Michelle Ruark Duggar

Michelle Ruark Duggar21 posts
10 Dec, 2009

Josie Brooklyn Duggar born


The Duggar’s nineteenth child, Josie Brooklyn Duggar, is born. Michelle has an emergency c-section at 25 weeks gestation. Josie weighs 1 pound 6 ounces.

It was so scary when she had to deliver early. When they came in and said we need to deliver within 30 minutes, it was one of the scariest moments of our lives… We’re so thankful that Michelle’s doing great, the baby’s doing great.

19 Kids and Counting | The birth of Josie Brooklyn Duggar | Part 1

29 Sep, 2008

17 Kids and Counting

The Duggars launch the first season of their reality TV show, 17 Kids and Counting. The first episode is Big Family Meets Big Apple. The show is based off the Duggar’s family life and raising 17 kids. Jinger:

Our family has always looked at it as a ministry, a window of opportunity God has given us to be able to share with the world the hope of Christ.

17 Kids and Counting: Big Family Meets the Big Apple 1/3

12 Jan, 1990

Jana Marie Duggar and John-David Duggar born


The Duggars first set of twins Jana Marie and John-David are born. They are fraternal twins and Jana Marie is their first daughter and John-David is their second son.

The joy of knowing there were two little blessings in my tummy was just more than we could ever have hoped for – we were so thankful. We had a lot of prep work to do before they were born: making sure we had two car seats, putting two baby beds in the room, and preparing our oldest Joshua to become a big brother to two siblings at once. We knew it was a boy and girl coming, so we got to tell him he was going to be a big brother to a brother and sister.



The Duggar’s second pregnancy results in the miscarriage of Caleb Duggar. Michelle:

We named that baby Caleb even though we didn’t know if it was a boy or a girl because that miscarriage was early.

21 Jul, 1984

Duggar, Ruark marry


indexDuggar and Ruark marry. Jim Bob is 19 and Michelle is 17. They have known each other for one year. Duggar:

That’s key in a relationship, the husband needs to cherish his wife and always treat his wife like a queen.

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