Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 9:30 PM, Couples' Weekend

Jill & Jana assist at a birth as Jessa documents the day in pictures. Then, Jim Bob & Michelle visit a fertility doctor. Ben, Jessa, and chaperone Jinger head to DC to visit Josh & Anna. Anna wants to show Ben the city, but Josh has other plans.

30 minutes

Ratings:  2.016 M viewers and a .8 rating.

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Ginger said...

Oh my God! I have been hearing rumors to this effect for awhile, but didn't really believe it, I still can'!t Here it was, on TV in an advertisement, for the May 20th episode of 19 Kids & Counting, Jim bob & Michelle visit a fertility doctor! These people are crazy. They have 19 children & 3 grandchildren (probably another on the way) What's wrong with these people? Some people don't get to have one child that they dearly want. I truly don't understand them, and as for those that think they're such wonderful, modest, Godly, Christians...what about all the talk the entire time the show has been on the air, that they leave the number of children up to God. Since when did God become a "fertility Doctor? I thought the wedding would be the next big thing, but those two at the fertility Doctor. I'm through with anything to do with the Duggars.

Wampascat said...

I hope the doctor turned them away at the door. Or at least gave those two idiots a stern lecture. And referred them to the mental health clinic for Michelle's baby hoarding disorder. I'm about to pop a blood vessel!

lily said...

Michelle and Boob must be getting nervous about who will take care of them in their old age thus the fertility doctor. Hopefully if their kids are smart once they leave the Duggar nest some of the kids won't want anything to do with the D parents.

Pam said...

I've got so much I would love to say about Michelle and JB at a fertility doc, but I just can't. My husband and I suffer from infertility and it really makes me see how selfish these two are. Luckily I got my one child and I am happy with that, some don't even get that. These two are something else!

hello said...

It doesn't sound like they are leaving the number of kids they have up to God. If they go through fertility treatments, the chances of having multiples will increase. Jill is getting married soon and Jessa will be getting married in the near future. Who will take care of the new blessing(s) when Michelle is done nursing and loses interest?Joyanna is probably being trained to be a sister mom. They already have nineteen kids and three grandkids. Its time to let it go and let the Duggars baby train come to an end. Jimboob and Michelle should put some effort into getting to know the kids and grandkids they already have.I find it very selfish to try to have more babies when they dont seem to have the time to bond with the kids that they already have.

Leigh Ann Harvey said...

I hope the doctor tells them that based on her age and recent fertility experiences he absolutely does not recommend this course of action and can't in good conscious help them conceive again even if the odds weren't astronomically against them. It would probably violate some medical ethics to say "are you people out of your mind? Go home and enjoy the kids and grandkids you have". They'd probably have to have an egg donor and I doubt they'd go that route, anyway. Although as long as Jim Bob gets to pass on his genes, he might not care.

Anonymous said...

I can't understand that no one in that household or family realizes that Michelle has an obvious emotional disorder going on there. She is clearly addicted to being pregnant and can't cope with the "new season of life" that we ALL must one day face. If not this year, MOTY, it will be next year.. then what will you do? They should be called in for a conversation with someone who will really put them on the spot and have them justify such a drastic action. They are hippocrites for they don't leave it up to God.. sorry, what idiot still believes that one? I would like to have them face a panel of real questions and justify their position on many things they claim to live by... I'm disgusted too..what is wrong with JimBob, they don't have any common sense..

Anonymous said...

We all know nothing will come out of it. When she was younger she had viable healthy eggs. She hasn't conceived in the past couple of years because her eggs are no longer viable. The only remedy to this is to have a donor egg, in which I doubt they would do.

Anonymous said...

The only thing that will stop these two is if the "show/ministry gets cancelled by TLC. I hope & pray that viewers will simply change the channel & Jim Bob & Michelle will no longer have an audience. That's the only way this nonsense will stop.

Katie's Mom said...

I think they have just completely lost their minds, but what about TLC'S responsibility in airing this nonsense. They did the same thing in airing the huge "Jubilee Funeral." Nothing wrong with a service but it should be private for the family. I think everyone dealing with miscarriage are entitled to their grief and a period of mourning. Often times it's a first pregnancy & they don't know I they can conceive & deliver a healthy child. That is just a terrible thing to deal with but when you already have 19 children ,only the Duggars would turn it into a circus. Why didn't Michelle focus on little Jordyn when she was dealing with grief?

Stephanie said...

Based on Michelle's age, and Josie Juniper history wouldn't it be unethical for a doctor to proceed with fertility treatments?

Remember the ethical questions that arose with Optimism? Doctors are very cautious about this. And simply, they have proven natural fertility. That's was they love bragging about.

Anonymous said...

Reading all the comments on this blog makes me think of how much pain & suffering Josie went through, due to Michelle's baby hoarding issue. At several of her DR's appts, Michelle commented & laughed about the fact, that Josie associated DR's with pain, because of all the needles & tests she had because she was so premature. Then they miscarry the next baby. Don't they see where this is leading? The possibilities of another baby going through the same thing are extremely high & Michelle & Jim Bob know it..... they don't care. What if they end up with a child with a number of disabilities? Who will care for that child? They don't even seem to realize how fortunate they were that Josie has made it this far without any major issues. Add to that, they still have a house filled with young children. Does Michelle even recognize the name; Jordyn?

Leigh Ann said...

Michelle really could use some counseling. A lot of women go through a grieving stage when they start approaching menopause even they don't want any more children just the fact that you can't have them if you wanted to can be hard to deal with. It's normal. Michelle seems to be a more extreme, though. She has always seen her purpose in life as having babies not raising children. If she would see her mission as raising children she would realize she has 14 years more years of that and probably more since so far none of them have left at 18. If they went to a regular kind of church she could at least go talk to her pastor but that's not even an option.

Wampascat said...

I'm going to say something you'll probably think is heartless, but I don't think Michelle grieved for her child the way most mothers would. She is too addicted to the attention. She likes to walk around with the nursing contraption and blanket and call attention to herself and the fact that she can keep "delivering" babies, not raising them. She needs therapy and meds. Seriously. I'm willing to bet there is a very dark, DARK side to Michelle when the cameras pack up and go home. They have alluded to that a couple of times when they've talked about the trouble she had coping with too many little ones at home many years ago. Bet she's a raving B#%&@ behind closed doors. The big girls are protectors for the little ones.

hello said...

TLC will air anything as long as it brings in
ratings and money. It was bad enough when they filmed and showed the ultrasound that told them the baby had died, but it was way over the top to film the funeral. I have no doubt that it was Jimboob and Michelle's decision to allow them to film it. They also had no problem letting the film crew into the ICU after Josie was born, not knowing if she was going to survive. Any decent fertility specialist would tell them flat out no to fertility treatments. If anyone questioned them seeking out treatment I am sure they would answer that they prayed about it and God put it in their hearts to go-ahead with it.

Anonymous said...

My guess is that the fertility doc is just for show.

Judy said...

It's very possible TLC asked them to go and they agreed, just for the show.

Willow said...

I have been anxiously waiting to see what this episode will reveal. Yes, I think Michelle is obsessed. Secondly, she does not want to give up (IMO) on having more babies because she just can't let her adult/married children have any attention. It was hard enough with Josh and Anna, but now others will be having their own families. I hope TLC films at least a little bit of the kids after they leave home as Michelle needs to understand that "The world does NOT revolve around Michelle". I have long said its a jealousy thing. They never really saw most of their children as actual people with their own lives. Now they don't really know how to share.

As for the future sister-moms - I wonder if they are afraid Jordyn and Josie won't learn "mothering and wifery" if they don't have younger siblings to raise for their mama.

"Leaving it all up to God" - Not really - just an excuse.

got2bdrc said...

Jim Bob and Michelle at a fertility clinic? I can't believe they'll find a doctor who would be willing to assist them with conceiving child #22 (remember, in addition to Jubilee there was a miscarriage between Joshua and the first set of twins). They're both nearly fifty and with the most recent, high-risk pregnancy, the Duggars should just focus on the blessings they already have and not imperil Michelle's health any further. The thought of Michelle, Anna, and now possibly Jill expecting at the same time reminds me of what my Dad used to call older women trying to look younger than their age, "mutton dressed as lamb". Enough with the babies already, Michelle!

Anonymous said...

At one time I would have said the Duggars would never resort to "donor eggs" but boy I really wonder if it might not come to that. If they are aware that due to the, "Hippa Regulations" none of their personal medical information would ever be public, who knows? We all remember when Michelle announced a pregnancy & one of he crew made the remark, "Jim Bob, you really know how to keep a show going!"

Londonbridges said...

I really trust that the fertility doctor will kick them to the curb. How does letting God decide the number of blessings bestowed on the Duggars have anything to do with a fertility clinic? Perhaps when God decides the baby-making uterus is closed, then the Duggars will trust someone else. What hypocrisy!! JMHO.

Leigh Ann said...

It may have been the show's idea but that's where Jim Bob should have drawn the line and said "we want to share our values and this isn't our values". And it's not healthy for Michelle even if it is all a set-up. She doesn't need any false hopes for any reason.

hello said...

I believe Michelle would go to any lengths to get pregnant. Anna will be announcing baby #4 is on the way soon and Jill will most likely be pregnant by the end of the year. You could see the jealousy in Michelle when Josh and Anna were expecting Michael and Marcus. She was pregnant when Anna was pregnant with Mackenzie so she still had attention focused on her. I believe Michelle is obsessed with being pregnant and craves the attention. Her whole sense of self worth is tied into how many babies she can give birth to. She is like a child with a new toy when she has a baby. She is all about it when she is nursing and then off it goes to the sister-mom. And then she gets a new one.

