Sunday, May 31, 2015

Fox news interview!

As previously posted on Next week

The first part of the interview will air Wednesday at 9pm ET during The Kelly File. The second segment, which will feature footage from an interview at the Duggars' house, will air Friday at 9pm ET during a one-hour special of The Kelly File.

18 weeks pregnant

Ben and Jessa are 18 weeks pregnant with their first child. There has not been any word about the gender yet. We are super excited for it. The pregnancy will be featured in next season that should be airing in the fall.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Next week!

We have news from Jim Bob and Michelle about the media experience they will get next week!
"Next week, we will sit down with Megyn Kelly on Fox news to share our hearts with you about the pain that we walked through as a family 12 years ago. The tears we all shed and the forgiveness that was given. We appreciate the outpouring of love and prayers for our family at this time. - Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar"

Friday, May 29, 2015

34 weeks pregnant

Josh and Anna just have six short weeks until their daughter arrive! The baby's name has not been announced but we are sure that it will be announced when she is born.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Jim Bob and Michelle update

With 19 kids and counting hanging in the balance due to what Josh did in 2006, Jim Bob and Michelle are focusing on their faith and family right now. Jim Bob and Michelle revealed a statement right after the report was leak.
photo credit: People magazine
Jim Bob and Michelle are upset about what happen with their son. Jim Bob and Michelle know that they did what was right and that doesn't mean that they are not filled with regret right now.
TLC has only pulled reruns of the shows for right now and have not revealed the future of the show. There is a rumor about Derick and Jill getting their own show.
Jim Bob and Michelle are focusing on their family and their faith. They know that Josh did a very bad mistake which made the family grow closer together.

The Dillard family

There is a rumor that Derick and Jill be getting their own show. TLC has not confirmed this as of yet.
We will keep you updated on it and 19 kids and counting

Sunday, May 24, 2015

17 weeks pregnant

Jessa has just three more weeks until she is halfway done with this pregnancy. This past week, she and Ben celebrated Ben's birthday!


Our June birthday cover photo

 The family has three birthdays this month and it also means that it's time for Derick and Jill's first year of marriage

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Mike Huckabee's full statement!

Janet and I want to affirm our support for the Duggar family. Josh’s actions when he was an underage teen are as he described them himself, 'inexcusable,' but that doesn’t mean 'unforgivable.' He and his family dealt with it and were honest and open about it with the victims and the authorities. No purpose whatsoever is served by those who are now trying to discredit Josh or his family by sensationalizing the story. Good people make mistakes and do regrettable and even disgusting things. The reason that the law protects disclosure of many actions on the part of a minor is that the society has traditionally understood something that today’s blood-thirsty media does not understand—that being a minor means that one's judgement is not mature. No one needs to defend Josh’s actions as a teenager, but the fact that he confessed his sins to those he harmed, sought help, and has gone forward to live a responsible and circumspect life as an adult is testament to his family’s authenticity and humility. Those who have enjoyed revealing this long ago sins in order to discredit the Duggar family have actually revealed their own insensitive bloodthirst, for there was no consideration of the fact that the victims wanted this to be left in the past and ultimately a judge had the information on file destroyed—not to protect Josh, but the innocent victims. Janet and I love Jim Bob and Michelle and their entire family. They are no more perfect a family than any family, but their Christian witness is not marred in our eyes because following Christ is not a declaration of our perfection, but of HIS perfection. It is precisely because we are all sinners that we need His grace and His forgiveness. We have been blessed to receive God’s love and we would do no less than to extend our love and support for our friends. In fact, it is such times as this, when real friends show up and stand up. Today, Janet and I want to show up and stand up for our friends. Let others run from them. We will run to them with our support.

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Duggar #15 turns 11

It's hard to believe that Jackson is now 11 years old. 

Happy Birthday to Jackson

Friday, May 22, 2015

TLC update

It's really hard to announced this message from TLC.

Effective immediately, TLC has pulled all episodes of 19 Kids and Counting currently from the air. We are deeply saddened and troubled by this heartbreaking situation, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and victims at this difficult time.

19 kids and counting season finale just aired on Tuesday however TLC has not announced rather or not they are going to officially cancel the show but has done it for a while.

We will keep you up to date with the Duggar family. Please keep the family in your prayers as they are reliving this.

33 weeks pregnant

Anna is 33 weeks pregnant with her fourth child.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Forgive and move on!

Let's move on from the things that happen today. The family has moved on from it and are doing great. Both Josh and the girls got help and moved on. Any more negative comments will be deleted and the person will be block. Josh paid for what he did and has to live with it for the rest of the day. He will be judge by God at the end of the day and it's not our jobs to cast blame.

