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Thursday, June 16, 2011

It's Official!

Last night at 5:55PM, Anna gave birth to her second child--a son weighing 8 pounds, 10 ounces--during a home birth. 

The birth will be featured this Sunday at 8PM EST/7PM CST on a special TLC episode, "19 Kids and Counting" First Grandson. Although the name "Michael James" has been floating around on Facebook, the new Duggar's name will be officially announced on Sunday's show. Who knows? Josh and Anna might just end up calling him Michael James--we'll just have to wait and see! Until then, feel free to chat on the comments forum or on our Facebook page. What names would you suggest to Josh and Anna?  

Click here to watch the brief announcement on the Today Show.
Click here to see pictures of Josh and Anna and their bundle of joy! 
Click here to view a sneak peak video filmed during the early hours of Anna's labor.

Josh and Anna seem to enjoy welcoming their children into the world in the comfort of their own home. Has anyone you know ever experienced a home birth?

41 Comments (Click Here to Add Yours):

Anna said...

I had a home birth after 8 hospital births! I couldn't imagine going back!

Smith Family said...

Congrats to Josh and Anna

I have had one of my four at home and will have this next one due in Nov. at home. It is so peaceful and nice to be at home resting. I have been to my bestfriends last three homebirths and let me say it is a wonderful thing to witness. I also have a few friends that do homebirths and love it.

Jana said...

Congrats Josh and Anna! :0) My firstborn is a girl, and our second is a boy. I have thoroughly enjoyed having both. We are pregnant again and due in February! I don't think I'm going to find out the sex of this baby since I have both...we'll see.
I love your show. I love the high standards you set for your family, and I love how Christ is portrayed in the center of your life. It's a breath of fresh air with so much going on in the world around us. Love you guys!

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Karen said...

My first two were born by c-section, my next and final two children were vbacs at home- one weighed 10lb. 4 oz. the other 9lb. 7 oz. Both home births involved long labors (19 hours for the first, 9 hours for the second)but there were no serious complications. I definately preferred the more relaxed atmosphere of a home birth. We were blessed with wonderful midwives. I have also attended the homebirths of several of my friends' children and each one was a positive experience. Congrats to Josh and Anna!

Kimberly said...

Congratulations, Josh, Anna, and Big Sis Mackenzye!

I had all three of my babies at the hospital. I had a wonderful labor experience with all of them, so I never looked into any other way.

I've heard that a home birth is wonderful though!

Stacey said...

So exciting for their little family!
Congrats to Josh & Anna!

I have had three hospital births, but would have loved to experience a home birth. I was blessed to have a wonderful midwife for my last birth, and would never go back to a Doctor.

Christine said...

Congratulations Josh, Anna and Makynzie!!! I am so happy for all of you!! Ok, my guess for baby name is "Micah Joshua Duggar" A sidenote to Anna - I absolutely loved your haircut!! Please don't let it grow in...haha Love to all xoxo

Alexis E. said...

I was very excited to see this news pop up on Yahoo since I hadn't been to the blog yet today. I think Michael James is an excellent name if that ends up being the name. Of course, that may just be rumor.

Tressa said...

Oh my word!! I thought they should name him Micah James and then I was thinking Michael James!!!! That would be so cool if it was!!!! Wow that is so cool!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Josh&Anna and Grandparents Jimbob&Michelle and Great Grandma Mary:)

Anonymous said...

When will we find out the name?

Ali Holmes said...

Congrats!! Hey this is off subject but do you know what website or resource Anna Duggar learned how to make jeans into skirts. Because I would really like to know how to do that. Thanks! :)

~Ali

{http://alisbitsandpieces.blogspot.com/}

Anonymous said...

I pray Blessing for the New Baby Boy Duggar and his parents. Home births are amazing and peaceful. I had a vba4c at home 5 months ago and I am still overjoyed.
AMAZING!
Jerene

Anonymous said...

Josh and Anna allowed their family members and friends to know what the baby's name is... It's not a rumor when 8 people have annouced it

octobermomx2 said...

our 4th baby was born at home and we so wish we'd done it with all 4 babies it was an amazingly calm and peaceful experience!

Congratulations to Josh and Anna!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Anna, Josh and all their family even Anna's family that is getting forgotten in all the articles of the birth. Why? do the media all forget that she has family she is one of 8 kids herself. so add those to the 18 aunts and uncles in all that makes 25 aunts and uncles. Just saying.

Rachel said...

Congratulations!
Josh and Anna are such wonderful parents and their new addition is blessed to have a family like them.

Destiny said...

I vote with my mom, but, I lost the name Micah. But Michael James isn't usual, Josh's brother Jason has the middle name Michael. In fact, Brendan and Tatum Gaughan already had Michael James last October, but, that's hard.

Anonymous said...

