It looks like we’ll never stop counting! It’s no secret that the Duggar fam has no plans to stop growing — and Jim Bob Duggar made it abundantly clear that he wants his progeny to follow in his footsteps when he shared his aspirations of being a grandfather to 200 little ones! He’s off to a pretty good start — he already has eight grandchildren and another one on the way. And in a new interview with Daphne Oz, he revealed that his most recently wed daughter, Joy-Anna Duggar, may already be pregnant. Check out the video to see what he confessed!
Joy, 19, and her new husband Austin, 23, have always been candid about wanting little ones in the future — like her older siblings Josh, Jill, and Jessa. When asked if she wanted to have a large family like her own parents, Joy previously explained, “We want as many as the Lord thinks we can handle and we are putting it into his hands.”
The Duggars are known for their large families because they don’t believe in contraception. Michelle had used it after the birth of their oldest child; she then became pregnant — despite being on birth control — only to miscarry the child, a tragedy which they blamed on the birth control. She previously explained her reasoning for going off the pill.
“As conservative Christians, we believe every life is sacred, even the life of the unborn. Due to our lack of knowledge, we destroyed the previous life of our unborn child,” Michelle said. “We prayed and studied the bible and found a host of references that told us God considered all children a gift, a blessing, and a reward. Yet we had considered having another child an inconvenience during that busy time in our lives, [so] we had taken steps to prevent it from happening.”
Scroll through the gallery to see the entire Duggar family — then vs. now!