At this rate, we’ll never be done counting! Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have 19 kids — and now that their older offspring are starting to marry and have families of their own, they may soon have even more grandchildren than children.
So far, they have 13 “grand-Duggars” — with four bundles of joy on the way, making the grand total 17 once they are born! In the past, the Counting On patriarch has even gone so far as to say that he hopes that, one day, he has 200 grandchildren to call his own. And, well, if they keep up the pace, they’ll be there in no time. Get to know all of the Duggar grandkids below:
Born June 15, 2011, Josh and Anna’s son Michael is the oldest of the grandsons. According to his grandparents, he’s “so clever and kind” — not that they’re biased or anything!
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This little guy is almost always smiling and when he goes outside you can be certain he is looking for a frog, slug, beetle or some type of “little friend” 🐜 🐞 🦋 🐌! The other night Josh and I came back from our date to find Marcus outside enjoying his new moth friend! P.S. – Mommy doesn’t let him keep his little pet friends, they get to stay outside where they can live a long happy life! 😅#littleduggars
Marcus, born June 2, 2013, is another of Josh and Anna’s sons, and he’s officially a middle child. We bet he loves having all those siblings!
Jill Duggar and her husband, Derick Dillard, became first-time parents with the arrival of their son Israel on April 6, 2015. The little one is already a world traveler — and even lived in Central America for much of his life.
Meredith was born at the height of her parents Josh and Anna’s marital issues on July 16, 2015 — and just weeks after her birth, her dad Josh checked into rehab. Nevertheless, the new big sister seems to be a happy kid who is always smiling.
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I often am asked where I shop for my kids’ clothes and other baby related items. Growing up, we shopped at thrift stores for most things. However, that can be a lot to wade through, and sometimes it’s really hit and miss. . When I was pregnant with my first, I was delighted to discover a one-stop shop to get everything I needed to prep for baby, while staying on a budget! Crib, swaddles, baby monitor, nursing pillow, double-stroller, pack & play, baby swing, books, toys, kids bday/Christmas gifts, maternity clothes, CLOTHING, and so much more! . Check them out! 👉🏼 @rhealanasofnwa!! There’s a sale running right now in our area from now until Saturday!! This consignment event takes place 4x a year— 2x in the spring, and 2x in the fall. I believe they’ve now spread to 24 states across the US, so google to see if they’re in your area! Jinger doesn’t have one in Laredo, but she’ll literally drive a couple of hours up to San Antonio bc it’s so worth it! . I keep a running list of items needed, and pretty much 99% of everything in our home that’s kid-related is from these sales. The savings can’t be beat! I usually spend an average of about $3-5 per clothing item, and there are tons of name brand and boutique things. . I seriously went through ALL 13 RACKS of boys 4T clothing, and found so many adorable things for Spurgeon. 😍 He’s especially excited about his new tiger shirt! This sale, I also scored a practically new Britax Elite carseat for #BabySeewald3, at only 40% of the price I would’ve paid for it new. 😎 . If you want save big on kids clothing and baby items, you’ve got to check this out. @rhealanasofnwa 😍👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 You won’t be disappointed.
Jessa and Ben became parents for the second time with the arrival of Henry on February 6, 2017. Clearly, the tiny tot was an adjustment for Spurge, who “thought Henry was a toy” when he was first brought home from the hospital.
On July 8, 2017, Izzy became a big brother with the arrival of baby Samuel. The little stunner was born to be a ladykiller — and was even smiling when he was a week old!
The family never stops growing. Josh and Anna welcomed their fifth child on September 12, 2017. The TLC stars announced the exciting news on the Duggar Family site, writing, “We are so thankful and happy to announce the arrival of our new son, Mason Garrett Duggar. Both he and Anna are doing well. He arrived today without complication and we already adore him.”
Joy-Anna Duggar and her husband, Austin Forsyth, welcomed their bundle of joy ~pun intended~ into the world on February 23, 2018. “We are blessed beyond measure with the arrival of our son, Gideon Martyn Forsyth,” the couple told People at the time. “Looking at our child for the first time was such an incredible moment! God is so good, and we are so thankful.”
Kendra Caldwell is the newest Duggar lady to become a mom! Just two months after her wedding, she and husband Joseph Duggar announced they were expecting their first child together. The newlyweds welcomed their first child, Garrett David, on June 8, 2018.
Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo took so long to conceive — according to diehard Duggar fans — that people were wondering if she was on birth control. Now, the young mom has a beautiful baby girl! Jinger welcomed her first child on July 20, 2018.
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Totally looked like baby was responding to big bro’s sweet kiss (and little bro’s monster truck driving)! 💙👦🏻👦🏼 . Watching Spurgeon anticipate the arrival of his new sibling has got to be one of the sweetest parts of this pregnancy. 😍 Henry will pat my belly sometimes and say “Baby!” because he sees us do that, but I don’t think he truly comprehends what’s about to take place. ☺️ . Little less than a month to go! #BabySeewald3
Jessa and Ben announced on January 9, 2019, that they were expecting baby No. 3, then welcomed their first daughter just a few months later on May 26! Breaking with their traditional Christian or biblical names, they introduced her as Ivy Jane Seewald. How cute is that? “She feels so tiny compared to her siblings!” the couple shared a few days after her birth. “We’re so grateful to God for this precious gift. She is already so loved. Her big brothers adore her!”
On April 11, 2019, Kendra and Joe shared some big news of their own, revealing that she was pregnant with her second child. The couple took to Instagram with the reveal, sharing a statement about their excitement on their blog.
“We are ready to double the fun at our house,” the pair wrote. “Being parents has already proven to be a greater joy than we had hoped or imagined. We love getting to parent together and are loving every moment and milestone. We are very happy that our little family will welcome a new addition later this year. Children really are a blessing from God!”
The baby boom didn’t stop there! Less than a week ago, Anna and Josh announced they were also expecting a bundle of joy … baby No. 6! The couple shared the news with their kids by having them put together a message which read, “new baby coming this fall,” and of course the children were thrilled.
“We are so excited to announce that we are expecting a new little one,” Anna wrote via Instagram. “As we watch our children grow and thrive — we look forward to baby six joining us this fall!”
Joy-Anna and Austin revealed they were also expecting their second child. “Some of you have guessed, some of you had no clue … November 2019 Baby Forsyth #2 is Due!! 👶🏼❤️Cannot wait to meet this new little one! Gideon is going to be such a great big brother,” the couple wrote.
Last (but probably not least!) Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson revealed their big baby news on May 20. “Every good and perfect gift is from above, and we are looking forward to this new season of parenting together!” the couple said in a joint statement. This comes as amazing news since Lauren suffered a miscarriage in October.
It looks like Jim Bob and Michelle’s family get-togethers are going to be huge with 17 grandkids!