Jim and Michelle Duggar welcome their first grandchildOctober 12th, 2009 - 12:01 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tontitown, Oct 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jim and Michelle Duggar who are the proud parents of 18 children and also have one on the way, welcomed into their big, huge family their very first grandchild named Mackynzie Renee Duggar who weighed 8 pounds and is 19 1/2 inches in height.
She is the daughter of Josh Duggar, the eldest of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s 18 children and his wife Anna, who got married on Sept. 26, 2008, at the Buford Grove Baptist Church in Hilliard, Fla., after meeting at a home-schoolers’ conference in 2006.
Anna Keller Duggar had learned that she was pregnant on Feb. 2 and she was completely over-joyed.
“Josh was excited to participate in the birth as well,” said a family friend. “They are both so happy.”
“I ask Anna what she needs,” Josh told PEOPLE in July. “I talk to the baby and we involve her in our conversations. When Anna and I are talking to each other, we’ll say, ‘So, how do you like that, Mackynzie?’ ”
According to TV reports, Mackynzie Duggar’s birth will be featured on TLC’s 18 Kids and Counting special “First Grandduggar,” airing Tuesday, October 13, at 9 p.m.
“We are so thrilled and so excited for Josh and Anna,” said Michelle Duggar, who held her youngest daughter, 4-month-old Jordyn, on her knee. She said that when she was growing up, she had nieces and nephews her own age, so it wouldn’t be strange to have a grandchild almost the same age as her own child.
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