Anonymous said...

Visiting a fertility doctor?! I have been able to justify them having all of these children up until now. I am Christian and I know several people who have a lot of kids (not 19…but 6-10) and they also believe in I guess having unprotected sex and if it happens it happens, if not then it wasn't "meant to be." I think THAT is leaving it up to God. TRYING for # 20 and going to a fertility treatment centre is obviously forcing it. I think I have given these people the benefit of the doubt but now I truly see that they are hungry for attention. Their show is nothing if there is no baby on the way or no courtship/wedding coming up. When Jill and Jessa get married we will have already seen a boy Duggar courtship/engagement/marriage as well as 2 Duggar girls. It will not be interesting to see 16 more. They preach about being modest and whatnot but the way they act is so foolish and disgusting and not modest.

Leigh Ann said...

Jordyn and Josie will learn all about babies babysitting (hopefully getting paid) and playing with their nieces and nephews. I got all my baby skills from practicing on I mean helping out with a cousin. It is nice when kids can do that. Nothing like the first time you hold a baby or change a diaper being your own baby. There are going to be no end of Duggar babies.

Anonymous said...

There is no way a real fertility doctor would even dream of giving Michelle fertility treatments or in-vitro. Maybe they went to Octomom's doctor! Michelle has an obsession with being pregnant. She really needs psychiatric help.

Ginger said...

Jim Bob would never say he wouldn't go along with a set-up. He was the one that thought Michelle wasn't going to survive when Josie was being born, due to the preeclampsia. It certainly wasn't all that long, after Josie was finally discharged from the hospital,that Michelle was pregnant with Jubilee. Jim Bob is the one that is often shown telling complete strangers; this is my wife, Michelle, she's had, 15, 16, 17,18, 19 of my children(whatever the current number is). She's really been good to me! To complete strangers. Sometimes passing out that 5x7 card with the family picture on it.

CannedSoup said...

I am not convinced that the visit to the fertility clinic has anything to do with Jim Bob and Michelle, per se. I think it will end up being for some boring reason.

Anonymous said...

I was thinking about all the risks involved in a pregnancy for Michelle at this time. God forbid, but if she did get pregnant & they found out they would be having a severely handicapped child, what would they do? Given their stand on abortion, they certainly wouldn't consider that. On the other hand, I can't imagine either, Jim Bob or Michelle dealing with the fact, that they had a child that wasn't perfectly healthy. Both, Jim Bob & Michelle kept letting everyone know, that Josie was perfect & healthy in every way, just a little on the small side.

Anonymous said...

I think the comment about Michelle addicted to "having babies, not raising children" is spot on. Does her husband and family realize this? If it's obvious to outsiders, such as we posters and viewers of TV, why doesn't the family and Grandma Duggar have a word with JimBob about Michelle's "problem"? Is Grandma obligated to JimBob somehow, that she takes his nonsense?

Anonymous said...

I think Michelle has a lot of mental health issues going on there: she's addicted to pregnancy, she hoards babies & she's jealous of young women who are having babies. I couldn't believe how she acted when Anna was going to the midwife's house have Marcus. She made them wait for such a long time, while Anna was in labor & kept asking "Josh is your mom on her way." I thought Michelle was coming to their house to mind Mackenzie & Michael, but instead she brought along some of the older girls to babysit. If that was my husband I would have had him pack the kids in the car & forget his mom. There was no reason for her to go along. I remember thinking "if looks could kill" when Michelle was riding in the front seat with Josh. She never looked at Anna in the back. Fortunately they had family friend, Debbie Querry with them & she was a help.

Allison said...

It actually strikes as a bit odd that they are going to a fertility doctor at all. Jubilee happened at the end of 2011, so that was 2.5 years ago. That's given Jim Bob and Michelle plenty of time to realize that she's not getting pregnant anymore. Why now? What prompted them to see a doctor? She's 47 years old and I know she's mentioned on the show before that her time might be coming to an end. So I don't understand what they think the doctor is going to do or tell them. I know they love having babies, but I don't think Michelle is completely stupid. She KNOWS that baby-making doesn't go on forever.

Anonymous said...

I think it's a TLC scam. The Duggars are going to the clinic to spread the word, and tell everyone that they should leave their pregnancies up tp the Lord. Maybe we'll see a riot.

Allison said...

Do fertility doctors do anything else? Is it possible there's another health condition and this is just a TLC set-up to get viewers?

Anonymous said...

I also never really thought she grieved over the loss of Jubilee. I thought that was all for the show. In last weeks episode when she was doing the "talking head portion," she said she was wondering if that was the last little one she would give birth to & nurse. I didn't know why she added "nursing." apparently that's a huge part of her life. But what else could you expect from someone who nurses a baby while riding on a float in an amusement park.

Anonymous said...

Does Michelle want to put another baby through what Josie went through? That baby spent months in the NICU, or will it sadly be another Jubilee? If she wants to put herself through this fine. I'm concerned about any child they might have and what lifelong disabilities a child might have. Who thinks Michelle will care for a disabled child? I don't. She doesn't care for the healthy ones she has & she was ready to turn Josie over to a sister-mom as soon as possible. I don't believe she ever planned on spending all that time at the hospital in Little Rock. When she visited there with Josie, while she was pregnant with Jubilee, she told the DR & nurses, she hoped she would only be coming for occasional visits, so they could see how well Josie was doing. She actually said, she hoped she wouldn't be there again as a parent with a child in the NICU.

Anonymous said...

It's not any type of a health condition with Michelle. She is just going through menopause and refuses to accept it. She's 48 years old & has a history of preeclampsia. Enough said!

Anonymous said...

Re: The comment about it being possible that they are going to the fertility DR because TLC asked them to. If so they are a disgrace & are selling their souls for the TLC dollars.What kind of people that profess to have a show that's a "ministry," would do something like that? What kind of character qualities could they have? From the day that show started, they have emphatically stated over & over again on TLC,the Today Show, & every magazine that has featured them, it's been the same line since the beginning "we leave the number of children up to God." If they were the Godly Christians they say they are & TLC asked them to do something like that, they would have emphatically stated; no that's not who we are.

Anonymous said...

i do not think this doctor would take them on. just some drama for the show.

Miz Kizzle said...

I agree with the other commenters who suspect the fertiliy doctor visit is just a ploy by TLC and the fame-hungry Duggars to keep the show going. Like the previor adoption talk, this is just an attempt to stay in the spotlight.
JimBob and Michelle LOVE the spotlight, because they're humble and modest, ya know?
No way would they ever consider surrogacy, unless they could somehow induce the surrogate to live at the family compound during the entire pregnancy, thus ensuring she doesn't do anything ungodly, like exposing her knees or listening to non-Christian music.

Anonymous said...

I am sick and tired of Michelle's old song about "I'm not expecting right now, but I would LOVE to be". What is wrong with that idiot? She clearly has problems...I don't think Jana needs any more of her mother's children to "wipe and dipe". Michelle is going on and on about not having any more babies, YET, still hopes for some? At her age, it's certainly an insult to the ones she has. She has never been filmed so uncomfortable on camera with herself before. Has anyone else noticed how uneasy she is this season so far? She really is a stranger to her kids and vice-versa. Her kids show that they are not used to her spending actual one on one time with them, showing any interest in what they do, or speaking to them directly other than a command. I hope that that doctor, if she is there for more babies, throws them out of his office, which would be his hypocratic oath duty and tells her to get some counseling, enjoy the many kids she has already and let the next generation have their time. Why would she want to be 70 yrs old with teenagers still home? If poor Jana is still a SAHD, spinster, Michelle's energy level will still drop and she won't want the noise that they would bring.. if this poor child is miraculously born healthy, which all odds are against. I do agree with another post that Michelle's personality could very well be "hell on wheels" when the cameras are not rolling. She also needs to develop an adult's vocabulary when speaking to the camera and the viewing audience. I'm tired of her preschool baby talk..Enough is enough here.. I also hope that someone from the show, or family actually reads this site and brings the comments and opinions directly to them so they know how stupidly they are perceived..

Julie said...

The Jessa/Michelle coffee date- Jessa asks her mom how she is doing since she is NOT pregnant. The way she gently asks this, IMO, really demonstrates that although they love their mother, they (the older girls) are aware that Michelle is having a seriously hard time coping with no more babies. Like, they see it for what it is. Anyone else pick up on this?

Wampascat said...

Exactly! It's menopause!!! She needs some hormone therapy and some tranquilizers thrown in for good measure. She's not going through "the change" well as my mom would have said. Michelle is real big on talking about the "seasons of life". Well, Michelle, you ain't no spring chicken anymore.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone else noticed that Michelle seems to meander around her own house with nothing to do? So, she checks in finally with some of her cast-off blessings? I think she has "jurisdictioned herself" out of any usefulness in that household. They have taken the "helping out" with chores and the "buddy system" WAY TOO FAR a long time ago, that she has now nothing to do. That nice boy, (Jeremiah?),in the chess scene a few weeks ago seems like such a nice young man; however, I'm afraid that he has adapted long ago to life without Michelle's interaction, as I believe most of those children have done too. I predict that with all those 19 kids, 19 "kids-in-law" and hundreds of grandchildren that she may have, Michelle Duggar will find herself quite alone one day.
Also, TLC really needs to step up on the timing between filming and airing. There was snow in the front yard of their home as Jill prepared to head to Nepal, then, last night, there were autumn decorations in the Duggar kitchen, and also on someone's mantle. You don't have those things up in the winter. Out of sequence is my guess. These episodes are old news and anti-climactic to watch so late for the date.
If Michelle had some sort of breakdown years ago, overwhelmed with too much to do, I'd like to know what treatment she received? Does she take a prescription to this day for that? That may explain her "out to lunch" demeanor we notice. It's illogical to keep having children with no regulation of that when that was the very thing that brought a breakdown in the first place...passing off the work to your kids was and is no answer.

