Fourth M DC Duggar is on order

It was announced during The Little Couple tonight that Anna is not surprisingly pregnant again.  She's about nine weeks so due in July.  Later articles have begun claiming she's due in June.


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Wampascat said...

I'm guessing you can walk into any married Duggar household and find a plethora of pregnancy tests at any given time just for the taking? Do they get a gross of them as a wedding gift? So flippin' weird!

Confused in Germany said...

So it seems, that there will be a Dillard, a Duggar and a Seewald born next year? Three grandkids, one of them a grand-Duggar. As to the latter: poor Kinzy

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why anyone announces a pregnancy so early.

Anonymous said...

Doing the math here, she would have been 5 weeks pregnant at Jessa's wedding on Nov. 1st. And, since Ben & Jessa had an engagement of less than what, 7 weeks? It doesn't surprise me that Anna's pregnancy seems to be in response to Jessa's wedding....or to Jill's pregnancy for that matter.
Everything is a competition for this family.

Anonymous said...

So this is why Anna was so smiley when saying the test was negative, it really was positive.
I used to really like this family, but now it's all about the show, ratings and hooks to keep people watching. So over them.

Anonymous said...

Josh and Anna must feel they are in competition with Jill and Jessa....

Anonymous said...

Yikes. Poor anna wants to be michelle so badly. Except michelle is a shell of a person. Brainwashed, controlled by guilt, repressed emotions/feelings bubbling up, no life, bad health. One lost baby. Why the hell anyone wants that, i'll never know. Anna seems like her only worth is babies. Is she even enjoying her life?

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but I think Anna is out of her mind. She can barely handle the three that she has now. I hope all goes well, of course, with this pregnancy, and the baby is well, but I truly hope it is another BOY. Mac can't do all the work by herself. I wish Jim Bob and Michelle a slew of healthy grandsons is great succession from their married children. What would their system do then?
Back to Anna...If Josh feels differently about a daycare sized home, he should let her know. She has to realize the financial burden it could be for Josh to handle. She's drunk on babies, just so not normal, but I DO see her giving the 3 she has, who aren't little babies anymore more attention than Michelle has given her own. (and still doesn't give) to all her kids except Josie.
Sadly,I'm not happy to hear their news.

catsandra said...

I am happy for them if they are happy, but Anna: PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE go to the hospital for this birth. I'm very worried for you after your past two difficult labors.

Csnee317 said...

I'm honestly surprised that her announcement was "We're pregnant" and not their usual "We're expecting". I thought pregnant was one of the no-no words in their world.

Virginia said...

Just saw another video online where they said she is 9 weeks. Lots of Duggar grand babies in 2015. Anna sure looked good in the video. Josh looked like he has lost some weight too.

Anonymous said...

I was thinking the same thing when she said "Since we were at Jill's house, I asked if she had any pregnancy tests" Most normal people buy a pregnancy test if they think they might be pregnant - they don't stock up on them! Also, why do they feel the need to tell everyone about the pregnancy test anyway. Most people announcing a pregnancy would talk about being excited about another baby, not peeing on a stick.

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised Anna didn't hang pregnancy tests from that mobile she made for the wedding present..

Anonymous said...

Good grief! You could decorate a Christmas tree with all the pregnancy tests that this family uses!

Julie said...

Is Jessa pregnant? Where do Ben and Jessa live?
Also, if the number of children Anna and Josh have is truly left to God, why would Anna hint to Josh about having another one? It's not in Josh's hands, right? That seems like a leak of reality.

Anonymous said...

Here's the vid of JD and AD and kids announcing pregnancy.

http://www.people.com/article/anna-duggar-pregnant-fourth-child-josh-duggar

Anonymous said...

I think they are banking on having a spin off show...How else can you afford to have so many children?

Anonymous said...

Hopefully, its a girl so little Mac can have a playmate.

Anonymous said...

If the pregnancy test shown on the gender reveal episode really was taken at the Waller's home, then it most likely was a negative test, given how far along Anna is (as announced last night). She says she's 9 weeks, and was about 5 weeks along at Jessa's wedding. That puts her getting pregnant in September, and their visit to the Waller's was in August. Odd that they would choose to build up that way with a negative test and then *SURPRISE* Anna is pregnant just a few weeks later. Probably the cameramen record every pregnancy test any Duggar woman takes, just in case they can use it for later footage.

London bridges said...

I think that a pregnancy test is taken right after the horizontal mambo happens. I don't understand that, but it seems like married females are obsessed with getting pregnant. This would explain buying these tests in bulk. Perhaps JimBob has worked out an agreement which provides his clan with unlimited tests. JMHO.

Anonymous said...

I, too am concerned about Anna foolishly delivering at home again. One can see that she is huge at full term, suffers greatly in labor and delivery. That great big "Duggar head" that they joke about is NO joke when a small boned woman, like Anna, is about to deliver vaginally and AT HOME, or at a midwife's birth center which is no more than HER home with a regular twin bed. I sincerely hope she sees an obstetrician with an on call partner who can be there for her IN A HOSPITAL when she is ready to deliver the next Duggar miracle. This is no joke in my mind, as she has been quite lucky already with her deliveries. I wouldn't roll the dice again, JMHO though.
I also find it strange, that Anna's mother takes no part in being there when her daughters deliver; I'm sure she has the time to visit and stay a few weeks to help out her daughters, as Anna seems to be swallowed up by the Duggars completely and the Kellers are an afterthought.
Here's to hoping it's a healthy baby BOY for Anna. It might make her think through the "Duggar method" of passing along babies to older sisters.

Allison said...

So this is why Anna was so smiley when saying the test was negative, it really was positive.

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The gender reveal party was in August. Anna would have gotten pregnant at the end of Sepetember/beginning of October. Different time frame.

Wednesday said...

I dislike Josh and Anna so much for their politics, smugness, and ignorance. They can't take care of THREE kids without sending for a free nanny from Arkansas. How are they going to take care now? It really isn't that hard to take care of your OWN children. My parents did it with three kids, I do it with three young kids. But of course, my father and my husband were hands on with both the house and the kids. I don't feel sorry for Anna, she is an ignorant back road little girl who needs to buck up and take charge of her own life instead of handing it over to a little boy of a husband.

Judy said...

I don't think there's been confirmation of a Seewald pregnancy...

Judy said...

I think they announce early because they believe that life starts at conception, and with early announcements they can sort of show the world they do truly believe it. Once the pregnancy is announced, it is "real."

Allison said...

I find Josh's comments in one of the articles (I think E! Online) a bit strange.

"It's really not about the number of children you have, but how well are you doing with the children that God has given you," Josh recently told E! News. "We're really just going to take it one at a time. I don't think you can say we're going to set out and say we're going to have five kids or four or three. We have no control over that. God has the control."

So at first he talks about how well you're doing with the children you have, and taking it one at a time. But then in the next sentence he says that "we have no control over how many kids God gives us." Well which is it? You're either taking it one at a time or you're leaving it up to God. Taking it one at a time implies you're anticipating changing your mind based on how well you're doing with the children you have. Which makes SENSE. But then he changes it up right after by saying "Whelp, nothing we can do, it's all on God!" Way to spread a mixed message...

Anonymous said...

Maybe it wasnt even a preg stick but an ovulation kit one? I reckon theyd be all on those to 'help' out God ;-)

Anonymous said...

Well. I pray Anna will have this baby in the hospital.
I, too, hope this baby will be a boy. Then maybe Anna will think twice about having more if the only help she has is Mac.

Anonymous said...

Hey TLC, no one wants to see another episode of hours of Anna in agonizing labor, followed by a "toilet birth".
Quit sacrificing the safety of a mom in labor/delivery for the sake of "ratings".

Anonymous said...

anyone else hoping she has another boy? I feel bad for Mac being raised to only be a little mother :(

Anonymous said...

How can People have an article about Josh & Anna expecting if they just announced it last night on TV during the Little Couple intermissions? Do they get an advanced announcement?

Anonymous said...

Re: anonymous 12/3 @:03am. You're not far off about the crew recording the results of a pregnancy test, at least not when it comes to Josh & Anna. I remember with Mackenzie, Josh called someone from the crew (who stayed at an apartment nearby) to come over right away. Crewmember said he thought it must be important as; the Duggars are very TV savvy. He arrived to film that Anna had joined the "mommy team."

Anonymous said...

I have no issue with the number of children a family has as long as they can materially, socially and spiritually take care of them. I come from a family of four and know other families which are even bigger.
My issue with the Duggars is, what appears, to be a very cloistered society living in the public eye. If you want to safeguard what your children are exposed to, ie public schools, the Internet, TV ect ect then why are they participating in a "reality" show?
My child attended a fundamental private Christian school and there were many aspects that I supported and could appreciate. However, I also taught her to think for herself and come to her own conclusions. She was raised to research and question everything. In my opinion, those who find it necessary to loudly and longly proclaim their beliefs to all who will listen are not secure in their faith. Rather, they need the support of likeminded individuals to prop those beliefs up.

Anonymous said...

I think it's wonderful that Josh and Anna are expecting. They have a beautiful family. Not sure why people think they can't handle the three they have now. Because his sisters go to D.C. to help sometimes? Perhaps they enjoy visiting with Josh, Anna, and the kids. The comment about being out numbered on their trip is understandable. Although it is always 3 kids to 1 or 2 adults at home, it's a whole different ball game when you're traveling and away from your familiar environment. Leaving the number of kids up to God doesn't mean you can't take pregnancy tests for goodness sake. It also dosent mean that you can't be disappointed if it's negative. Even Christ was sad a times. Also, many pregnancy tests come with more than one test per box, so it isn't so unusual to have one or two left over after testing. It used to be the norm to have large families. Now, people consider too many kids a burden, or a obstacle to being able to afford all the material things of modern life. Sad that things are more important to most people than precious human life.

tulip said...

