- The Washington Times - Monday, April 13, 2009

SPRINGDALE, ARK. (AP) - Josh and Anna Duggar are following in the family tradition.

Josh Duggar, the eldest of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar’s 18 children, announced Monday that he and his wife, Anna, are about to start their own brood. The couple, who were married in September, said Anna Duggar is due Oct. 18.

“I am three months right now and feeling great. Morning sickness is pretty much all gone, and so we’re looking forward to the birth of our baby,” Anna Duggar told NBC’s “Today” show Monday.

The Duggars live in northwest Arkansas and are featured on TLC’s “18 Kids and Counting.” Michelle Duggar gave birth in December to their youngest child, Jordyn-Grace. They are also parents to Jana, 19; John-David, 19; Jill, 17; Jessa, 16; Jinger, 15; Joseph, 14; Josiah, 12; Joy-Anna, 11; Jeremiah, 10; Jedidiah, 10; Jason, 8; James, 7; Justin, 6; Jackson, 4; Johannah, 3; and Jennifer, 2.

Josh Duggar said he and Anna haven’t yet picked out a name.

“We’re pretty sure we’re not going to go with J,” he said.

Josh, 21, and Anna, 20, live in Springdale, where they run a car dealership. Josh said he and Anna are frequently asked whether they’ll have a large family.

“We have committed leaving that area up to God as far as our family size,” he said.

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar said they’re thrilled about becoming grandparents.

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