‘Counting On’ Stars Joseph & Kendra Duggar Welcome Second Child: See the First Baby Photo

“We made another blessing!”

The Duggar Family has grown…again.

Joseph Duggar and his wife Kendra announced on Monday that Kendra gave birth to their second child on Saturday, November 2. The Counting On stars– who are already parents to 17-month-old son Garrett– announced that their new addition is a girl, whom they named Addison Renee. While they did not reveal why they chose the first name Addison, Renee was likely chosen because it’s Kendra’s own middle name.

“Addison Renee has made us a family of four and we are already so in love with her!” the couple told Us Weekly. “She made a quick arrival in the early hours of the morning and has already melted our hearts. We know Garrett is going to be a great big brother. Children are each a special gift from God and we are so happy our newest blessing is here.”

Addison weighed in at 7 pounds and 12.5 ounces, and measured 20.5 inches long at birth.

Although Kendra announced her pregnancy with Addison just 10 months after giving birth to Garrett, she told Us Weekly earlier this year, that she hopes the quick baby-making will continue.

“We would love to have more kids if the Lord blesses us,” she told Us Weekly in March. “As many as He wants to give us, we’ll be happy to take them.”

“Let’s clean up this placenta and get started on making Baby Number 3!”

If she and Joe keep up the blessing-making pace they’re currently at, Kendra– who is only 21 years old— could possibly end up giving birth to even more kids than Joe’s mother, Michelle Duggar, did. Michelle was already 22 years old when she gave birth to Josh, the first of her and Jim Bob Duggar‘s 19 children. If Kendra continues to have children until the age of 43 (as Michelle did), and has multiples as Michelle did, she could end up with more than 19 children before her child-bearing years are over.

Anyway, Addison is Michelle and Jim Bob’s 14th grandchild, and they have three more grandchildren on the way. Currently, Abbie Duggar (who is the wife of John-David), Lauren Duggar (wife of Josiah) and Anna Duggar (wife of Josh) are all pregnant and due to give birth soon. 

Several members of the Duggar clan took to Instagram to congratulate Kendra and Joe on their newest blessing.

“Addison is so beautiful! Congratulations,” Anna wrote.

“Yay! She’s such a doll! Congrats guys!” Jill Dillard wrote. 

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(Photos: TLC, Instagram)


    1. That has always stumped me. Love my kids and love being a mom but just thinking about birthing 19 kids makes certain parts of me literally hurt. That has to cause issues. My mom had five kids and had to wear panty liners permanently after number five because of urinary problems. How Michelle hasn’t experienced a prolapse I have no idea. Our bodies are not designed to be put through THAT much stress continuously for 20/25 years. Health wise it’s irresponsible and we’re an overpopulated planet as it is. If I thought with my Bible all the damn time I would look at overpopulation as God’s way of saying, “Take a break. You’re above your quota.”

      1. I seem to remember in one of their early episodes, that they talked about how Michelle had had to find a new doctor, because the one that had delivered the older children refused to see her anymore after baby number 13-14. The doctor had told them that they were being reckless (aka:stupid) to risk the health of Michelle and any future babies by continuing to just pop out kids one after another. Beyond the issue of overpopulation, they are very fortunate that Michelle has remained not only alive, but (seemingly) healthy. I’m sure the family would say that God has protected her, but they also lost their last child and Josie was extremely premature, and experienced health and developmental difficulties for some time.

      2. If these people truly love children so much and are extremely pro life, then why don’t they adopt children (at least occasionally) instead of continually having them? There are many children that need homes. I realize it’s expensive, but they seem to have lots of money for other things.

        1. This just honestly makes me think, how the heck do these people support all these kids? Their education and skills are limited, as is their exposure to the real world. I don’t get it. Half of Arkansas is going to be Duggars in a year or two lol

          1. They don’t live an extravagant lifestyle. There kids share rooms, wear hand-me-downs and don’t do extracurriculars. When really all you are providing is food it isn’t that hard.

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