During The Little Couple? Seriously TLC? Omg, why must the Duggars have to be the center of everything & everyone? Bill & Jen did not deserve that. Ugh. 9 weeks pregnant? Just had to get it out there asap I suppose so Josh could tell everyone to "keep watching" (ie. so they can keep collecting paychecks) I got nauseous & almost barfed myself when Anna recited straight from the book of Michelle Duggar on how she's had lots of morning sickness, but that it's good because that means good things are happening. Puhleeeze, ugh again!

I just can't do anything or watch anything without a Duggar somewhere in my face, from Jessa & Jill's dumb weekiversary or monthiversary trending on Yahoo to Josh's cocky mug all over social media. Doesn't look like they can even handle the 3 they have now, with Josh commenting on more than one occasion how they have their hands full. Oh dear, as he said in the announcement, this is the first time Anna's been pregnant in DC, so they'll have to see what it's like without the support system they have back in Arkansas (meaning Duggar kids babysitting sevices so J & A can go out to eat for date nights)

I would like to see Anna's mother finally present for the birth of her grandchild, and Michelle be as far away as humanly possible. I don't see how her along for the ride at the birth of Marcus helped anything with her green-eyed envy & pursed lips on fire in the backseat. My ears are still ringing to the creepy tune of "We're baaaaack" to "We're expecting", ugh, it's gonna be awhile til I can get that out of my head. All that, and with no warning on the devastation of having my night ruined with my favorite "Little Couple." TLC, you should be ashamed of yourselves.

puddin said...

When this TLC gig is up and it will be.. they never last forever...what will Josh and Anna do with bunches of kids and no TLC$ ...yeah we know he works but we all know how Josh and his siblings had to live in a 2 bathroom house with not enough bedrooms etc. It does seem like it will be a competition now with Josh's sisters. Crazy!

Anonymous said...

Is anyone really surprised that Anna is pregnant? I was more surprised that she wasn't during the big reveal show. Josh must be making enough of a good living with FRC (Hate Group) to support his family. I am also assuming that TLC money goes to them as well. Would LOVE to know if Josh had to negotiate with Daddy for his share or if TLC negotiated with him separately.

Anna won't complain one bit. I actually don't see them not able to handle what they have. I assume that they have a lot of help and will after baby M4 is born. I do think though from all appearances that she is handling the three that she has pretty well.

They likely subscribe to JB and M's philosophy that the more you have the more they can help out and likely assume that at 4,5, 6 kids it will be difficult for a time but then M1 will be old enough to really begin helping out and things will get easier for Josh and Anna. It's my suspicion that they are going on that assumption. We'll see!

Anonymous said...

I don't know why but this announcement put me over the edge...enough already ...they all make me sick!

mythoughtis said...

Trying to figure out why Jill (who discovered she was pregnant at her parent's house) would have extra pregnancy kits at home to hand out to Anna. Does she somehow expect to become pregnant while pregnant? You don't have to buy those things in bulk. It's not like you need to test 365 days a year.


As to Josh, he didn't seem thrill ed in the blurb on the Little Couple. Heaven help them if he loses his job.

auntliddy said...

I beg to differ. I think Michele is the brainwasher. She steers her own boat.

auntliddy said...

Actually, Anna was slacking there for a while, lol. Isnt the baby almost a year old? Lol. They will be okay because they still live the life- buy used and save, prob couponing, making do with what they have. Meanwhile, they go back to duggarville and probably thought they stepped into a bizzaro world- iphones, computers, paper plates, lack of discipline, girls in new clothes, hairdos and makeup, and jessa's manboy skeeping in the tin house. You could see it on their faces!! I wonder if they feel like a coupla chumps, towing the line while the others are living it up. (Not unlike last part of Animal House- the book by Orwell, not the movie lol.)
And everytime you see Michelle, she is less and less connected to the doings of that house, inc the kids. I guess next she'll marry off a few more, and then divvy up remaining little kids btwn then, lol.

Theresa said...

Does anyone else think that the Duggars don't understand when a pregnancy test should be taken? It seems like the Duggar married women take pregnancy tests left and right without having missed periods or any other symptoms. Is it really possible the duggar education never covered this topic?

Allison said...


How can People have an article about Josh & Anna expecting if they just announced it last night on TV during the Little Couple intermissions? Do they get an advanced announcement?


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Yes, it's PR. It's called an embargo. It's when you agree to advance information but without being able to write about it. I worked in PR, it's quite common.

Anonymous said...

RE: CSnee 317 If you get a chance to re watch you will see the whole family say together "were expecting." They do not mention the word pregnant. I saw the announcement again this evening, & paid more attention as I couldn't believe they said "pregnant." Of course they stayed true to form & said "expecting

taurus0385 said...

I agree and at least if it's another girl Mac will have help doing household things. Mac needs a sister.

Anonymous said...

i agree that michelle does not know her kids. I really pray and hope anna and jill keep having boys so the girls will not become slaves. I hope and pray Jessa is not having a child for a while. I really cannot see Ben being a dad at nineteen.

taurus0385 said...

Ya know they could have at least waited till Christmas to announce it. Give poor Jessa and Ben a chance to be married and not be disappointed that she isn't pregnant yet and anna is.

sandi said...

There are pregnanct tests that are very sensitive nowadays and can pick up a pregnancy before a cycle is missed.So there need not be any symptoms before testing,if using one of those.
For myself,I can only say that I would be very leery of announcing too early using one of those,in case of a very early miscarriage.

roddma said...

"It used to be the norm to have large families. Now, people consider too many kids a burden, or a obstacle to being able to afford all the material things of modern life. Sad that things are more important to most people than precious human life."
People had large families 100 years ago because they needed more hands to work the farm. It also ensured some of the kid lived to adulthood. People limit family size for a reason. They want to give them a better life. It isn't because they want more'things' alway.s 10 kids living in a shack with no shoes isn't godly IMO. When anyone like the Duggars keeps having kids, they don't value life. If they valued life, they would consider the ones already here.

This show is what helps them thrive financially. Not everyone has a show.Even with all the money in the world, there is no way two parents can equally devote attention to 19 kids. I see no reason to have 19 kids at least without some of them being adopted. I can go on and on about why smaller families are much better for kids, but I will stop now.

Beth Anne said...

Re: It used to be the norm to have large families. Now, people consider too many kids a burden...

To be fair, large families were the "norm" back in the day partly because of the lack of synthetic birth control. I know my great grandmother (11 kids) did not walk around talking in a fairy voice like Michelle about how children are such a blessing, etc. etc. It was hard, laborious work, and so many of the children in that era had serious sicknesses and a lack of medical intervention. We shouldn't really romanticize the situation, in terms of saying folks "back in the day" were all about shunning material things and leaving it up to God. Those were hard times.

The belief that children are a blessing is also evident not just in the number of children one has, but the manner in which those children are treated and cherished as individuals. Sorry, but I feel Michelle cherishes her babies during the nursing phase, then hands them off to the older girls for day-to-day child care because she prefers the baby stage. That is NOT treating your children as precious, cherished beings.

Melissa in NY said...

I don't know why, but I when I glanced at the title of this post, I saw "Fourth McDuggar is on order".

Someone mentioned that they think it's Michelle who is orchestrating everything. I don't think so - JimBob is very much calling the shots here with everyone. I am sure he got Josh his job in DC, he owns the house he and Anna are in, and his tentacles will reach out everywhere where his kids are concerned. It will always be that way, and it's incredibly sad and crazy.

I hope Jessa isn't pregnant. I thought maybe Jill and Derick had some sense and wouldn't rush things, but I guess I was wrong there. Jessa seems like she is a pretty smart girl, and I hope her and Ben can somehow escape all of this.

Anonymous said...

IMO, Josh made an ignorant or an uninformed statement that their is nothing they can do about the children they conceive..What, can't they abstain during those 3 fertile days in each month? That is doing something about it, isn't it? To have no control over your lives is irresponsible. God helps those who help themselves..I also is unfair and unrealistic to have to rely on lengthy visits from the "older Duggar girls" to provide babysitting and daily household help for Anna...many women do it every day...maybe a tweek in the Michelle and Jim Bob date night system needs to come in to play. Also, many decent, religious mothers, enroll their young children in playgroups, mothers day out programs in churches to provide them some time during each week to get some things done, like grocery shopping, doctors appts, and the like without having 4 kids pinned to you. Also, breastfeeding mothers, expel with breast pumps and fill a bottle or two so they can have that time to manage the household needs and the baby is elsewhere.
Just so silly of them, IMO.

Anonymous said...

So what's the deal with Josh's job? I've heard about the hate group designation, but like what does he actually do at that place? Does he ever say? Do they ever talk about it? Anyone have more details? What I'm kind of afraid of is, a good thing like that (a high position with barely any education) can't last forever.

Elspeth said...

Jim Bob does Not own the "DC house." Josh and Anna rent from someone unrelated to them. The property records are clear. That was a rumor begun by someone who didn't really look at the property records.

Anonymous said...

Well, true many people had large families in days past because of the lack of birth control. It's also true that many mothers died in childbirth, and many children died because of lack of treatment for various illnesses and conditions that exist today. But even parents 40 years ago when birth control was availiable choose to have large families. And now child birth is safer, and there are many medical advances that allow most children to live healthy life.

I'm also not sure how you get the idea that Michelle doesn't care for her children. Who do you think raised the older ones? Do you think that TLC shows all the things that Micheele does aroound her house? Do you think ratings would rise if they only showed episodes only about Michelle cooking, cleaning, and doing laundry? Heck, I don't need to turn on the television to see that.
As for tue older girls helping out, that's what loving families do...they all pitch in and help. If the shows only showed Michelle doing all the work and the kids running around having fun, people would be griping about what selfish brats they have raised. Can't win.
Large families are a blessing, not a burden.

catsandra said...

