The Duggars Expecting Their 19th Child

by | September 1, 2009 at 10:01 AM | TV News

The Duggar baby boom is still booming!

The Duggar family, who have ‘18 Kids and Counting,’ are going to have to change the name of their TV show. Again.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are expecting their 19th child, according to People.

“We are so thrilled,” says Michelle, who admits this pregnancy came as a shock. “We just couldn’t believe it is happening.”

Jim Bob says the news is still exciting: “This never gets old. We are so grateful for each child. We are looking forward to our first grand baby and our 19th child.”

That’s right, just as the high school sweethearts await yet another bundle of joy, they are also preparing to become grandparents.

Their first son Joshua, 21, and his wife Anna, 21, are expecting their first child, a baby girl they plan to name Mackynzie, next month.

Married for 25 years, Jim Bob, 44, and Michelle, 42, recently renewed their wedding vows.

Now that they are 19 (and still counting?), you have to wonder: Are there any ‘J’s’ left in the alphabet?

All of the Duggar children’s names begin with the letter ‘J.’ They are:

Josh, 21; twins Jana and John-David, 19; Jill, 18; Jessa, 16; Jinger, 15; Joseph, 14; Josiah, 13; Joy-Anna, 11; twins Jedidiah and Jeremiah, 10; Jason, 9; James, 8; Justin, 6; Jackson, 5; Johanna, 3; Jennifer, 2, and Jordyn-Grace, 8 months.

The Arkansas clan appears on that other (drama-free) TLC show about a family with multiples.

’18 Kids and Counting’ airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on TLC.

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