November 08, 2011 12:37 PM by Megan Thompson
Michelle Duggar, from the TLC show 19 Kids and Counting, appeared with her family on the Today show for their big baby announcement. Yes, the Duggar family is adding another child to their large family and they couldn’t be happier. Keep reading to find out what Michelle Duggar has to say about be pregnant at 45!
The Duggar family appeared on the Today show for their “surprise” announcement. If you were actually surprised by Michelle Duggar’s announcement than you really don’t know this family very well. Michelle Duggar, currently 45, is three months pregnant with her 20th child. This mom is already a grandmother; her oldest son has two children.
The couple’s last child, Josie, was born prematurely at 25 weeks and had numerous health problems. The public thought the health scare for both mommy and baby might make Michelle think twice about having another child, but Michelle had no hesitations. Jim Bob told Ann Curry, “Michelle and I both feel like some of the most blessed parents in the world. Our children are so sweet… we are so grateful to God.”
As for Michelle’s health she told the Today show, “I’m really in better shape than I’ve been in 20 years.” She works out five to six days a week on her elliptical. Plus chasing after that many kids has to keep you in shape.
So how did the Duggars announce the pregnancy to their other 19 children? Jim Bob gathered the children for a family photo and said, “smile – mom is going to have another baby!” The children were shocked, but excited at the same time. Jim and Michelle will learn the sex of their 20th child around Christmas time.
So what do you think about the Duggar family growing to 20 children? We know you have an opinion, so let’s hear it.
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