Re: I'm also not sure how you get the idea that Michelle doesn't care for her children. Who do you think raised the older ones?

Exactly...the OLDER ones. But, the younger ones need their mother too, not an older sister. It's not fair to put that burden on the sisters. It IS a burden, because they are not just pitching in. They are actually raising the children.

Just because people CAN have big families doesn't mean they should, and just because they don't have big families doesn't mean that they don't want to. People have a lot of different factors at play in today's world than they did back then--barely making a living wage, student loan debt, rising housing costs, etc. I would love to have a big family, but I can't afford it. I believe that Josh and Anna can afford it. I don't begrudge them having another baby, but I'm just saying, anonymous, that it's not for everyone.

Beth Anne said...

Anonymous 9:54 AM -

Totally agree that Michelle raised the older ones, and she admitted that at about 6-7 kids, she pretty much had a breakdown. (Full disclosure - I would have too!) Things changed after that point. Many, many Duggar books, speeches, talking heads on the show, etc., have reviewed the jurisdictional requirements of the family members, and the older girls do not just "pitch in and help." They do the cooking, cleaning, and basic child care once the newest baby is moved from the nursery into the big kid's rooms. JimBob's mother, Mary, is in charge of the laundry. The older boys don't do much child care, but do whatever manual labor JimBob assigns them. At this point, Michelle gives speeches, attends rallies at political events, etc.

Many of us who are mothers have also noticed how "unnatural" or detached she seems from some of her younger kids, except Josie. That is just an opinion, of course, but we can't help putting two and two together and saying lack of hands-on childcare from Michelle may have resulted in a bit of detachment between her and some of the kids from, say, Jed and Jer down.

Beth Anne said...

Also, I am not comfortable with blanket statements like "Large families are a blessing" or "Large families are a burden." I think it can go either way, depending on the job situation of the parents, the amount of attention each child receives, whether or not there is the right amount of time and resources to give each child what he or she needs (not wants), etc. I've seen and known large families who thrive and those who struggle. Quantity does not equal quality, nor make one family more "holy" than another. I've also seen some small families thrive and some struggle as well, so it all depends on each family's circumstance.

Anonymous said...

anonymous 12/4S9:54...a large family 40 years ago consisted of 6-8 children, if I remember correctly. That's it.
Yes, Michelle raised the older ones, until that break down in the laundry room event. No one said she NEVER raised any of her children. She checked out of parenthood after that incident, if I remember right. At about that time, she invented the "pass them down" method of shirking responsibility for day to day care of them to the older sisters and just kept on reproducing.
I don't know where JB was in those decisions, but he should have noticed FOR his wife, that Michelle couldn't handle any more kids than she already had.
We viewers are also pretty sure that Michelle doesn't do much hands on work around the house because she says so in her "jurisdiction" lists. We all know that cooking, grocery shopping, and real child care is Jana's area, laundry is Mary Duggar's job, the buddy list caring for younger siblings, feeding, washing and dressing them; house cleaning is divided among the rest of the kids and so is yard work. So, what DOES she do herself? One of her daughters even has to clean and care for the master bedroom and bathroom. Sorry, if Michelle did any housework around there, it would be nice for us to see. When was the last time Michelle, herself, actually cooked a whole meal for her family with little or NO help? I'm sure they can't remember. One example would be, if she did anything of substance around that house, she wouldn't have time to curl her mile long hair every morning, I know, as a mother and housewife, I don't have time to do that, even with cooperative children. Her adult children don't need to be doing HER work around the house, they really need to be at their own jobs at the office; from John David on down to now Josiah. Joy, etc. should be in a real school.
As far as pitching in and helping out, I'm sorry, IMO, that family has crossed that line many years ago and it all is now the total responsibility of the older girls and Michelle probably doesn't have any idea what her younger kids are wearing in any given day because she has NO part in it and hasn't for quite some time.
That is what TLC, and their statements show us. A mom of 16 kids at home,, doesn't have time to employ herself in a multitude of speaking engagements; that's proof enough for me.

Judy said...

I'm also not sure how you get the idea that Michelle doesn't care for her children. Who do you think raised the older ones? Do you think that TLC shows all the things that Micheele does aroound her house? Do you think ratings would rise if they only showed episodes only about Michelle cooking, cleaning, and doing laundry? Heck, I don't need to turn on the television to see that.
As for tue older girls helping out, that's what loving families do...they all pitch in and help. If the shows only showed Michelle doing all the work and the kids running around having fun, people would be griping about what selfish brats they have raised. Can't win.
Large families are a blessing, not a burden.

Does anyone really believe that a parent can completely take care of/nurture eighteen (not counting Josh at this point) children at once? It's not possible, if you rally want to give the children your very best. To have 19 children just because it's physically possible doesn't mean it's a good idea.

It's nice to help out in a family, but young women should not be raising their younger siblings, and while Michelle is active in the household, the older girls are clearly raising the younger ones. It's not their job/responsibility to raise their parent's children, yet the only way their household can function is for the older girls to handle the vast majority of the care for the younger kids.

As for schooling, do you really want a 16-19 year old educating your younger children, an education which is supposed to be prepare them for the rest of their lives? I have a 16 year old and a 20 year old, and they are bright and well educated and they are in no way ready to educate 10 5-15 year olds at various academic levels and needs. That is crazy!

Anonymous said...

If the kids, from Joy on down to Josie went to school every day, Michelle and Mary Duggar could get a lot done around there every day. That house is too large for any family member to be responsible for...they really need a housekeeping crew to come in daily and take care of the floors, dusting, windows, etc. Michelle and Mary D. can take care of the personal stuff like bed making for the younger ones,laundry and cooking,. the older adults children should be free to either ATTEND college classes or go to real work every day and look after their own personal needs/bedding/laundry. Plain and simle. JB could drive them all to a nice private christen school and pick them up. The don't need to make a career out of speaking engagements and big bus political road trips. Not good for the kids IMO, as it's no real time for school.

Anonymous said...

I must agree. Large and small families can be a blessing. But it's also not fair to assume that if you have a large family you can't emotionally care for them all. Not true!

Anonymous said...

My kids also have areas in the house they're responsible for. That dosent mean that I do nothing. Many hands make light work. They are not my servants, neither am I their slave.

Wampascat said...

My mother was the eldest girl in a very large family. She had to pitch in and help raise the youngest. Even after she married my Dad, she continued to care for the youngest siblings and some stayed with my parents as my mom and dad started their family. I recall my grandmother saying years later that if she knew what young girls knew( birth control) she would never have had so many children. She loved them all and struggled but she had too many. And my mother was bitter her entire life because she gave up so much to help. So, no I don't believe it's all blessings!

Anonymous said...

The women in this family believe their only purpose on earth is to procreate. Jim Bob makes my skin crawl. He looks like that is all he thinks about.

Anonymous said...

I've noticed that some people are complaining that they made the announcement during the breaks in The Little Couple. I agree that I don't want to watch them if I'm in the mood for Jen and Bill, but you have to agree that TLC is finally doing something in real time! We all complained that they dragged out this last season with Jill's wedding. We can't have it both ways.Plus, isn't is better to just see them announce it briefly instead of having a full episode dedicated to this next season?

auntliddy said...

Anon- agree about cleaning- they have said they just dont, lol. I mean they straighten up and keep things neat and clean but big time cleaning is a no go! I can dig it, lol

auntliddy said...

Judy-michelle has said on many episodes that kids handle ' juristrictions' , like laundry, cooking, shopping. Plus the olders each had a buddy to care for. I remember a scene where one of the older girls was practicing piano with baby in a snugli in front of her!!!!! Michelle wasnt doing anything but watching!!!! She said many times her only job is to care for the current baby. So she had no housework, cooking, shopping, or laundry to do- ie, she did nothing. She also tells the story how hard it was for her when 4 kids were little, and hiw she cried and prayed at night while folding laundry. And decided she had better become very organized, and as kids grew have them help, and then gradually they did everything. She has to move her butt now i bet, with kids leaving left and right. And jimbob has said dozens of times, this is all driven by michelle, how many kids we have all. He said all he wanted was michelle, so if this is what she wanted, then ok with him. She's no exploited little flower, she is totally into this life. And thats fine, but she should give her kids a shot at the reall world.
So watch the shiw, other people are busy but she just flits thru and isnt even connected with her kids!! You never see her randomly hugging or kissing them or even coloring with them!! Anyhoo, sorry to ramble.

Katie's mom said...

Re: Anonymous 12/4 @ 7:30am comments about Josh's job. Nobody has ever mentioned on the show, who he is working for. Ever since he was offered the job, all we heard was he had a great new opportunity in DC. His parents have never mentioned who he is working for & nobody else connected with the show has. I think they know very well that that would be the end of their "ministry," if people knew what kind of hate group he's woking for.

Anonymous said...

RE: Anonymous 12/4 @1:02pm I feel sure there is no way Jim Bob would open his wallet & pay he tuition for private school I know that's not the only reason the kids are not sent off to school on a daily basis but I'm sure it's one factor. I'm not sure there's much bed making going on in that house as we always see the beds a mess & that's if the kids are sleeping in a bed & not just on the floor or even the stairs. They are often seen with a pillow & blanket sleeping on the floor.

Anonymous said...

The timing of Josh and Anna's blessing announcement is right out of the Duggar Family publicity machine. Yes, we like real time, but they didn't have to make a TV announcement during prime time, did they? I suspect that GMA and the Today shows contracts have been voided. The news could have been shared on their websites and that should have been sufficient.
TLC is trying to time announcements to keep viewer interest going in between seasons. It's obvious to me. Next year is a long time to wait to see Jessa's now long ago wedding..

Quiana said...

Can someone tell me the details about Michelle's 'breakdown'?

Anonymous said...

