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Posted: 25-May-2004, 10:02 AM
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Fayetteville, Arkansas - Michelle Duggar's family says that the mother is all smiles after delivering her 15th child.

Both the baby and mother were doing well, although Michelle was feeling some discomfort because the birth was her second by Caesarean section, said father and former state legislator Jim Bob Duggar's mother, Mary Duggar.

"She's a trooper. She's just all smiles," Mary Duggar said in a telephone interview Monday.

The baby boy, Jackson Levi Duggar, was born at 10:52 a.m. Sunday. He weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces and is 20 inches long.

Michelle, 37, probably will be in Washington Regional Medical Center for three or four days, said her mother-in-law, who is taking care of the 14 other children.

Michelle, who home schools her children and is helping to build the family's new home in Tontitown from the ground up, started having her babies when she was 21, four years after she and Jim Bob married. He is a real estate businessman and a former state representative.

Their children include two sets of twins, and the parents have stuck to the letter "J" for their names. There is Joshua, 16; Jana and John-David, 14; Jill, 13; Jessa, 11; Jinger, 10; Joseph, 9; Josiah, 7; Joy-Anna, 6; Jeremiah and Jedidiah, 5; Jason, 4; James, 2; and Justin, 1.

Full story at: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=stor...me/fifteen_kids





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Posted: 25-May-2004, 10:04 AM
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I wonder do they know what causes this?
Can you image trying to put all of these kids thru college!


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Posted: 25-May-2004, 10:07 AM
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Oy! 3 is hard enough to handle! I can't begin to imagine 15 kids. Just for survival you'd have to develop some serious organizational skills. Either that or sell some to science. tongue.gif


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Posted: 25-May-2004, 11:48 AM
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Their children include two sets of twins, and the parents have stuck to the letter "J" for their names. There is Joshua, 16; Jana and John-David, 14; Jill, 13; Jessa, 11; Jinger, 10; Joseph, 9; Josiah, 7; Joy-Anna, 6; Jeremiah and Jedidiah, 5; Jason, 4; James, 2; and Justin, 1.


May I suggest: Rudolph, Adolph, Getoph and Stayoph? rolleyes.gif


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Posted: 25-May-2004, 01:07 PM
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Again do these people know what causes this?
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Posted: 25-May-2004, 05:42 PM
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Stop having sex you freakin idiots!!!!
Unless this guy makes about 500K a year, WE will be supporting this brood mare's spaun for 18 years. I want to retire someday. Cut it OUT king.gif
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Posted: 25-May-2004, 05:53 PM
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Peckery you don't want to support this poor individual who doesn't even know where babies come from?

Maybe he thinks it's a pencil sharpener!
Maybe he's trying to start a fire out doors!
He might think it's a way to polish the floors!
Maybe he own's stock in Viagra!
Maybe he own's stock in Cialis!
You know some people don't get out much, be understanding of your fellow mankind. You've supported all of the other social program's why not this guy?
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Posted: 25-May-2004, 07:47 PM
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Ahem. unsure.gif Folks, my sister-in-law and her husband have (the last time I checked) nine children. They have never been on welfare. They have never even had government jobs, for heaven's sake. They are home schooling their children, so they're not a burden on the public school system. The older ones are earning scholarships, taking out loans (which WILL be repaid) and working their butts off to get through college. And yes, my in-laws know EXACTLY what causes this, and have chosen to have as many children as they have.

From the facts (father employed, mother home-schooling, building their own home) this family in Arkansas seems similar. While I personally would NEVER want that many children, I certainly would not want to see any of my nieces and nephews sold to science! smile.gif


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Hello all. This is my second post, the first being in the intros. So I am just jumping in at the top here.

I am a home schooling mom myself. From my own observations & from feedback from others, home schoolers as a whole are raising outstanding citizens who will contribute in many positive ways to society. Many have already graduated & are working & raising more of the same.

Having 15+ children obvously isn't for everyone. My DH & I had wanted 8, but I was unable to physically handle that many pregnancies. We had 5 children, & lost 2 of them in their teens.

Trust me on this one: each & everyone of those children is precious, & if any one of them does not have a strong work ethic & belief that it is normal to contribute to the welfare of one's family & society will definitely be the rare exception.

How's that for jumping into the thick of things?