Anonymous said...

I watched the show last evening and I got sick to my stomach watching Michelle try to interact with her children/James. Does it seem to any of you she, Michelle is walking around in a fog not knowing what to do with herself now that her older chicks are starting to leave the nest. She just can't relate to her children and she seems frazzled and flustered.

tulip said...

Maybe the doc decided to go along with it just to prove by an actual blood test that Michelle has no hormones or healthy, let alone viable, eggs left to sustain or even start a pregnancy. Remember when they went to visit a Dr. about her gallbladder and he basically told her it needs to come out, plain & simple. Michelle said something along the lines of God put everything in her body that's intended to be there and she wasn't about to take anything "out". When the doc finally used what seemed to me a last resort by telling her if she's planning on ever having any more kids, it would need to come out her eyes got huge as saucers and then backpeddled like deciding to have the surgery was near the end of the world. IMO goes to show she cared nothing of her own health or how it might affect her kids that are in the here & now, but only about reproducing.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the fertility appointment is to force them to face the truth and give them some closure on the possibility of another baby. Then we can all finally get that closure and put an end to the subject once and for all.

Anonymous said...

In view of the trip to the fertility DR, I have to ask;what happened to all the adoption talk? I believe last season Michelle mentioned it every episode. I never did hear Jim Bob ever mention adoption, only Michelle.

Anonymous said...

Everyone that has written about Michelle having no interaction with her children are absolutely right on target. What in the world was the part with the slingshot? Painful describes it perfectly. Those kids don't know how to react when Michelle decides to have one on one time with them. I missed the part about Jessa asking her mom how she was doing now that she's not pregnant. All I can say to that is; wow, just wow!

Wampascat said...

This is what happens when you don't have any other hobbies besides horizontal congress with your husband and breastfeeding.

Anonymous said...

After reading Julies remarks, I went back & watched the exchange between Jessa & Michelle. Somehow, when I initially watched that episode I missed Jessa questioning Michelle, about how she was dealing not being pregnant. My God, I feel for the kids & young adults in that house. Michelle has some very needy little ones there, that she doesn't even notice. She would rather dream about pregnancy & nursing. Something definitely wrong there & it has nothing to do with the original premise, that they will welcome as many children as the Lord sees fit to give them.

hello said...

Michelle is definitely obsessed with being pregnant, giving birth and nursing. After thay are weaned she doesn't seem to have a clue what to do with them, although her and Jimboob have no problem parading them around to show off how many kids they have. I wonder how the kids feel when Michelle says she is not currently expecting but would like to be. The jealousy will kick in again when Josh and Anna announce they are expecting #4 and when Jill announces she is expecting, which will most likely happen shortly after she gets married.

Anonymous said...

Michelle is so awkward interacting with her kids, that chess game was so forced, it was almost painful to watch. My heart went out to her son, he seemed nervous talking to her, like he was talking to a stranger. It reminded me of a friend who was sent to boarding school, and only saw her parents a few times a year.

Anonymous said...

I don't believe Michelle really had a breakdown years ago when she had so many little ones. The way she has explained it in the past has been; she had taken some of the children to the family friend that was their music teacher. She fell asleep while sitting there & the music teacher asked what was wrong . According to Michelle, she broke down crying & said she was exhausted from being up so late at night doing laundry.The woman then offered to come to the house a number of times a week & do her wash (I guess before grandma did it.)She has mentioned feeling overcome with work when they were small & crying out to the Lord, about how she would get through all this. She said the Lord brought her through these difficult times. She has never said anything about ever being diagnosed with post-partum or anything like that. So, whether or not she actually had a nervous breakdown is anybody's guess.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, they are just stupid people. Michelle should have realized a long time ago, when she was exhausted, that MORE children was NOT the answer. Anyone would have been exhausted. It was time to stop then, she had her quiver. She clearly isn't living a Christian life, IMO, because if she was, she would have had peace in knowing that the Lord forgave her for really what wasn't sinful, because she didn't "know", and when you commit a sin against God, unknowingly, as she did, it isn't a "sin". Clearly, she still hasn't forgiven herself for that. She should speak to a real minister about that and he/she would have settled the spiritual matter for her. They should have used the "rhythm" method to regulate conception which is a compromise to their "anything goes" attitude. They then found this "buddy system", which is nothing more than passing off all the work on you kids, which takes advantage of them, and is wrong too, and she grew lazy and stayed that way. She outsourced her own usefulness in her own household, which hasn't been hers for quite some time now. She really should do her own laundry, and take up the engaged daughters' work, she won't be thinking about "another baby", she'll be busy with the present and concerned about reality. JHMO

Willow said...

The Gothardites do not believe in postpartum depression, so if she did have it (very likely) I think they would not allow seeking medical help or at least, they discourage it. I read somewhere that they think it is something like "lack of faith". I would guess that means they advise praying about it. I'm sorry I can't remember exactly where I read that and it was a long time ago. I remember thinking how sad for a mom who might have that. Its possible Michelle did not have that, though, and was just plain tired. That's very logical as well.

Miz Kizzle said...

I missed the gallbladder episode. Michelle saying that God put organs in our bodies for a reason, and we should never, ever remove any of them is just plain nuts. What happens when your appendix kicks up, are you just supposed to pray that the agonizing pain goes away? Same with tonsils, adenoids, heck, even kidneys (although most of us have two, so the argument might be made that God gave us a spare in case one has to go.)
I'm constantly amazed by how little the Duggars understand about physiology, the natural sciences, geography, history and oh, so much more. They seem content to live in their little bubble of ignorance. It's sad, really.

Anonymous said...

I think Michele is ignoring signs from God: Josie and Jubilee are clearly God's way of saying you are done. Greed is a deadly sin and 19 is enough.

Jeanne said...

They need a mental health professional. Get one to them now.

Anonymous said...

Hi everybody please help me out i missed the The Jessa/Michelle coffee date talk what did they talk about somebody please tell me thank you

Anonymous said...

Michelle is 47 if she has a child at 48 she will be 68 when the child is 20 sad I know some people have kids late in life but come on Michelle ,you hate spening time with your kids now

Anonymous said...

I hope Michelle gets real orders from a real physician to cease and desist pro creating.. What I imagine is that she will go from doctor to doctor until she hears what she wants to hear..a train wreck waiting to happen. She does need real mental help and has for some time now. JMO

Anonymous said...

They should speak to a real minister about many things; starting with the information they received about the pill causing Michelle to miscarry, way back after Josh was born. Perhaps that was just because she became pregnant so soon after Josh & her body wasn't completely healed from childbirth. When Anna had a miscarriage after Mackenzie, nothing was said about that & I'm sure she wasn't on the pill.

Anonymous said...

I always thought Anna had a miscarriage before MacKynzie, and yes, nothing was said about that either. It might have been one of those "no embryo" things like Erin. Hopefully, NO doctor will advise her to pursue this nonsense at her age and circumstances and tell her like it is, every one of them.

Dar said...

Those girls must be so embarrassed for Michelle. Imagine, going to a fertility clinic at her age. Hello! You are toooo old. End of story.

I think any doctor who does not advise her to get some counseling is not being ethical. It is actually cringe-worthy now. TLC, you are helping that sick woman make a complete fool of herself. Her husband is just as bad feeding this addiction. She doesn't appear to even "like"children. She is acting for the cameras when she discusses one-on-one time. Even when she talks about it, she is phoney. Her younger children are just as uncomfortable being alone with her. She is just the woman who calls herself "mom". that is about the entent of her mothering.

Anonymous said...

I'm not exactly sure of Michelle's age but on the ad for next weeks episode you hear the DR saying you are 48yrs old. So don't really know her date of birth.

Nancy Nurse said...

Michelle's birthdate is September 13,1966. So, if she's not already pregnant, within a very short time she will be 48yrs old. As a nurse I know the DR's I work for would send her to a mental health specialist. However, you must remember that in this quest for another baby, her main cheerleader, the person with the most influence over her is,Jim Bob. He wants this ever bit as much as she does. I believe, she will start DR shopping (not unlike an addict, sorry but true) Sadly, she'll eventually find someone that will help her in this mission to become pregnant. Of course, we will never know what kind of pharmaceutical help she receives with this, as she leaves the number of children up to God, right? Now, whether this will be healthy pregnancy or produce a healthy child is anyone's guess. I sincerely doubt it. But, that doesn't matter to the Duggars. The most important words in the English Language to Michelle are; I'm expecting!"

Samantha said...

"Anonymous said...
Maybe the fertility appointment is to force them to face the truth and give them some closure on the possibility of another baby. Then we can all finally get that closure and put an end to the subject once and for all."

This is exactly what I'm thinking. I DO think she has a problem, and maybe the only way for her to begin to face this is for a specialist to tell her it's not going to happen.

Anonymous said...

I believe that the Duggars see only "like minded Christian professionals" for all that they need outside help with. Sadly, this is true for ob/gyns too. So, unless she is seeing a mainstream physician, a fundie Christian doc will help her fulfill her mission and conceive, yet again. I pray that I am wrong and she sees a blunt, truthful physician who will tell them both "like it is" and show them the door with a referral to a mental health professional.

Leigh Ann said...

I thought I heard the doctor say "and your age 48 ..." or something to that effect without indicating who he was speaking to. So that could be directed to Jim Bob. Men have fertility issues as they age, too, you just don't hear as much about it.

Allison said...

The Duggars (and the Bates) have never said they only believe miscarriage happens with the pill. They just believe that the pill can cause miscarriages, which is why they don't take it.

