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wantafanta
18-10-05, 03:56
Mom delivers 16th child, thinking of more http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-1.gif

Wednesday, October 12, 2005; Posted: 8:37 p.m. EDT (00:37 GMT)

Johannah Faith Duggar was born at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday and weighed 7 pounds, 6.5 ounces.

The baby's father, Jim Bob Duggar, a former state representative, said Wednesday that mother and child were doing well. Johannah's birth was especially exciting because it was the first time in eight years the family has had a girl, he said.

Jim Bob Duggar, 40, said he and Michelle, 39, want more children. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-1.gif

"We both just love children and we consider each a blessing from the Lord. I have asked Michelle if she wants more and she said yes, if the Lord wants to give us some she will accept them," he said in a telephone interview.

The Discovery Health Channel filmed Johannah's birth and plans to air a show about the family in May.

The Learning Channel is doing another show about the family's construction project, a 7,000-square foot house that should be finished before Christmas. The home, which the family from the northwest Arkansas town of Rogers has been building for two years, will have nine bathrooms, dormitory-style bedrooms for the girls and boys, a commercial kitchen, four washing machines and four dryers.

Jim Bob Duggar, who sells real estate, previously lost his bid for the U.S. Senate. He said he expects to run for the state Senate next year but isn't ready to make a formal announcement.

Michelle Duggar, 39, had her first child at age 21, four years after the couple married.

Their children include two sets of twins, and each child has a name beginning with the letter "J": Joshua, 17; John David, 15; Janna, 15; Jill, 14; Jessa, 12; Jinger, 11; Joseph, 10; Josiah, 9; Joy-Anna, 8; Jeremiah, 6; Jedidiah, 6; Jason, 5; James, 4; Justin, 2; Jackson Levi, 1; and now Johannah.

Copyright 2005 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

interstellardave
18-10-05, 04:17
Why the http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-1.gif ?

They're not a welfare family, thank god!

wantafanta
18-10-05, 04:35
Originally posted by interstellardave:
Why the http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-1.gif ?

They're not a welfare family, thank god! Well, I just think that Mrs. Duggar already has enough kids, and she doesn't need any more. The earth is already under a great strain. I think if every family had 16 kids, it would be very bad. The pollution, the demand on scarce resources like energy and food, the strain on the public schools system would be too much. I don't think Mrs. Duggar is being socially responsible. Now 5 kids is a big family, but it's not unusual. But 16? :(

Joseph
18-10-05, 04:41
I think, none of your business how many kids this couple decides to have.

I notice all their names start with the letter "J". Ummm? :confused:

Jacob x5
18-10-05, 05:13
Lol, that is a lot of kids, please stop now Mrs. Duggar. We've had enough of them now. Lol. :D But what is the deal with all the J's? That would be horrible! How would you remember! And yet, not a single Jacob, lol.

Greenkey2
18-10-05, 13:51
I congratulate Mr and Mrs Duggar on their stamina if not their ability to count. Wantafanta is absolutely right when he talks about the strain having a big family puts on the rest of us. And BTW, when I say 'rest of us' I also refer to the planet we live on.

100 years ago we needed big families because the infant mortality rate was so high. Now, with better healthcare and living conditions it's irresponsible to have so many children.

wantafanta
18-10-05, 14:33
Originally posted by Greenkey2:
Now, with better healthcare and living conditions it's irresponsible to have so many children. Well said. I agree 100%. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif BTW, I saw a woman on TV who also had lots of kids. Except none of them was hers. They were all adopted kids that nobody else wanted. They each had a disability of some sort or other. She was doing the community a great service by providing a good home for needy children.

This green earth is all we have. There is nowhere else to go, and we need to preserve it for future generations.

deepbluesea
18-10-05, 14:38
I think it's fine to look after children who's families for some reason can't look after them but i agree with green key it is irresponsible to have so many children when there are so many who need our help. I myself was one of those children and there are many more like me.

Angel666
18-10-05, 14:46
I congradulate the parents but can you imagine college tuition? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif Jinger? Okaaaaaayyy....

Jacob x5
18-10-05, 20:13
LOL Angel666, I know. Apparently these parents once wanted to call their kid Superman but the judge wouldn't let them because of how much they'd get picked on. I mean how stupid can you get wanting to call your son Superman...what idiots. And I'm not making this up lol!

T.Onix
18-10-05, 21:01
Yeah, I saw this on TV this morning.
Maybe they don't have a TV at home... hmmm, at least not in the parents' bedroom http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif

Thorn
18-10-05, 21:17
I wonder if all the kids feel loved and noticed...

