Duggars Expecting Kid No. 19
Dad: 'This never gets old'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Sep 1, 2009 11:39 AM CDT
Michelle Duggar holds her newborn daughter, Jordyn-Grace Makiya Duggar, as 16 of her other children and husband Jim Bob, second from the top right, watch on Friday, Dec. 19, 2008 in Rogers, Ark.   (AP Photo/Beth Hall)
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(Newser) – The 18-kid Duggar family of Arkansas is about to make way for No. 19, People reports—just five months after their oldest son and his wife have their first kiddo. “This never gets old. We are so grateful for each child. We are looking forward to our first grand baby and our 19th child,” says dad Jim Bob, 44. But it did come as a surprise, says mom Michelle, 42.

"I was in Weight Watchers with Jim Bob and I wasn't losing any weight," she says. "I couldn't figure it out. I was doing what I should. I'm not cheating on my diet, I should be losing weight.' Then, I put two and two together and wondered if I could possibly be pregnant." When she realized she was, "I told Jim Bob and he couldn't keep it in, he was so excited. The kids were outside playing on a water slide and he gathered them together and had to share the news. There was all this screaming and yelling."