap again? I could have imagined the Bates crew actually doing something fun and creative, like fill the car with balloons so when they open the doors they would all fly out, or something more wedding like. We can only hope Josh & co. doesn't orchestrate this same scene with poor Zach & Whitney.

zebracrossing said...

Hmm...they might have taken down the link to the video. I can't find it either. It is so strange that they had a birthday cake for Bill. Why would they even acknowledge Gothard at their wedding?

Also....did anyone watch the video of Michelle receiving her reward...Doug Phillips kissed her hand AND her cheek. Thought it was funny that Jim bob grabbed her and kissed her long and hard on the lips after that.

zebracrossing said...

Here is a link to Chad and Erin singing at the wedding...

http://web.stagram.com/p/581564857036776179_52680455

tulip said...

Nice video of the bride & groom singing but why are they facing their guests and not each other? And Omgosh, they had a bday cake for Gothard? Wow, I think I'll have to take back my comment about this wedding being different...so sick of Gothard having to be acknowledged in some way, shape or form. Just plain creepy. Yuck.

Anonymous said...

I really like and respect Gil and Kelly. They seem like genuinely nice people. Their children are very talented musicians and singers too. It must make JB green with envy when they sing and make CD's. I am sure he tried to come out with a Duggar Family CD of their favorite songs- Amazing Grace, In the Blood, etc. with the scratchy fiddles
to boot.

Faith said...

I saw a video of part of the wedding - the exchanging of vows, giving a rose to the moms, the lighting of the unity candle, and the first kiss. It was all very nicely done, sweet and romantic. And they all gave the moms and dads regular hugs!! No awkward side hugs! YEAH!!

Andrea said...

Gosh the Duggars are on a roll. No surprise with the Duggar's support Ken Cuccinelli lost in Virginia.

Stephanie said...

I live in VA and when I went to bed he had a lead in early returns so I thought he had it but nope. Those Nothern VA people can't handle that extreme. I would LOVE to blame thw Duggars

Andrea said...

See The Paine Family website for additional photos of Erin and her wedding. Gosh, think Chad is pretty cute!

I wonder about his older sister... Has she defected from the cult? Under Meet the Family section there is a cryptic bible verse rather than a bio blurb.

http://12paines.com/

Nancy said...

Rumor has it that Chad and Erin left the church after the ceremony and there was a "pass the hat" situation going on to collect $$$ for their honeymoon to Ireland. I imagine TLC paid for the wedding, and maybe the tickets to Ireland, but not much else? Lawson was also selling his CD.

Apparently, this type of moneygrab is no surprise to people who know them; Gil apparently does the JB Duggar "We have 19 Kids!!!!1" thing to finagle free stuff (remember the free door when they were building the addition?), then Gil preaches about God's goodness. Bleargh.

An insider also reports that Kelly did NOT like Whitney at first; the girl chased Zach, although I doubt it was that hard to catch him. But since Whitney has decided to go "skirts only" (at least until the wedding), Kelly has changed her tune. Gil cheerily announced at church that he'd be excited to go to Zach's house so he could be fed after feeding his son for all these years (jerk). Zach is reported to have retorted, "Bring your own food!" There might be hope for this one yet...

tulip said...

I don't think I see Michaela (or Michael?) in with the bridesmaids- was she a bridesmaid? Michaela seems to be kind of the odd one out to me...not to mention she is almost always holding one of her little siblings in family pics. Does she ever get a pic of herself like the other older girls? Kelly has said Michael just loves being the one helping with the little ones...she reminds me a bit of Jana in that she always looks kind of dazed and just doing whatever she thinks is expected of her.

Nancy said...

Alyssa Bates is now officially courting her beau, John Webster. The news was broken by a Bates insider a couple of days ago (the day it happened) with all the details Kelly gave on the blog. I was reluctant to say anything due to the debacle with Razing Ruth, but this source nailed it.

She also says that Zach, Alyssa, and Lawson are possibilities to leave the Gothard lifestyle, at least "on the fence." Michael and Nathan, alas, are lost causes.. Given Gothard's presence at Erin's ATI Royalty wedding, I imagine they'll toe the line for a while, although I doubt she could get pregnant and attend that strict Christian college for her last semester this winter/spring. Kelly intimated that they are aware of birth control!

