Michelle Duggar Miscarries 20th Baby

The Duggars were given heartbreaking news on Thursday. According to People, during a routine check-up where Jim Bob and Michelle were supposed to find out the sex of their 20th child, their doctor was unable to find the baby’s heartbeat. Michelle was told that she had miscarried in her second trimester.

Jim Bob also released a statement confirming the tragic news to Access Hollywood , saying, “Earlier today at a routine doctor’s appointment, Michelle and I received the sad news that we lost the baby. Michelle is resting comfortably at home with the support of the entire family. We are grateful for all the thoughts and prayers, but ask for privacy during this difficult time.”

The Duggar matriarch said they will still name the baby after they find out of it was a boy or a girl and they plan to hold a funeral service.

This is Michelle’s second miscarriage. She previously lost a baby during her second pregnancy, when she was reportedly taking oral birth control. According to the mag, this incident caused the couple to let the number of children they have be “up to God.”

In addition to their youngest daughter, Josie, who was born in December 2009, the couple is also parents to Joshua, 23 (who has two children, Mackynzie, 2, and Michael, 4 months, with wife Anna, 23), twins Jana and John-David, 21; Jill, 20; Jessa, 19; Jinger, 17; Joseph, 16; Josiah, 15; Joy-Anna, 14; twins Jedidiah and Jeremiah, 12; Jason, 11; James, 10; Justin, 8; Jackson, 7; Johanna, 6; Jennifer, 4; and Jordyn, 3.

 

Source: Yahoo! News

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Duchess of Cambridge Reportedly Pregnant

The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William are reportedly expecting their first child. This news further escalated with Kate’s frequent stomach rubs and refusal to eat peanut paste. The future queen is “around six weeks pregnant,” In Touch magazine “confirmed” on Thursday.

Queen Elizabeth II has been pressuring the royal couple to have a child immediately. At the start of their marriage, “it’s been made clear to William and Kate that having children should be their number-one priority,” the magazine’s source at the Buckingham Palace said. “Queen Elizabeth II, in particular, has been dropping so many hints about wanting a great-grandchild — an heir to the throne — that Kate feared she wouldn’t be able to face her without baby news.”

The magazine’s source also explained that the royal couple is already considering the preferred sex of the child, plans for a nursery, and even name choices. They want their child to be given traditional names, such as Edward, Philip, Michael, Alice, and Rose. Prince William, however, is “secretly” hoping for a daughter, and the 29-year-old Duchess agrees with him. [Read more...]