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Eighteen is not enough? The Duggar Family just had their 18th child. When is enough, enough?
ROGERS, Ark. — An Arkansas woman has given birth to her 18th child.

Michelle Duggar delivered the baby girl by Caesarean section Thursday at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers. The baby, named Jordyn-Grace Makiya Duggar, weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches long.

“The ultimate Christmas gift from God,” said Jim Bob Duggar, the father of the 18 children. “She’s just absolutely beautiful, like her mom and her sisters.”

The Duggars now have 10 sons and eight daughters.

Jim Bob Duggar said Michelle started having contractions Wednesday night. She needed the C-section, her third, because the baby was lying sideways. Jim Bob said both baby and mother were doing well Thursday night.

“We both would love to have more,” he said.

The cable network TLC broadcasts a weekly show about the Duggars called "17 Kids and Counting." Chris Finnegan of TLC which handles public relations for the Duggar family said the show's name would be updated to account for the latest addition to the family. He said TLC also will air a show Monday on the baby's delivery.

Jim Bob Duggar is 43, a year older than his wife. Their oldest child, Joshua, is 20.

The other Duggar children, in between Joshua and Jordyn-Grace, are Jana, 18; John-David, 18; Jill, 17; Jessa, 16; Jinger, 14; Joseph, 13; Josiah, 12; Joy-Anna, 11; Jeremiah, 9; Jedidiah, 9; Jason, 8; James, 7; Justin, 6; Jackson, 4; Johannah, 3; and Jennifer, 1.

“Our whole family is excited about Jordyn’s addition to our family,” Jim Bob Duggar said. “She’s just perfect in every way.”

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      Leadinladytracy wrote Dec 21, 2008
    • That is just too many kids for me tongue out




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      UK Girl wrote Dec 21, 2008
    • I have read about them in UK papers and I often wonder if their children actually have time to be children themselves or are they just all looking after the younger ones ...
      That woman must like pain - that’s all I can say !




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      Karyn Olson wrote Dec 21, 2008
    • I agree with you...I stopped at two that was enough for me...I remember back in the day it was common to have a large family....guess some people still practice that today....as for the Duggar family...a personal decision I guess...




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      Jacquie6363 wrote Dec 21, 2008
    • BB, you are a hoot....ALOL.

      More power to them, they will need it.




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      Marcy wrote Dec 21, 2008
    • What is incredible is that they HOMESCHOOL all their children... and they are DEBT FREE !!!!!!!!!  That in itself is a HUGE accomplishment with that many kids, clothing, the huge grocery bills, health insurance, utility bills for a 7000 sq ft house... and they still manage to go on family vacations!  WOW!!!!!!!




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      Mztracy wrote Dec 21, 2008
    • omg BB im lmao!!  "honey my hands are wet can you get that for me?"

      All I can say is after my c-sec with my twins (son at home already 2yrs old). When the doc looked over the sheet and asked if i was sure i wanted a tubal...
      I said ’ cut em, tie em, burn em, do whatever you have to do’ tongue out




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      Cassandra wrote Dec 21, 2008
    • If there happy I’m happy for them . Myself I would never have that may kids . As for home-schooling that would not be an option for me , you have so many teachers how could you know all that they know . I feel kids need to go to school for book smarts and social skills even if you house is the size of a samll town !
      There is a town by my moms population 18 called Harmony . lol.... Not kidding !




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      UK Girl wrote Dec 21, 2008
    • BB very funny ...




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      Peejay64 wrote Dec 21, 2008
    • I have 7 siblings and totally agree, Beachbum, there isn’t enough time and individual attention given to each child.  Not only that, but the older ones DO get stuck taking care of the younger ones.  Maybe that will be good birth control.

      And how is it exactly, that they are totally DEBT FREE?  She can’t possibly work outside the home, and how can they afford all that food, and the mortgage on a 7000 sq. ft. house?  Yikes!  Maybe someone will donate a vasectomy for Jim Bob.   If the good ol’ boy would even consider it!




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