Did anyone else see the pics of Erin's hooker heels in the Paines' pictures? Yowza!

Anonymous said...

I find it curious that none of the Duggar children wear glasses. How likely is it that all 19 children have 20/20 vision? Of course, I knew I needed glasses in first grade when I couldn't read things on the chalkboard. Being homeschooled, the kids are probably always able to adjust so they can see things, but some of them may have less-than-perfect vision. Oh, dear. The Duggars could be less than perfect and God could have made them that way.

Elvira said...

Michaela chose not to be a bridesmaid according to Kelly.

Nancy said...

Michael is going to be a bridesmaid in Zach's wedding. Recalling them on the couch together holding one of the baby blessings (can't recall which one), my husband, who had no clue who they are, asked me how long they'd been married.

I don't get the same vibe of closeness between Michael and Erin.

tulip said...

How awkward & kind of strange actually...a sister "choosing" not to be a bridesmaid? Did that happen before she thought she would be asked, or did Erin ask her and she didn't want to? This makes me want to know about Michaela even more (and Kelly's post from awhile back about an EMT & missions stint doesn't count.)
I'm guessing Alyssa's courting announcement is strategically placed between her sibling's weddings? Why the 3 days before her birthday? Why not ON her birthday, like the Josh & Anna thing? Must be some significance somewhere...and frontal hugs to boot? A couple of the pics show specific body parts pressing against each other pretty darn close!...yikes, hope they do not offend.
Maybe since Erin is officially married she thought she wouldn't cause her hubby any temptation wearing those sky high heels that now couldn't be fulfilled! Wonder if Gothard caught a glimpse of that footwear?
I'm sure Zach had to realize what a disaster his first experience with a girl was, and hopefully questioned himself right then and there about all the ATI-hooey that he's been brainwashed with. I could tell by the engagement pics there was something different about him, much more relaxed and true to himself. I wish him & Whitney the best, as she looks like a genuine, sweet girl.

Willow said...

Yes I saw Erin's shoes. They were stunning!! She looked really great for her wedding. I loved the light blue color and style of the bridesmaid's dresses. I saw the pics of Alyssa and John on Kelly's blog. What a darling couple. Sounds like his family is Christian, but not ATI. I hope thats true and that Alyssa sees options. I think she does. Her outfit and shoes were just adorable for their pictures. Does anyone here know Alyssa and John's actual ages and what he does for a living? Seems like I remember hearing that Alyssa had a part time job at someplace like a pizza parlor. Has anyone else heard about all of that? I think Chad, Ben, John W and Zach are all really nice looking young men. I hope they are all as nice as they seem.

tulip said...

Oops, forgot to mention...Alyssa must not have minded waiting til the wedding for her heels, wearing sky high super wedges in the courting photos (which she looks small next to him even wearing those!)

sandi said...

I'm thinking perhaps 2 weddings as a bridesmaid were a bit much for Michaela,and so she just opted for one instead,esp. since they are so close together.That's a lot of fitting and trying on to do.I can't say I blame her.I'm glad they respected her wishes,whatever the reason.
Wow,am thinking if it's true that Whitney chased Zach,then perhaps they may not stay in the ATI lifestyle after all.She had to have known what she was getting into with his family? I imagine that's what Kelly was worried about.Time will tell,I suppose.

Irene said...

I just read Kelly's coments about Alyssa and John's courtship. Holding hands and the ocational hug are okay. And they leave it up to the couple wether to hold hands or not.
Is it just me or do Kelly and Gil seem more relaxed about this and do they trust their children more than JB&M?
Also, I think their girls are more stylishly dressed than the Duggar girls. Still jeans skirts, but much nicer tops. Some even tight.
Deffenitely like the Bates family better than the Duggars!

Faith said...

From what I've read Alyssa just turned 19 and John is 24. His father, Daniel Webster, is a congressman from Florida (Orlando I think). But, I'm not sure what John does.

Coleen said...

Nancy, thanks for sharing the FB link. Erin is a beautiful bride!

sandi said...

Yes,I think it was Michelle who said none of the kids have needed glasses so far.I do hope they are getting regular eye exams just to be sure though.I guess they have good eye genes.It can happen.
I would think Jim Bob and Michelle might need reading glasses by now,as most ppl do need them by middle age.Would they see that as a sign of weakness or imperfection though,seeing as we've never seen them wear any type of glasses?

