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Thursday, August 2, 2007

Couple with 17 kids wants to have more

LITTLE ROCK (AP) - An Arkansas couple had a baby daughter Thursday - their 17th child and seventh girl - and the pair say they're still not ready to give it a rest.
Jennifer Danielle was born at 10:01 a.m. at a hospital in Rogers, Arkansas, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar said in an interview.
"We'd love to have more," Michelle said, referring to baby girls. "We love the ruffles and lace."
Jennifer joins the fast-growing Duggar brood, who live in a 7,000-square-foot (650-square-meter) home in Tontitown. All the children - whose names start with the letter J - are taught at home.
The oldest is 19 and the youngest, before Jennifer, is almost 2 years old.
"We are just so grateful to God for another gift from him," said Jim Bob Duggar, a former state representative. "We are just so thankful to him that everything went just very well."
Jennifer joins siblings: Joshua, 19; John David, 17; Janna, 17; Jill, 16; Jessa, 14; Jinger, 13; Joseph, 12; Josiah, 11; Joy-Anna, 9; Jedidiah, 8; Jeremiah, 8; Jason 7; James 6; Justin, 4; Jackson, 3; Johannah, almost 2.
Among the "fun facts" listed on Discovery Health's Web page devoted to the Duggars: A baby has been born in every month except June; the Duggars have gone through an estimated 90,000 diapers, and Michelle has been pregnant for 126 months - or 10.5 years - of her life.


Blogger favor of God said...

Hi, I know that children are a gift from God but how do you do it? i remember what it was like with my one, no sleep @ night etc.
How do the rest of the family feel about you having more kids? If God choses to give you more childen than we know that he will continue to provide for you.

God Bless you and your Family

August 3, 2007 9:43 AM  

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