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Happy Mother's Day: Woman pregnant with 18th child

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  1. Duane

    Duane Active Member

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    Happy Mother's Day: Woman pregnant with 18th child :eek:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080509/ap_on_re_us/18_kids


    By JILL ZEMAN, Associated Press Writer 22 minutes ago

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - It's a happy Mother's Day for an Arkansas woman — she's pregnant with her 18th child.
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    Michelle Duggar, 41, is due on New Year's Day, and the latest addition will join seven sisters and 10 brothers. There are two sets of twins.

    "We've had three in January, three in December. Those two months are a busy time for us," she said, laughing.

    The Duggars' oldest child, Josh, is 20, and the youngest, Jennifer, is nine months old.

    The fast-growing family lives in Tontitown in northwest Arkansas in a 7,000-square-foot home. All the children — whose names start with the letter J — are home-schooled.

    Duggar has been been pregnant for more than 11 years of her life, and the family is in the process of filming another series for Discovery Health.

    The new show looks at life inside the Duggar home, where chores — or "jurisdictions" — are assigned to each child. One episode of the new show involves a "jurisdiction swap," where the boys do chores traditionally assigned to the girls, and vice versa, Duggar said.

    "The girls swapped jurisdictions, changing tires, working in the garages, mowing the grass," she said. "The boys got to cook supper from start to finish, clean the bathrooms," among other chores.

    Duggar said she's six weeks along and the pregnancy is going well. She and her husband, Jim Bob Duggar, said they'll keep having children as long as God wills it.

    "The success in a family is first off, a love for God, and secondly, treating each other like you want to be treated," Jim Bob Duggar said. "Our goal is for each one of our children to be best friends, and everybody working together to serve each other makes that happen."

    The other Duggar children, in between Joshua and Jennifer, are Jana, 18; John-David, 18; Jill, 16; Jessa, 15; Jinger, 14; Joseph, 13; Josiah, 11; Joy-Anna, 10; Jeremiah, 9; Jedidiah, 9; Jason, 7; James, 6; Justin, 5; Jackson, 3; and Johannah, 2.
  2. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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  3. Yeagermeister

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    I can't imagine that many kids.
  4. DallasFanSince86

    DallasFanSince86 Pessimism Sucks

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    I thought a cousin of mine had a lot of kids with 9. But 18 geez.
  5. bbgun

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    I take credit for six or seven of them. Maybe eight.
  6. CATCH17

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  7. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    Fertile Myrtle the Baby Machine.

    I went to school with a girl whose family was from Mexico. She was the baby of 27 kids, same Mom and Dad. Her mom had 24 pregnancies (3 sets of twins). Great family BTW, very humble, and kind.

    I thought that must be a world record. When I saw the world record I nearly fainted. try 69 kids by one Mother, all multiple births. Don't believe me? Look it up. A lady in Russia.
  8. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    I can't remember his name but a former RB for A&M was from a family of 20 children. He was 18 and his oldest brother was something like 49...
  9. CATCH17

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    How on earth do you support that many kids?!?!?!
  10. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Pow! Pow!

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    It's a ****** and not a clown car. Jeez.
  11. kristie

    kristie Well-Known Member

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    i can't either.
  12. Cochese

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    Too true. Have they heard of condoms? Birth control pills? Having that many kids is pure insanity. Imagine if everyone had the same mental dysfunction these people do...
  13. silverbear

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    There was this small town that had a family with 17 kids, and the local newspaper thought it would make a terrific human interest story, so they sent a reporter and a photographer to the house... the pictures taken, the parents sat down with the reporter, and the first thing the reported wanted to know, obviously, was how they came to have 17 kids...

    "Well", said the daddy, "it's mostly because my wife is hard of hearing"...

    The reporter was confused by that response, and asked how the wife's hearing had anything to do with the question...

    The daddy replied "every night when we go to bed, I turn to my wife and ask her if she wants to go straight to sleep, or what, and she always answers 'what'??"

    :D
  14. silverbear

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    Seems those kids are a labor force... my guess is they had that many so they wouldn't have to do any work around the house...

    I know I often joked with my Dad that he had me and my brother because slave labor was illegal...
  15. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    By the time you've had 10 or 12, the oldest ones are about ready to go to work...
  16. bbgun

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    It's called "retirement insurance."
  17. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    This family has been on TV already. My wife and I have saw their previous shows. They seem like a really nice family but the Mrs. can't do anything without getting pregnant. Imagine the grandchildren they might have some day.
  18. kristie

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    :laugh2:
  19. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    OK, that's both true, and seriously funny...
  20. FloridaRob

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    they are living in a 7000 sq ft house. That is a big house by any standards. Daddy must make a good living. At least they are supporting them and we aren't.

    I think Pat Williams, the former GM of the ORlando Magic had about that many kids but most of them were adopted. Talk about a calling in life..

    Edit-Pat Williams has 19 children and 14 are adopted.

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