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19 (and Counting!) Duggar Family Facts

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Dig these 19 bits of Duggar trivia from the family that keeps on growin' and growin'!

19 Duggar Family Facts


Michelle Duggar (maiden name: Ruark) is the youngest of seven children. Jim Bob Duggar is one of two children.


The Duggars met when Jim Bob came to Michelle's house in high school on a door-to-door church visitation. They were married July 21, 1984.


In the beginning of the Duggars' marriage, the couple used birth control. Their first child, Joshua, was born four years into their marriage.


The Duggars now have 10 sons and eight daughters.

Here are all the kids' names in order of appearance: Joshua, Jana, John-David, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah, Jennifer, and Jordyn-Grace.


The only person in the Duggar family whose name doesn't start with "J" is Mom -- Michelle.


Even Jazmine, the Duggars' dog, has a "J" name in keeping with the family tradition.


The Duggars have a new baby approximately every 18 months.


The Duggars estimate all the family members combined have worked approximately 39,000 total hours building their house.


Their house is 7,000 sq. ft, and has 4 washers and 4 dryers.


The boys' bedroom has 10 beds and two bathrooms.


Michelle's been pregnant for over 135 months (11.25 years) of her life.


Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar renewed their marriage vows in 2009.


Every Duggar child learns to play both violin and piano.


The Duggar daily routine includes breakfast and reading the Proverb of the day.


Jim Bob is a former state legislator, who served in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1999 to 2002.


The Duggars' TLC show "18 Kids and Counting" premiered on September 29, 2008.


The TLC show was originally called "17 Kids and Counting" -- the name was changed on February 24, 2009, for the arrival of Jordyn-Grace.


On September 1, 2009, on the "Today Show," Michelle announced that she is expecting her 19th child.


On October 8, 2009, Michelle and Jim Bob became grandparents when Joshua and his wife, Anna, had their first child, Mackynzie Renee.

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