US mom pregnant with 20th child

Nov 10, 2011, 07:16 IST | Agencies
Mom Michelle Duggar proudly announced to the world yesterday she's expecting -- but her 19 other children got to hear the news first.

Duggar (45), and her husband Jim Bob have more experience than most in new arrivals, but they said  they were surprised by the latest.

Baby bonanza: Michelle Duggar and her husband Jim Bob have 10 sons
and nine daughters

"I was not thinking that God would give us another one, and we are just so grateful," said Duggar, star of a reality show called 19 kids and counting.

The family lives in Little Rock and also runs its own Internet site, which sells books written by the parents and DVDs, and dispenses advice to parents.

The brood currently consists of 10 boys and nine girls aged between 23 months and 23 years. The latest, Josie, was born prematurely in December 2009 and Duggar suffered complications. Duggar said that despite the risks, she was not worried for her health. "I'm really in better shape than I've been in 20 years," she said.

Amid the joy, Bob added, "We didn't want to stop on an odd number."

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