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Posted: 25-May-2004, 10:32 PM
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Here I am joining Redbud and silverdragon. Any number of wanted children in a loving home is nothing less than a blessing. I have friends who have just had their 11th child and the family doesn't collect a dime from the government. While two income families are sending their 2.3 children off to take advantage of school breakfast programs and subsidized daycare, these people are taking full financial responsibility for their own children.

Peckery... you sound lonely (and perhaps a bit jealous)!!


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how much time does she have for each child during the day? how much time does she have for herself? One of the big reasons we gave up trying for a girl after 3 boys was that I wanted to be able to raise properly and take care of these three without their being shortchanged emotionally.

I read another version of the story on Drudge Report. When asked why they had so many kids, the dad said, well she has to have them and take care of them, so If she wants another its ok by me!

they spay animals, dont they??


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QUOTE (Keltic @ May 25 2004, 10:32 PM)
Here I am joining Redbud and silverdragon. Any number of wanted children in a loving home is nothing less than a blessing. I have friends who have just had their 11th child and the family doesn't collect a dime from the government. While two income families are sending their 2.3 children off to take advantage of school breakfast programs and subsidized daycare, these people are taking full financial responsibility for their own children.

Peckery... you sound lonely (and perhaps a bit jealous)!!

Oh yeah! Thats me! king.gif
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didn't this use to be the norm a generation or two ago? Dunno why it had to end. But ohh well. I think if someone wants to have a bunch of kids, then more power to them. I've heard that only one or two can be a pain though. I wouldn't know. I'm single, and in no hurry to go out of my way looking for Miss. perfect. If I find her, that's another story. But I'm in no hurry to go out of my way looking.


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Posted: 26-May-2004, 07:42 AM
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QUOTE (Kassia @ May 26 2004, 12:55 AM)
how much time does she have for each child during the day? how much time does she have for herself? One of the big reasons we gave up trying for a girl after 3 boys was that I wanted to be able to raise properly and take care of these three without their being shortchanged emotionally.

I read another version of the story on Drudge Report. When asked why they had so many kids, the dad said, well she has to have them and take care of them, so If she wants another its ok by me!

they spay animals, dont they??

Now that was extremely rude and quite judgemental on any of us who happened to go over your three child limit.

When my fourth child is old enough, should I tell him that I am really sorry but I don't have time for him and that I guess that I should have been clipped so he never happened? My friends should tell eight of their children that they are sorry for having them and that there is no hope in hell that they will grow up in a loving environment? You may have found that you didn't feel that you had time in your schedule to raise more but I'll tell you that we are handling our fourth without sacrificing the others and I know that none of our friends 11 children are being shortchanged. I've seen children who have no siblings being shortchanged by their parents.
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QUOTE (Keltic @ May 26 2004, 07:42 AM)
QUOTE (Kassia @ May 26 2004, 12:55 AM)
how much time does she have for each child during the day? how much time does she have for herself? One of the big reasons we gave up trying for a girl after 3 boys was that I wanted to be able to raise properly and take care of these three without their being shortchanged emotionally.

I read another version of the story on Drudge Report.  When asked why they had so many kids, the dad said, well she has to have them and take care of them, so If she wants another its ok by me!

they spay animals, dont they??

Now that was extremely rude and quite judgemental on any of us who happened to go over your three child limit.

When my fourth child is old enough, should I tell him that I am really sorry but I don't have time for him and that I guess that I should have been clipped so he never happened? My friends should tell eight of their children that they are sorry for having them and that there is no hope in hell that they will grow up in a loving environment? You may have found that you didn't feel that you had time in your schedule to raise more but I'll tell you that we are handling our fourth without sacrificing the others and I know that none of our friends 11 children are being shortchanged. I've seen children who have no siblings being shortchanged by their parents.

screw the world, screw the envirnment screw everybody. I'm having 20 kids. Gonna drive an SUV. This is not 1903. You don't need to have 20 kids just so 10 make it to adulthood to help out on the family farm. If you have 10 kids you can't give them the same attention you could if you had four. Just because you have sex if doesn't mean you have a kid. I do not believe in social engineering, but I do believe if you are trying to repopulate the world on your own, you should be able to prove that you can financially provide with out the help of the government. My wife as a life style choice, have decided not to have kids. I don't want to pay for someone elses.
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