Thursday, October 13, 2005

Baby No. 16 doesn't keep mom from wanting more

Baby No. 16 doesn't keep mom from wanting more

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -Michelle Duggar just delivered her 16th child, and she's already thinking about doing it again.
Johannah Faith Duggar was born at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday and weighed 7 pounds, 6.5 ounces.
The baby's father, Jim Bob Duggar, a former state representative, said yesterday that mother and child were doing well.
Johannah's birth is especially exciting because it is the first time in eight years the family has had a girl, he said.
Jim Bob Duggar, 40, said he and his wife, 39, want more children.
'We both just love children, and we consider each a blessing from the Lord. I have asked Michelle if she wants more, and she said yes, if the Lord wants to give us some, she will accept them,'" he said in a telephone interview.
The Discovery Health Channel filmed Johannah's birth, and it has plans to air a show about the family in May.
The Learning Channel is doing another show about the family's construction project, a 7,000-square-foot house that should be finished before Christmas. The home, which the family from the northwest Arkansas town of Rogers has been building for two years, will have nine bathrooms, dormitory-style bedrooms for the girls and boys, a commercial kitchen, four washing machines, and four dryers.
Jim Bob Duggar, who sells real estate, previously lost his bid for the U.S. Senate.
Duggar said he expects to run for the state Senate next year but isn't ready to make a formal announcement.
Michelle Duggar, 39, had her first child at age 21, four years after the couple married.
Their children include two sets of twins, and each child has a name beginning with J: Joshua, 17; John David, 15; Janna, 15; Jill, 14; Jessa, 12; Jinger, 11; Joseph, 10; Josiah, 9; Joy-Anna, 8; Jeremiah, 6; Jedidiah, 6; Jason, 5; James, 4; Justin, 2; Jackson Levi, 1; and infant Johannah.

7 comments:

Amy said...

His name is Jim Bob. Nuff said.

Jessey said...

That is EXACTLY what I thought!

Headline: JimBob Testosterony simultaneously proves his manhood, shreds wife's uterus

Amy said...

Although I was impressed that they didn't have their first child until four years of marriage. But then, that could have been due to the fact that she hadnt' started menstruating yet.

Jessey said...

Maybe it took them four years to figure out, you know, how everything works.

Freebird said...

16 kids?! This woman must be insane!

cube said...

I wonder how much individual attention each child gets when everything is an assembly-line?

I think it's crazy-stupid, but there's no law against that.

Jessey said...

I don't think she's INSANE for having 16 kids. But she IS insane for having 16 damn kids and saying, um, yeah, sure, I'll have ANOTHER!
Cripes!
ONE KID tires me out to no end.
This lady must drink. Heavily.