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Whoa, Momma!

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

And baby makes -- 18 kids!



Mom_duggarfamily Have you heard of the prolific Duggar family? Dad is Jim Bob, a real estate broker who now is in the used-car business; and the mom is Michelle, who is a stay-at-home mom. She has to be, with 17 kids in the family already -- 17!

Now they are awaiting the arrival of baby number 18, a girl, who is supposed to enter the world on New Year's Day. That will make the count 10 boys and eight girls for the Arkansas couple. And like their dad, all the kids' names start with a J.

Oh yeah, and the family is embarking on a new venture: reality TV stars.

The show, "17 Kids and Counting" premieres tonight at 10 p.m. on TLC. Episodes will include the family traveling to New York where Michelle surprised the kids with the announcement that she was expecting baby 18 live on the "Today" show; a paintball smackdown with another big family; and a wedding for oldest son Josh.

Mommas, Michelle has been pregnant the equivalent of 12 years of her life -- not something I would want to do, how about you? -- and this might not be the end. In an interview on "Today," Michelle said this:  “We would love more. We really believe that each child is a gift from God. We would love to receive more gifts if the Lord sees fit. I guess we’ll just wait and see.”

-- Sherry Robinson

[TLC photo]

[Last modified: Thursday, May 13, 2010 10:57am]


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