The show is called 19 Kids & Counting. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar put the emphasis on counting this week with a visit to the fertility doctor. You read that right. Nineteen kids are not enough in Duggarland.
“We would love more children if God saw fit to give us more,” said Michelle. “I just want to make sure that I am ready to catch a baby if that would happen.”
Catch a 20th baby at age 48, Michelle? Most moms would fake a permanent headache to keep Jim Bob on his side of the bed after 19 pregnancies, including a very difficult one with Josie and a devastating miscarriage. Then again, if I were Michelle I would have closed shop 17 kids ago. Just sayin’. Anyway, next week we will learn the results of Michelle’s blood work to determine if she’s in menopause.
Jessa went to Ben Seewald's for the weekend to flirt at arm's length and practice her cooking skills. Jinger was a little uncomfortable being their chaperone but did her best as the “plus one.” Ben’s sisters taught Jessa how to make his favorite meal: Fettuccine alfredo and apple pie. When Ben walked in the door and saw “the most gorgeous girl in the world with an apron,” he was beyond thrilled. (Is it hardwired in the male genetic code to freak out when their pretty girlfriend cooks?) Ben gave Jessa one dozen red roses and an extra long side-hug before devouring the meal.
Jessa, Ben, and Jinger also flew to Washington, D.C., to visit Josh and Anna. The girls gushed about how cute Ben is with Jessa while the guys went to the gym. Josh clearly had the upper hand when it came to grilling Ben about courtship, but Ben schooled Josh on the equipment. That boy is in shape! He did pull-up after pull-up without breaking a sweat. He could carry on a conversation without hyperventilating from exhaustion or stress. Hot damn!
Meanwhile, Jana and Jill stayed up all night volunteering at the birth center. They assisted and comforted a mom who gave birth to a baby girl in a bathtub sans epidural. Both girls loved being there to witness the miracle of life. Maybe they will bring home some baby magic for Michelle.
What do you think the test results will show for Michelle? Will she be able to get pregnant again?
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