Our thoughts about what happen!

On both of pages, we have been accused of protecting Josh on what he did to the girls but this is what I thought about this.

Dear readers, 
Many of you know that Josh touched girls private spots. We do not condone this. I find it gross and sicking. I wish that they would have done more then ship him somewhere. I wish that they would have told it right before they aired. The police report should not have been released because at this time all the kids were minors.

Although through what Josh did was wrong and did not go to jail however he has had live with regert and now going public. I just pray that Mackynzie, Michael and Marcus and the new baby doesn't learn about this on the interent. 

I feel that Josh is doing what he thought was right about coming forward and revealing what he had done. I just wish that they would have been honest from day one. I wonder how TLC is going to do about this.

We will be praying for the family and those that were involved. 

Josh resgins from his job!

FRC president Tony Perkins reacted to Duggar's resignation in a statement obtained by Fox News.

"Today Josh Duggar made the decision to resign his position as a result of previously unknown information becoming public concerning events that occurred during his teenage years. 

"Josh believes that the situation will make it difficult for him to be effective in his current work.  We believe this is the best decision for Josh and his family at this time.  We will be praying for everyone involved," concluded Perkins. 

Statement from the Duggars

Please read the following messages:

From Jim Bob and Michelle:

Back 12 years ago our family went through one of the most difficult times of our lives. When Josh was a young teenager, he made some very bad mistakes and we were shocked. We had tried to teach him right from wrong. That dark and difficult time caused us to seek God like never before. Even though we would never choose to go through something so terrible, each one of our family members drew closer to God. We pray that as people watch our lives they see that we are not a perfect family. We have challenges and struggles everyday. It is one of the reasons we treasure our faith so much because God’s kindness and goodness and forgiveness are extended to us — even though we are so undeserving. We hope somehow the story of our journey — the good times and the difficult times — cause you to see the kindness of God and learn that He can bring you through anything.

From Josh:

Twelve years ago, as a young teenager I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends. I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation. We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling. I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life. I sought forgiveness from those I had wronged and asked Christ to forgive me and come into my life. I would do anything to go back to those teen years and take different actions. In my life today, I am so very thankful for God’s grace, mercy and redemption.

From Anna:

I can imagine the shock many of you are going through reading this. I remember feeling that same shock. It was not at the point of engagement, or after we were married - it was two years before Josh asked me to marry him. When my family and I first visited the Duggar Home, Josh shared his past teenage mistakes. I was surprised at his openness and humility and at the same time didn't know why he was sharing it. For Josh he wanted not just me but my parents to know who he really was -- even every difficult past mistakes. At that point and over the next two years, Josh shared how the counseling he received changed his life as he continued to do what he was taught. And when you, our sweet fans, first met me when Josh asked me to marry him... I was able to say, "Yes" knowing who Josh really is - someone who had gone down a wrong path and had humbled himself before God and those whom he had offended. Someone who had received the help needed to change the direction of his life and do what is right. I want to say thank you to those who took time over a decade ago to help Josh in a time of crisis. Your investment changed his life from going down the wrong path to doing what is right. If it weren't for your help I would not be here as his wife — celebrating 6 1/2 years of marriage to a man who knows how to be a gentleman and treat a girl right. Thank you to all of you who tirelessly work with children in crisis, you are changing lives and I am forever grateful for all of you.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Recap: Digging in with the Duggars

Erica Hill sits down with the Duggar family to talk about their very big year however Derick, John-David and Joseph were not able to be there.
Why is modesty so important for the family? To make sure that they do not revealed so much clothing.
Erica shows the family a bunch of clips where the family says "Special", "Sweet", "amazing", and "hey, Hey" and Jim Bob jokes about "Hey, hey, hey."
Jessa reveals that it's just a greeting but then adds that it could make something else.
The family does chores but is also known as jurisdictions. Josie is in charge of getting the laundry and smells it to make sure that it is clean or dirty.
Michelle talks about her eating disorder and how she struggled with it for many years. The girls had brought it up in "Growing Up Duggar", in hopes that it would help others and encouraging them.
Jim Bob and Michelle talk about Josie's birth and the seizures. Click here for an update!
What do Josh and Anna plan to name their daughter? Click here for an update!
Ben and Jessa are still planning to adopted and schedule to attend a class.
Derick and Jill are getting used to being parents to Israel. Derick reveals that he makes sure that he changes the baby's diapers. Jill reveals that many people have said that Israel looks like Jim Bob and Jim Bob reveals that it's a beautiful baby!
Are the kids jealous of each other? Jessa reveals that they are when it comes to music but their parents have encourage to asked God to help them get content with who they are.
Josiah's girlfriend, Marjorie, joins the family on the set and reveals her first impression of Josiah and she reveals that he is a jokester.
Josiah reveals that he asked her parents for permission to get to know their daughter. Their courtship started on April 6th and Joy Anna reveals that Marjorie fits well into their family.
They asked what is going on with the family next?
Jim Bob and Michelle are still wanting to have more kids however Josh thinks that there will be another courtship but Jana and Jinger revealed that they have no news to share.

