Atlanta, GA 5/09/2008 03:03 PM GMT (FINDITT)
The Duggar family is expecting their 18th child in Tontitown, Arkansas as they embark on Mother's Day on Sunday.
Michelle Duggar, 41, announced that she is due on New Year's Day on the Today Show on Friday. The latest child will join seven sisters and 10 brothers. There are two sets of twins.
The Duggars' oldest child, Josh, is 20, and the youngest, Jennifer, is nine months old.
The Duggar family lives in Tontitown in northwest Arkansas in a 7,000-square-foot home. All the children are home-schooled and each child's name begins with a J.
The Duggar family is in the process of filming another series for Discovery Health. Their last three children's births were featuring on the Discovery Health channel. The details of the show are located on DiscoveryHealth.com.
Duggar is six weeks pregnant. She and her husband, Jim Bob Duggar, said that they will continue to have children for as long as they can.
Jim Bob Duggar is a former state legislator who served in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1999 to 2002.
The other Duggar children, in between Joshua and Jennifer, are Jana, 18; John-David, 18; Jill, 16; Jessa, 15; Jinger, 14; Joseph, 13; Josiah, 11; Joy-Anna, 10; Jeremiah, 9; Jedidiah, 9; Jason, 7; James, 6; Justin, 5; Jackson, 3; and Johannah, 2.
I hate to judge this woman, but to me this is a mockery of motherhood My uterus ache for her