I don't remember a breakdown in the laundry room, but I do remember the episode where she was supposed to be training the kids and looked like she didn't have a clue, just stood there with a sock in her hand in the huge pile of laundry on the floor.

Anonymous said...

Gross. Just gross. This family is just disgusting. What a shame they get so much attention for their cult like behavior.

Beth Anne said...

Re: it's also not fair to assume that if you have a large family you can't emotionally care for them all. Not true!

I think most people on this blog (including me) are referring to their opinion that, in the DUGGAR family, Michelle, in particular, is not emotionally caring for all of her kids. She may put on a smiley face and talk about what a blessing her kids are, but doesn't really seem hands on or to have that instinct to check in with the younger ones. For example, during the Asia trip, walking through crowded areas, she was up ahead, holding JimBob's hand, not even turning around to make sure her youngest children were safe and sound. At the recent weddings, we never saw her check in to see if someone needed their hair brushed, tie straightened, an extra hug, etc. Just detached, is all I can say.

Notice I did not say "No parent with a big family and lots of kids can care for each child emotionally."

auntliddy said...

Well she had 4 to 6 kids i guess, and she was overwhelmed one night doing laundry. She started crying and praying and made changes in the way she raised her children. Not overly dramatic but it was some class of breakthrough for her. Hey, what mom hasnt been up late one night, doing laundry, wrapping, trying to make a dollar out of 98 cents- when she just broke down crying with exhaustion?

KitKath said...

Lord have mercy...Anna really IS trying to be a carbon copy of Michelle. Check out this video in which she explains that she went through a phase where she didn't completely give her life over to God. Sounds eerily like Mechelle, no?? Gross, Anna. Why are you so insecure?
http://www.inquisitr.com/1631191/anna-duggar-discusses-how-she-faked-faith-to-appease-others-i-was-just-acting-like-a-christian-video/

Anonymous said...

RE :Anonymous12/3 @4:25
Yes it is different to handle kids when you a on vacation as opposed to being in your own home but that's part of parenting. You need to adjust to how you handle little ones when they are eating differently, sleeping differently etc. However it does seem that Anna doesn't think she has any problems handling her kids, but she sure has had a great deal more help than many women I know. I just saw pictures on another site that showed Jana in a number of the places they visited on their RV trip. She was in the Amish gift shop, at the State Fair & at the restaurant where they had the chicken. I have no problem with however many unofficial nannies they take along, but from the start I thought this paragon of virtue Anna lied, & I believe I am correct. If you're saying one thing & doing something else you're following along in Michelle & Jim Bob's shoes.JMO

Anonymous said...

Yes Auntliddy, what mom hasn't had moments like that? However I would guess that very few then continue on to have another 10 or more kids. If she realized what position she was in then, she should have accepted the help offered by others until the kids were older, & somewhat on their own. Instead she continued on to have another 10 or more kids. You don't need a psychiatrist to tell you that things won't get better if you continue on the same road. This is what will happen to Anna someday. I don't think Josh will spring for a cleaning lady or help around the house & it's true one woman can only handle so much. One of these days Anna will become so overwhelmed with her responsibilities,& we need to remember that these women don't openly complain. I know Anna is close to her sister, but does she have a real "best friend" that she can just call & openly say "I need to talk to another adult or I need someone to help me just for the day?" I don't think she has any of those type of friends. In fact I don't believe any of them have those type of friends. They all remain so cloistered in their own Duggar world. I worry for Anna as I think someday she will just break. I don't believe she's as strong as some think she is.

Anonymous said...

Yeah I've noticed that too, kind of a free for all & they pretty much just crash wherever. Like mom & dad go to bed at 8 & the kids make their own decisions from there with no set bedtime.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see a Duggar who wants something different like maybe just one or two kids. A duggar who just wants to travel. Maybe one who decides to stay single and be a missionary or just have a career. It seems illogical that they all seem to want the same thing: A zillion kids and nothing else. I come from a family of five and none of us think alike on anything.

Anonymous said...

Time and time again the show has shown that Jim Bob and Michelle can't handle the children they have. Whenever the older girls are gone they have to enlist helpers from friends or in-laws to help with the youngest. When you can't handle the ones you have, it is proof that you shouldn't continue to have kids. Anna already has to have Jana come down and help with the ones she has.

Pam said...

I remember very well Jill saying Joy Anna was her real live baby doll. She was SIX years old! 6! No way I will agree a 6 year old should be watching a baby.
Remember when Johanna (?) got her head stuck in the banister? Michelle just laughed and laughed even though the little girl was upset. Wasn't it Jackson who got lost in the airport, the poor kid was terrified. Jim Bob and Michelle pushed him right to his sister Mom. When the "little ones" are sick, the sisters care for them. As a Mom, I want to be there for my son when he's scared, sick or just needs some comfort.

Judy said...

I'm not a fan of blanket statements, generally, but I feel very comfortable saying you can't give 19 kids what they need, emotionally,at the same time. I just don't believe it's possible.

Anonymous said...

I honestly think that a huge part of their pregnancy obsession is getting to announce that they are expecting. "oh look at us!!! We did it again!!" As much as I liked the 2 part episode of Josh & Anna's trip to DC, it was obvious that they have their hands completely full. I can't even imagine 3 children 5 & under. Not to mention morning sickness, which sucks bad enough when you have just 1 child, or even no children to care for!! Her MIL had a meltdown at one point or another when she became overwhelmed because of all the responsibility, which she has talked openly about. Why would anyone want to do that to themselves? The more overwhelmed a parent is, the harder it is to be a parent! I'm exhausted just thinking about it, going to go take a nap lol

Anonymous said...

RE; Annymous12/4 @12:20pm
I had to smile when I read the comment about when was the last time we saw Michelle cook a whole meal? It seems to me that all we've seen of Michelle's cooking has been the times we have seen her cooking one egg. We don't know if that was her own breakfast or Jim Bob's but it wasn't for any of the kids. Michelle herself has said on the show which one of the girls was in charge of lunch or dinner on various nights. She has never listed herself. When they have guests she is busy talking with the guests while the girls cook , serve & cleanup

Rudy Tecat said...

So, since Joshy is in Louisiana stumping for a soon-to-loose political candidate (at least that's what happens to all the other candidates the Duggars stand behind) it would make sense for them to do their "gender reveal" with the Duck Dynasty folks (one quack for a boy, two quacks for a girl). But it is probably too early, right?

Anonymous said...

And I'm sure you let them grow up and pursue their dreams, go to college, work. I think it's a sin to keep working as slaves in their own home.

Rosie Banks said...

Poor kids. No natural learnt self discipline. Its all so chaotic.

Rosie Banks said...

I have 3 kids under 5 and its bloody mental. But i have an outlet for my emotions... anna does not. Shes happy 24/7. I dunno but thats weird, all that pent up feeling must have to manifest in some way??

As for michelle, remember poor kid at jills wedding who was crying, jb tried to comfort her (with little or no physical contact) and after getting bored/frustrated he simply stood up and said 'come on we've got a wedding to go to'. Wtf? Poor kid. No mum. Now sister mum is gone. My heart broke.

Anonymous said...

I must correct myself I meant Chicago!!

Dar said...

I guess poor Andrea Yates' experience doesn't mean anything to these women. They are not Super women, and now there seems to be a competition, which is, in my view, really sick. When you think about how very young Michelle's girls were when they were pressed into major household responsibilities, it is a crime. Imagine a six-year old being responsible for a baby! Anna seems to be aping Michelle. Why can't they enjoy the children they have without being obsessed with another and another. No normal human being is happy and smiling all the time. The pressure must be almost unbearable. I am sure none of theses young husbands are going to do any child minding or housework. Poor Jana, bad enough she had to bring up her siblings, now she has to help Anna out. When the other two have their children, you can guess their siblings will have to help them out as well. I know from experience that children born into families with several siblings do not get the attention they deserve. Those younger girls and boys don't seem to know who their mother is. It speaks volumes that the younger boys are having sleep overs at Jill's place already. Michelle will become overwhelmed and expect her girls to step up again. As one poster stated, the only mean she has made in a long time was one egg. That was when she was either pregnant or was trying. That was for her. I sincerely hope Anna and her sisters-in-law don't bring any children into the world who are going to be ignored as Michelle does to her little ones.

Anonymous said...

Michelle hasn't done laundry for years. She said when the kids were young, she was doing wash, and had a breakdown. The piano teacher started helping her with laundry. Now Grandma does it. This lady is slick getting everyone to do her work. She can't be alone and take care of the younger ones, she always calls for help, and the friends come out to help. I wonder how much "help" Michelle ever gave to any of these people. They are such users, they put on the sticky sweet act and play these people for fools.

Tammy C said...

4 children for Anna and Josh isn't too bad when I know somebody else who was married when they were and has had 5 within 6 years of marriage.Granted when we were married 6 years we just had a 3 month old.

Better for Josh and Anna to do a small TLC announcement then be on The Today Show or Good Morning America,

Anonymous said...

In Anna's defense, I also had severe morning sickness--actually, mine lasted all day. I read something at the time about morning sickness being evidence a woman had the hormone levels necessary to maintain her pregnancy. I clutched that fact like a lifeline as I hung over the toilet and battled relentless nausea while trying to care for a toddler. No, I wasn't as chipper and cheerful about the condition as Anna seemed to be in their pregnancy announcement video, but I kind of get where she's coming from.

And as for Josh and Anna's beliefs about having lots of kids and how they choose to raise them, they're a young couple who might reform their viewpoints as life goes on. I'd hate to see a video of my 25-year-old self confidently expounding on my convictions at that time, many of which I've abandoned or modified--or at least become less smug about!--after being knocked around by real life. There's something to be said about the hard-won wisdom that comes with age. The downside of being on reality TV is the viewing public sees the young Duggars (specifically Josh, Jill and Jessa, along with their spouses) parroting truths instilled in them that haven't been tested by time and life. By the time they might want to issue a retraction, their show will be long gone.

tulip said...

