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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

45 and Pregnant - TLC is the MTV for old people.

Yes, it is official -Michelle Duggar is expecting baby number 20!  It was announced on the Today Show this morning and she is 3 1/2 months along and "craving pickles."  She is also 45 years old and had SEVERE complications with her last baby who was born around 25/26 weeks.  I am not really surprised by this news as the family has always been open about welcoming as many children as God would give them, but I thought perhaps her age would work against her this time around and she wouldn't be able to have any more kiddos.  Silly me.  This woman was born to breed.

TLC is going to give me the chance to watch a 45 year old woman carry her 20th child, while no doubt traveling the country in a family bus and sporting bangs circa 1995.  It is almost as fun as watching the 16 and Pregant series on MTV where little teeny boppers deal with cheating boyfriends, crackhead parents and no longer fitting into the Victoria Secret PINK line.  Wholesome fun = Duggars vs. Can't Tear Yourself Away from the Teen Trainwreck = 16 & Prego.  From my vantage point as a 30 something year old mom, it is almost a tie as to which show is more intriguing.  I can't imagine what Michelle Duggar's life is like and it is SOOO different from my own so I enjoy the spectacle and then I watch the knocked up teens and am so darn thankful that I never had to deal with that situation and find myself rooting for at least ONE of them to succeed (as in graduate, keep their relationship going and be a capable mother...).   

I am a fan of the Duggar family in general...I sometimes think that they are pretty extreme (the no dancing, no pants on women, etc.), but I tend to cheer them on.  So, congratulations Duggars on number 20 -- may this pregnancy be a HEALTHY one and yield a full-term baby!!! 

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