Josh and Anna Duggar Welcome Baby Boy Marcus Anthony
Another Duggar has arrived! Josh and Anna Duggar welcomed their third child, son Marcus Anthony Duggar, on Sunday, June 2.
Josh, 25, is the oldest child of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, who star on the TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting. He and Anna, who married in 2008, are already parents to daughter Mackynzie, 3, and Michael, nearly 2.
"We are so excited to announce the arrival of our third child, Marcus Anthony Duggar. Mackynzie and Michael are thrilled to welcome a little brother and we are so thankful that mom and baby are well!" the couple said in a statement to TODAY.com. "We are blessed to have our family close as we celebrate this gift from God!"
Josh's parents named their 19 children names that started with "J," and he has continued the tradition by choosing names for his children that start with "M."
Grandparents Michelle and Jim Bob told the TODAY show in April that they are considering adoption after Michelle suffered a miscarriage in 2011 with her 20th child.
"We're praying about if the Lord would want us to adopt," Michelle said. Jim Bob added, "We have set up our home to be designed for taking care of children. We love children, and we really believe every child is a special gift from God."