Saturday, December 20, 2008

Advice from the Duggars

"*Be careful what you're good at doing,
because you'll probably do a lot of it.

*Be careful for what you praise your children for doing.

because they'll do a lot of it.

*Be careful what you criticize your children for doing,

because they won't want to do it anymore."

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, parents 18 children, the latest one born on Thursday.

What must Christmas be like at their house! :)

Arkansas family welcomes 18th child, a girl

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas woman has given birth to her 18th child.

Michelle Duggar delivered the baby girl by Caesarean section Thursday at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers. The baby, named Jordyn-Grace Makiya Duggar, weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches long.

"The ultimate Christmas gift from God," said Jim Bob Duggar, the father of the 18 children. "She's just absolutely beautiful, like her mom and her sisters."

The Duggars now have 10 sons and eight daughters.

Jim Bob Duggar said Michelle started having contractions Wednesday night. She needed the C-section, her third, because the baby was lying sideways. Jim Bob said both baby and mother were doing well Thursday night.

"We both would love to have more," he said.

The cable network TLC broadcasts a weekly show about the Duggars, called "Seventeen and Counting." Chris Finnegan of TLC — which handles public relations for the Duggar family — said the show's name would be updated to account for the latest addition to the family. He said TLC also will air a show Monday on the baby's delivery.

Jim Bob Duggar is 43, a year older than his wife. Their oldest child, Joshua, is 20.

The other Duggar children, in between Joshua and Jordyn-Grace, are Jana, 18; John-David, 18; Jill, 17; Jessa, 16; Jinger, 14; Joseph, 13; Josiah, 12; Joy-Anna, 11; Jeremiah, 9; Jedidiah, 9; Jason, 8; James, 7; Justin, 6; Jackson, 4; Johannah, 3; and Jennifer, 1.

"Our whole family is excited about Jordyn's addition to our family," Jim Bob Duggar said. "She's just perfect in every way."


Anonymous said...

I really like these people. I love to see good people have kids. I mean people who understand where they come from and who will teach them good things and be good to them. I really hate to see the "other type" having them. It makes me mad because of my situation. If I can't have them, then I want to see good people having them. Does this make sense Jill?

Lisa said...

What a family!!! I wish I had that kind of gusto. I had to laugh at all the j names. I was going that that same path with my girls. I always thought if I had another girl-Janice would be nice.

Where do you find these family news? You're a funny lady!

grandmapeg said...

I still can't even imagine 18 children!! I agree with the above comment from Karen that it's good that these babies are going to good parents who will teach them good things.

Lisa said...

That was interesting that your marriage 34 years ago was today! What experiences we have, huh? Thanks for EVERYTHING - You are THE very ABSOLUTE BEST & Wonderful person in the world! Wow! That's some endorsement, huh?