Arkansas family celebrates birth of 15th child
FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas (AP) -- Michelle Duggar is all smiles after delivering her 15th child, but she may be ready for more, her family says.
Mother and child were doing well, although Michelle, 37, was feeling some discomfort because the birth was her second by Caesarean section, said her
mother-in-law, Mary Duggar.
"She's a trouper. She's just all smiles," Mary Duggar said.
Jackson Levi Duggar was born at 10:52 a.m. Sunday, weighing 7 pounds 8 ounces and measuring 20 inches.
The baby's father, former state legislator Jim Bob Duggar, sounded a bit tired but happy after returning home Monday. He said his wife and new son
were doing fine. He said he leaves the decision up to Michelle on whether to have more children.
"I have always left it up to Michelle because she's actually the one that carries them and does all the labor," he said. "But we both love
children. Even yesterday, she said she would like to have some more."
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.
When I first read this story, I was thinking it would be a case of another woman who was taking fertility drugs, trying to have children. I also
thought, great, another welfare case, more children that everyone is essentially paying for.
Boy was I surpirsed. These people seem to just love children and want a large family. At least that the impression that I get from the story.
I wish them luck and may God Bless them all.