Michelle Duggar and husband Jim Bob welcomed their 18th child, daughter Jordyn-Grace Makiya, this morning in Arkansas. She was delivered by Caesarean section at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers, weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches long.
“The ultimate Christmas gift from God,” said Jim Bob Duggar. “She’s just absolutely beautiful, like her mom and her sisters.”
Jim Bob Duggar said Michelle started having contractions Wednesday night. She needed the C-section, her third, because the baby was transverse. Jim Bob said both baby and mother were doing well Thursday night.
“We both would love to have more,” he said.
The Duggars now have 10 sons and eight daughters – Joshua, 20; twins John-David and Jana, 18; Jill, 17; Jessa, 16; Jinger, 14; Joseph, 13; Josiah, 12; Joy-Anna, 11; twins Jeremiah and Jedidiah, 9; Jason, 8; James, 7; Justin, 6; Jackson, 4; Johannah, 3; and Jennifer, 17 months.
The cable network TLC broadcasts a weekly show about the Duggars, called Seventeen and Counting.
“Our whole family is excited about Jordyn’s addition to our family,” Jim Bob Duggar said. “She’s just perfect in every way.”
(Above photo is of the Duggars after the birth of Jennifer last year.)