Aug 3, 2007

It's a Uterus, not a clown car


From AP, via Comcast news...

Arkansas Couple Welcomes 17th Child

By JILL ZEMAN, Associated Press Writer

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - It's a girl _ again _ for the Duggars. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar welcomed their 17th child, and seventh daughter, into the world Thursday.

Jennifer Danielle was born at 10:01 a.m. at Saint Mary's Hospital in Rogers, Ark., the Duggars said in an interview. Jennifer weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and arrived five days after Michelle's due date.

Less than 30 minutes after giving birth, the Duggars already were talking of having more.

"We'd love to have more," Michelle said, adding that the girls are outnumbered seven to 10 in the family. "We love the ruffles and lace."

Jennifer joins the fast-growing Duggar brood, who live in Tontitown in a 7,000-square-foot home. All the children _ whose names start with the letter J _ are home-schooled.

The oldest is 19 and the youngest, before Jennifer, is almost 2 years old.

"We are just so grateful to God for another gift from him," said Jim Bob Duggar, 42, a former state representative. "We are just so thankful to him that everything went just very well."

Jennifer joins siblings Joshua, 19; John David, 17; Janna, 17; Jill, 16; Jessa, 14; Jinger, 13; Joseph, 12; Josiah, 11; Joy-Anna, 9; Jedidiah, 8; Jeremiah, 8; Jason 7; James 6; Justin, 4; Jackson, 3; Johannah, almost 2.

The family includes two sets of twins.

Michelle Duggar said that Joshua, Janna, Jill and Jessa were at the hospital, but that the rest of the family planned to visit their new sister later Thursday.

Michelle Duggar said she started feeling contractions Wednesday night and went to the hospital at about 5 a.m. Thursday.

"It actually went fast," she said. "I guess once I started progressing, it went within 30 minutes."

Jennifer was born via a VBAC _ or vaginal birth after Caesarean, Jim Bob Duggar said.

The Duggars have been featured on several programs on cable's Discovery Health Network. The next special, the Duggar Family Album, is scheduled to air next month, Jim Bob Duggar said.

Among the "fun facts" listed on Discovery Health's Web page devoted to the Duggars: A baby has been born in every month except June; the Duggars have gone through an estimated 90,000 diapers, and Michelle, 40, has been pregnant for 126 months _ or 10.5 years _ of her life.

18 comments:

  1. Funny, funny headline Skydad!

    I hate parents that have all J names. I knew a couple families that did that in Indiana - both times it was specifically a J... and what's with Jinger?!

    Arkansas. Still backwards as ever.

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  2. Yeah, there's nothing white trashier than same initial kid-naming.

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  3. Again? No fucking way!

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  4. Oh yeah, once you shit out #13 or so, I'm guessing the rest just drop out of the womb like snot falling from a runny nose. No wonder the latest dribbled out in only 30 minutes.

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  5. GKL: Thanks, I am so glad my parents didn't go for the same leading character thing. Although I dodged a real bullet when I was born 2 days after my grandpa on my moms sides birthday. Had I been born on his birthday, I would have been saddled with "Alphonse"

    Vikki: I think the hillbilly clan does it to simplify things.

    Kiby: WAY!

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  6. Oh come on, Alphonse is a manly name.

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  7. OH DEAR GOD, not another one.

    when are these folks gonna stop, already?!?!?!?!

    No woman wants to be pregant as much as this lady has been.

    STOP ALREADY!!!

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  8. Kirby: Manly in what fucking country?

    Teri: I have visions of Monty Python's Meaning of Life where the catholic family has a hundred kids. She is scrubbing laundry and drops one right out of the ol womb onto the floor.

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  9. I could say something really bad. But I won't. I'll just let you imagine the awful things I was going to say.

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  10. OMG Grant, that was awful! Had you actually said it of course.

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  11. TEN YEARS!!!

    I just don't know about these people.

    LOVED Kirby's comments about the uh, snotty nose. Right on.

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  12. It's a Uterus, not a clown car

    Best. Blog Headline. Ever.

    I heard on the the radio this morning that they want more. That is fucking sick.

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  13. I only have this to say. Don't they know what causes this?

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  14. I wonder if he can even feel her vaginal walls during sex at this point.

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  15. those aren't "fun facts"-- being pregnant for 10 years of your life is... Gads, what IS it? "madness" is not strong enuff of an adjective, and I think speak for every woman in this room.

    ::shudder::

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  16. Ellen: Yeah, ten damn years! Kirby's comment was classic!
    JY: Thanks man, the fact that they want more only proves to me how twisted the thought process is with them.
    Sandi: Obviously no cause and effect research.
    Chris: I believe sex is accomplished with ropes and hoists at this point.
    BO: Agreed - no fun in those facts, just madness.

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  17. chris- "Like throwing a hotdog down a hallway"

    Doc

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  18. Doc: That's damn funny!

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