Willow said...

Thanks Faith!

zebracrossing said...

Since this is Free Discussion and I am rather bored AND there are no new episodes to talk about...hmm...just wondering if anyone knows the history of the Duggars and Holt family. I know the Holt's live in NW Arkansas and homeschool. I even saw this picture of Jim Holt and Josh....evidently Josh loaned Jim a shirt. Anyway...they have 10 children...mostly older girls...possibilities for JD or Joseph?

http://instagram.com/jnbholtfamily

sandi said...

I recall reading that Jim Bob went to school with Jim Holt,and they had planned on selling bibles together after graduation.I think he is the one who went with Jim Bob when they visited Michelle for the first time. Can anyone verify?
Also it has been said Josh courted one of the Holt girls.
I don't know,other than that.

Jac&Jil said...

I don't know if my eyes are deceiving me or not, but there is a picture on David and Priscilla's website of Priscilla and Anna in front of the Vietnam Memorial in DC, and Anna sure looks like she's wearing some sort of pants(baggy). Anyone else think so?

Elvira said...

I think her skirt blew between her legs. Check out the other pictures from that day.

Leigh Ann said...

Wasn't it a Bates son who had a broken courtship (and broken heart) because the whole hands-off rule messed it up so bad? I'm thinking that was Kelly's blog I read that one. She's so good about answering peoples questions.

Also I wondered why the Duggar girls don't wear culottes like a lot of fundamentalist girls do. It'd be a little more practical for some of the things they do. It would have been a little better choice for climbing over the fences at the farm.

Stephanie said...

I just looked at Alyssa's courtship photos and WOW her body is sick! Ah to be young again. Her figure is incredible and I honestly don't want her parents to read that and take it the wrong way. I am a 44 year old woman and I appreciate what it takes to look like that. Her waist is tiny, her curvea are perfect foe her frame, her calves look awesome in her wedges and she still is following the rules of there exteme religion. And a pretty face too? Lucky guy.

A fresh pair of non used clothes and shoes do wonders. The D girls always look so raggedy.

John Webster is the son of a life long politician who owns a successful family business. GOOD FOR ALYSSA. Does John have a college education? They are Southern Baptist in Florida, will Alyssa let go of the fundie mess?.

Let me say this, if I had her figure I would wear a bikini to the super market. Shes 19 and may be moving too Florida, enjoy wearing a bikini or a swimsuit and take pictures before you have a baby and its all gone.

Mommy in PA said...

It looks like JB & Michelle have joined Instagram. @duggarfam
Anna tagged it under one of the pics on her IG and when someone asked she did comment back that it is real/official. There's just one pic on the account so far.

Anonymous said...

Alyssa Bates reminds me of a young Jackie Kennedy. They have similar facial features and incredible style. I can see her as a politicians wife if John follows his father into public office.

Nancy said...

The person who started the whole "sin in the camp" stuff about some inappropriate behavior on Josh's behalf being the reason Holt lost his election has proven to be basically an internet hoax perpetrated by a very sick woman who used many disguises over the years to spread lies, strictly for the attention. She started off as someone who "knew" the Duggars (and the Gosselins), and went on to bigger schemes, such as "Razing Ruth" (yes, she was a fake).

HOWEVER, the jury is still out as to whether Josh had been "betrothed" (or promised) to a Holt daughter, from a very early age. The fact remains that Josh's hair was shorn almost bald when the family moved out of the Johnson street house; it's possible he was sent to ALERT camp, but no one ever explained this, so it's pretty much just speculation, but that scene is pretty much where that whole "sin in the camp" came from.

Elvira said...

Exactly. People go to Gothard camps for all kinds of reasons. It's a myth that's always reindoctrination. They do give the guys a very short haircut and that may be the entire extent of the real story.

Ashley said...

