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10 Dec, 2009

Josie Brooklyn Duggar born

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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.

18 Dec, 2008

Jordyn-Grace Makiya Duggar born

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indexThe Duggar’s eighteenth child, Jordyn-Grace Makiya Duggar, is born. She is Michelle’s third c-section because she was traverse. Jim Bob:

The ultimate Christmas gift from God…She’s just absolutely beautiful, like her mom and her sisters.

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.

2 Aug, 2007

Jennifer Danielle Duggar born

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indexThe Duggar’s seventeenth child,  Jennifer Danielle Duggar, is born. She is born via VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarian). Jim Bob:

Jennifer is so precious and beautiful and such a sweet gift

23 May, 2004

Jackson Levi Duggar born

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indexThe Duggars fifteenth child, Jackson Levi Duggar, is born. It is the second c-section delivery Michelle has. Jim Bob:

The first time I saw Jackson, he was just so beautiful. [ . . . ] We are just so grateful for the new addition to the family.


30 Dec, 1998

Jedidiah Robert Duggar and Jeremiah Robert Duggar born

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The Duggars tenth and eleventh children, Jedidiah Robert Duggar and Jeremiah Robert Duggar, are born.They are the Duggars second set of fraternal twins. Michelle:

Their personalities are almost opposite. One took off fast, and the other one was more steady and slow.

12 Jan, 1990

Jana Marie Duggar and John-David Duggar born

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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.