Just when you thought Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar were done popping out babies, they announce they’re having another one. Earlier this week on the TODAY show, the stars of the reality show, 19 Kids and Counting, shared the news that there’s another baby on the way. But is it safe?
Michelle, 45, is three-and-a-half months pregnant with her 20th child, who is scheduled to arrive in April. The super-sized family won’t know the gender until around Christmas, but regardless of whether it’s a boy or a girl, the couple is thrilled with their new addition.
“We didn’t want to stop on an odd number,” Jim Bob said on the TODAY show.
The Arkansas couple’s youngest child, Josie, was born prematurely on Dec. 10, 2009, after Michelle developed a serious pregnancy complication called preeclampsia (which is characterized by high blood pressure, swelling, and a protein in the urine). Josie was born at 25 weeks (over three months early) and weighed only 1lb, 6 oz. at birth.