How in the world does this lady’s uterus not fall out?!
Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, stars of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting, are expecting their 20th child this spring.
“We are so excited,” says Michelle, who is now about three-and-a-half months into her pregnancy and due in April. “I feel good. I am past the sickness stage now.”
The Tontitown, Ark., couple, who are parents to children Joshua, 23 (who is married to Anna, 23 and has two children, Mackynzie, 2 and Michael, 4 months), twins Jana and John-David, 21; Jill, 20; Jessa, 19; Jinger, 17; Joseph, 16; Josiah, 15; Joy-Anna, 14; twins Jedidiah and Jeremiah, 12; Jason, 11; James, 10; Justin, 8; Jackson, 7; Johanna, 6; Jennifer, 4; and Jordyn, 3, weathered the medical emergency of their youngest daughter, Josie’s birth on Dec. 10, 2009.
Whew! What a brood! But there’s some concern about the health of Mama Duggar and baby, especially given all the medical drama surrounding her last pregnancy.
“Michelle is probably in better health now than she was 10 years ago,” says Jim Bob, 46. “She has been getting on an elliptical for about an hour a day and is very careful of what she eats.”
According to People.com, Michelle is under the care of a high-risk pregnancy doctor, says she is being cautious, eating a lot of protein and green vegetables and abstaining from caffeine. Approximately 10 to 15 percent of women have preeclampsia – Michelle had it with her second pregnancy – and the condition can strike randomly. Women who have had it previously are at higher risk, however.
“We are just going to do the best we can,” says Michelle. “I am taking a nap every day, and we are just taking good care.”
I remember watching the first season of their show and hearing them say that “The Lord would bless them with as many children as they could handle.” (Or something to that effect.) Well I’m not very religious, but I think it’s time to send a direct line to the big guy and wish for him to bless her with menopause.
Too much? Come on…you know “20 Kids and Menopause” would be a huge hit for TLC.