Mom-To-17 Michelle Duggar Set To Birth Another Damn Baby

This morning on the Today show, Michelle Duggar, who has given birth to seventeen children, announced that she is pregnant. Again. One of her older sons practically gagged as he responded to the news, and her husband, Jim Bob, said the pregnancy was not planned: "We let the Lord decide," he explained. Oh, God. Anyway: The kids proceeded to shower Michelle with gifts; one daughter said, "My mom mentioned a while back that she really would like a pearl necklace." (Hey kid, maybe she didn't mean jewelry? Maybe it was a quiet plea to get the hubs to try spilling his seed somewhere not near her uterus?) When the same daughter explained that she bought an outfit as a gift because "My mom is usually pregnant," no one could contain their laughter. Clip above. (Oh, and the new baby's name will begin with a J, clearly. Any suggestions? Jennifer, Joshua, John David, Janna, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, and Johannah are already taken.)

Earlier: Matt Lauer: 'Hey, Duggars, What's With All The J Names?'

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@skittlbrau = baa:

Someone has probably replied to this already but yes, I have read that the Mom takes care of a new baby for the first six months to a year, then is is assigned an older kid as a "Buddy" - essentially it's caregiver.

Also, they are all homeschooled, but the older girls are responsible for most of the lessons for the younger ones.

From what I remember the girls are not allowed to go to college. They stay at home and help care for the younger kids and house. I also read that most of the girls do NOT get homeschooled until 18 while the boys do (they start more household duties before that).

The boys can go onto further education , although the thing I read did not mention how they pay for it. Maybe with so many kids they get a lot of financial aid!

The fact that the older kids have to essentially raise the younger ones bothers me, as well as the fact that the girls' education is not taken as seriously as the boys'.