I have a ritual of watching the Today Show every morning. I’ve watched since I was a kid and it is just routine.
Part of the Today Show madness includes the Duggar Family announcements. If you are not familiar with the Duggar’s, they are the gigantic family of 19 Kids and Counting on TLC. They have 19 kids currently, 1 daughter in law, and 2 grandchildren. I was certain that when the Today Show did their teaser about the Duggar’s, they would be announcing the engagement of one of their oldest daughters. They have several children that are well out of home school and ready to move out of the nest. Surely, they couldn’t be announcing a pregnancy for Michelle as there were sooo many problems with the most recent baby and pregnancy.
Sadly, I was wrong. Michelle Duggar is pregnant with baby number 20! What a mess… I can appreciate the fact that they are leaving it up to their faith but to me this seems mildly irresponsible. She is 45 and she has put her body through 19 pregnancies already. While I am sure that she probably talked to a physician (I hope) it doesn’t seem like a good idea. Michelle Duggar has spent more of her life pregnant than not. She seems very blessed to have this opportunity but how many opportunities has she missed out on being pregnant? Not to mention she will now have a child younger than her grandchildren.
I have also watched the Duggar’s television show on TLC but I think that will have to come to an end. I think that the outrageous amount of carelessness should not be rewarded with press and book deals. While I hope that Michelle and baby-to-be have a safe and healthy pregnancy, I hope that it is her last.
- Michelle Duggar Pregnant Again: 20 Kids and Counting (VIDEO) (blippitt.com)
- Duggar Family Expecting 20th Child: ’19 Kids And Counting’ Mom Pregnant (huffingtonpost.com)