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#1 Rubixx

Posted 08 December 2009 - 12:28 PM

Michelle Duggar, star of TLC's 18 Kids and Counting, was rushed to an Arkansas hospital over the weekend – but her pregnancy with Baby No. 19, not due until spring, wasn't the reason for her dash to the doctor.

"This weekend, Michelle Duggar was admitted to an Arkansas hospital due to gallbladder issues," says a network rep. "The pain from a gallstone was generating some contractions. Just to be safe, she was airlifted a Little Rock, Ark., hospital, so that in the unlikely event that she had to be delivered early, she would be close to a NICU center. Though there were some fears that the baby was in trouble initially, it soon was discovered to be solely the gallstone causing the discomfort. Michelle is resting comfortably, and the baby is doing fine."

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#2 Dani

Posted 08 December 2009 - 08:09 PM

God idid that battery hen get pregnant again?   ph34r.gif *groan*






#3 pippityroo

Posted 08 December 2009 - 08:11 PM

I thought she'd already had #19?? unsure.gif

#4 ~tinkerbell~

Posted 08 December 2009 - 08:12 PM

OMG she is pregnant again......oh that is horrible, I sound like my mum when I told her I was pregnant with my 5th....mind you I felt the same way.  How on earth she can deal with that many children I have no idea.  

Good Luck to her I suppose.

#5 ~Simply*Blue~

Posted 09 December 2009 - 07:34 PM

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How on earth she can deal with that many children I have no idea.

She doesn't she gets the older ones to help look after the little ones

#6 Tinkerbelle

Posted 09 December 2009 - 07:39 PM

She's doing well to have had some many babies and not had GB issues before. I barely made it to one baby without having to have my GB out!

#7 2boys2cute

Posted 09 December 2009 - 07:47 PM

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How on earth she can deal with that many children I have no idea.

She doesn't she gets the older ones to help look after the little ones


Exactly  yyes.gif

I read a magazine article about them once (and tried watching an episode of their reality tv show but got bored  yyawn.gif ), and they have a "buddy system" where one of the older kids is kind of responsible for one of the younger kids, and they all have their set chores every day, eg one "team" does the laundry, another "team" tends to the garden, etc etc.

#8 0zeKid

Posted 10 December 2009 - 10:23 AM

I too only watched the show once and for a few minutes. It was pretty boring! But good luck to her. The children look and sound like good people and we need more of those in the world!

#9 wiggles

Posted 10 December 2009 - 08:41 PM

That's a lot of kids.

Are they Bretherans ?

#10 2boys2cute

Posted 10 December 2009 - 09:11 PM

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Are they Bretherans ?


No, I think they're Baptist.

In the magazine article I read, I think the reason they decided to have such a large family had something to do with losing a baby many years ago not long after they were married - I think she was taking the pill at the time, fell pregnant but lost the child, and felt so guilty about it and blamed the pill for the loss.  So from then on, they decided that they would not use any form of birth control, and allow God to send them as many children as he liked.  (something along those lines - cant' remember the exact story).

They are really self sufficient too - grow their own vegies etc, live off the income from investment properties they own (both are licenced real estate agents), and basically don't rely on government assistance and charity.  Really interesting and admirable how they've evolved as a family.

#11 raisins

Posted 10 December 2009 - 09:16 PM

Gall bladder huh?  Not the prolapsed vagina I was imagining it to be.....

#12 2boys2cute

Posted 10 December 2009 - 09:18 PM

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Gall bladder huh? Not the prolapsed vagina I was imagining it to be.....
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#13 Guest_BBlessed_*

Posted 11 December 2009 - 08:27 AM

Wow.
I find the idea of a woman having as many children as she and her husband can care and provide for, far far less offensive than some of the comments in this thread.

At what point do you drag out the insults? How many children deems it appropriate to make comments about "battery hens" and "proloapsed vaginas"? Is 5 too many? 10? 12?
And who got to make the ruling?

Maybe pop into the Large Families forum and have a closer look at exactly what effect those kinds of comments have on the mums around you. They're really hurtful and unnecessary, and if you apply them to one large family parent, then many other parents feel they may also apply to themselves.
There's regular threads in the LF section asking for advice on how to "break the news" that while the immediate family is celebrating the gift of another child, how do they share this news with their loved ones? How do they avoid the sneers and insults from those around them? How do they react when out in public with their children, when someone makes a similar comment?
Seriously, do some reading and have a look at how much your attitude and remarks hurt others.

