Duggars Kick Off the Next Gen

Oldest child expecting baby
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2009 10:08 AM CDT
In this Aug. 2, 2007 file photo, Michelle Duggar, left, is surrounded by her children and husband Jim Bob, second from left, after the birth of her 17th child in Rogers, Ark.   (AP Photo/ Beth Hall, File)
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(Newser) – The oldest of the Duggars’ 18 kids is starting the next generation. Joshua, 21, recently told his wife—too nervous to read the test results herself—"You’re going to join the Mommy team," he tells People. The pregnancy will be documented on the family’s TLC show, 18 Kids and Counting. “If they have a boy, they’re welcome to name him Jim Bob,” says Joshua’s dad—also named Jim Bob. The baby is due in October.