Michelle Duggar now has five grandchildren. Anna Duggar, who was deemed overdue last weekend, gave birth on Sunday. Michelle and husband Jim Bob Duggar announced the happy news on Sunday in a short video clip.
Posting the clip on The Duggar Family website, they had help from Josh and Anna Duggar’s son Marcus, who was clearly staying with his grandparents while his new baby sister was born.
Meredith Grace Duggar is Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s fifth grandchild–and the fourth child for Josh and Anna. Already the parents of a daughter and two sons, Meredith Grace’s arrival evens things out in that Duggar household.
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have experienced a vast array of highs and lows in the past couple of weeks. In addition to dealing with Josh Duggar’s sexual molestation scandal since it hit the media back in May, they have said goodbye to daughter and son-in-law Derick and Jill Dillard, as well as grandson Israel, as their family headed to Central America to serve as missionaries. And then just two days before Anna Duggar gave birth to baby Meredith, TLC announced they were canceling the Duggar family reality show, 19 Kids and Counting. Add to this mix the resurgence of an old Duggar family scandal–Jim Bob Duggar’s brother-in-law allegedly transmitted genital herpes to a woman many years ago–and then the engagement of this brother-in-law’s daughter, Amy Duggar–and the highs and lows Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are likely still digesting might make some people question their own sanity.
Yet Michelle Duggar relies on her strong Christian faith–as does her whole family–and she maintains it will see her through all of the present insanity the family is enduring.
— Access Hollywood (@accesshollywood) July 20, 2015
Fortunately blessings abound in the 19 Kids and Counting family, too, and the latest one is a beautiful baby girl. Meredith Grace Duggar came into the world weighing a healthy seven pounds, 14 ounces, and measuring an impressive 20.5 inches in length. Mom and baby are doing well, and to Michelle Duggar, that is no doubt the greatest blessing of all.