When it comes to the Duggar family, apparently 19 isn’t enough.
Michelle and Jim Bob say they’re still trying to make it an even 20 – though they know that might be tough.
“I think that it will be a sad day for me whenever I know that we’re not able to have any more,” Michelle Duggar told TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie Friday. “But we’ll look forward to grandbabies. We’re definitely enjoying the ones we’ve got right now. So, hopefully we won’t have that empty nest syndrome.”
The entire Duggar family appeared on the show this morning to give an update and to talk about their reality TV show on TLC.
When asked whether they were actively trying to add another baby to their big brood, Jim Bob said, “We really consider each child a blessing from God. And each of our children are glad to be here. Aren’t you guys? They love their brothers and sisters.” The Duggar family children's ages range from two-and-a-half to 24.
Even if Michelle and Jim Bob don't have another baby, the Duggar family will probaby keep growing. Guthrie asked oldest Duggar son Josh and his wife Anna, who have two young children, if they were going to continue the Duggar family tradition of a big family.
"We would love more," Anna told TODAY.
By American standards the Duggars have been exceptionally fertile. But they don’t come close to holding the record for most offspring.
That, according to Guinness World Records, belongs to a Russian woman who in the 1700s gave birth to a stunning 69 babies in 27 deliveries. That record is the result 16 sets of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quadruplets.
The season six, part two premiere of "19 & Counting" premieres Tuesday at 9/8 Central on TLC.
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