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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Woman Pregnant with 18th child

I call myself a repeater mommy-come-lately. By that, I mean I had three much older children when I found out I was pregnant at 41.

Michelle Duggars has me beat. Duggars, 41, is pregnant with her 18th child. That's right: 18th.

Her oldest child is 20. Her youngest is nine months old. The newest Duggars baby, slated to be born on New Year's Day 2009, will join seven sisters and ten brothers. Duggars has two sets of twins. According to an Associated Press article, Duggars has been pregnant for more than 11 years of her life.

The Duggars family has been the focus of a Discovery Health Feature. The Web site listed such fun facts as:
  • the average number of months between Duggars' births is 18
  • estimated number of diapers to date is 90,000
  • the family does approximately 200 loads of laundry a month

All the Duggars kids have names beginning with "J." They are: Joshua, 20; 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, and Jennifer, nine months.

The Discovery Health Web site is sponsoring a name contest for baby #18. Go here to cast your vote.

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