Duggar family add baby #18 to the mix

December 19, 2008

ROGERS, Ark. (ChattahBox) — Arkansas couple Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar delivered have a new baby girl delivered by Caesarean section Thursday at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers. The baby, named Jordyn-Grace Makiya Duggar, weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches long.  The Reality TV stars will now have to update the name of their show.  The Duggars show is, called “17 Kids and Counting,” shown weekly on TLC  cable network.

Chris Finnegan of TLC _ which handles public relations for the Duggar family _ said the show’s name would be updated to account for the latest addition to the family. He said TLC also will air a show Monday on the baby’s delivery.

The Duggars now have 10 sons and eight daughters. The fact that they are only giving their children names beginning with the letter ‘J’ has not slowed them up one bit. Jim Bob Duggar is 43, a year older than his wife. Their oldest child, Joshua, is 20 and the prior youngest is Jennifer, who is 1. Jim Bob said Michelle started having contractions Wednesday night. She needed the C-section, her third, because the baby was lying sideways. Jim Bob said both baby and mother were doing well Thursday night. “We both would love to have more,” he said.


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