Ask any of the children of the Duggar family and there is no doubt to answer them: "Very much!" But how many children did Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar anyway?
The answer to this question can be confusing. After all, when their TLC is broadcast it's called 17 Children and a Count but it was eventually renamed 19 Children and a Count for accuracy. Then here's the time Michelle admitted to want even more children.
The Duggar river is huge
Michelle announced she was pregnant with her twentieth son in 2011. Unfortunately, the baby was dead on 11 December 2011. They name their little Duggar Jubilee Shalom daughter and she still remembers her birthday.
At present, the Duggars have 19 children living. They already have 12 grandchildren and are likely to get much more soon. And the most weird? The girls Jim Bob and Michelle, Mackynzie, are two months older than their youngest daughter, Josie (who is technically in her aunt). Mind boggling!
Why do the Duggars have so many children?
When Jim Bob and Michelle first married, they used birth control because they wanted to wait a few years to get children. After they had born their first child, Joshua, Michelle went back on birth control. But a little later she was misleading, and she was blamed for the hormonal pills she was taking to avoid pregnancy.
Technically, birth control against the Duggars religion is anyway. The family follow the Baptist Independent church with strict behavior rules. One rule stipulates that married couples have to be exposed to pregnancy anyway.
Who are the Duggar children?
With 19 children with every name that starts with the "J" letter, it can be hard to keep everyone straight away. Here are Duggar children in order:
1. Josh Duggar
Perhaps she is well-known for Ashley Madison and a sexual resistance scandal, Josh Duggar is married to Anna Keller and has five children herself. Josh was born in March 1988.
2. a 3. John David and Jana Duggar (twins)
The first set of Duggar twins was born in January 1990. Jana is married and lives at home, and married John David Abbie Burnett in November 2018.
4. Jill Duggar (Dillard)
Jill was born in May 1991. She is married to Derick Dillard and she has two sons, who all appeared on the TLC show Count on until I had a huge debate with Jill's husband.
5. Jessa Duggar (Seewald)
He has recently been called the "Dugger rebel" Jessa racing fans by wearing pants publicly (usually not allowed). Jessa is married to Ben Seewald and the couple have two children. I was born in November 1992.
6. Duggar Jinger (Vuolo)
People mentioned why Jinger, born in December 1993, took more than one year to add to the grandchildren of the family in Dargar and thought she was in the control of a birth or suffering infertility. Jinger and her first husband welcomed in July 2018.
7. Joseph Duggar
A Baby boy was joining the Duggar clan in January 1995. He has married Kendra Caldwell (although his little brother, Jedidiah, definitely is her first baby). The couple have a son with each other, named Garrett.
8. Josiah Duggar
Josiah Duggar (born in August 1996) married Lauren Swanson in June 2018 after a short burial. Fans wait eagerly for their pregnancy announcement.
9. Joy-Anna Duggar (Forsyth)
This Duggar girl was born in October 1997. Austin Forsyth married in May 2017 and a son, Gideon, was born in February 2018.
10. and 11. Jedidiah and Jeremiah Duggar (twins)
The second set of Duggar twins came to the world in December 1998. There are rumors that Jeremiah is currently courting someone, but nothing is confirmed.
12. Jason Duggar
Duggars' first millennium boy was born in April 2000.
13. James Duggar
Little James Duggar joined the clan in July 2001.
14. Justin Duggar
Now the show is off the air, fans do not have so much idea of the lives of the Duggars. But they know that Justin is born in November 2002.
15. Jackson Duggar
The youngest son of Duggar, Jackson, was born in May 2004.
16. Johannah Duggar
He was referred to as the "junior set," Johannah Duggar is much younger than older brothers and sisters. I was born in October 2005.
17. Jennifer Duggar
The third Duggar, Jennifer, was the youngest in August 2007.
18. Jordyn-Grace Duggar
Another member of the houseworms includes Jordyn-Grace, named in December 2008.
19. Josie Duggar
Who could forget the entertaining story of Josie Duggars' birth in December 2009? This "baby baby" was born during a period of 25 weeks of distortion and weighed only 1 lb 6 ons. Today she is a little, happy girl.