Josh_anna_duggar_240 The Duggar Family has spread its seed to the next generation.

Joshua Duggar, the oldest child of the family featured on the TLC show “18 Kids and Counting,” and his wife Anna, 20, are expecting a baby, reports People.

“I am very excited and am learning new ways every day that I can be there for my wife,” Joshua, 21, tells the celeb magazine. “I thought that she would be the only one going through the emotions of pregnancy, but I’m right there with her.”

The child is due in October.


As fans of the show may recall, Joshua — the oldest child born to Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of Tontitown, Arkansas — had met Anna during a homeschooling event. The show followed their courtship, in which they never shared more than a hug or hand-holding, preferring to save their first kiss for their wedding day in September 2008.

The Duggar family featured on the show is known for children with names all starting with the letter “J.” It’s not certain if the new generation of Duggars will have names following the same theme.

What do you think of the Duggars and their brood? Are there too many kids? Should Josh and Anna start their own naming tradition?