I’m all for a big family, although it appears that 5 is as big as our family is going to get. However, I’m nowhere near as into the “big family” idea as these two parents. The Dugger family has fascinated me ever since I first saw them in a Discovery Health special. At that time I believe they had 15 kids and were expecting #16. Since then, they’ve had #16 and #17. And now, in a press release of sorts they have let the world know that they are currently expecting #18!!!!! I can’t imagine having 18 kids! Here’s the link for the new article: Lucky #18. Craziness.

Just to give you some more perspective, here are some “fun facts” from the Discovery Health Channel’s web page on the Duggers.

Michelle’s been pregnant for 135 months of her life. (That’s 11 years!)
Average number of months between Duggar births is 18.
Estimated number of Duggar diapers to date is 90,000.
The Duggars do approximately 200 loads of laundry each month.
The Duggars feed their entire brood for less than $2,000 per month.
The only person in the Duggar family whose name doesn’t start with “J” is Mom —
Every Duggar child learns to play both violin and piano.
The family organizes their household chores by assigning “jurisdictions,” so everyone knows exactly what their daily responsibilities are.
The Duggars estimate all the family members combined have worked approximately 39,000 total hours building their new house.
The Duggars are debt free.