Katie's Mom said...

Michelle is a very sick woman & Jim Bob is a huge part of the problem & so is TLC. Also any of these groups that give her awards for MOTY. The way she acts( and let's be clear it is acting) around her children, isn't normal. She doesn't have a real relationship with any of them. Probably, the closest she ever came after her first 4 or 5 was Josie & that was out of necessity.

Anonymous said...

I never heard that Anna had a miscarriage before Kenzie. She was doing a pregnancy test every month, following the wedding & was extremely disappointed that the test & was negative. She was so disappointed that at the 4th month when she took the pregnancy test she had Josh check it for her, this was at the car lot (talk about anxious.) He came out of the bathroom & told her she had joined the "mommy team." They were only married 4 months at that time. After MacKenzie, she & Josh were visiting her parents in FL & she went with her dad on his "prison ministry." She told the women there about experiencing a miscarriage, before the trip to Fl. I guess she wanted the women in prison to know, the world is not all that rosy on the outside. That was after Kenzie & before Michael

Anonymous said...

RE: comments about the DR talking about someone's age being 48 yrs. old. Michelle, birthdate is 9/13/66. She will be 48 yrs old in September 2014. Jim Bob's birthdate is 7/18/65. He will be 49 yrs. old in July 2014

Nancy Nurse said...

The Duggars have always said the pill caused Michelle's miscarriage. They have said it every time they give their testimony. They got on their knees & cried to the Lord to forgive them, that they cause a miscarriage (although unknowingly)by Michelle taking the pill.They have always said this & say a Christian DR was the one that told them that's what caused it. I have never heard the Batess say anything about the pill.

Anonymous said...

Michelle is delusional, she is stuck in a time warp. All she talks about are babies. She can't face the reality that she is middle aged, and won't have any more kids. I think she has no other identity than a lady who is always pregnant and nursing. I feel sorry for her, she is like a sad has-been.

Anonymous said...

Michelle's hormones are most likely doing a real tailspin. Most women her age have that going on anyway with menopause, but with her, being perpetually pregnant she is used to "those hormones" being present. She is also without those these last few years..The woman is an absolute mess. I have noticed a distinct change in her demeanor this season. She wanders around the house looking for one of her kids to maybe hang out with. Sadly they don't know her and don't seem interested in wasting their time with her, as she has made them feel over the years. Just desserts. She should take up housekeeping, laundry, and cooking. That will cure her from wanting more babies. Those girls should strike and let her do all the work.

Anonymous said...

I don't feel sorry for Michelle at all. She may be a sad has been but she has a full life. She has a house full of beautiful healthy children, that she doesn't pay any attention to. Many times, when she & Jim Bob have been away somewhere, on the ride home she will say she just needs to get home to "love on her children," or the children are sick & they need her to,"love on them." Meanwhile, the older girls are doling out the medication to the sick ones. She will arrive at the house & if they get any attention from her, it's a side hug. The kids are always surprised when she goes to hug them, or pat them on the head. She has a husband, a live in laundress, more nannies than anyone, she has traveled the world. Her kids feel they need to do special things for her birthdays etc., when she hardly bothers with their birthdays. Poor Joy, on one birthday, (13th I think,) they were in the car driving & Michelle was giving a "radio interview." She was telling the interviewer how jammed packed her day was, but she needed to, "fit in something for Joy's birthday." She finally stopped &took Joy& a couple of the other kids that were with her for ice cream at the end of the day. Then they took ice cream home for the rest of the family. But there was no real birthday celebration for Joy. One of the boys celebrated his birthday at hospital gift shop & cafeteria when Josie was a patient there. Although , Michelle found time to go & protest a liquor license in an area where she didn't even live. I've never seen her cook an entire meal, give the kids baths,clean the house. Haven't seen schooling lately, since they're on the bus for so many causes & book signings. Who will do the schooling if the older girls continue with the courting, engagements & marriage? Jennie & Jordyn, children that many would just adore, don't know who their biological mom is & Josie only got the attention due to necessity. She has enough beautiful little ones to keep her busy & happy for years to come, but she wants more.
Sorry for this long rant, but this drives me crazy!

Anonymous said...

Maybe JB is going to offer his amazing sperm to these infertile women. Gag.

sandi said...

Yes, a Christian Dr told them that the pill caused their miscarriage;however,without tests,there is simply no way to know for sure.
Michell's big crocodile tears at the mention of the pill causing it, is nothing more than a fake political ploy aganist the pill,imo.

Anonymous said...

Re: The comment about the Duggars not believing the pill causes miscarriages. They have been saying exactly that for years. Also, the pill prevents pregnancy & they would never be involved with anything that prevents pregnancy. That's what they live for.

Anonymous said...

To add to my comment; there was never anything said at all about why Anna had a miscarriage

Anonymous said...

I, too, am curious as to why no one mentioned what happened regarding Anna's miscarriage. Why didn't they have a big funeral so we all can feel sorry for Anna like we were for Michelle? Maybe Josh and Anna had a little more class about that matter? I do wonder what medically happened.

Allison said...

Re: The comment about the Duggars not believing the pill causes miscarriages. They have been saying exactly that for years. Also, the pill prevents pregnancy & they would never be involved with anything that prevents pregnancy. That's what they live for.

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That's not what I said. I agree with you. The Duggars do think the pill causes miscarriage, but my point was that they never said that miscarriage ONLY happens with the pill (i.e. Anna's miscarriage). They would probably chalk that up to "God needing another angel" or some such story.

Anonymous said...

Watching Jim Bob step between his daughter and her potential suitor in Nepal infuriated me. They act like every touch, every look, is sexual. If you believe you have raised your children right, why not let go a little and trust them to do what is right?!

KitKath said...

Jesus, they're so stupid. If they really do mean that the pill causes miscarriages in and of itself, I feel terribly sorry for them. If a woman is already pregnant and continues to take the pill, she may miscarry then. These dumb idiots...

Anonymous said...

Michelle's crocodile tears at the mention of the pill, also just makes me sick. After telling about the miscarriage, she will then in a barely audible voice with tears streaming down her face, tell her audience; "we got on our knees & cried "Father, Father, what have we done?" I have seen so many young women in her audience crying their eyes out, husbands trying to comfort them or crying themselves. Obviously, they believe every word of this & take every word to heart. I wonder what effect it has on them long term. Anyone, can suffer a miscarriage, for any number of reasons. you would need blood testing done to confirm exactly what happened. We all know that miscarriages happen for numerous reasons. I have always felt that she should have taken it as a sign of forgiveness from God, that he then blessed her with twins. That's how I would feel, God forgave me & blessed me doubly. No reason was given for the miscarriage with Jubilee.

Anonymous said...

For most miscarriages no reason will ever be found. Blood tests on the mother will only reveal a very few reasons for miscarriage. Anna's first miscarriage was probably a blighted ovum (no embryo formed) based on what she said at the time.

Anonymous said...

Re: a possible "blighted ovem" for Anna; these people are so fanatical about conceiving, that they "test" one hour after "sweet fellowship". Most women who are normal I'm sure have had this happen to then and didn't even notice because their next cycle arrived and,, maybe was a little heavier than usual. They wouldn't have given it another thought. These jerks suffer needlessly in the baby derby.

Dar said...

I agree with the posting re Michelle's tears re miscarriage. I also feel a little sick when I think of that funeral for the last one. Michelle hardly looks at her living little ones and she would have us believe she is grieving for an unknown child. She put her whole family through that ceremony and had it televised. A quiet service with Jim Bob would have been enough, but then she would not be seen on TV. That is one sick lady JMHO

Leigh Ann said...

I just can't get over them burying that sweet little baby in an ammunition box. Or any type of just plain box. This is not the time to be frugal, Jubilee deserved to be laid in a pretty little casket. Sadly, they do make them for babies.

Anonymous said...

Re; "Leigh Ann's comments about them burying Jubilee in the ammunition box. Did anyone else think it strange, that they only placed that box about 12 inches down in the hole that had been dug. You could see it wasn't down very deep.

Leigh Ann said...

Where did they bury her? Usually the funeral home takes care of digging the grave. Did they maybe have a fake burial for the show somewhere and then move her later? Given that this was on TV and there are some real crazies out there, that's not a totally insane idea.

Anonymous said...

I just have a feeling Michelle will have one more baby or twins. If they are showing them seeing a fertility specialists on TV I'm sure they have been seeing one for a while. Hopefully that will be it and then she can finally start parenting her children. Surely she won't keep trying into her 50s???

Leslie said...

http://tinyurl.com/ogzpo4j

"Today" has a clip up on their website from the visit to the fertility doctor. He's basically telling them not to even try to have any more kids, but he's not giving them nearly the kick in the pants that they both need!

Miz Kizzle said...

It doesn't need to be buried deep. Jesus is coming back any day now.

Elspeth said...

News organizations are becoming illiterate. A fertility doctor and a high risk OB are NOT the same thing at all. I'm disgusted with TLC and ABC.

Not a Fan said...

Okay glad to see this was not a give me injections so I can get pregnant type dr.'s visit. However, I am creeped out by the fact that it was Jimbob not Michelle that made the phone call in the first place. Michelle starts out by saying how she wanted to make sure she is physically okay and that medically is where she needs to be. The Dr. says that JimBob called him and set up the appointment. No one makes my girly appointments but me. I have made check up after surgery appointments for my husband. But physicals he takes care of himself as well as I do for me. It is just too weird for me. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

Michelle is addicted to attention....among other things. Did anyone notice the look on her face on the internet where the nurse is taking her b/p? She is looking towards the camera and her eyes say, "watch me and what I'm doing". She can't let her daughters have their time to shine, always about her, her, her. This is an ill woman. Why doesn't Jim Bob step in and get his wife the mental health she obviously needs. I wish Grandma Duggar would talk to her about "life" and how it's time to move on...and BTW, here's the laudry for today....