Someone earlier was talking about Michael not being a bridesmaid. I was just reading through the comments on one of Kelly's blog posts, and she responded to a question about that, with this:

"She was busy sewing bridesmaids dresses and dresses for her sisters for several weeks leading up to the wedding. She didn’t want to be a bridesmaid, because she prefers more behind the scenes roles. But as it turned out, Callie started to cry when it was her turn to walk the aisle. Michael suggested just skipping having a flower girl, but Erin asked Michael to walk with her and encourage her to try. So, Michael walked the aisle after all…but Callie still didn’t last and they had to turn and exit! lol!
She is just waiting on God’s timing and person…in the meantime, she busies herself with trying to serve others. Many often tell me she is such a wonderful example of love! We are always amazed by her selflessness. Once in Bible study, Gil asked the kids if someone came to mind when they thought of a great Christian. To Michael’s srprise, most of her siblings named her as that example! Love, Kelly"

sandi said...

Yes,Josh was smiling the whole time he was on 14 kds and counting w the short haircut.I think Amy did verify that he had a previous courtship,but to whom we don't know.
I think Alyssa is the prettiest of the older Bates girls.But she reminds me of one of my fav cousins,so I may be a bit biased. :) She at least comes off as being more personable than Erin,and she doesn't feel she needs to do the whole poofy hair thing to look pretty.She has such a pretty face anyway,imo.

Kerstin said...

re: Duggars stealing the show at weddings:

I don't believe that the Duggars are trying to steal the show when weddings are taped for their show. I think the storyline for Priscilla's and David's wedding was "Duggars attending P. and D.'s wedding" and not "P. and D.'s wedding". The show is about the duggars and therefore I find it obvious that they will be shown most of the time. I didn't feel they tried to be the centre of attention at the wedding in real life.
I also suspect that the video cameras were welcomed by Priscilla and David, because TLC probably paid for it. And TLC would have never made a show just with Priscilla and David.

tulip said...

Funny Alyssa's body is what first & foremost draws attention, Lol, as that is what the ATI followers are trying to avoid! Although she did look very nice, it was in fact hard not to notice her "womanly silhouette" (as I've heard it referred to by the aforementioned) with her clingy top and those super wedges definitely showing off her legs (doesn't matter that the skirt is "knee length"!) Hmmm...wonder what Gil's honest opinion of his daughter's style choice was (as I saw he was there accompanying them on their courting "date".)-far cry from the homemade prairie dresses we first saw them in when they were introduced on the Duggar's show. (Not to mention, Zach's fiancée Whitney had an equally clingy top & form fitting skirt.) When it's very obvious that neither of those girls are shopping for A or B cups, it might be why we see the Duggar girls wearing more loose fitting tops as JB would sound the alarm at the slightest noticeable cinch of a bustline.

Londonbridges said...

I agree that Alyssa's curves were noticeable. Perhaps what Gothardites fear, they create. The "proper" clothes deemed acceptable were revealing. I am interested to know what her parents thought of her appearance. I don't have any issue with her choices. She is a beautiful young woman and has a great figure. JMHO.

Jen said...

Is there a reason we are calling her Michael? I thought her name was Michaela?

beef said...

Regarding what Stephanie said...yes, Alyssa's body looks amazing. And this will probably be the last time it does, sadly. 6 or 8 kids from now and she won't be rocking those tight tops or wedge sandals any longer. I wonder if the fundamentalist girls are even allowed to exercise, much less have any time for it once the blessings start rolling in.

Allison said...

I've never thought the Duggar girls have a more frumpy look. I thought they all looked pretty classy in photos. The girls may wear looser clothing, but it's hardly the prairie-style both families used to wear. I think they use the term modern modest and I think they look good, considering their values. There are definitely other fundie families who have a less attractive look.

tulip said...

Apparently, Michaella's name actually is in fact "Michael". Kelly wrote something on their blog several months ago about the story, and how Michael is in fact her name. She said they started calling her Michaella when she was a little girl because when they would sign cards, etc., people always thought seeing the name she was a boy. She now is only called Michael and not Michaella.

I think overall the Duggar girls really aren't frumpy, except on the occasion of the faded/worn denim skirts and plastic flip flops. If anything, some of them are guilty of using too much eyeliner. I'm just glad they didn't grow up thinking they still had to wear homemade skirts with ankle socks and gym shoes.

I don't know if the girls are "allowed" to exercise, but once they are married they sure can, since they are told they need to stay in shape for their HUSBANDS! Seriously, like in Ed Wheat's book (as well as others) there's a whole thing about the wife staying attractive for her husband, trying to always look as similar as to the day they married and wearing their hair/clothing how their husband likes...sound familiar?...ugh.

