Can't keep her hands off.....Couple has 17th child
While much of Europe might be lingering below the demographic disaster line of 2.1 children per woman, one Arkansas couple is playing their part to combat western underpopulation by welcoming in their 17th child, a little girl named Jennifer. While the thought of 17 childern might send most western couples into therapy Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar insist that they want more. Particularly more little girls, because they "Just love the ruffles and lace." The worlds most demographically reproductive country is Yemen with an average birth rate of 14 births per female, though it now appears that Yemen will, some day soon, be followed in a close second by Arkansas.
Arkansas couple have their 17th child, say they want even more
Aug 2 02:07 PM US/Eastern
LITTLE ROCK (AP) - An Arkansas couple had a baby daughter today - their 17th child and seventh girl.
And the pair say they're still not ready to give it a rest.
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar said in an interview that their daughter, Jennifer Danielle, was born at 10:01 a.m. at a hospital in Rogers, Arkansas.
Michelle, who's been pregnant for 126 months - or 10.5 years - of her life, said the couple would like to have more girls, since they love the ruffles and lace.
All the children - whose names start with the letter J - are taught at home.
The oldest is 19 and the youngest, before Jennifer, is almost two years old.
The Duggars have been featured on several programs on cable television's Discovery Health Network.
The next special, the Duggar Family Album, is scheduled to air next month.
Among the "fun facts" listed on Discovery Health's web page devoted to the Duggars is that a baby has been born in every month except June.