"Better for Josh and Anna to do a small TLC announcement then be on The Today Show or Good Morning America,"

Fine, but they should have done it on their own stinking show or one of TLC's lame webisode things. Why did TLC have to interrupt another family's show with all things Duggar? So tired of seeing Duggars popping up absolutely everywhere. Not to mention how plain stupid it was to have some big build up with Anna's pregnancy test, then it was negative, then a week later never mind, she's pregnant. TLC's brainless editing mash ups & timing has really reached the last straw.

It's more than obvious to me that Anna has been training Mack as a sister mommy from the very start, from the moment she & Josh started posting pics on Instagram of mommy's big helper, like folding washcloths as a babe. Also showing mommy's big helper looking to be standing on a chair next to a stove with hot food and the burner on what looks like medium high. As far as safety, we've seen even posted pics of their kids crawling on drawer handles and laundry baskets to reach things, but Anna still keeps her big knife block set full of knives sitting right on the kitchen counter. Now some people may choose to do this, but as an example set for a mom to do this on national TV paired with seeing their kids climb up on to everything is absolutely careless and completely senseless of TLC. So for people to point out the car seat safety, well I fully agree, but I'm betting they could care less.

Nancy Nurse said...

RE: Anna & Josh's fourth child. I too think that one of these blessings, is going to prove too much for Anna. Mac was a fairly easy baby, & I believe Marcus is too. He sort of just goes along with the flow. Michael on the other hand is a completely different story. I believe he has been the "Prince," of that family since he was born. I know he had a lot to face with the move coming just after the birth of a new brother, while he was so young. But either Anna or Josh pick that child up the minute he starts to cry or even whimper. I believe he's very spoiled & It will be a handful for Anna if she has another that requires as much attention as Michael does. I know many think he's just an average toddler & doesn't cry or demand more attention than any other child his age, but from the kids I see working as a nurse I would definitely consider him spoiled. Having said that, I must also say that probably a good deal of that is because, Anna always wants her children to be happy, never upset or disappointed. She repeats that frequently. Clearly she did not need to sit & entertain the kids because they were delayed on their vacation trip due to mechanical problems with the RV. Kids Mac & Michaels age, are old enough to be told, we will be going a little later. Just assure them that they will get to go on the trip. Kids will learn that not everything goes as scheduled, & sometimes changes need to be made, but to say that you can't stand to see your children upset or unhappy because of something you have no control over is only going to lead to problems later in their lives. Not to mention what it will do to a mom that tries to keep everyone happy & never upset about anything in their lives.

Anonymous said...

Re Tulip's comments: I agree about Mac being in training. Did anyone else notice that she was dusting the inside of the RV with Anna. She made the comment to Anna that Daddy was doing his work on the outside of the RV. Why didn't Anna just give Michael a dust cloth & let him "pretend," to help in cleaning the inside of the RV? He would have been out of Josh's way, but still would have been helping out with the cleaning job. The answer to that is, no boys in the Duggar family do work that is "women's work."

Anonymous said...

At this point everyone is assuming that Anna will have a supersized family. Having four children at their time of life is not all that unusual. Also, I know that children born into large families CAN get all the love and attention they need. No, no one is happy all the time, but most mature adults don't go around crying and whining about things either... They make the best of it, or as my teenage boys say, they " Man Up".

Anonymous said...

I agree parents who always cater to their children usually regret it later on!! Add a few more kids to the mix & Im sure she won't have time to do that.

Josie said...

I remember a while back Anna was at an appointment with the kids (I think she was pregnant with M3) and she was telling the nurse that Mac is a good little helper. the nurse asked her "what's your job?" To which Mac replied "Michael." I think it's pretty safe to assume that Mac is being groomed for her lifelong job of child care.

Anonymous said...

Josie's comment..yes absolutely..very sad for these kids

pretty girl said...

i hope and pray anna has all boys so that the girls will not have to do all the work. I just hope that they never move back to be with his parnets and stay in dc.

Anonymous said...

Who cares. It's so old fashioned to wait. The pregnancy is important to her, and if she were to lose it, God Forbid, she would have as much right to support as any woman who had a loss.

Anonymous said...

RE: Anonmous12/6 @2:51PM
I believe the reason people assume that Anna will have a supersize family is, because that's exactly what she's been saying ever since she & Josh got engaged. Even when Josh & JB were having their weight loss challenge, she mentioned how important it was for Josh to remain healthy, to care for their family. She actually said another 7 or 8 years & another 7 or 8 kids. That would certainly indicate that she does indeed plan on a supersize family. I had many friends that had 4 children within the first 5 year of marriage, but then that was it! What's going to happen when she finds herself with all these kids & no help? She's had a great deal of help from Josh's sisters ever since Mac was born. At some point in time, the Duggar sisters are not going to be able to help Anna out the way they have in the past. I remember the time Josh & Anna just dropped their kids off at JB & Michelle's house, & the 2 couples went out to dinner, leaving Jana alone to care for all the kids. For some reason, the other older girls were not home & Jana just shrugged her shoulders & gave a faint smile & said; "sometime when momma & daddy , Josh & Anna want to go out we mind the kids." Only that night it was only Jana watching the kids & they were all wild & nobody that was out to the restaurant enjoying dinner cared one bit what was going on at home. Although at this time, I think Anna does give her kids a lot of attention, but when she has as many as Michelle she will let the older ones take care of the little ones. No doubt she's following in her mother-in--laws footsteps. However Anna is trying to do the impossible if she continues trying to keep all her kids happy all the time.

Tammy C said...

Question-How did TLC do the announcement of Josh and Anna's pregnancy.How did they interrupt another show.

Anonymous said...

They didn't really "interrupt" another show but it was during a commercial break of Little Couple. As soon as I saw Josh & Anna I said "oh here we go a pregnancy announcement!" & it was.

Anonymous said...

When they went to commercial on, The Little Couple's Show, Josh, Anna & all 3 kids were sitting there & wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. Then they talked briefly about all they had to be thankful for, especially because: "We're Expecting!!"It seemed strange to see them there when another show was on, but many times people from other shows will wish people a happy holiday, or do a public service announcement during intermission of the other show. However they don't usually make an announcement about themselves.

Anonymous said...

Considering that her kids are spaced out more than Michelle's, I doubt Anna will ever have as many kids.

Anonymous said...

I do not know if saying pregnant is a no word but I think saying we are expecting is better than saying we are pregnant. Both Anna and Josh are expecting another child whereas only Anna is pregnant. I think Anna is capable as having as many children as her sister Esther who currently has 9. Hopefully Esther won't have any more due to health and safety concerns living in Africa, but then she probably does not have all the access to birth control as could have had in the US.

got2bdrc said...

I've got to wonder about the Duggars and their bulk purchases of pregnancy tests. Jill apparently tested at her parents' home; Anna tested at Jill and Derrick's. Can't these people wait till they get home? What inspires them to take a pregnancy test RIGHT NOW? Do they think they'll be less pregnant if they wait a few hours? Seriously, I wonder about these people.

Anonymous said...

It's really about creating a big production with these people. & "look at me." Jill's been getting a lot of attention lately. Remember she did it at her pregnant sister's house too. A lot of times, you have a guest at your house who asks if you have a band aid, or an aspirin & occasionally a tampon. But "Do you have a pregnancy test?" Lol. To them I'm sure there's nothing strange at all about it. To the rest of us, VERY bizarre.

Wampascat said...

The sooner they test, the quicker they can call Mr. Jim and get it on camera! Gotta collect that check!!!!

Anonymous said...

I want that too, but then her older daughter will be stuck raising them all on her own.

auntliddy said...

The more i read about michelle, the more i see her ways. Does no work, always 'overwhelmed', always needs help, doesnt mother her own children. If you are off the breast, she doesnt want to know ya!!! But the thing that is really clear to me is how very little physical interaction there us between parents and kids. You never see hugging, kissing, tickling, or anything like that from jb and michelle to children. C'mon, my children are grown but i have 5 grandchildren. They are all over my husband and me- hugging, tickling, sitting in laps, napping together, kissing their beautiful faces. THATS normal, not the hands off policy they seem to have. Have you ever seen them just swoop up a little one and hug and kiss him if her? I never have. Its really a shame. Michelle is a strange duck, has the kids and doesnt know quite what to do with them.

Anonymous said...

tommorrow is Josie duggar 5th birthday. I hope they can remember the grace of God in her life and be so thankful that she is living. Hope michelle does not ever have any more kids. I hope and pray none of her own kids ever have a ton of kids. because God never ever wants us to have more then we can handle. God never give us more then we can have on our plates. I think they timed her period so she could have all these kids. every easy to do these days.

Anonymous said...

Yeah the only physical affection we see is the couples gnawing each others faces off, which is getting rather annoying.

Dar said...

I am sure they will make Josie's birthday a big deal, and so it should be. They will probably revisit the NICU so Michelle will be showcased. The unfortunate thing is that there is another little girl who has a birthday this month. I would be surprised if little Jordyn got too much mention. She never does. She is the invisible child who lives in that house, if Michelle's behaviour is anything to go by.

Anonymous said...

I am looking forward to Michelle specifically thanking all of the physicians, nurses and medical personnel that actually saved and preserved Josie's life after her delivery being that tomorrow is Josie's birthday.
I would also like for her to express her opinion regarding the "heathen higher education" that those individuals received in order to do God's work and save the life of her baby girl. I would also like for her to address why it is that she doesn't advise her own children to seek out any higher education for themselves...she partakes of the doctor's knowledge when it helps her out, but doesn't believe in pursuing it? They are messed up people, IMO.

Hannah K said...

Is she due in June or July. It says June in most articles now.