Anonymous said...

Saw the clip on Today.com. Oh my goodness! Who talks like that? "Catch a baby," sounds like catch a cold.

Did she not hear the doctor say the chance of having a baby with down syndrome is 1 in 4 or 5 when the mother is 47 or 48. All Michelle said was, doctors have been giving me those statistic since I was 36. I think the doctor said at 35 the change was 1 in 1000. That is a lot different than 1 in 4 or 5.

Wampascat said...

I know it's not an uncommon thing to bury an infant at the foot of another grave, such as a grandparent's. This would also save Jim Bob the expense of purchasing a full plot. And of course her "casket" was a buy used and save the difference deal. In the words of Michelle, "So Precious".

Anonymous said...

now I now for sure the duggars do not buy used just saw a picture of michelle duggar in a northface jacket. I now know that are bold faced lairs. they do not say what they preach?

Allison said...

now I now for sure the duggars do not buy used just saw a picture of michelle duggar in a northface jacket.

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Um, you can buy *used* Northface jackets. You can buy used just about everything. That doesn't prove anything.

Anonymous said...

I can't get over how selfish these people are. They have 19 healthy, smart and beautiful children and 3 grandchildren (I'm sure hundreds of more grandkids to come) how is that not enough?! They are not "leaving it up to God" because avidly "trying" and visiting a fertility doctor is not leaving anything in the hands of God. No matter what they preach, there is no way that they can evenly divide themselves between 19 children and spend one on one time with them all, daily or even weekly. Even if they only had a couple of kids, having a child at that age is extremely selfish. My parents had me when they were in their 40s (I am an only child) and I can tell you that the older you get, obviously the less energy you have and the more your health deteriorates. Of course, even a 25 year old parent can get ill and die, but being in your 50s or 60s when your child is 10, the chances are a lot higher, obviously. Michelle does absolutely nothing with her kids now. If she were to have a 20th, when he/she is 16, she would be about 65. I think at about 15-20 is where your children need most guidance and attention, and a parent nearing 70 cannot properly guide a young teenager, never mind the illnesses that come with the old age. We saw how much work Josie was for her first 2-3 years. Imagine if she were to have another micro preemie or a child with Down Syndrome or autism. The chances are EXTREMELY high over 40, and even higher over 45 that a woman will have a child with a disorder (esp Down Syndrome). That would take away even more from the rest of her kids, never mind the fact that individuals with Downs and autism (not all, but most) need long-term care for the rest of their lives. She would never handle that herself…she would probably pawn him/her off to one of the younger kids when they got older. She is only thinking about herself and I feel very bad for her children. I don't think she will have anymore, and I really hope she doesn't.

Anonymous said...

They didn't see a fertility doctor. They saw a high risk OB. They are not the same speciality. TLC was not good at making that clear in the promos.

Allison said...

"Catch a baby" is officially the WEIRDEST phrase from the Duggars. That whole segment was a little weird. I can understand them wanting to get blood work done to see if she's in menopause because I imagine that after so many births there would be a lot of wondering if this was it. They seem passably okay with being done with children. I think after 3 years since Jubilee they should have realized on their own that God had finished giving them children, but at the same time, they don't seem satisfied. It's like they want this definitive answer. I also felt a little sorry for Michelle because it almost seems like she thinks it's HER fault she isn't pregnant. Like it's something she's been doing wrong. Despite so many pregnancies, sometimes I don't think she gets how this works.

I cannot figure out why these guys are so wishy-washy when it comes to answering questions about how things are going in their relationship. First Jill was all "I had no idea!" and now Ben's all "yeah, I think it's good..." and then says Jessa tells him she loves him. What would give him the idea that things WEREN'T good? Is this all for show? I don't get these people.

I did like that although Jinger was their chaperone, Jessa and Ben were clearly allowed to be in close quarters together and to talk one-on-one. I think I remember Jinger saying at one point that being a chaperone was really boring because the couple treats them like they aren't even there.

Mary said...

Hi what makes you think if michele goes to a fertility doctor and gets pregnant. It does not mean just one baby.. What would she do if she had 4,5,6 7,8 or more babies.

grandma need to find a man to rescue her from being a slave in that house.

Josh is like his dad All he wants is more kids. How many pregnacies has poor Anna had in how many years of marrage.
what would Jim Boop do if Michele dies doing birtg

Michele a few years back the girls had thier WISDOM teeth out.. If you say God placed them thier for a reason how come you did not leave them in..
The only reason michele did not want he gall bladder out was because it would orevent her from being pregnant.

Wampascat said...

I've heard that phrase somewhere before but it eludes me now. It could be from a movie but the phrase " she caught pregnant" rings a bell. It does sound odd and really backward and oh so "Duggar".

Ginger said...

I have never heard Michelle use that phrase "catch a baby," before. Can't help but wonder where she heard that. Also, did anyone else notice that the DR said that he had received a phone call from, Jim Bob to setup the apt. As bad as Michelle is, I think that speaks volumes about him wanting another baby just as much as she does. I don't think he had in mind to try & convince her that another pregnancy wasn't possible. He's just as anxious for another pregnancy as she is.

Anonymous said...

While I agree that Michelle has a baby addiction and needs some professional help, I do not begrudge her for having a full funeral for Jubilee. At 18 weeks gestation, that baby looks like a baby and it feels like as much of a death as a baby being born still full term. I do not think that she was wrong in her actions at that time...now having the film crew there? That's another story. That I believe was done because of there pro-life stance.

Julie said...

So Michelle has given birth to 19+ babies and she is NOW going to refer to it as "catching a baby" ?? I don't think she realizes how just plain stupid she sounds. Her face during the Dr appt said it all- she doesn't give a hoot what statistics say or how dangerous or rare it is, SHE WANTS TO BE PREGNANT AND HAVE ANOTHER BABY. Period. The story about accepting a new season of life is just to save face.
Why does TLC insist on making poor Anna look so dumb? They keep setting her up in situations to fail and look foolish. Cooking, assembling the playhouse, skiing- she deserves more credit than to always appear to fail.
I LOVE that Ben seems so uncomfortable in front of the camera. Answering Josh's stupid questions, staging walking into the kitchen to find Jessa cooking, the talking heads. He is not awkward, the situation is!!! And I love that they are all so uncomfortable and confused about Ben and Jessa 's loooooong 4 month and counting courtship. I hope they take their time and do this their own way. Not every girl needs to go from single and never holding a conversation with a guy, to courting, engaged, married, and pregnant in a year! Go Jessa!

Anonymous said...

I felt like I was watching Twilight Zone when Michelle and Jim Bob went to the OB/GYN. It is mind boggling to me that she really wants to get pregnant again. He told them there is only a 5% chance they can get pregnant, and they still choose to believe it is possible. Talk about delusional. What about the risk of having a child with medical problems? I don't think they could cope with that. They wouldn't want to be tied down taking care of a child 24/7 , the poor sister-moms would have to raise the child. You know Michelle wouldn't be up at night giving medication or breathing treatments to a sick child. Just shows how selfish they are.

Anonymous said...

Michelle did say that she wanted to keep everything God put in her body. However, when the DR said if she ever wanted to get pregnant again she had to have her gall bladder out, then in the greatest piece of acting on that show, she hightailed it to the hospital & had it removed.

Ginger said...

I agree about the phrase, "catching a baby." Don't know where Michelle came up with that one. I have never heard that in my life, & was going to ask if it was a regional thing. But then again, with all the pregnancies she's had, where did this come from. I guess it's like "catching a cold or the flu." Who knows? Just doing something different to call attention to herself. Also, about the way they portray Anna. I know they often make her look stupid, but what's with forgetting to put you snow clothes on when going skiing? She had them with her, how long could it really take for her to put them on. From what I could see, it only involved putting on snow pants. She had the rest of the gear on when attempting to skiing with the kids.

Anonymous said...

I think the girl's who would be raising those babies should have been at the appt to so they could hear it from the Dr what they possibly could be dealing with. I wonder how they feel about IVF

hello said...

I only caught a few minutes of this show. The part I saw was Mackenzie asking Jessa if she was going to marry Ben. She answered-that's the plan. This makes me believe that they are
"encouraged" to marry the first person they enter a courtship with. I wonder if this is due to the fact that Michelle dated some boys before she met Jimboob and he still makes her feel guilty about it.

Dawn Oand said...

I kept waiting during that high-risk Dr. appointment that JB and M would again start talking about adoption IF they could no longer get pregnant, BUT it never came! Hopefully they have finally realized that no one was believing they would ever "settle" for an adopted kid. That is a "second-rate" idea to them. Adopted kids need to be wanted, not settled for.

Anonymous said...

When you listen to how that DR talked to Michelle & JimBob about pregnancies, although he did point out the real dangers, they would probably face, you could tell he was hand picked for that meeting with the Duggas. He interjected God & blessings, into the conversation a number of times. That was just what they wanted to hear, regardless of the perils of a pregnancy. He definitely was a "Christian DR, (nothing wrong with that,) except it was a "Christian DR's expertise re:the pill & miscarriage, that convinced the Duggars, that they & they alone were responsible for their 1st miscarriage. Their feelings about that have colored their entire lives. All you need to do is to read or listen, to the testimony they share at various speaking engagements.

Beth Anne said...

RE: The story about accepting a new season of life is just to save face...

If I hear that phrase said again in that baby-talk voice, I'm going to lose it - ack!

