Duggars

I guess this really shouldn't come as a huge surprise or anything, but Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar are trying for a 20th baby. They're really hoping they'll be blessed with yet another pregnancy.

Michelle told Celebrity Baby Scoop that while they're waiting for another little miracle to hopefully become part of their lives, they're simply "enjoying their grandbabies" and are "thankful and grateful" for their other 19 children.

Wow -- 19 kids. That never ceases to amaze me, especially considering Michelle is only 47 and has been married to Jim Bob for 29 years -- meaning she's pretty much been pregnant the entire time they've been together. (Can you even imagine?)

And while they really are very special people and seem to have a patience and love for children that goes beyond what most parents can comprehend -- it just seems like they might be pushing Mother Nature a bit in trying for that 20th baby.

I mean, they already have 19 wonderful kids, so shouldn't they think about stopping while they are ahead, taking a step back, and letting Michelle try out the non-pregnant life for a change? It's almost like they really don't know how to not be expecting a baby -- not that they're addicted to reproducing, but they're definitely accustomed to it.

Or maybe it's a numbers thing and they figure since they already have 19, they might as well go for 20 to make things even. I guess I can see where it would be tempting -- like a milestone you just have to reach or something.

Then again, maybe Michelle and Jim Bob really do have an innate desire to have as many children as possible, because of their strong faith and the fact that they've been lucky and blessed enough to have so many healthy and happy children. For the most part, getting pregnant hasn't been an issue for them, so why shouldn't they have one more?

To each his own. I guess if adding another baby into the mix is something the Duggars truly want to do, none of us should question their reasoning. (But holy moly -- I wouldn't want 20 kids.)

Do you think it's wise for the Duggars to try for a 20th?

 

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