“I was in Weight Watchers with Jim Bob and I wasn’t losing any weight,” she says. “I couldn’t figure it out. I was doing what I should. And the baby, who was nursing, was fussy. I kept thinking, ‘This isn’t right. She isn’t teething, she doesn’t have an ear infection. I’m not cheating on my diet, I should be losing weight.’ Then, I put two and two together and wondered if I could possibly be pregnant.”
Jim Bob, 44, and Michelle, 42, are both “thrilled” for the new baby, who should arrive in spring, a few months after their first grandchild, Mackynzie Renee is born to son Joshua, 21, and his wife Anna, 21.
Naturally, the new addition will also have a J-name, but the family will have to wait until the gender is determined before selecting a name.
As it stands now, the Duggars are the parents to Joshua (married), twins Jana & 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.
“18 Kids and Counting” airs on TLC on Tuesday nights.
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