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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Expecting the expected

Today it was announced (on the Today Show no less) that Anna Duggar is expecting.  What?  Another Duggar joining the world?  I'm shocked.  Anna and Josh, both 22 years old, have a one year old daughter, Mackynzie (yes, they really spell it that way...) and are expecting their second child in June 2011.  Apparently, Anna got pregnant months after Mackynzie was born and then suffered a miscarriage (another thing she revealed on the Today Show).  According to her due date, Anna is about 9 weeks along.  Based on her history, I am a little surprised that she announced it on television at only 9 weeks.  I am one of those super cautious people who doesn't announce a pregnancy until around 12 weeks or a heart beat is detected.  Sounds a little old school, I know, but I just get anxious about these things.  I didn't even tell my mother that I was pregnant until around 11 weeks because I knew that she would have worried about it until after that "magical" 12 week mark. 

This picture was taken during Anna's first pregnancy when she and her MIL were both expecting.  It kind of sicks me out a little -- both the picture and the fact that they were both expecting.  Can we also talk about the fact that Josh and Anna are only 22?  Wow.  At 22 I was just graduating college and moving out to Los Angeles to go to law school.  I had just applied for my first credit card and was renting my first apartment.  I was nowhere near parenthood and was just trying to make it on my own.  The fact that we have such different lives is another reason why the Duggars still fascinate me so much.  On the show this week Michelle spoke at a mother's group, the kids went swimming in their wholesome wear and we learned that Jill likes to cook and get the "little ones" involved.  Frankly it was boring, but I still watched it.  At least I got to learn more about wholesome wear.    http://www.wholesomewear.com/culotte-a.html
It's hot. 

While Anna and Josh have their lives together, at the other end of the spectrum is Amber Portwood (20 yrs old), the infamous abuser from MTV's Teen Mom.  Amber's daughter Leah was recently taken from her by Child Protective Services and placed with Amber's ex and Leah's father, Gary.  I think we all saw this coming.  I feel for Amber in a way because I feel like her life is in a total downward spiral and she cannot get herself out, but on the other hand, I just think she is immature and needs some time to grow up a little.  I hope that Leah is thriving with Gary...please tell me that he has a crib for her that does not double as a storage shed.  For the "full" story, visit:   http://www.usmagazine.com/momsbabies/news/teen-moms-amber-having-child-taken-away-is-lowest-of-the-low-20101111

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