The Duggar family might be stuck on 19 Kids and Counting, but Jim Bob and Michelle’s grandchild tally is on the rise, and fast: Anna Duggar is pregnant!
Anna, the wife of the eldest son of the enormous Duggar family, Josh Duggar, is expecting the couple’s fourth child, she announced Tuesday night on Twitter.
“We are so excited to announce… we’re pregnant! #4andCounting #BlessingfromTheLord @joshduggar #19Kids,” wrote the pregnant, 26-year-old Anna.
Josh Duggar, also 26, married Anna back in September 2008 and quickly down to business mirroring the massive brood led by his parents Jim Bob and Michelle.
While the first-born and his 18 siblings all have names that begin with the letter “J,” he branched out slightly … using the letter “M” for his own growing family.
The happy couple welcomed their first child, daughter Mackynzie, in October 2009, going on to introduce sons Michael in June 2011 and Marcus in June 2013.
The religious pair also teased the exciting news in a clip from TLC, with Josh saying, “this time of the year, there’s so many things we’re thankful for.”
Referencing Jill Duggar and Jessa Duggar tying the knot, he said, “From my sisters getting proposed to and married, to all the fans who are watching at home.”
Anna then chimed in, spilling the beans about baby #4 being on board, “One of the things we’re really thankful for this season, is that we’re expecting!”
“I’m having a lot of morning sickness so it’s difficult, but it’s good because I know good things are happening,” Anna continued, echoing a familiar refrain.
“After Ben and Jessa’s wedding, we were still visiting with the family in Arkansas, and that was really exciting to get to share with the family the exciting news.”
Jill Duggar is also pregnant, and expecting her first child early next year.
That means at least five grandkids for Jim Bob and Michelle by the end of 2015, and we would not rule out a sixth courtesy of Jessa and Ben Seewald.
If you watch 19 Kids and Counting online, you know Anna’s fourth pregnancy was teased – and ultimately didn’t happen – on a pair of recent episodes.
They didn’t stop trying after that, clearly. We would expect nothing less.
We would also expect this news to be slightly better received than Josh’s politically-charged Thanksgiving video, where he gave thanks for conservative causes.
Congratulations to the whole family on the impending arrival(s)!