Duggars Remain Mysteriously Quiet on Anna & Josh's Pregnancy Announcement

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While fans of this couple are happy to hear that they're expecting a new baby, the extended family seems virtually silent. Though Anna and Josh Duggar announced their fifth child is on the way Friday, Michelle and Jim Bob as well as siblings and their spouses have been relatively mum on the subject.

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Typically, when a Duggar bun is in the oven, Derick and Jill Dillard, Ben and Jessa Seewald, and, of course, proud grandparents Jim Bob and Michelle take to social media to extend their heartfelt congratulations.

But since Josh and Anna shared their news, the only bit of enthusiasm has come from the Duggar Family's official Facebook page, where it's written: 

"Such a sweet announcement from Josh and Anna, our entire family looks forward to this sweet new blessing."

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Hmmm. Falls kind of flat, right? 

Here's the announcement from Josh and Anna (from the family's blog) that the comment is referring to:

For nearly the last two years, we have quietly worked to save our marriage, focus on our children, and rebuild our lives together as a family. Doing so is never easy after a breach of trust. We've learned that a life of faith and rebuilding a life together is simply done one day at a time. As we continue our journey as a family and rebuild our lives, we are delighted to share with you that we are expecting a new baby boy later this year. Beauty comes from ashes and we cannot wait to see and kiss the face of this sweet new boy!  - Josh & Anna

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The famously fertile family is usually all about celebrating these happy occasions and wishing each other well via social media, so it makes this one-line statement pale by comparison to past felicitations.

You can't help but imagine that the fact that the announcement comes just two years after a sex-abuse scandal (which revealed that not only had Josh molested his own sisters, but he'd also cheated on his wife) still has the Duggar clan wanting to distance themselves from this part of the family. 

Whatever happens within the family, we wish the best for Anna's pregnancy and her new baby. 

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