The other thing I caught was Michelle saying something to the degree of never getting pregnant or nursing again. Says volume about how she views motherhood, right? Not as a long-term journey with each child, providing the nurturing, guidance, and teaching each child needs at each stage of their childhood to grow into a productive adult. No, it's all about the pregnancy and 6+ months of nursing after birth, then she's done. Her actions reflect her mindset in that regard, as the weaned baby is shipped off to the girl's room to be taken care of by a sister mom.

Stephanie said...

I noticed that the doc said Jimbob called and talked to the doctor. Why would a doctor talk to a husband about a patient? Unethical in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

Are Michelle and Jim Bob even allowed to have sexual relations after Michelle hits menopause? If Michelle goes through menopause, then it is physically impossible for her to get pregnant and we all know how their belief system revolves around not "wasting his seed". That might explain why they are so desperate to conceive, in addition to the fact that Michelle will probably feel useless since her womb can no longer serve Jim Bob.

Elvira said...

"Are Michelle and Jim Bob even allowed to have sexual relations after Michelle hits menopause? If Michelle goes through menopause, then it is physically impossible for her to get pregnant..."

The latest bogus internet story going around is this. Their belief system is all about keeping intercourse in marriage. Having a ton of blessings is secondary so there is no belief that they must stop intimacy with menopause.

Just me said...

An additional option about why JB called the doctor. Maybe he realizes from private talks off the air how much Michelle is struggling with this "new season of life" and felt that if they found out definitively whether Michelle could still have "blessings" would be a way to calm her. If it's definitely a no then they have to deal with it and move on. If even the kids know that she is struggling with this then there must be a lot we don't see.

Canadian Fan said...

Jana should get the MOTY award for how well she's organizing the kids for this "dinner theatre" show. It also looked like she was on babysitting duty so Josh & Anna could have a date night on their skiing trip. That's not much of a vacation away from home for her -- just taking care of a different set of kids.

I would love to see her get out of there and marry a wonderful, godly Christian man who will treat her like a queen not a servant.

Anonymous said...

Michelle will get a rude awakening when hot flashes and painful sex kicks in. No more estrogen also means no more desire for that wonderful husband. I don't see 20 kids happening. I thought it was a sin to tempt God? Someone really needs to talk about the sex scandals going on with Bill Gothard and Doug Phillips. Biblical patriarchy just got served.

Wednesday said...

I'm tired of Anna and Josh. I hate watching the helpless woman act. Time to grow up.

tulip said...

Wow, how is it not possible that Michelle has no concept that if the Lord did in fact "see fit" to give them another baby it would happen no matter what, she doesn't need to make sure her body is ready to "catch a baby". That is such a boatload of nonsense. And as it's been said time & time again, if they were truly trusting God and Michelle was indeed content with the end of her childbearing, they would not be concerned with seeking out a fertility specialist and getting blood drawn for hormone levels, etc. It's clear to me that she and other women like her are just flat out in complete denial and lying to themselves about being fine with moving on to the next season of life. Even Kelly Bates admitted to taking some kind of homeopathic hormone supplements to help prevent a miscarriage if she conceived, given her age and subsequent dwindling hormones. No, IMO that is definitely not trusting God.

Anonymous said...

I don't think Michelle really wants to adopt, that is an act. She likes being pregnant and nursing, not taking care of kids. And what kind of adoption agency would give these loonies a child?

flowerchild said...

If Michelle was truly inquiring about whether she was in menopause she would've went to a gyneocolgist and not a fertility Dr. I bet money she walked out with fertility drugs. Jimbob called the Dr is he pushing this on her? Is she not desirable if she's not fertile? This was a weird appt couldn't you imagine them sitting in the waiting room next to couples despairing to have 1 child, while we have 19!!! This is greed.

Stephanie said...

Did they hear the words "at your age there is a less than 5% chance of natural conception and 1 in 4 or 5 odds of down syndrome"?
The odds are against them for a healthy pregnancy. If they happen to deliver a healthy baby, their arrogance will grow even bigger in regards to how God blesses them more than us regular Christians.

Dar said...

Down Syndrome children are living longer than they used to for various reasons. It is also a fact that a very high percentage of them develop alzheimer`s disease. The doctor has quoted the statistics for her, but I don`t think she would expect anything like that to happen to her child. If she makes the decision to take that chance, she is also making the decision for one of her daughters to become care giver for that child. Michelle certainly will not invest her time and effort in that once the wearing is done. How unfair of her. If she won`t listen to the doctor, her husband should. Jana already has the job of looking after Josie, does she have any input in the decision. I think not.

This is something that is personal. An individual decision. Michelle has no right to take that chance, when she doesn`t even care for the children after they are weaned.

KitKath said...

Let's see...weirdest Duggar phrases...in no particular order:
"Season of life"
"Guard our heart"
"Share our heart"
"If God sees fit"
and now:
"Catch a baby"
Am I missing any?

SopranoKris said...

I think the Michelle & Jim Bob are just hell-bent on having that "even 20" number of children. They are so proud to say Michelle gave birth to each one of them. I don't think they can bear the thought of stopping at 19.

I don't see Michelle tolerating the loss of the older daughters well. Who is going to take care of the kids? Certainly not her! I think Jana is going to end up being an old maid and living at home until the little ones are all grown. She has no ambition to do anything with her life. I think she just does the doula thing because Jill is into pursuing midwifery and she needs to appear as if she's doing something (other than raising her siblings).

Anonymous said...

Re: This episode, did anyone else think Michelle looked like an old lady, crippled with arthritis in her back as she & Jim Bob were walking from the parking lot into the DR's office? Also, Jim Bob made the statement as they were leaving the building, that both he & Michelle, were hoping she was not in pre-menopause. Didn't these two people even listen to the DR's concerns. Whether or not she can conceive is really not the biggest issue here. What would follow, in regard to a pregnancy at her age, should really be the major concern. But I guess it's not even on their radar.

Anonymous said...

Although, it would make sense to contact the DR, to find out "what season of life," Michelle is now in, JimBob wants another baby, just as much as she does. He said, they were both hoping that she was not in pre-menopause. One time, he was calculating how many grandchildren he & Michelle would have, if they had 20 children.

Anonymous said...

I am sick of watching women squeal during live births on this show. We get that the Duggar Slave girls know how to assist at a live birth. Move on.

Rudy Tecat said...

So, Josh wants to grill Ben about his relationship with his sister, and all he asks is if he thinks Jessa likes him, and if he's courted someone else before? Nothing about religious beliefs, acceptance of children, temperament, education, financial future, etc? What a load of nonsense!

Elvira said...

"If Michelle was truly inquiring about whether she was in menopause she would've went to a gyneocolgist and not a fertility Dr."

Michelle didn't go see a fertility doctor. If you look up Dr. Wendel he's a MFM specialist - a high risk pregnancy specialist. Although any regular OB could have done the FSH test and told Michelle that old eggs equal bad news in baby making.

Willow said...

KitKath: Yes!! Please add:
"Kiddos" and
"We choose that higher standard"
"We purposed"
You listed the best ones~! Ha. Love it. :)

Anonymous said...

"I think she just does the doula thing because Jill is into pursuing midwifery and she needs to appear as if she's doing something (other than raising her siblings)."

From what I understood, Jana goes along because Jill can't go unchaperoned. Which always seemed odd to me - I don't think you need to worry about inappropriate interaction with men at a birth. The only men there appear to be the fathers and even the most man-about-town kind of guy is hardly likely to hit on his wife's midwife during the birth.

Wednesday said...

Let's see...weirdest Duggar phrases...in no particular order:
"Season of life"
"Guard our heart"
"Share our heart"
"If God sees fit"
and now:
"Catch a baby"
Am I missing any?

To add to the list of Duggar phrases - this family overuses the word "and". All I hear when I watch is the long drawn out "AAANNNDD" after every sentence. It drives me absolutely crazy. Anna is the worst for "AAAAANNNNDDDD", although she is speaking much better on camera since her first days.

Anonymous said...

Michelle Duggar is mentally ill and her husband is a controlling creep. Can no one around them see this? No doctor should help this woman conceive by use of fertility medication if that is the angle they're going for here. Can you imagine her having four more kids? She doesn't even raise the younger kids she does have! What an insane and creepy couple.

Anonymous said...

Why is Jim Bob in denial!!? Michelle says that if she is in a "new season of life" she will be ok and will deal with it...so she says. All Jim Bob can think of is risking her health and their possible future child. That horn-dog just wants to brag about how many kids he impregnated her with.
I also felt Anna's healthy breakfast promo was a product placement...sad that Josh couldn't follow through with their challenge from last year.

Judy said...

More phrases:
Being a blessing
Making an investment in my/his/her life
servant's heart

Anonymous said...

Yes, KitKath;
Other Duggerees: The Children are in Training, (not growing up or being raised.)
We have invested in their lives
Saying their are too many children is like saying there are too many flowers
My personal favorite: DUGGAR TIME!

Rainy said...

I have a paramedic friend who has used the term "catch the baby," which is what she has essentially done during emergency birth deliveries.

Cassidy said...

Why, oh why is Jessa courtinng "Bin"? Does Jimbob just not like her and want her out of the house? Ratings? Keeping up with the Bateses?

Anonymous said...

Re Rainy's comment, Nothing wrong with what your friend says, since she is literally doing just that. Michelle made it sound like, as one floated by, she would "catch it!"What you friend is saying, is exactly what she's doing.

Momof13 said...

Just FYI, the phrase, "Saying there are too many children is like saying there are too many flowers," is a quote from Mother Theresa. Michelle didn't make that up on her own.

