Jessa & Ben Seewald Talk About How Many Kids They're Going to Have

These two haven't even had their first child yet, but that's not stopping folks from asking how big they want their brood to be. Jessa Seewald revealed she doesn't want a ton of kids, at least not as many as her mother had.


When you stop and think about it, that makes a ton of sense. While there's nothing wrong with having 19 Kids and Counting if that happens to be your prerogative, it's not for everyone. I'm sure Jessa and her husband, Ben Seewald, will want more children down the road, but let's allow them to enjoy their first baby helping -- without asking for seconds and thirds right away.

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I find it funny that many people I know who come from a big family tend not to want as many children of their own. Yes, there are some who are about that minivan life, but others, not so much. My husband comes from a huge Latino family that includes 16 aunts and uncles on his father's side, and eight brothers and sisters on his mother's side. As a child of three (he's the Jan Brady between an older and younger sister), he only wanted two kids.

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I myself was an only child for 10 years before my sister came along. I always dreamt of having six kids, but decided less would be more ideal -- or more realistic for my situation. With two kids under 2 (what can I say, I've been busy the last couple years), I wouldn't mind another and possibly adopting one a little later.

Everyone has their own magic number that's specific to their situation. I'm sure Jessa and Ben will figure theirs out with time.


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