You know, I really don't get that mentally from her. I know newborns are small and cute, but when they are 6 months, they really begin to develop their personalities. To me, it's fun to see them laugh for the first time or roll over.
I hope Michelle retires into grandmotherhood. She can hold lots of little babies, without having to actually take care of them or raise them!
19 Kids and Counting (And Other Duggar Family Programs)
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I wish they'd do something like that on the show, showing us the JKids' dining room table lessons, broomball buddies, and such, instead of the gimmicky stuff they've been giving us.
I don't mind the gimmicky stuff so much, ie: the trips and whatnot because at least it means the kids are out experiencing the great, big world. It's better than sitting at home working on Wisdom Booklets, and maybe it'll give them new ideas and help them (especially the girls) decide that they want more out of life than to stay home and breed endlessly.
I think it's kind of ironic that Jim Bob's big mission project and cash cow (TLC) could end up backfiring on him years later. In particular, it seems that the family has formed a bond with the director, producer, camera men, etc. Previously, the Duggar children didn't have any sustained interaction with outsiders. Maybe in forming friendships with people outside their worldview, they'll reevaluate their parents' teachings on people who aren't fundamentalists, and who aren't even Christians.
Then again, Michelle spent her childhood years among heathens (public school, cheerleading etc.) and all it did was make her renounce her former life. Jim Bob, apparently, was always ensconced in a segregated belief system, so perhaps he never had much of a choice.
But I'm hoping that maybe, maybe the children might start to question the exclusivity of what their parents preach, especially since it's telling them that assistant-director David or camera-guy Scott (or whoever) are going to hell.
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Posted Apr 11, 2009 @ 5:11 PM
Here's hoping Josh and Anna break the "J" scheme with their family.
I'm guessing they do want to name their children starting with letters other than "J", but there's a slight problem. Grandpa's name, I believe, was James. If so, Josh and Anna may feel inclined to name their first child - at least if it's a boy - after him. Hopefully they wouldn't name a girl something like Jemima...
I'd bet that the Duggars have at least an informal deal going with the Today show to first announce pregnancies with them. The Today show gets viewers and the Duggars get some trips and $$s.
Posted Apr 11, 2009 @ 5:21 PM
I don't think that poor girl was exactly signing on to have her fertility discussed on national television.
I hope she doesn't get roped into giving birth on TV.
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Posted Apr 11, 2009 @ 5:51 PM
I'm no expert on the bible, but isn't one of the Ten Commandments a 'thou shalt not' about greed? Is selling your modesty to a TV network considered sinful? If so, how are the Duggars offsetting their sins to avoid the fires of hell? Just wondering.
Posted Apr 11, 2009 @ 6:50 PM
I find it odd that nothing would have been leaked by now, but I guess the Duggars aren't exactly tabloid fodder. What do Cousin Amy's facebook updates have to say?
Posted Apr 11, 2009 @ 8:06 PM
Jesus H. Duggar. You heard it here first. Thanks, I'll be here all week.
Posted Apr 11, 2009 @ 8:57 PM
Posted Apr 11, 2009 @ 9:01 PM
Amy's mum, but I did see something that could potentially be on a future show. Josh and Anna apparently punked Amy and her boyfriend by manufacturing a fake marriage proposal on April Fool's Day.
I guess Anna's knocked up for sure; now she's securely got a bun in the oven she can make it her business to marry off her friends/relatives/inlaws.
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Posted Apr 11, 2009 @ 10:13 PM
Jesus H. Duggar. You heard it here first.
I. LOVE. THAT! I plan to use it instead of the original when in need of an expletive.
My money is on a double wedding- Jana/Zack and John David/Erin
They could live together and have a Tennessee spin-off Four's Company!
Posted Apr 11, 2009 @ 10:40 PM
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Posted Apr 11, 2009 @ 11:49 PM
Three of them are gone - Josh, Jill and Joy (Jill and Joy are baby sitting) and one question is asked - has Jana or John David found a significant other yet, and how do they date?
Posted Apr 12, 2009 @ 12:21 AM
Posted Apr 12, 2009 @ 6:05 AM
How to find cousin Amy's facebook page?
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Posted Apr 12, 2009 @ 11:47 AM
How to find cousin Amy's facebook page?
yippiskippiho, her name on Facebook is Amy Rachelle Duggar, and she's in the Fayetteville, AR network.
Posted Apr 12, 2009 @ 3:16 PM
Can't wait to see the Today show clip. I'm not getting up at 7 to see them, but I'm sure it will be posted pretty quickly (someone please provide a link!).
Then the new Tuesday show with ... the Bates? Want to see if they're wearing the same dresses or if Michaela came up with a new color scheme. There's no doubt in my mind that people would pay more attention to their countenances if they wore more subtly colored dressed. Maybe the day-glo look helps keep them safe during hunting season?
Posted Apr 12, 2009 @ 4:52 PM
With the Bates episode coming up Tuesday, could there possibly be TWO announcements? Probably not; JimBoob wants to space them out so he can get PAID.
Posted Apr 12, 2009 @ 5:21 PM
I think they're angling for a recording contract.
ITA! Holy Duggar their album would likely be worse than anything in my worst nightmare.
Re-watched the wedding episode this afternoon and it is scarier the second time around. I can't believe J'Anna was ironing on her wedding day. Teacherette wouldn't know an iron if one hit her on the head. Of course, I did not blanket train her properly so I have no one to blame but myself.
Posted Apr 12, 2009 @ 6:09 PM
I used to know about the latest Duggar pregnancy before the media did, but now they announce it to the media first, which seems kind of sad. I also just miss knowing things before other people did.
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I'm sure someone is pregnant, and though many don't think it's Michelle just because they just got going again, just remember, that she's apparently super fertile and it only takes one.
But thinking about their Today Show appearance, perhaps they will be announcing their newly formed singing group and recording deal. You never know...
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