I don't understand the "catch a baby" expression. I have heard it, as an RN, meaning catching a baby as it is born. Midwives are sometimes called baby catchers. When I heard Michelle say it I wondered if it was a southern expression, but I guess not, since no one else has heard it either.

tulip said...

Jessa & Ben's courtship just continues to seem "off" to me. There just doesn't seem to be any emotion, regardless of Jessa's self-described lack of an emotional personality. In a clip a couple shows back when they were talking about engagement, Ben started saying something like the time might be right soon to...and Jessa paused and was like "what?" and Ben kind of smiled uncomfortably and then moved on. And even though Ben's 18 or soon to be 19 he seems like a high school sophomore. I don't see Jessa staying home all day baking homemade apple pies. I'm not quite sure what I see her doing actually since she won't be able to go out and get a job.

tulip said...

*Jessa won't be "allowed" to go out and get a job.

Anonymous said...

Jim Boooob and Michelle Duggar are the biggest hypocrites in the history of TV. I have no doubt they knew this would cause a stir and saw ratings and money go way up. Bottom line, these people sell themselves and their poor stepford children for $$$$ with each episode. Also, if Michelle Stepford Duggar truly does want more children then any ethical doctor should be referring her to a mental health provider. There is something seriously wrong with the fact that all she can relate to are infants and nursing and then dumps the kid on the sibling/servant once they outgrow that phase. This is nothing but emotional abuse all around and yet they go on TV and earn millions promoting their sick lives.

Londonbridges said...

I think this courtship is definitely for ratings, keeping up with their best friends the Bateses, and also because there hasn't been an "I'm expecting" announcement since Jubilee's loss. Definitely no reason to enter a courtship and marriage for these alone. JMHO.

Dar said...

If Michelle is in menopause and can't get pregnant, does that mean Jim Bob gets no more nookey? Just askin'

Anonymous said...

What about "fellowship"? Another annoying term that is overused. Why doesn't someone get Michelle a thesaurus?

Patrice said...

And don't forget:
"precious",(as in: these are our precious friends, whom we just met tonight);
"encouraging" (we are the Duggars...everyone is encouraged by us!);
"purposing" (we are purposing to screw until we have more kids than anyone in the world;
"fellowshipping", (we enjoy fellowshipping with the precious Bates family!);
And of course "sweet fellowshipping (see "purposing" above.

Anonymous said...

TLC should be ashamed, they purposely put out the 'blurb' that JimBob and Micelle visited a fertility Doctor, knowing full well it was not. And shame on the Duggars for allowing that falsehood.

Elspeth said...

If Michelle is in menopause and can't get pregnant, does that mean Jim Bob gets no more nookey?

That's just another stupid internet story that people won't let die. There's nothing in their faith to imply that.

Willow said...

Regarding what will Jessa do all day? Well, we know she has told us that "we don't sit around all day eating bon bons" so, whew, thank goodness, she won't be doing that!!!

Anonymous said...

Re: Mom of 13 comments. Michelle usually always gives credit to; Sister Theresa for the quote about; "saying there are too many children is like saying there are too many flowers." Although I haven't herd her say it for awhile, she did give SR, Theresa credit.

Anonymous said...

But what does their faith/or personal belief system say about her STILL, maybe being able to conceive one more remote time? Unless she is COMPLETELY done, there is always that slight "change of life" baby that is possible to conceive without taking any precautions. Most couples, even the old Catholics, would "do something about that" using birth controls of some type. Would they still risk conceiving a child with major health problems, if she can carry the child to delivery? That's what I'd like to know. Would they resort to any type of b.c., or live celibate until she is absolutely over the menopause climb.

auntliddy said...

Thats just it!! She doesnt even know her own children, and they intereact with her like she's a not overly bright visiting aunt. She has no connection with any of them. Having coffee with the daughter! You cant stay home and chat? And the daughter asking how mother feels about not being pregnant? Geez, whats next ? Asking if they had sex last night? Just plain creepy.

auntliddy said...

Willow-I love when people say they dont " believe" in post partum depression, or science or evolution. These arent unicorns we're discussing, they are facts! Lol

auntliddy said...

I worked for many years in an Ob/Gym office. You cant believe how touchy some women are if you even SUGGEST they are menopausal!! Its so ridiculous, its just the natural progression of things, thats all.

Anonymous said...

I'm really surprised at how many people have not heard the phrase "Catch a baby". It is a common term in the Labour and delivery field. Since the mom does all the work in a natural labor, the Dr essentially just catches the baby. Also ... They are NOT at a fertility clinic. They are seeing a high risk OB, which is completely different.

Anonymous said...

Mary said "grandma need to find a man to rescue her from being a slave in that house."

Grandma, or any woman, for that matter, does not need a man to rescue her.

Anonymous said...

Re :Stephanie's comment about the DR talking to Jim Bob. As a nurse, I can tell you it would only be unethical, if Michelle wasn't present for the conversation. Just calling & telling the DR you would like to come in for an appointment with your wife, to discuss the possibility of having to deal with her being, pre-menopausal,
would not in itself be unethical.

Anonymous said...

This is the first time I have made a comment like this, but I truly believe both Jim Bob & Michelle are mentally ill. After what Josie went through,that poor little baby, with every kind of medical equipment known to man stuck in her tiny, tiny little body, not Michelle's body. She was busy wringing her hands, & calling out; "Father, Father help us." Well he did. And then there was Jubilee, who blessedly didn't suffer. I think, a beautiful service of remembrance, is absolutely appropriate & necessary. But to make a; "TV SPECIAL," out of that baby's funeral was a disgrace. And now she wants to do it all over again. Regardless, of whether it's another baby that suffers, as Josie did, or another Jubilee. Michelle, just brushed off those warnings the DR gave, & even said, she had already been given these warnings for the last 10 years, although she ignored them. During those years she had Josie & Jubilee. Who did the suffering? Some might say JimBob & Michelle, I say it was those little babies. What a sin!

Londonbridges said...

We know that Michelle only cares for a blessing until he/she is weaned. Then said blessing joins the girls' dormitory full-time. Who will raise a special needs child? Is Jana expected to stay at home as a sister- mommy for life? What are JimBob and Michelle thinking? Where is their trust that God will bless them with the blessings He gives? Maybe the giving time is over. I predict if this is true, Michelle will have a total breakdown. JMHO.

Anonymous said...

It's just that unattainable #20 that they have wanted since about #15.

They are locked on to that.IMHO

Anonymous said...

I have always thought that Jim Bob and Michelle were stuck in old fashioned fundie ways, but after all these years I finally truly believe that they are mentally ill. If I was one of their 19 children I would be offended that my parents were so desperate to have one more "blessing." No matter how much they talk about it, there is no way that they can spend enough 1 on 1 time with each child. I also think that fame has changed them. They are obsessed with money and the attention they get with each new blessing. Instead of focusing on their younger children, they are busy visiting fertility doctors to find out why at nearly 50 years of age they cannot conceive another child. Josie almost died, and Jubilee died. If that wasn't a "sign from the Lord" than I don't know what is. They have been hearing reasons why they should not have another baby for over 10 years now, and have ignored them all. The chances of them having a child with a disability are extremely, extremely high. If they were to have a 20th who happened to be physically or mentally disabled, I hope they are aware that they would actually be "stuck" raising that child themselves. When all of their kids go ahead and get married and leave the nest, they will have to care for that disabled child for the remainder of their lives. They are totally obsessed with the thought of pregnancy and preparing for a newborn and "caring" for it until it's first birthday. But once it can walk it is assigned an older sibling, a jurisdiction and Jim Bob and Michelle begin obsessing over having another baby. That is most definitely some sort of mental illness.

Leigh Ann said...

"I'm really surprised at how many people have not heard the phrase "Catch a baby". It is a common term in the Labour and delivery field. "

I've heard the expression "catch a baby" as in what the doctor or midwife or whoever is there at delivery does. Michelle was using it as a phrase for getting pregnant. That's what was weird.

Anonymous said...

Re: "Catch a baby"...

I'm fairly certain Michelle used this statement in the context of *becoming* pregnant, as in "I'm desperate to have another baby; I hope I catch a baby."

SopranoKris said...

Re: "catch a baby"

I have family that lives in the Arkansas/Louisiana area and I've heard that phrase many times. It's definitely a regional colloquialism. Personally, it makes the speaker sound as if pregnancy is something you "catch", like a disease, rather than something you actively try to achieve. From a more ignorant era in time, for sure. But, it's been used for quite some time.

I sure hope the doctor says Michelle is in menopause so there's no risk of another child being stillborn or born with birth defects. I just can't imagine those poor younger kids and what life will be like for them when the older siblings get married and leave.

I'm guessing, one of the older girls (maybe Jana?) will end up convincing her future beau to live on the compound to help care for the family until they can live on their own. I can just see it happening!

Wampascat said...

Are Michelle and Jim Bob thinking of the possibility of having a child with disabilities or birth defects? Are they considering their ages and the fact that they won't be around to care for that child, so one of their other children will have to do so and it is a lifetime sacrifice? Is this another decision God is laying on their heart? Another precious way for the blessings to show a servant's heart?

Anonymous said...

I just assumed "catch a pregnancy" meant that she wanted to catch the pregnancy early on with a pregnancy test. I assume her cycles are very irregular while she approaches menopause and may not realize she is pregnant until she is far along.

Ashley said...

quote from Anon.: I'm fairly certain Michelle used this statement in the context of *becoming* pregnant, as in "I'm desperate to have another baby; I hope I catch a baby."


On TTC (trying to conceive) and baby boards, I have seen people say that they hope to "catch the egg" (or more nauseatingly, "catch the eggy" lol). In other words, they know that they releasing an egg when they ovulate, and they want to get pregnant with that egg, that month.