Faith said...

I too was surprised by the close fit of Alyssa's clothes considering their emphasis on modesty.
Regarding exercise, I believe they don't have a problem with it. Someone asked Kelly if Alyssa exercises and the answer was yes she does. Also I remember when Priscilla was pregnant David commented on how proud he was of her because she was continuing to exercise (walking I think) every day.

Leigh Ann said...

I read they named her Michal after the woman in the Bible then as they learned more they decided that Michal wasn't a good person to name a child after so they added the "e" and then called her a more girly form. I don't know why they thought Michal is so bad. She was married to David and helped him escape when she learned her father planned to kill him. I've never seen that she was anyone really bad. It's not like they named her Jezebel.

Rudy Tecat said...

Well, it wasn't a good idea to name the poor girl Michael... imagine all the teasing she had to put up with in school... sorry, I forgot the school is in their living room.

Leigh Ann said...

They didn't name her Michael, they named her Michal and it is a girl's name, it's the feminine of Michael. http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Michal I know a woman named Michal. The Bates just had second thoughts about it. Kelly said somewhere in her blog that they were new Christians when Michal was born, they picked the name out of the Bible not knowing much about the character, then later for some reason decided Michal was not an appropriate person to name their daughter after. I think that's just weird, it's an Old Testament person and the name is very common in Israel. So they switched it to Michael. I looked on Baby Name Wizard and Michael for girls was actually in the top 1,000 names in the US for awhile. http://www.babynamewizard.com/voyager#prefix=michael&ms=true&sw=f&exact=false

Nancy said...

Michal is NOT the feminine form of Michael, as translated from their Greek origins. Two totally different names/roots.

However, it is true that they changed Michael's name when Kelly read her Bible and discovered that Michal wasn't a very good person. I wondered why she didn't know this before, having gone to a Bible college and all. Heck, I know the story, having read it in a Bible as Lit class at my heathen public university. Sheesh.

Faith said...

Kelly just posted on her blog that Lawson has a CD out titled "Freedom Sure Ain't Free." You can listen to clips of each song on iTunes.

sandi said...

Re: Duggars and glasses

I saw this on the fj site.It looks like Jill is wearing them.A Duggar first? They may be just for reading though:

rodriguesfamilyministries.com/main/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/100_4686.jpg

Nancy said...

LOL, Jordyn's NOT a happy camper in that pic!

zebracrossing said...

After reading this blog, I really hope that Jessa will be able to wait and decide for herself if she wants to continue her relationship with Ben. She doesn't really seem to have true joy in the matter.

http://homeschoolersanonymous.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/courting-a-stranger-samantha-fields-thoughts/?relatedposts_exclude=3394

tulip said...

Is that CD of Lawson's the one that was supposedly up for sale at Erin's wedding? Why at the wedding were they doing all this on Chad & Erin's big day? Having a bday cake for Gothard? That's just gross. Lawson selling his CD? and supposedly also passing a hat collecting for the honeymoon? This after on the blog Kelly desperately encouraged people not to feel obligated to buy a gift off the registry that they made in the first place. Buying a gift off the registry would actually be the normal & expected thing to do. Sorry, just all seems really strange.

Some of the Duggars may have glasses, or rather contacts. They may not want to be seen on camera in glasses, who knows. Honestly, the older girls seem very preoccupied with always being "camera ready", like in an episode when they didn't open the door and Michelle said they always have to "get ready" before being seen. In a video clip of Jana & Erin speaking about Journey to the Heart (which was a radio interview), Jana looked like she was wearing an old white collared shirt that was too small (not tight, just small, like it was someone else's shirt or from a few years ago) and her hair looked like all she did was run a brush through it after rolling out of bed, no makeup or heavy eyeliner. Maybe she didn't know beforehand she would also be filmed as she was giving the radio interview, or I bet she would have looked a lot more made up (as usual) I'd be surprised if Josie didn't end up needing glasses.

Anonymous said...

I just watched the episode where Michelle lost Jubilee. I noticed that Michelle started a song at the burial (Jesus Loves Me, I think?), and Michelle's singing voice was a lot lower and stronger than I would have figured with her high, soft babyish speaking voice. Made me think even more strongly that the speaking voice is a put-on.