It seems she tries to get pregnant when others in her family are.

Marcus(or Mike) was when Pris, Suz and maybe Esther were pregnant too.

Now, she had Jill, two of her sisters(Pris and Esther).

Michelle (not Duggar) said...

Regarding physical contact between parents and kids: these people see any physical contact of opposite gender as sexual! Didn't I see that michelle has to give her own sons "side hugs"? These poor kids are growing up thinking that all touching, hugging, etc. is for sex. I think they're in a hurry to marry not just for the sex, but because they crave any physical contact.

Anonymous said...

Jordyn, MacKinzie and Josie are all the "same" age, although I realize Josie is nearly a year younger than the other two. Mack will have the responsibility of being a surrogate mother to three younger siblings when she is five years old and probably to six or seven siblings when she is about nine years old. Josie will to be the baby maybe forever and Jordyn, bless her adorable heart, at least will only have to mother Josie. What a difference in the three lives based on birth order.

Anonymous said...

Actually Josie is only one year younger than Jordan. Josie and Mckynzie are the same age-Mckynzie is 2 months older than Josie.

Anonymous said...

The Duggars posted pictures of Jubillee, to celebrate what would have been her 3rd birthday. Also, is it just me or is Anna really beginning to look like Michelle, same smile and now her hair, though not curly

Dar said...

I'm sorry, but Michelle posted a picture of What? A 2 oz fetus? a miscarriage? What? It really boggles my mind. She gives almost no attention to at least six of her younger children and she still speaks of a miscarriage like it brought so much to her life. This woman needs a lot of help. She is definitely delusional, in my view. She should start working in the house and looking after her responsibilities and quit the drama.

Anonymous said...

anyone hear about anna duggar sister suzzane keller who the duggars will not let on the show or have any contact with.
http://starmagazine.com/2014/12/10/duggars-shun-josh-duggars-wife-sister/

so much for christian love in the duggar household.

Canadian Fan Losing Interest said...

I'm sorry, but Michelle posted a picture of What? A 2 oz fetus? a miscarriage? What? It really boggles my mind. She gives almost no attention to at least six of her younger children and she still speaks of a miscarriage like it brought so much to her life. This woman needs a lot of help. She is definitely delusional, in my view. She should start working in the house and looking after her responsibilities and quit the drama.
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True, and she is also going on and on and on ad nauseum about miscarrying "Caleb" in between Josh and Jana/John-David. She and JB go to speak at all these churches and this is the testimony they give every time -- complete with choked-back tears. In all those 25 years or so, they can't come up with a newer testimony about other things God has brought them through either good or bad.

I recently miscarried my first baby and understand that grief and wanting to acknowledge a little one who had been conceived, but this is more over the top than that. This is "look at me!!!" MOTY with 19 kids getting the attention drawn back to her rather than the 2 (possibly 3) new grandbabies on the way.

Anonymous said...

Not to mention having multiple children in diapers at the same time, different nap schedules, feedings and if you are breastfeeding that right there is a full time job without including other little ones. Best of luck to them and they better hope the family help keeps coming.

Anonymous said...

As a mother that has lost a child to miscarriage I can fully understand the family's grief and wanting to remember their child's brief life. But also as a mother to children here on Earth, I can fully understand what you are saying. Michelle definitely doesn't seem to appreciate or treasure her living children other than the # of them. I know so many women that would love and cherish just one of those children that Michelle overlooks.

zebracrossing said...

Please Anna...don't have another water birth.

https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/infant-dies-of-legionairres-disease-after-water-104936635732.html

Anonymous said...

Susanna and her daughter are in the Keller family pictures from Thanksgiving. I think those sites are looking for drama that most likely doesn't exist.

sandi said...

I don't think Anna will ever lack help/Even if all the DUggar girls do get married,there will always be a fundie mom somehwere who would love to send a daughter or 3 to help her out.JMO

auntliddy said...

Canadian- miscarriages happen. They are profoundly sad and beyond heartbreaking. What it is NOT is a punishment from God. If michelle is focusing so much on these sad events at the expense of enjoying her living children, thats sick. Go home home and hug Jordyn or Josie or Johanna! Get to know your boys- she has zero connection with them. She makes appointments to spend time with them- playing chess or shooting- like she's a visitor from mars. She is soley focused on her pregnancies, her miscarried babies to exclusion of her living children. Strange phenom.

Katie's Mom said...

I agree that it's way past time to stop dwelling "publicly" on the miscarriages that Michelle had. That doesn't mean she can't think & pray about them in her own heart, but that family has so much to be grateful forI don't even know where to begin. I know many women that had miscarriages over 20 yrs. ago, & they don't go on & on about it to everyone that will listen. It doesn't mean that they don't think about it or still grieve over it. When I think of Jubilee's funeral it brings back memories of another funeral. This one was for a beautiful 10 yr. old girl who lost an excruciating battle with cancer. When you've held & loved someone for that length of time & listened to their dreams it's just an unbearable loss. I've always thought if it were me, I'd just scoop up little Jordyn every now & again & kiss & hug her. The same goes for Jenny. Sadly Michelle has no relationship with any of those boys & yet if one had been miscarried we would also be hearing about that ad nauseam.

Dar said...

I would never diminish the loss felt when one experiences a miscarriage. It is just that I feel Michelle is using it to promote her agenda. I also feel that Josie is exploited for the same reason. When Michelle is with her living "blessings". she presents herself as being detached and unemotional. Josie is the "golden" child. She is the one who almost didn't make it. She is the only one for whom Michelle seems to have any affection. They have played the scenes in the NICU over and over again. Saint Michelle is in the forefront, cameras always at the ready. There didn't seem to be any concern about infections or intrusions on anyone else. It speaks volumes that Michelle appears to lack emotion toward her little children yet she cries rivers of tears for two miscarriages. Every time she gives a speech, they are front and center. She purports to "let God decide whether she will have any more blessings". Josie nearly died and she miscarried the last one. Maybe God is talking and she is not listening. JMHO

Anonymous said...

I completely agree. She is extremely detached from her living children. I have a very hard time taking her seriously when she talks about "loving on her children etc." maybe we don't see everything that goes on but its hard to think otherwise.I do not wish miscarriages or premature babies on anyone,of course but I do think God has "cut them off."

Mary said...

watched a kind of special on tlc all the families. I was stunned to see the duggars all dressed up in all kinds of out fits.. The kicker came when they wished everyone "Happy Holidays"

Anonymous said...

I understand being upset about the miscarriage but what about the first one Michelle had? Caleb I think the name was..first of all the baby doesn't have a "J" name and second she hasn't gone on and on about this baby. We only care aboit Jubilee because it would have been the 20th.

sandi said...

Michelle only cries about the 1st miscarrage b/c it is a put-down and a political statement against the pill.IOW that mean old birth control pill made me miscarry! (Which has never been proven).
I suspect JB puts her up to it.
She never meantions the fact that she was likely advised not to get pregnant again,but she did anyway,leading to the 2nd miscarriage.
Of course they jsut throw that one in God's court, and never take any personal responsibility for it.
JMO

Anonymous said...

Originally when Michele & Jim Bob were giving their "testimony " at various churches, they went on & on about her first miscarriage. However, they never gave a name or even a gender, when they first began giving their "testimony." . The Duggars firmly believe that this miscarriage was because of the birth control pill. For years there was no name, or gender given regarding that miscarriage. For some reason since they have had their "TV Ministry," now when they speak of that miscarriage, it was a male & the name was Caleb. According to Michelle, in the Bible, Joshua & Caleb were; "really great guys". She has never said exactly what they did that made them "really great guys," but since they already had Joshua they felt the next boy should be Caleb. Again since they were both such; "really great guys in the Bible." I thought that was an extremely strange explanation, but that's Michelle's explanation of the name. When she decided about the gender only she & Jim Bob know.

Anonymous said...

I understand being upset about the miscarriage but what about the first one Michelle had? Caleb I think the name was..first of all the baby doesn't have a "J" name and second she hasn't gone on and on about this baby. We only care aboit Jubilee because it would have been the 20th.
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"Caleb" is the one we hear about all the time because that's when the doctor told them birth control pills "might" cause a woman to miscarry. That's when they decided that God had punished them for not leaving their family size up to Him. After they tearfully repented, they were blessed with the twins (Jana & John-David).

Anonymous said...

There's a new video out there of Michelle and Jim Bob talking about grief, losing loved ones. I find it curious that these two NEVER mention the loss of HER PARENTS and Jim Bob's OWN FATHER as losses in their lives. I guess they don't grieve for these three souls nor do they miss them very much. Interesting, isn't it? Doesn't sound very Christian of them, does it. I wonder why Mary Duggar doesn't take a "switch" to Jim Bob and remind him of his manners regarding his elders.

Anonymous said...

She never meantions the fact that she was likely advised not to get pregnant again,but she did anyway,leading to the 2nd miscarriage
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Several of Michelle's pregnancies (Johanna & younger, I think) were against the dr's advice. Just because you are able to do something, doesn't mean you should do it. These folks are very, very lucky to have so few complications with all these pregnancies, with Josie as the exception.

Anonymous said...

Run DMC and his family had a reality show on MTV. His wife lost her baby girl at birth, organs growing outside of body. There is an article by People magazine-3/31/07-They talk about how they had to keep moving. She had to get up to get her children ready for school. They did not take pictures-they don't look back. They did adopt a baby girl. Michelle needs to read the article and accept that Caelb and Jubilee are at peace and move on.