Josie's update

Many of you have asked about Josie's update and we have one for you.

Josie's doctor revealed that Josie will hopefully out grow her seizures at the age of ten!

Recap: Duggars Guide to Love

The family decide that it's time to discuss the rules for their courtships.
Everyone asked what is Courtship
    * Jason: Dating with a purpose and to get to know the person and their family with marriage in mind.
    * Jinger: Not all courtships end in marriage and it's okay.
    * Jim Bob: Don't be afraid to get involved in your kids relationship.
Jim Bob and Michelle had been part of Ben and Jessa's text messages and encourage their kids to take a chaperone with them on dates so they can ensure that they stick to their courtship standards.
Anna reveals that it's not the same rules as everyone else. She hopes that they all have a goal to remain pure heart before God.
What is a chaperone?
Jordyn: A chaperone is one that watches the people that are engaged or courting couple but they don't watch married couples.
Josh, Jill and Jessa all had three months engagement periods. They have always saved their physical relationship and keep their engagement short to make sure that they stay away from temptations.
    * Joy: "Once you say yes, I mean, why wait forever? I just say get it done."
The family wants to make sure that the engaged couple are ready to be parents before they get married since Josh and Anna found out that they were pregnant about four months after their wedding, Derick and Jill found out about four weeks after their wedding and then Ben and Jessa found out that they were pregnant about three months into their marriage.

Baby #4 name

During tonight's season finale episode of 19 kids and counting, Josh and Anna revealed that their second daughter will have another "M" name just like Mackynzie, Michael and Marcus.

What do you think the baby girl be named? 

Ben turns 20

Ben is turning 20 years old today!
 This is his first birthday as a husband and soon to be father. Next year, He will be a father by the age of 21!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Preview: Duggars Guide to Love and Digging in with the Duggars

Duggars Guide to Love
The Duggars sit down and talk about their guide to love.
Digging in With the Duggars
 Erica Hill joins the Duggar family to talk about family, marriage, babies, and new courtships. They are even joined by a few surprise guests to add to their most exciting season yet.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Duggar #4 turns 24

Today is Jill's birthday. She is celebrating her first birthday as a new mom and a new wife.

A lot has changed since Jill's 23rd birthday. Jill is now happily married to Derick and mother to her son, Israel. She recently just celebrated her first Mother's day.

16 weeks pregnant

Jessa is 16 weeks pregnant with her first child.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

boy or girl

Ben and Jessa are about to find out what they are having either this week or next week.

Update on the Bates fam!

We are so excited to share with you all this update on the Duggar family's friends, Bates fam. Be sure to check out our sister blog The Orginal All about Bates blog. 

Since our last update last month, Chad and Erin welcomed their son, Carson, into the world on May 14th! 

Be sure to check out season two of Bringing Up Bates on UP TV on June 4th!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Recap: Anna's having a

Josh and Anna welcome the ultrasound people into their home for their gender ultrasound. The people write it down on a piece of paper and give it to Josh and Anna. Josh and Anna get ready to head to Arkansas to give it to their good friend Sierra who is doing a gender reveal party.
Josh and Anna decided that they wanted to visit their old home which they lived for five year. The couple leaves their kids at their grandparents house to head to California where Josh has a meeting.
Josh and Anna head to Santa Monica Pier. Anna is not a fan of Ferris Wheels so Josh helps his wife by taking it on it and then he heads over to ride a trapeze.
Josh and Anna head over to Angels Way Maternity home, which helps homeless women whom are pregnant.
Sierra has the family help her set up for the party. There was a lot of things to do. They had to make signs and then take the pink flamingos and half of them have to be turned blue.
The day of the party, Sierra brings her family over  to the house for the setup. Josh and Anna arrive and get ready to find out what the baby is going to be. It turns out to be a baby girl.