Beth Anne said...

Re: Honestly, the older girls seem very preoccupied with always being "camera ready"

I agree. That is certainly normal of girls in their "teen" years. I cannot tell you how many hours I spent primping with Aqua Net and heavy eye shadow just to look presentable for high school in the 80's. Of course, the older girls are past the high school age, though maturity-wise they still seem younger to me. Do they feel the need to have fully curled hair and full make-up because females in ATI world must be attractive to the males at all times? (While the males can get bald and fat and it doesn't matter?) For people who claim to be all about the heart, they sure are pre-occupied with appearance.

Sharla said...

For allegations of home ownership, you need to provide some verifiable proof.

Nancy said...

First set of formal photog pics from Chad and Erin's wedding. Linking to Chad's blog in the hopes that he keeps up the blogging (although now he's probably too busy getting laid to post much). ;)

http://chadsperspective.blogspot.com/

Nancy said...

My bad, forgot to add the photographer's blog as well (larger pics):

http://elizabethzellonphotography.com/2013/11/18/chad-and-erin-part-i/

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! The picture of Chad leaping in the air reminds me of Tom Cruise jumping on Oprah's couch.

tulip said...

Sweet pics. We prob. all know what Chad was thinking as he was doing that jump in the air Lol! Re: the photographer's website pics: Hope Chad & Erin's group doesn't scroll down to the previous entry and see the pics of the girl in the sheer skirt, sleeveless/leg baring dress & tattoos...defrauding! (Beautiful girl & pics though :)

interesting... said...

Anna is wearing Toms in that photo. Those are about $50 a pair and quite trendy...

Judy said...

I watched the Anniversaries episode yesterday; I hadn't seen it before. Am I crazy, or does Anna say, when looking at all the clothes the Duggars girls brought with them to share, "I have baby fever"? Marcus was only two months old at the time! How can you have baby fever when you have a baby that young? Did I get that right?

mom in texas said...

Judy said...
I watched the Anniversaries episode yesterday; I hadn't seen it before. Am I crazy, or does Anna say, when looking at all the clothes the Duggars girls brought with them to share, "I have baby fever"?
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Yep she certainly dos say that. I noticed it when I watched the episode and thought "Wow, really?!" It seemed like an awkward, disjointed thing to say. However, the more I think about it, Michelle sending her girl baby clothes as if to anticipate Anna's next pregnancy, was also an awkward thing to do.

Judy said...

However, the more I think about it, Michelle sending her girl baby clothes as if to anticipate Anna's next pregnancy, was also an awkward thing to do.

That would seem strange to me if they hadn't already made it so abundantly clear that the only thing in their lives is to get pregnant and have a baby so they can get pregnant and have another baby as soon as possible.

Anonymous said...

I don't know exactly what the Bateses would find wrong with the name Michal. Maybe because Michal confronted David in the Bible about him dancing almost unclothed. So I guess the prolme is she stood up fo rherself.Anyway, the Bateses could have just called Micheala Mickey.

zebracrossing said...

So...I know it is cold out...but saw this really adorable 'MODEST' swimwear line today and thought this would be perfect for the Duggar girls...but not I guess...too bad they can't go for one of these suits...
http://us5.campaign-archive2.com/?u=de7d5416dc5c8fe4fc2b0ed3f&id=fb60cff16f

Anonymous said...

I stumbled across Josh's Instagram today and .. Is Anna pregnant again? She certainly looks it in two of the pictures he posted.. It might just be an unflattering shirt but even the way she's holding her kids makes me think there might be a fourth on the way..

puddin' said...

Seems like its a race to see how fast they can get preggers...and then the live births...cant show a leg or a body part...but when its time to give birth...cameras a rolling...just seems like mixed messages. And its the same old same old redone over and over again. I would like to see The grown duggar kids dating or in a "courtship"..something new, instead of ...well what will it be this time..girl or boy----like its never been done by anybody else in the whole world. *GREAT BIG HUGE YAWN*

sandi said...

That is cute swimwear, zebracrossing.I've wondered as well, why they can't wear something with a small skirt on it,instead of what looks like basically a whole dress,when they swim.It seems just as modest,yet more comfortable to me.