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen the video of Michelle & JB talking about loss & grief, but I remember well the disgrace it was when JB's dad was dying. They showed that poor man in a wheelchair, when he couldn't even hold his head up & eat, & it was supposed to be a birthday party for him. After he died they showed JB, Grandma Mary & Michelle at the funeral home making arrangements, & this will surprise nobody, JB kept saying, " he wouldn't want us to spend so much money on the flowers or the casket." Then they showed that poor man laying in his casket at the visiting hours. I never have understood why Grandma allowed that, as I don't believe his dad would have wanted to be shown like that. I always felt that JB humiliated his dad in death. He did not show love & affection for the man. I know he's always saying unkind things about his dad now that the man isn't here to defend himself but that was a disgrace, to make TV episodes out of a man's death. Whatever problems JB had with his dad, I think his dad did his best to raise his kids. JB talks about all they had to do without but doesn't mention the fact that the man put him through private Christian School.

Anonymous said...

When one miscarries within the first month, as I believe Michelle did with Caleb, as she didn't even realize she was pregnant and experienced a heavier flow the following cycle, it's too early to have determined a sex of the fetus/baby. They are quite inventive with their memories, IMO.

Anonymous said...

I've always wondered about those relationships, it was mentioned in an early show that Jim Bob's dad did not agree that they should keep having kids. They sure played out his illness and death, up close, I think he was too sick to stop it, I was surprised his wife let them. Sad, seems they kept her around for house work.

Allison said...

When one miscarries within the first month, as I believe Michelle did with Caleb, as she didn't even realize she was pregnant and experienced a heavier flow the following cycle, it's too early to have determined a sex of the fetus/baby. They are quite inventive with their memories, IMO.

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In the new video with Michelle talking about grief, she says that they didn't know the gender of the baby and didn't name it until the children started asking what the baby's name was. Michelle says since they didn't know the gender, they just went with Caleb because I guess Michelle either intended to name a baby Caleb or maybe because it just went with Joshua and this was the 2nd baby? I can't quite figure it out either.

But in any event, Caleb was chosen years later as just a fill-in name so that they could call the baby something. It wasn't because they knew it was a boy or anything.

Anonymous said...

Those episodes disgusted me, I also didn't understand why his wife allowed it.

Beth Anne said...

Re: Whatever problems JB had with his dad, I think his dad did his best to raise his kids.

Absolutely, and I agree about how disgraceful it was to allow the filming to take place. Now, I didn't have the absolute best or most comfortable relationship with my own father growing up, but, particularly as I got older and had my own kids, I understood how hard it is to be a parent and that we ALL have flaws, and that's what makes us us. I learned to appreciate my dad, warts and all, because I realized I have warts, too, and that he did the very best, and I came to love him even more as time went on. I also grieved deeply after his death, and still grieve for him to this day.

JB does not seem to have engaged in any such introspection. If anything, he has become more arrogant that "his way" is so, so, so much better than how his dad lived, and it makes me sick to the stomach.

Anonymous said...

Re Beth Anne: Jim Bob and his daddy...
that's because Jim Bob doesn't believe that he has any warts at all. He parades his "perfectly parented children" around ad nauseum for all to see and for us to emulate him and his perfect system to "turn out" perfect little obedient children and perfect "Christians" who remain totally pure and pristine until they are married.
We all should do as he does.
I also agree that he has some pretty deep seated issues with his father and he showed that man not much respect when he has alive and even less when he was ill and passed on. I'm surprised myself at Mary Duggar allowing such a thing. And YES, his father did send him to Christian school and paid tuition for it. If Mary Duggar hadn't worked at that yogurt shop he would have never met Michelle, the LOVE of his life. How can his own mother working outside of the home have been sinful managing a yogurt shop? Michelle working in it during high school for extra money was sinful too? They deny their own children those very healthy and happy growing up experiences...He's no so perfect, IMO. He's becoming quite arrogant lately.

Bubbles said...

And by the time they figure it out, they'll have so many kids they're going to be trapped in a lifestyle they don't want anymore. That's the worst part!

Anonymous said...

Jim Bob had talked about what they had to go without, while growing up, I'm curious to know what it was. He had a normal childhood, had friends, went out with friends, dated, probably watched tv.His own kids have gone without so much more. He is really getting arrogant and it is just a matter of time before he and Michelle suffer from what plagued other failed reality shows

auntliddy said...

I had issues with both my parents, but i loved them and they loved me. And I wouldnt DREAM of blabbing my personal business on a mediocre tv show. And their obsession with their first miscarrage, at what, a month and a half- is sick. Naming the baby 25 years later!

auntliddy said...

Anon- maybe grandma didnt think what they did was put of line. I dont remember it that well. As for her doing laundry, i cld see that. She prob has downstairs room, and retreats to the peace of laundry, which i can find relaxing. This way she's near people, doesnt have to maintain a house, yet she does her own thing. After all, princess michelle cant do laundry- she might have a ' breakdown' or a flashback, lol

auntliddy said...

Ankn, as for not mentioning their parents, ii think they want to start new, beginning with them.

Katie's Mom said...

What Jim Bob's dad said about them having so many children was, that he truly loved all of the children, but he felt it took a tremendous toll on any woman's body to have so many children so close together. He said he was concerned for Michelle's life. He said he felt a woman needed time to recuperate after a pregnancy & the birth of the child. Of course he was asked which grandchild he would give up & that was annoying to him. He stated that no parent or grandparent would ever choose one child over another, once the child was there you truly loved each one of them & his issue was with the health of the mother of the children.I think he was the caring parent.

Anonymous said...

he also said that his show was the number one show on tlc. I do not beleive that one for one second. I really like the little couple better. the duggars are a good godly family but they have lost touch with the realy world. and do not let their children make their own choices. I think Josiah is rebelling that is why he is away for so long.

Anonymous said...

Since Jim Bob's OWN private Christian school had a "senior banquet" ie PROM and he asked Michelle OUT ON A DATE to that event and now believes that action is sinful, is he saying that his Christian school is full of sinful practices? He would have never met Michelle...she only went with him because he was her boss's son and she feared any consequences from her job if she turned him down.
I can't believe how extreme they have become,yet are none the worse for their nice, healthy teenage social experience..how is this wrong for their own children?

Katie's Mom said...

As far as Grandma not realizing what a mockery they were making of her dying & then dead husband, perhaps she might have been in a severe state of shock if he had died suddenly, but he had a brain tumor & it was well known that the end of his life was near. People in a state of shock sometimes make decisions that they later regret with the death of a loved one. This was not the case with Jim Bob's dad, everyone knew he was dying & I would think that a wife would want him to have a dignified funeral & not be laid out for the viewers of the Duggars show to gawk at. I will always maintain that that was a disgrace. It certainly wasn't what you would expect from a Godly, Christian family. It's JMHO, but I thought the same about Jubilee's funeral. Nothing wrong with a funeral for Jubilee, but it should have been a private family service. Again JMO

Anonymous said...

I concur. The treatment of Grandpa during his last days disgusted me so much. Yeah let's push the man around in a desk chair(not even an actual wheelchair) for everyone to stare at him like he's a freak show. Those two funerals on tv were very uncalled for , especially Jubilee's. Those are very personal & private events. No respect for the living or the dead.

puddin' said...

I agree with some of the posters on the way Jimboob treated his Dad in his last days...the pushing him around in the ..desk chair and making a show out of it...boob will do anything for a TLC$ ...then trash talk his Dad as well. Not right! Certainly not christian...but ole' boob probably thought it would make him *boob* look like he is such a winner.......ha ha ha on that. He made himself look like an uncaring ass wipe. With no thought at all about his Mom...if i was his mom i'd run like heck outta the dang laundry room for good. Mary did look so good and happy when she was in Nashville with Amy...good to see her out and about.

Anonymous said...

I had forgotten but other posters are right, Jim Bob's dad wasn't even in a wheelchair, he was just being pushed around in a desk chair. I remember his slipper fell off & one of the boys, I think it was Josiah said, "oh his slipper," & Jim Bob said oh that's ok. Then they made a big deal out of some banana pudding dish that they said was his favorite. Of course the poor man couldn't even eat any of it.

sandi said...

I don't understand why they didn't get JB's dad some proper medical equipment,like a basic wheelchair,for goodness sake.It need not have been anything fancy,not even electric.It's like they didn't even think to get him out of bed except for the show,like when Michelle cut his hair or they showed him baby Jordyn when she came home after her birth.And oh yes,of course,the horrible birthday episode.
I recall the cameras peeking into his bedroom,but I don't recall if there was a medical bed in there or not.I hope he had one as I'm sure it was hard enough on gma Duggar to share a small bedroom with her dying husband.
I am sure JB would not have been pleased had the tables been turned and that had been HIM being showcased on tv in such a state.Rememeber the Golden Rule JB!

Rudy Tecat said...

You know you're in trouble when living with Cousin Amy in Nashville is better than your current situation!

Anonymous said...

I think if Jim Bob was sick, he would play it out for every penny he could. They thrive on making people watch them all throw up in bags and cups, it's disgusting! I felt so bad for his poor dad in his final days, who really does what that family did to earn a buck? I now feel sorry for Mary as she seems to have become live in hired help.

Anonymous said...

Hired help would indicate that Grandma is being paid & I think nothing is further from the truth.

Anonymous said...

Your right! You can stay here as long as you do all the laundry and dress like us is probably more like it

emm said...

Not a therapist here, and this is just my opinion but could Michelle have the disorder where the mom feeds off the attention of a sick/injured child? I don't know but it seems maybe likely in the way she only pays attention to Josie?

Judy said...

Like many adults who seem to get in over their heads when they get a show on TLC, Jim Bob seems to think he is special.

Hannah W said...

Munchausen by proxy, the disorder to which I believe you all are referring, generally means the caregiver fakes or exaggerates the condition the child has. It is pretty much exclusively about making up the illness for the attention or control.

Leigh Ann said...

You're thinking of Munchhausen by Proxy.

This is the definition of that: Munchausen by proxy syndrome (MBPS) is a relatively rare form of child abuse that involves the exaggeration or fabrication of illnesses or symptoms by a primary caretaker.