Recap: Behind the scenes

Instead of having the family sit down and talk, their crew members sat down and shared their experiences as they have worked with the family.
Courtney and Scott have worked with the family since the very beginning. Courtney is not afraid to speak up when the kids are acting up.
Jim who does the sound man has been on the show for many years and he loves being the family.
John started to work with the family in the summer of 2009. He loves working on the show.
Jim Bob has revealed that the crew came to the house around ten years ago and he was nervous about having his kids around them but now the family has the full trust
The crew has learned the big news before the family and John David has revealed that the crew sometimes learned knows more than does the family.
"There have been attempts to extract secrets by bribery," says Jim the sound man.
The family loves trading roles and have asked the crew for a try at."The kids have just absorbed so much wisdom and information from our film crew because they are so good at what they do," says Michelle.
The crew has also learned a lot from watching the Duggars parent 19 kids. "Michelle is probably the most patient person you will ever meet," says Courtney. "She runs a great house. She runs a tight ship."
The crew especially enjoys going overseas with the Duggars. While they were in China, Courtney's water broke, and she delivered her baby. Jana and Jill were by her side through the entire delivery.
The Duggars all agree that the crew does a fantastic job at filming and producing the show.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Episode preview: Anna's Having A...

With baby #4 on the way for Josh and Anna, the Duggars plan an unforgettable gender reveal for them while they're away in California. Upon returning to Arkansas, they are in for their biggest surprise yet... is it a boy or a girl?

Special Note: The recap will be late on Tuesday!

15 weeks pregnant

Jessa is 15 weeks pregnant with their first child.

Happy First Mother's day Jessa!

Even through, Baby Seewald is not born yet! Today marks Jessa's first Mother's day while pregnant!
Jessa and Jill

Happy First Mother's day Jill Dillard

Happy First Mother's day to Jill Dillard!

Happy Mother's day Anna Duggar

Happy Mother's day to Anna! 

Happy Mother's day Michelle Duggar

Happy Mother's day to Michelle! 

Happy Mother's day Grandma Duggar

Happy Mother's day to Grandma Duggar

Grandma Duggar with Anna Duggar
She is the mother of Jim Bob and Deanna Duggar

Friday, May 8, 2015

31 weeks pregnant and new intro!

We are so excited to show you our cute signs for the rest of Anna's pregnancy. We have about 9 weeks left until baby girl is born and normally Anna comes about two weeks early.

Do you think that she will be two weeks early or will the baby come right on her due date or will she be on Duggar time?

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Recap: Jill's special Delivery

Jill and Derick sit down with their midwives and with Jill's mom and sister to go over the birth plan and give a house tour. They want to have a home birth where Derick would like to try to catch their little one.
Jim Bob, Michelle and Josie look for the crib that started with Jennifer and ended up being Josie's crib. It is their hope to pass the crib down to Derick and Jill so they can use it for baby Dilly. They end up finally the crib.
Derick, Jill and Cathy head for a pedicure where Derick enjoys his feet being washed and massaged however he is not a fan getting his toenails painted. Derick recommends them with your wife.
Michelle calls Jennifer through Josie downstairs to practice with baby dolls. Michelle shows them to hold the baby and then to feed it. Josie decides that she wants to nurse the baby doll.
Michelle gives her daughter to keep her marriage first since they were there before motherhood.
Jim Bob loves to give Michelle affection and admits that he embarrasses his wife and kids by doing so.
Derick and Jill head to Oklahoma State University where the Dillard family went to college. Derick shares that his father was the school's mascot before he was.
Jill loves that her husband was Pristol Pete and how he manages to get the crowed all excited about the game.
Derick and Jill wants to make sure that they are going to encourage their kids to do what God instores for them. Jill hopes that one of their kids will be Pristol Pete like Derick and his father.
On the morning of Jill's baby shower, the family gets news of the snow and ice storm but it doesn't take any attendance. This is Derick's first shower and his brother comes with his brother. Guys normally don't go to baby showers but he is secure in his manhood.
Michelle decides to give them a mother/daughter time to talk about Jill's upcoming labor. Jill reveals that she is nervous about giving birth.
The youngest children of Jim Bob and Michelle get gag gifts for Derick's birthday and inculding a baby owner manual and diaper changing tool kit.
The family gathers to celebrate Derick's birthday. Cathy gives her son an album of his baby's pictures and a diary entry written by his father while she was pregnant.
Jill water breaks at 3am and she tries castor oil to make labor start which it does. Almost a day later, they called their team to get there. She is starting her second day of labor and went to the bathroom only to notice meconium stain.
Derick and Jill decide that it's time to head to the hospital so that they can check her. The hospital reports that the baby is fine and offers Pitocin which helps increase labor which denies but later changes her mind.
10 hours later and Derick and Jill are exhausted but stay positive that their son will be there soon.
About twenty hours later, the Doctor gets another ultrasound and has given the order for a C-section because he had flipped at the last moment.
Derick, Michelle and Cathy are in the room with Jill has they get baby Dilly out of the womb.
Jim Bob and the kids are at the house and are supporting her through prayer during her labor. When Israel is born, the whole family is excited to meet the baby. Jill reveals that every contraction and pain was worth it.
Derick and Jill leave the hospital to bring their son home. Derick and Jill decided to stop at the family's home so that they can meet their fourth grandchild/nephew. Derick wants another baby and Jill agrees!