MizzCroft007
18-10-05, 21:38
0_o -------??? WOW. Doesn't that put danger on that woman's health? Jeesh I don't even want 1 child.... or if I did I'd adopt one.

Tramp
18-10-05, 21:52
They are all living in a three bedroom two bathroom house. Apparently they are moving into a bigger house soon. They are all home educated.

But it is totally irresponsible. What is going to happen if the parents say get killed in a car accident. This is not being a pessimist people get killed in car accidents every day. They will end up being a burdon on the community. People need to take these things into consideration before having children, that's just part of being a responsible parent.

To me this is a perfect case for compulsory sterilization.

AnthonyShock1515
18-10-05, 21:58
OMG, she must be like a walking gumball machine!
Her uterus could streach over a gazibo!
GOSH! And it kust have been like a log-ride when they come shooting out... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif

And they're saaying GOD told them to!
GOSH, although god can make you do some stupid things sometimes :rolleyes:

[ 18. October 2005, 23:00: Message edited by: AnthonyShock1515 ]

tazmine
18-10-05, 22:54
If they had adopted 16 kids, that would be wonderful. I feel it's a shame to bring so many more people into an already over-populated world.
Plus, I really feel she needs to learn to say: "I have a headache", or "Have you ever considered a vasectomy, honey?" :D

T.Onix
18-10-05, 22:55
"No" is easier to learn, Me thinks

Thorn
19-10-05, 00:00
How could anyone's body take that much stress?

Duchezz_06289_4976
19-10-05, 00:52
holy http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/censored.gif , how in the hell? i'm tired just thinking about it. she's probably so used to it now that whenever she's having one, she's just sitting back, chillin, no drugs necessary. i can't believe they have that many children and none are adopted...i think that is a bit selfish.

Genocide
19-10-05, 02:09
Originally posted by tazmine:
If they had adopted 16 kids, that would be wonderful. I feel it's a shame to bring so many more people into an already over-populated world.
Plus, I really feel she needs to learn to say: "I have a headache", or "Have you ever considered a vasectomy, honey?" :D acctually ive read that sex is quite good for a headache (it was an article in one of my mums mags...i got bored) i even kept the article to show my girlfriend, that that excuse isnt aceptable anymore (come to think of it she never used it anyway)
16 sprogs though...wow, i mean eeewwww, i mean...whatever
I bet that its a pain to deal with come crimbo...think of the poor old granny sat in her rocking chair emptying out her purse for the little sods...she might as well hand over her pension each week and say
"here...for the crimo's yet to come"

Jacob x5
19-10-05, 05:00
Originally posted by AnthonyShock1515:
OMG, she must be like a walking gumball machine!
Her uterus could streach over a gazibo!
GOSH! And it kust have been like a log-ride when they come shooting out... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif

And they're saaying GOD told them to!
GOSH, although god can make you do some stupid things sometimes :rolleyes: Didn't she have the kids at different times? Lol...they all have different ages.

ELEN
19-10-05, 12:31
16 kids? :eek: If you have money in order to feed them (and not only), that's ok. But I think it's not fair for them if you don't have money and they starve.

Gomes
19-10-05, 14:58
I am curious how she treats her children and if they are happy.

I know a very nice person which has 15 siblings. Her parents were very well off financially (they lived in a rented palace!) and as far as I know most grew to be well adjusted adults. Some had serious problems.

You need to take life in a very naive and light hearted way to have so many children. I find the moral responsability of having one child crushing enough not to have anymore.

Apofiss
19-10-05, 16:32
16 kids!? It's a whole army already! :eek: Heh... are they able to feed them all, to give them education and all other needed things? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif

Andromeda66
19-10-05, 17:02
16 kids in how long? look at the age Joshua, 17; John David, 15; Janna, 15; Jill, 14; Jessa, 12; Jinger, 11; Joseph, 10; Josiah, 9; Joy-Anna, 8; Jeremiah, 6; Jedidiah, 6; Jason, 5; James, 4; Justin, 2; Jackson Levi, 1; and now Johannah.

I wonder...isn't it draining for the mother? I mean I think she can have serious bone problems if she continues.

Anubis_AF
19-10-05, 17:35
That's nothing.

T.Onix
19-10-05, 22:24
That woman would have not only bone problems, but ever she gor pregnant for the first time, she hasnt had her monthly period!!!

16 * 9= 144 months without her period. That is 12 years out of 17.
Imagine her reproductive system, had no rest at all.