If Michelle had that and Josie was her victim, Josie would be constantly in the hospital. Also, I don't think it would have taken 19 kids to show up. But then I guess you develop mental illness at any point in life.

I think Michelle spends more time with Josie because she actually bonded with Josie while she was in the hospital all that time. She's just simply spent more time with her. Also, Josie is the last baby so Michelle doesn't have another baby to take care of. If Jubilee had made it, Josie would be pushed aside a little more. Maybe not as much as the other younger kids because of that extra bonding. But Michelle likes babies and Josie is the baby. She seems to only like her babies, though. She doesn't seem to pay much attention to her grandbabies.

Special Ed Lady said...

I do not think Michelle pays that much attention to the grandkids, either. Wonder if it will change when the baby is Jill's? Mrs. Keller just beams when she is with her grandchildren.

London bridges said...

Happy holidays! I think Michelle will pay more attention to Jill's blessing. After all, Jill is the favourite, and therefore her blessing probably will be, too. She really doesn't seem to pay much attention to Josh's blessings. I think it's very good that Anna's parents genuinely seem to love and dote on the three little "M"s. JMHO.

puddin said...

I think The Kellers have good and kind hearts..as for The Duggars its all about the almighty buck...they don't give a flip about anything but that. A ministry...Ha Ha Ha.

Anonymous said...

I believe the Kellers are genuinely very nice people and are certainly more genuine than the Duggars any day. I also believe that the only reason they are happy that Anna married Josh is the fact that she is being financially taken care of so well by the TLC income....more than they ever imagined for her, IMO.
They also truly love their grandchildren and interact with them like any loving grands do, also unlike the Duggars.
Now,about the Duggars and that almighty buck $, it might be a ministry in my mind if they appeared on TV, and only required a stipend of compensation for costs and expenses for them to appear on the show and donated their time in spreading "the Word". They don't. They are paid, and quite handsomely, and have all expenses, trips, meals, etc carried by the network. They have scripted "episodes', etc..they are nothing more than television personalities who are paid employees of the TLC network. This is now their business and I bet dollars to doughnuts, their main source of income.
How much real estate property can you collect rent from minus costs of ownership to provide so handsomely for a family of 21 at home on a monthly basis? If someone knows of a factual real estate inventory that Jim Bob owns and collects income from, I'd like to know what types of properties he owns. He can't price himself out of the area in charging rent to his tenants.

Anonymous said...

Jill is Jim Bob's favorite.
I think Jessa is Michelle's favorite. Remember when Michelle took Jessa skydiving for her 18th birthday? Remember when Michelle and Jessa went to that café by themselves just to talk about her and Ben's relationship? She has had more one on one time with Jessa than with Jill or any of the Duggar kids.
Michelle didn't even tear up when Jill was getting married. Jim Bob sobbed like a weeping child.
Wonder how she will be at Jessa's wedding?

Anonymous said...

Jim Bob was just working on his acting skills when it came to Jill's wedding. I think he believes they give out an "Oscar," for leading man in a "Reality Series." If he could have is way he'd be a leading man to somebody other than Michelle. He thinks he's, "God's Gift" to the world at this point in time & when he has the camera on him, he can bring up the tears or whatever emotion is called for. Let's face it he had more tears for Jill's wedding than for Jubilee's funeral, so it was just acting. We know he can see Jill anytime.

Anonymous said...

Jim Bob does have a special relationship with Jill. Remember her havimg her wisdom teeth removed? The others, (well, except Josh) acted their age.

Anonymous said...

I find it very sad to read, although I believe it's true, that Jill is Jim Bob's favorite & Jessa is Michelle's favorite. Hey Duggars, you have a few more kids in that house if you haven't noticed by now. Imagine having 19 kids & only two favorites?

Wednesday said...

Does this mean that M4 was conceived on that tour bus?

Anonymous said...

I agree with the comment only two favorites in the house...I believe Jana was the lost child and is the lost adult, which is so, so sad.

Anonymous said...

So do you think that is how TLC edits footage to make us believe something?

Anonymous said...

Were we being deceived?

Anonymous said...

So true! A friend watched for the first time and said it was her lady after seeing the toilet birth.

Anonymous said...

......said it was her last.....not her lady.....stupid autocorrect!

KitKath said...

ZOMG...It was so gross to see Jessa interacting with her MIL on the tram on the way to "THorncrown" Chapel or whatever it is. Jessa, look, you're supposed to kiss up to your MIL. It's just a thing women do. She totally ignored poor Guinn Seewald! Jessa is just as distant, clueless, and brainwashed as Mechelle. Sad, sad, sad.

Anonymous said...

KitKath, where did you see this video posted of Jessa and her MIL? I would like to view it. I have googled around facebooks and instagrams of Jessa and haven't come across it. Many thanks, fellow poster!

KitKath said...

To Anonymous on 1/6/2015 6ish am

If you Youtube "19 Kids and Counting Season 9 Episode 14 Jessa's Engagement," at 36:20, you can see a terribly awkward exchange between Guinn and Jessa. Guinn looks genuinely moved at the thought of the engagement, and hugs Jessa. Instead of Jessa saying something meaningful and mature to Guinn, she simply hugs her awkwardly and looks away. Guinn realizes that she's been blown off and looks away. There are several instances of such awkwardness throughout the episode. Jessa is not mature enough to get married, and Ben is SO cringeworthy it's not even funny. He's the dumbest person I've ever seen on television.

Anonymous said...

Many thanks, KitKath! Can't wait to view it.
Does anyone know what Jim Bob is paid for each episode and specials by TLC?

Anonymous said...

It is public record. Look at the assessor site for Washington and Benton counties in Arkansas. Just like my property is on the assessor's site in my state.

kindle.writer said...

Could it be that Jessa is just uncomfortable being hugged? I would think that if the most physical affection you've ever given someone is a side hug to immediate family, then someone who is not that close to you (future mother-in-law or no) giving you a "real" hug would be very uncomfortable.
Maybe her automatic defense is to shut down, or be awkward because it was sudden (for her). Perhaps later, after she had time to think about it she went back and talked to her mother-in-law and explained what happened and it wasn't televised or filmed because she talked on a not filming day.

Canadian Fan Losing Interest said...

Could it be that Jessa is just uncomfortable being hugged? I would think that if the most physical affection you've ever given someone is a side hug to immediate family, then someone who is not that close to you (future mother-in-law or no) giving you a "real" hug would be very uncomfortable.
Maybe her automatic defense is to shut down, or be awkward because it was sudden (for her). Perhaps later, after she had time to think about it she went back and talked to her mother-in-law and explained what happened and it wasn't televised or filmed because she talked on a not filming day.
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The Duggar kids have no idea what normal physical contact feels like and I'm not just referring to the intimacy of a godly marriage. Other than possibly Josie, they never get gathered close and affectionately embraced by their parents even in traumatic situations.

Anonymous said...

I have no idea if there is any truth to this, but did read that Josh & Anna will name the new baby Melissa if it's a girl & Mark if it's a boy. Don't they know they have a child named "Marcus?" It's amazes me to know how many of Jim Bob & Michelle's kids names sound the same. Josh, Jessa, Josiah, Jason, Josie. Then there is JoyAnna & Johanna, couldn't sound more alike if they tried. I remember a lot of people though Josh & Anna would name the last baby "Mark." Most people thought they just wanted it slightly different & went with; "Marcus." Now there is talk of "Mark. Anna , they sell books with names for the baby!

sandi said...

The Duggars need to teach Jessa the niceties of life.Michelle acts like they have been taught ,what with the teaching the little kids not to be shy and hide behind skirts for strangers,etc.,but I thought Jessa's inteaction with her then future mil was severely lacking.It would have been appropriate for her to take a moment to say something nice,like "Thank you for coming.I am so glad you are here for this special moment for us".

Anonymous said...

It's no longer up to the Duggars to teach Jessa anything. She's a grown & married woman. Of course, I think most of us believe you can continue learning all your life. If you don't learn social skills in your home it certainly is something you learn as you mature. Of course that's only if you are out in the world & learn from friends & aquaintances.

Anonymous said...

Another pregnancy.....YAWN! Wake me if there is anything new besides jillandderick benandjessa joshandanna....so sick of the same thing.

Ginger said...

What a surprise nobody seems all that excited about Josh & Anna's announcement of another pregnancy. That's just how the kids themselves will be treated. Michael will always be the "golden child," as he was the first boy & we all remember Josh so excited saying; "I'm a dad," apparently forgetting that he was already a dad to MacKenzie. MacKenzie of course is the first housemaid/childcare addition to that family & well Marcus, we never do hear much about him do we? Never hear about him starting to walk etc. They are just lining them up for the count. JMHO

Anonymous said...

I agree that those children are just being lined up for the count. I saw an interview with the entire Duggar family, where Josh & Anna were asked if they were going to go for 19 or 20 children. Anna immediately answered & I know it was in jest, but still she said "we're going for 30." Josh then gave the old Duggar line "we'll take as many as God gives us." How very sad that those beautiful children are nothing more than a pretty display around the Duggar home. Anna is definitely just as addicted to pregnancy & babies as Michelle ever was. I can't imagine how she is going to homeschool all those little ones. How do they learn when they are all at different levels & yet they sit them down at the dining room table & "homeschool" them all together? Any homeschooling I have ever seen Michelle doing has only been; "Bible Studies." I've never seen them being taught: math, phonics, geography, history etc. They are always talking about their responsibility before God to teach their kids, but they are never seen teaching them anything but bible studies.
Please Josh & Anna, love those children for the unique individuals they are, each one of them has different abilities & personalities. Please don't let them become lost children. Michelle may deny it, but she has a number of lost children & someday you will too.

Christine Arnold said...

Agreed. Anna has to be the center of attention in everything. No one in that family will ever have a moment with that bitch around

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