All about Israel: One month old!

It feels like yesterday, we were announcing that Derick and Jill had welcomed their son, Israel David, and now he is a month old! He is growing. Derick and Jill had a busy month this month since giving birth. Jill is still recovering from her c-section and has been getting help from everyone in her family. 
 This month the family has revealed that Josiah and Marjorie are in a courtship and Ben and Jessa are expecting their first cousin. 

His birth story aired yesterday on TLC! Click here for the recap! 

Josiah and Marjorie's first month anniversary!

Josiah and Marjorie are doing great in their courtship! They have been courting for the past month and are super excited about their future together.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Newly weds and expected parents

Did you know that Josh and Anna were newlyweds and expected parents?
Josh and Anna learned that they were expecting four months into their marriage.
Derick and Jill found out that they were expecting one month after they were married.
Ben and Jessa learn that they were expecting three months after they were married.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Making a change!

Last week on 19 kids and counting and click here for the recap, we watched the girls change their room. The room had been the same color for the past eight years. Now with two of the girls moved out, the girls wanted some change. They asked their mom friend Cindy to go to the house and help with the redo. The walls are now burnt orange, dark gray and light gray.

Be sure to check into TLC tonight for a three hour recap of the Duggar births from Jackson to Marcus as we get ready to see baby Dilly's birth.

All about Israel: Fourth week of life

Baby Israel is four weeks old today. It's hard to believe that in just two days, He will be a month old. This is our last weekly update.

He is doing great! 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

14 weeks pregnant with Grandbaby #6

Developments: : Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck it's thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, it's facial muscles are getting a workout as it's tiny features form one expression after another. it's kidneys are producing urine, which it's releases into the amniotic fluid around him — a process it'll keep up until birth. it can grasp, too, and if you're having an ultrasound now, you may even catch it sucking it's thumb.
From head to bottom, the baby measures 3 1/2 inches — about the size of a lemon — and weighs 1 1/2 ounces. the baby body's growing faster than his head, which now sits upon a more distinct neck. By the end of this week, it's arms will have grown to a length that's in proportion to the rest of it's body. (it's legs still have some lengthening to do.) it's starting to develop an ultra-fine, downy covering of hair, called lanugo, all over his body. Your baby's liver starts making bile this week — a sign that it's doing its job right — and its spleen starts helping in the production of red blood cells. Though you can't feel it's tiny punches and kicks yet, your little pugilist's hands and feet (which now measure about 1/2 inch long) are more flexible and active.

 Check out more favorite blogs:
Check out last week's update: 13 weeks pregnant with Grandbaby #6
Check out the last update of Journey of parenthood: Four months pregnant

Friday, May 1, 2015

30 weeks pregnant with grandbaby #5

This week the baby is 15.7 inches long and weighs almost 3 pounds
She is a size of a large cabbage.
There is about a pint and half of amniotic fluid around her but it will go down the next ten weeks. Her eye sight is developing and it's not very keen.

Journey to parenthood: four months pregnant

Ben and Jessa are four months pregnant with their first child. They still have one more month until they find out what they are having.

Ben and Jessa's six months anniversary

Ben and Jessa have been married for the past six months. Two months into their marriage, Ben and Jessa found out that they were pregnant with their first child. 

May 2015

* Jill Dillard

* Ben Seewald
* Jackson Duggar
* Mary "Grandma" Duggar

* Ben and Jessa's six months anniversary
* Derick and Jill's eleven months anniversary
* Josiah and Marjorie's first month anniversary 

Journey to parenthood:
* Journey to parenthood: three months to go
* Journey to parenthood: four months pregnant

Pregnancy updates:
Jessa: 14-18 weeks pregnant
Anna: 30-34 weeks pregnant

All about Israel
All about Israel: Fourth week of life
All about Israel: One month old

Mother's day 2015