TLC will have to be making some changes once again to the title and graphics of their hit show 19 Kids and Counting. Michelle Duggar and her husband Jim Bob are expecting their 20th child. The couple revealed this to the Today Show this morning.
Michelle shared with the Today Show that she is over the first-trimester morning sickness and that she was in good health. Apparently she has been working out as many as six days a week over the past year and feels she is in the best shape she has been in many years.
The Duggar’s 19 children range in age from 23 years to 23 months. Michelle had a very difficult pregnancy with the youngest child, Josie. Josie was delivered three and a half months premature and weighed only one pound, six ounces at birth. She overcame many complications at birth and is now a healthy toddler who will celebrate her second birthday in December.
Michelle is under the care of a high-risk pregnancy doctor for this pregnancy and says she is being cautious, eating a lot of protein and green vegetables and abstaining from caffeine. She will have her very first scheduled Cesarean section since her last pregnancy required a special cut on the inside of her uterus.
Michelle said their children were shocked when they surprised them with the news and at first thought their Dad was joking when he told them. Jim Bob is thrilled that they are adding to their family and mentioned that they would now have an even number – “We didn’t want to stop on an odd number.”
They will find out whether they are having a girl or a boy around Christmas.
The season finale of “19 Kids and Counting” airs tonight on TLC.