The family in the focus of TLC’s 19 Kids And Counting have announced baby #20 is on it way. Michelle Duggar, 45, is 3 months along with the latest addition to their extra-large family. Their brood currently ranges in age from 23 years to 23 months, the oldest child also has provided the family with it’s first grandchild.
According to People, the reality family has come under some criticism for having so many kids. Concerns range from laying too much responisibility in child rearing to children, not being able to spend enough individual time with each kid, to the risks on Michelle Duggar’s body after having carried so many pregnancies.
To each of these concerns, the Duggars just let them roll off their backs.
“We homeschool, so we are around our children day in and day out,” says Jim Bob Duggar. “Because I am in real estate, I am home and can be with the children a lot. When we go to the store or run errands, we take the kids one on one and we get to spend more time individually than a lot of parents do.”
“The beauty of being in a large family,” Michelle says, “is that everyone works together as a team and it is about teaching our children responsibility.”
Huffington Post crunched the numbers and posted a gallery of just how long Michelle Duggar has been pregnant, how many diapers they go through, and how much toilet paper the family uses. According to them, Michelle has been pregnant for 13.3 of the past 24 years, and the Duggars celebrate birthdays an average of every 16 days.