God bless for the new addition. Suggestion baby boy name, Matthew. I named my youngest son by this name, meaning a gift from God, he truly is and such a kind and generous spirit. Congratulations, enjoy the happy times.

Lily and Ellie said...

Hi Ali!

The Duggar girls didn't find their skirt patterns on a website. They figured out how to convert jeans into skirts on their own. We asked them during an interview if they could post their patterns on their website, but it doesn't look like they've gotten around to it yet. Michelle did tell us that the girls use jeans that are baggier around the legs.

Hope this helps!
Lily and Ellie

Ali Holmes said...

Lily and Ellie,

Thanks so much for answering my question! :)

~Ali

Gabby said...

Congratulations Josh and Anna! I read on Yahoo! that it was confirmed the name of the son- Michael James. I love that name and I think it's so cute that they are continuing with the tradition of naming every child with the same letter. :-)

~Gabby
(also, here's the Yahoo! link: http://tv.yahoo.com/blog/josh-anna-duggar-welcome-son-michael-james--3179)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Josh and Anna, I am so happy for you. I love watching your show it is so inspiring. Although I have only one child and was an only child myself until I was seventeen years old, I have always wanted a big family. I love the way everyone pitches in and helps each other and the love just shines. I look forward to each episode of your show and admire the closeness your family has.

Anonymous said...

I had two home births (In NZ) and three hospital births, home births were much nicer and more relaxed! I am due in Nov but in Austrlia due to insurance it costs a lot of money to have a homebirth (around $5,000)
too much for our budget! So hospital it is for us ...

Anonymous said...

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He's adorable :)

Yes that's really him, I got the photo's from Josh's facebook.

Rhonda said...

Congradulations on your new little miracle. What a wonderful blessing this new life will be!

I had my son, Matthew Johannes (Dutch for John), by c-section in October 2010. He is truly the most wonderful Gift from God, and I thank God daily for his little life.
My mother and I watch your show weekly, if your looking for name suggestions I like Micah James, but my mother likes Malachi Anderw. God bless you and your new baby son!

Anonymous said...

My 3rd baby was a home birth in June 2010(2nd VBAC) and we are planning another one this coming January 2012. I loved the freedom of not being hooked up to all the monitors and being able to move freely around the home throughout my labor. It was a very positive and bonding experience for our family.

A gal from the woods said...

Awwww-Congrats to everyone. God Bless :)
I've been following your family for years and feel as if I'm a part of it. I too wanted a large family but that wasn't in our creaters plans. We are blessed with two awesome daughters and now two wonderful grands!
Have a blessed day :)

Anonymous said...

I was thinking Micah Joshua too! Wow! Either that or Matthew/Matt James

Ginger said...

All of my bio children have been born at home, 2 on land, 2 in water. ;) Planning another water birth in December. Yay!
On the video, Michelle gives the impression that Anna was only going to labor in the water, not give birth there. She's really missing out on the benefits that way, but to each her own.
Blessings on their new baby boy!

Anonymous said...

My little brother, Justice, was the only one born at home out of all ten of us. But, Anna and Josh, I am so happy for you!!! May God give you continual blessings as the years go by!!! I hope many, many, babies come in the future!!! :)

~*~Janelle~*~ said...

Congratulations!! I just had my 5th baby--a little girl (Lilah Faith) on the 15th as well (also my son's first birthday) at 5:56pm! Good day for a baby!! (My son was born last year at 6pm!)

Lily and Ellie said...

Congratulations, Janelle! You'll never forget the birthday of Josh and Anna's second child.

Enjoy your new little one!
~Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

Congrats Josh And Anna!
Congrats to big sister McKenzie:)
Names: Matthew(Gift from God)Issac(He will laugh)
Mitchell(Who is like God?/after michelle)Robert(bright fame/grandpa's middle name)

Nissa Gadbois said...

Congratulations! 5 of our 8 were born at home, after three hospital births. It's been the best decision for our family. I am grateful.

Many prayers of thanksgiving and blessing for the new little man!

briansbabe74 said...

I am so happy for Josh and Anna and both The Duggar and Keller family. Josh and Anna are great Christian parents and role models for young people.

Christine said...

Congratulations! On your wonderful new addition! Many many blessings to the four of you and your entire families.God has truly blessed you all.

bluebirdjohnson7 said...

Congratulations! The last 4 of my 7 children have been homebirths. I love it and am having my 5th homebirth in late August. It will be my 3rd waterbirth as well. God bless you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Life is such a blessing and new life is so much more exciting and such the greatest blessing! I wish wee Michael James Duggar a blessed and joyful walk with the Lord Jesus with his big sister Mackinzie,and Josh and Anna! I am so thankful that both grandpas were honored in this little boy!

Hannah said...

I love the duggars. The baby is so cute!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the new baby!! May God continue to Bless you all- including both Josh and Anna's families- You're all beautiful people.

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