#14 danni m

Posted 11 December 2009 - 08:34 AM

Here Here Bblessed.

I only have 3 children, but as they are all close in age, even I get comments and can't imagine how LF mum's cope with the constant bombardment of comments from freinds and strangers.

Surely if you can give your children enough love and everything they need, then it doesn;t matter how many kids you have??

#15 BooBooKitty

Posted 11 December 2009 - 11:54 PM

Well said BBlessed!

#16 BabzRuby

Posted 12 December 2009 - 12:24 AM

I really like this family. They are a loving and caring family that don't need anyone to support them and I admire that.

I live in a country at the moment where the locals are telling me daily that I have too many children and I have only 3. I cant imagine what it must be like to have more than that and be ridiculed.

I wish her a speedy recovery.


Edited by RubyRedShoes, 12 December 2009 - 12:36 AM.


#17 baddmammajamma

Posted 12 December 2009 - 06:56 AM

Baby Josie Brooklyn arrived via emergency c-section at 25 weeks, weighing just 1 lb, 6 oz.

#18 K~and~A~plus~7

Posted 12 December 2009 - 10:13 AM

cclap.gif BBlessed

Here is to a speedy recovery for Michelle and all the best wishes in the world for tiny Josie, i hope her NICU journey is as smooth as it can be!

#19 Theophobic

Posted 12 December 2009 - 10:30 AM

Michelle Duggar has had her 19th,

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Michelle Duggar, star of the TLC reality show "18 Kids and Counting" has given birth to her 19th child in an emergency C-section.

New baby Josie Brooklyn, born Thursday evening, weighs 1 pound 6 ounces and is in stable condition at the neonatal intensive care unit at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, TLC reports.

TLC reports "Michelle is resting comfortably" while Josie Brooklyn stays at the neonatal intensive care unit, and that "the family is grateful for all the prayers and well wishes during their recovery."


Assuming she'll stop after this...

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Television/mi...tory?id=9311401

#20 DontKnowDontCare

Posted 12 December 2009 - 10:38 AM

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For now, Duggar's husband, Jim Bob, and 18 children will have to get along without Michelle and Josie Brooklyn.


Well, at least they'll be able to!  I'm guessing that if many mothers here had to be hospitalised, the house would be looking like a dump and the children would be eating takeaway every night - because their husband and child/ren would be incapable of doing anything re household chores and cooking.

I really hope that little Josie is strong enough to survive and she and mum are home as soon as possible.

#21 muggins_00

Posted 12 December 2009 - 10:46 AM

QUOTE (Theophobic @ 12/12/2009, 11:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Michelle Duggar has had her 19th,



Assuming she'll stop after this...

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Television/mi...tory?id=9311401


You know what they say about assuming, it makes an ASS out of U and ME. I don't know why you ould make such an assumption?  She had a gall bladder attack, hich will proably be rectified with surgery at some point.  Why should that stop them having more children if that's what they decide to do?

#22 Redonk

Posted 12 December 2009 - 10:54 AM

OMG! Arrived but I'd hardly call being birthed at 25 weeks safe.
Good luck to them & I hope the baby pulls through alright. They are in for a tough journey.

Edited by Redonk, 12 December 2009 - 10:54 AM.


#23 Guest_Clairzilla_*

Posted 12 December 2009 - 11:09 AM

I was just coming to post this..

http://www.smh.com.au/world/us-mother-give...91212-kp5g.html

25 weeks is far to early, maybe this will be her last

#24 catnat

Posted 12 December 2009 - 03:15 PM

TBH I am just hoping that the baby is OK without worrying about their future reproductions.

That would be so stressful and scary. No matter how large a family is, that is a new little baby that is unwell. It could happen to anybody and it would be a very hard thing to go through.

#25 ~MakkaPakka~

Posted 12 December 2009 - 03:45 PM

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You know what they say about assuming, it makes an ASS out of U and ME. I don't know why you ould make such an assumption? She had a gall bladder attack, hich will proably be rectified with surgery at some point. Why should that stop them having more children if that's what they decide to do?


Exactly, that is like assuming that everyone who has had a preemie or micro preemie baby that they will stop after the one.

Edited by ~MakkaPakka~, 12 December 2009 - 03:51 PM.





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