Michelle's "catch the baby" struck me as the same type of saying, just modified for their language since they refer to the zygote/fetus as a baby from the time it's conceived.


**(I'm not offering my agreement or disagreement with any of those terms--just my understanding of their position.)

Anonymous said...

I just wish those two idiots would step up to the plate and take responsibility for their own decisions and take care of their own kids themselves and allow their children to pursue and life a life of their own. It is rather short-sighted and selfish for these two people at their ages to want another baby, they are nearing 50yrs old, and YES, the possibility of disabilities in #20 are so high. They would rather gamble their daughters' life to having to forgo her own desires (Jana IMO) of a life and family of her own, to take care of her aging parents and a child who could quite possibly need care for their whole life. Michelle WILL be too old to do it herself, even if she "frees" Jana. Such stupid, sucky parents.

Gingger said...

RE: Soprano Kris' comment I had wondered if the phrase "catch a baby," was a regional colloquialism. Based on your information, I guess it is, although, one has to wonder why we have never heard Michelle use this phrase before. It's always been; "we're not expecting, now but we would like to be." Michelle, often says & does strange thing to my way of thinking. I don't know why, but I will always remember when Michelle & Jim Bob were getting ready to leave the house to go for the ultrasound, to determine the gender of their baby, Jubilee. Michelle was trying over & over again to get Josie's attention, (probably just for the camera)she kept repeating to Josie; we're going to find out about, "your baby in my tummy." She said this several times to Josie who was practically a baby herself. Of course, Josie was paying no attention to Michelle, as Jana was making her breakfast. I thought at the time, who says that to a little one, practically a baby herself. She never said, we're going to find out if it's a brother or sister for you. It definitely was; "Josie,your baby in my tummy." Josie "your baby in my tummy"? That was a ridiculous statement then, just as catch a baby is now. Jim Bob,just stood there. My husband would have said what the hell is wrong with you, talking like that to a child?

hello said...

I don't think Jimboob or Michelle ever consider what effect having another baby will have on the kids they already have. Michelle would bask in the attention being pregnant, giving birth and nursing the baby. Once it is weaned, it will be put in the care of it's buddy-mom. That would be either Jana or Joyanna since Jill will be getting married very soon and Jessa will probably get married soon.

Anonymous said...

It has just occurred to me after the past week & all the discussion, that perhaps Michelle picked up the expression, "catch a baby," from Jill being involved in midwifery training. I know, when I was in nurses training, we were taught many phrases that were foreign to me. However, it was important to know various phrases so we could better understand our patients.

Nancy Nurse said...

Wampascat, I'm sorry to say that Jim Bob & Michelle, are not for even one minute, considering the possibility of having a child with disabilities or birth defects. They are after all; Michelle & JimBob Duggar! Almost anyone else, that went through what they went through, with Josie would have ended up with a child with some very serious development delays or worse. But, I believe they took it as a sign from God, that they will only have healthy children. Of course, sometimes, it does require the the most skilled professionals on earth to accomplish that outcome for them, but in their minds, it is because they are; Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar!

Wampascat said...

The Duggars have all sorts of homey phrases. Michelle will "catch a baby" and "beat a patch" to Washington to tell Josh about it.

sandi said...

I thought tlc may have told them to use the phrase 'catch a baby', just as Cosmo obviously inserted the Justin Beiber and hook up lines in the Duggar daughters article.Iow,just something to get attention.jmo.

Anonymous said...

I think "catch a baby" means JBoob pitching and her catching what he pitches, if you get my drift.

Ginger said...

With Michelle now finding time to spend one on one time with each of her children, I can't help but wonder, what will her one on one time with Jana will be like? Will Jana inform Michelle how Josie is doing, is she hitting her milestones, is she sleeping well through the night,(Michelle wouldn't know that) will she update her on the other little ones, as it appeared that she is the only one that know what's going on with them. I think she is the prettiest one of all the girls, & really very sweet (not just keeping sweet.) Having said that, I also think she is very sad & probably clinically depressed, as well. What does she have to look forward to in her life? Believe me, she won't be courting or engaged, until Michelle is positive that she won't need her as her live-in nanny. When she goes to Josh & Anna's home, for a visit, it 's only to be their baby sitter. The way they all take advantage of that beautiful young woman, just makes me sick. I would love to have her as a daughter-in-law & would treat her like a princess, as long s the rest of the family didn't come along , as a part of the package.

Done with Duggars said...

Re: Hello's comment on 5/13. I absolutely agree that it was way over the top to let TLC film Jubilee' funeral. I've said many times, that it's absolutely appropriate & necessary, for a family to have a service & grieve for a lost baby. But to film it, & make it public is disgusting. At one time, the Duggars may have signed off, for just about everything to be filmed, but any sane person would know, when something like that happens, it falls completely outside of the realm of the norm. Michelle & Jim Bob try to sell themselves; Godly, Modest, pillars of Christianity. They would have had complete control, over whether or not, to allow TLC to film that funeral. They have always said, if something isn't in line with their values, they won't allow it to be filmed & that they have that agreement with TLC. Isn't greed one of the seven deadly sins?

Anonymous said...

I don't understand how they (not just Jim Bob & Michelle, but Josh & Anna, the Bates, and the Bates kids) can claim they'll be happy with any number of children the Lord chooses to bless them with, and then talk about how disappointed they are when they're not pregnant. Visiting this doctor is just more proof that this is all a lie and they are really just trying to have as many children as possible. It must be hard to move on from having nearly a baby each year for the past 25 years, but they need to think about the ones they already have, especially the ones that still need to be brought up. Maybe they should be talking to a therapist instead.

geistmadl said...

If this whole baby doctor thing was real, Michelle would be in hysterics as about losing her worth. Instead of fake bonding moments, let's see her pick up as broom.

Anonymous said...

Will someone tell these people that sex without birth control determines how many children you are given.

Anonymous said...

I know there have been many comments from bloggers in the past about Jim Bob's relationship with his dad. Jim Bob, often said he had a poor relationship with his dad. I know, many people think his dad said, they should not have any more children. I remember distinctly, that his dad said, he thought that, a woman's body should be allowed to thoroughly heal & she should recuperate & be well rested following childbirth, especially after a cesarean birth. I remember agreeing with him at the time & I still think he was right. Look at how tired & worn out Anna already looks. I don't know what other problems, he had with his dad, but he was furious when his dad made comments about letting a woman recover from childbirth.

MISSY said...

If Jim BOB & Michelle, were really content, to let the Lord decide how many children they would have, why was it necessary for them to visit a high risk, ob/gyn DR. If they are content to wait & see if there will be another child, why start with tests, etc. Why not take the wait & see attitude they have always expounded on. .

Wampascat said...

Yes, Jim Bob's Dad did not agree with the lifestyle. That is why he is now villified. Jim Bob doesn't like to be crossed. It's strange, because his Dad always said he loved all of his grandchildren but that he didn't think they needed any more. But he was always there when needed. Jim Bob requires steadfast respect from his nineteen, but impugns his fathers name at every turn, not to mention, treats his mother no better than a workhorse.
There was also an episode a long time ago where one of Michelle's much older sisters came to visit. I think she was at least 15 years older and mention the family thought Michelle should stop having children. Well, we never saw her again either!
You know, that's the number one reason I've lost total respect for this family ( but not the only reason). The are nothing but hypocrites and liars. They pick and choose these random passages out of the Bible to follow, but other pages... They just tear on out and ignore.

Anonymous said...

The Duggars never did "wait and see" about babies. Under the covers, they actively pursued conception. It is obvious time and time again, they both are delusional. I think that it would have been an adult idea for the 3 couples to go to dinner and enjoy some conversation together and get to know one another. It shows you that Michelle doesn't have any social skills whatsoever. She needed a reason to sit there and be distracted form the other 4 dinner companions. If she felt she needed etiquette lessons, she and HER whole family should have gone before this "dinner date" was scheduled. She learned nothing from it, for during their dinner at the "show", she stabbed her meat with her fork once again. She never stopped being a 17 year old emotionally.

Leigh Ann said...

In Michelle's defense at the dinner theater, that steak was way overcooked and they just had table knives rather than steak knives. If she was going to saw through it she needed to get a good grip on the fork and stab. Maybe they ought to sign some of the girls up for cooking lessons. And I don't mean that in a bad way, lots of young people don't know how to cook. Plus it would be something interesting for the show.

JenTru said...

Ok, maybe someone already mentioned this and I missed it but during the scene where Anna is asking Jessa how her relationship is going they have the camera on Anna while she asks then they pan over to Jessa. In between I think I SAW ANNA'S KNEE. Lord have mercy.

Anonymous said...

Did i see it right did Anna use paper plates and plastic forks to eat off when Jess and Ben was in town to vist

Anonymous said...

"Beat a path" is a common Southern phrase.

Anonymous said...

Not too long ago, Michelle was bragging on her older daughters, as to how ready they are to marry because they know how to keep a house, and do those kinds of things,,,well, I don't think Jessa, and Jinger know how to cook at all. Does Jana know how to do laundry? Never saw her in that room..etc.. I think they only know their assigned tasks and don't cross over. Michelle, you did NOT prepare your daughters for the only role in life they are allowed to play, housewife and mother. You stink at it yourself.

Leigh Ann said...

I don't think they all know how to do everything. Lots of young people move out on their own and can't do anything. Nothing unusual about that. But in this instance, you'd think Michelle would have done a better job. If the girls are going to do all the work and they're all expected to keep house when they grow up, they might as well switch up jobs so they can all learn a little of everything. Who does do all the cooking for the family? I'm wondering how long it's going to be before they lose their cook and starve! Well, except for bread that Joy knows how to make now. And that bread did look good!

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