Tuesday, May 8, 2007

A 17th Baby On The Way!

They are not Hollywood stars, but they are interesting to me so...

Michelle Duggar said Monday in a telephone interview from her northwest Arkansas home that the whole family is excited about the arrival of the baby girl they will name Jennifer Danielle, keeping with the family tradition of giving the child a name that begins with J. Jennifer Danielle is due July 27. Michelle said she was doing fine with her latest pregnancy. Although she has gotten older since she had her first child at age 21, she said, she still has plenty of energy and only minor aches and pains. "With each baby, God's given me the grace and the energy to keep going, and they really keep you going," she said. "I feel like a 20-year-old kid, but I'm realizing my body isn't that 20-year-old. I don't get up and play the games as hard as I used to, and I try to be a little more careful."

Michelle said she and husband Jim Bob, a former state representative and U.S. senate candidate, view each phase of their children's lives as an adventure. The Duggars home school their children at their 7,000-square foot home in Tontitown. "Really, our heart is we would love to receive whatever gifts or blessings the Lord wants to give us," she said. "But I love the baby stage and I can't imagine life without having a toddler in the house."
And though she has 16 children, Duggar said that each child is so different there are times when she feels like she knows nothing about parenting. "Here I am a mama with her 17th child on the way, and so many people think 'Oh you've got it all figured out,"' Duggar said. "I am still learning. Just when I think I've got something figured out I try it on the next one and it doesn't work."

The Duggars' children are Joshua, 19; Janna, 17; John David, 17; Jill, 15; Jessa, 14; Jinger, 13; Joseph, 12; Josiah, 11; Joy-Anna, 10; Jeremiah, 8; Jedidiah, 8; Jason, 7, James, 5; Justin, 4; Jackson Levi, 2 and Johanna Faith, 19 months.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/

The image with this post is from the birth of Johanna Faith. Also check out the The Learning Channel schedule, they have three or four specials on The Duggars.

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