So it IS true!!!! I was wondering as I saw a commercial on TLC saying that Michelle had an announcement!!!
You know what, for every persons choice to do anything with their lives (especially ones in the spotlight) there are people that "hate" their choice. I am not sure why in the world those people would take the effort to even follow those people! There are things that I don't especially like in this world, so I don't watch those things, participate in those things, or take the time to acknowledge those things, so I don't understand why those people bother writing comments.
If any family out there can raise 20 children, the Duggars can! All the best to them and I know that 20th little Duggar - baby J...... will be just fine and loved by all of them!!!
I too have been reading a lot of negative comments about the Duggars. I personally love them and pray everything goes smoothly for them. I just don't understand why some people waste their energy getting so upset about another family's choice of family size. They are great parents and all of their children are loved and cared for. And I agree that people would be less likely to bring up the pre-e if it was her second pregnancy. I saw her interviewed and she said her doc had run tests and gave her a clean bill of health. She had pre-e with her second and went on to have a dozen more pregnancies with no issues. I read one really irritating comment. It said that id parents can't afford to send all their kids to a good college, then they shouldn't have them. WHAT?!? It's not our responsibility to get our kids through college, just high school. If we can help, that's great but I will not decide my family size based on what college we can afford. It's nice to come here and see supportive comments. We are ttc #6 and I'm dreading the responses we'll get.
Connor, Landon, Liam, Noah, Keaton, Amaris and 9/04 12/04 11/11 1/12
I think it's wonderful and am very happy for them. They are their own people and can make their own choices. As for her health issues, I'm sure she's weighed it all up. People thought I was crazy for continuing to have children when I had a multitude of health issues but I had faith it'd all be fine (and actually it's my fear/belief that it won't be fine next time unless I leave some space and get my health back to normal that has stopped me having another baby already or being pregnant now) and it was. I guess sometimes you just have to follow your heart and trust it will guide you in the right direction.
I'm sure her healthcare team will be keeping a pretty close eye on her for complications.
Children are a blessing - and whether a family decides to have 1 child or 20 is nobodies business really.
I have already told everyone in real life that I will be having a #8 if I'm still able too in a few years time (I have mirena so won't be before 2016/2017 and who knows, probably will have changed my mind and decided against it altogether by then!).... They are all actually very supportive and understanding so I know they'll be happy for me. Sadly it's online that I'll get most of the negative comments from because it's just so hard to explain your situation and why you have chosen to do what you do and frankly I have reached the stage where I don't really feel the need to explain myself to some faceless negative people on-line...
Gosh I WISH it was just the on line people who were negative. If they dont outwardly say something totally inappropriate, the look on their face says it all! I also wish I had the "I dont care" attitude...but sadly....Im just a big sap...and it does affect me when people are so mean! Michelle Duggar seems not to really care what other people think...she always seems so positive.
Maybe if they had more children they'd be too busy to worry about everyone else lol!
I can attest to the fact that you appreciate your college education a whole lot more if you are paying for it yourself.
Deb ................. DH Norm
DS Caleb, 13 ...... DS Patrick, 12
DS Isaiah, 8 ......... DS Thomas, 7
DD Cherish, 6....... DD Emily, 7\18\13 ....... Ripple, 17
William, 14 weeks, 4/11/12
I know I'm totally late to this one here, but I kind of feel like throwing in my 2 cents. I love you ladies!! And I love lurking here. Even on some of the boards here there was negativity about the Duggars having #20. It's fine to have an opinion, but it's nobody's business but theirs how many kids they choose to have. And whatever happened to, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."?
I was happy for them, despite knowing that Michelle had medical issues with her last one. Every pregnancy is different, after all. And I was very sad to learn about their loss. I know that whole family must be devastated.
Anyway, thank you ladies for bringing me out of a funk tonight with all your positivity. I love lurking here and I hope you'll remember that I posted a while back and warned you I would be. As for older kids helping the younger, I think it's perfect! I'm the oldest of 5 kids myself and did my share of helping with my siblings. It brought us closer together and I learned a lot. I know some new moms who never changed a diaper before they had a kid of their own. I've been changing diapers since I was 8 years old. I've always been grateful for my siblings and everything I learned from them or as a result of caring for them.
I'm now pregnant with #2. Since I have a girl and am now having a boy, I assume there are those out there who will assume we are done, when there's every chance we may not be done. And that's our decision to make!
Well, it was very sad to hear of the Duggar's loss, especially at 20 weeks. That being said, I think it's disgusting for anyone to judge this beautiful family because they have a lot of children. As long as they're providing for them and not asking for handouts I don't care if they have another ten! I really hope she recovers OK from this terrible loss, and they continue to have as many children as God will give them!
Krystal & Donovan - 12/2/06
Reagan - 10/2/02
Maximus - 3/10/05
Liberty - 12/11/08
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