Family the Size of Rhode Island

 Apparently there’s this crazy ass family in Arkansas that now has 17 children.  All whose first name begins with J.  Even Jinger.  Man, I hope that’s pronounced like Humdinger.  I can’t believe this is even allowed by law.  Thank god there will be no Social Security when this family is ready to retire.  Excess, I give to you your poster family, The Duggars.

By now, they might just be getting the hang of this. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar welcomed their 17th child, a baby girl, on Thursday.

Jennifer Danielle is the latest member of the ever-growing Arkansas family, which has captured national attention in appearances on the Discovery Health Network. The baby was born at 10:01 a.m. at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rogers, Ark., and weighed in at 8 lbs. 8 oz., the Associated Press reports.

“We are so grateful to God,” says Michelle Duggar, 40, in a statement. “Jennifer is so precious and beautiful and such a sweet gift.” Adds her husband: “We are just so thankful to him that everything went just very well.”

Jim Bob Duggar, 42, says Jennifer was born via a VBAC – or vaginal birth after Caesarean.

And the parents may not be through just yet. “We’d love to have more,” Michelle says.

The Duggars’ other kids (ranging from 2 to 19 and including two sets of twins) are: Joshua, 19; John David, 17; Janna, 17; Jill, 16; Jessa, 14; Jinger, 13; Joseph, 12; Josiah, 11; Joy-Anna, 9; Jedidiah, 8; Jeremiah, 8; Jason 7; James, 6; Justin, 4; Jackson, 3; Johannah, almost 2.

The family’s next special, the Duggar Family Album, is scheduled to air next month on Discovery Health.


~ by chrismcdevitt on August 9, 2007.

One Response to “Family the Size of Rhode Island”

  1. That’s hilarious! The Duggars blow me away!
    I’ve seen documentaries on this family and frankly, they scare me. They’re like religious automoatons…made and designed by Walt and his Imagineers for the Hall of Zealots at Epcot.

    Wow. I bet after all those births, Mom Michelle has to carry her uterus around in a Radio Flyer that she lugs around behind her.

    This is my first visit and it won’t be my last. Funny stuff here, my friend.

    I’ll be back.

    Laurie Kendrick

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