First Duggar Grandchild Is Born!
The first Duggar grandchild has arrived.
On Thursday night, Josh Duggar -- the eldest of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's 18 children -- and wife Anna welcomed a baby girl.
Mackynzie will be in good company, considering that she has 17 aunts and uncles and another one on the way: In September, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar announced they were expecting their 19th child in the spring.
Josh and Anna, who are both 20, wed Sept. 26, 2008, at the Buford Grove Baptist Church in Hilliard, Fla., after meeting at a home-schoolers' conference in 2006.
He said it was love at first sight.
For the wedding -- which was featured on their TLC show, which has since been renamed 18 Kids and Counting -- Anna made all the bridesmaids herself and the Duggars piled in a used bus they had purchased from a hockey team to drive from their Tonitown, Ark. home for the Florida ceremony.
Asked in June what kind of parents he and Anna will be, Josh (who runs his own car dealership in Springdale, Ark.) told the Today show: "I think you can prepare only in so many ways, but really just realizing that you can be a role model for that child and be as prepared as you can be."
"We'd be happy with two or three," Josh said. "I think that children are a blessing though and when you raise them right they're a great blessing."
Josh's sibs include twins Jana and John-David, 19; Jill, 18; Jessa, 16; Jinger, 15; Joseph, 14; Josiah, 13; Joy-Anna, 11; twins Jedidiah and Jeremiah, 10; Jason, 9; James, 8; Justin, 6; Jackson, 5; Johanna, 3; Jennifer, 2 and Jordyn-Grace, 9 months.