“19 Kids & Counting” Stars Anna & Josh Duggar Expecting Fourth Child

ANna Duggar Pregnant
“Maybe you keep your mitts off me for a year or two after this?”

By Holly Rasmussen

Another Duggar girl has announced that she’s pregnant. No, it’s not newlywed Jessa Duggar (at least, not yet!) Anna Duggar, wife of oldest Duggar son Josh, is pregnant with the couple’s fourth child.

The D.C.-based couple made the announcement via Twitter yesterday.

“We are so excited to announce…we’re pregnant! #4andCounting #BlessingfromTheLord @joshduggar #19Kids,” Anna tweeted.

Much ado was made on 19 Kids and Counting this season about whether or not Anna was carrying another “blessing from the Lord.” (They are already the ripe old age of 26, and only have three babies to show for it. Jim Bob must be so disappointed!)

This season ended with Anna revealing that she was not expecting another tiny member of Jim Bob’s army. But alas, that didn’t last long.

Josh told Radar Online in 2010 that he and Anna “were going for 25 [kids].” He apparently wants to beat out his own parents who famously have 19 kids.

Josh’s sister, Jill, notably announced her pregnancy just a month after her June wedding. Josh’s other sister, Jessa got married in November, and, if she’s anything like her siblings, will probably be making her own pregnancy announcement shortly. Soon, there will be enough Duggars to populate a small town. (I’m surprised grandma Michelle hasn’t had some type of nervous breakdown now that she’s been put out to pasture as the family’s baby-maker. We saw last season that she’s hoping that she could have a 20th child.)

Josh’s parents famously gave all of their children ‘J’ names. Josh’s kids’ names are brought to you by the letter M. He has Mackynzie, Michael and Marcus. My top guesses for the new baby’s name are Mashella (shout out to grandma), Masyn or Madisyn (keeping that out-of-place ‘y’ in there) Merica (to further Josh’s conservative political career) or my personal favorite Merena (since they obviously don’t know what that is).

In a video posted by TLC, Anna said she is currently nine-weeks pregnant and is having a lot of morning sickness. However, she isn’t letting that spoil this joyous time for her.

10 Responses


  1. Atleast they can support all their children and don’t just keep having more children for more government money..like maaaany people seem to do


  2. I’m 25, have been married as long as they have, and am pregnant with our first. I can not even begin to imagine being on the 4th baby right now. Seriously, my head is spinning just thinking about it. Yikes!

    There is so much more to life than being perpetually pregnant, and Anna would be better off with some education and goals outside of mothering. But they seem happy and love their kids, so good for them if they want a 4th! It will be interesting in 20 years to see how big the Duggar clan gets. If each of their 19 kids just have 3 each, that is nearly 60 grandbabies. Holy cow! Mind boggling family reunions and holidays are in store!


  3. Down vote me all you want.. But chidren are not a gift from God.. Josh was horny, and Anna is fertile! PERIOD !


    1. Yeah, you know, because women don’t like sex and only do it to get pregnant…. *sigh*

      I’m not religious but if you believe in Christianity then it makes a lot of sense to just allow “God” to decide how many children you have and leave birth control out of the equation. I respect their decision, even if I can’t imagine living that way.


  4. Good lord girl shut your legs!!!! Anna is like a misled stepford wife. These people are just 102 shades of crazy!!! Get a life instwad of just making humans


  5. I hate how negative this article is written! They want a lot of kids, why be so judgemental? It may be an attempt to be funny but it comes off rude.
    Congrats to Josh and Ana! More power to you two ♥

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