I don't know what's funnier, the look on Jedidiah's face when OfJimBob says she's expecting number eighteen or the fact that at least seven of you wrote me or commented about it. :)
Here's the video.
A couple of observations,...and keep in mind that I'm punch drunk from being in-and-out of hospital this week.
Is anyone else sort of squicked out by the fact that there's some big Duggar-girl calendar where the girls keep track of momma's menstrual cycle? I'll give credit where it's due...at least they used the word "period" loud-and-proud on the Today show (instead of calling it Momma's Dirty Little Monthly Secret), but damn. I have this horrible mental image of these girls poking OfJimBob in the side and saying, "You know, mom...daddy's looking pretty hot and you're ovulating." *shudder*
I loved, loved, loved Jedidiah's face when they made the announcement. He shot the camera a look that was anything but joy. He's probably figured out that this means even less Tater-Tot Casserole for him. By contrast, the eldest boy (Joshua) looked like he'd impregnated Michelle himself. Watch the video and tell me you didn't get the same vibe. He's probably planning his own little Quiverfull.
If you watch the clip, then you'll see that they were giving Michelle Mother's Day Gifts and the older girls bought her an "outfit"...which had some sort of animal print (Grrrr, baby. Very grrrr!). Jessa or Jill (they're all blending together right now) said, "All Mom has is maternity clothes but not much for the in-between times, so we picked out this outfit." D'OH!! They also presented her with a fourteen cup coffee maker. Again, "D'OH!" And, a...wait for it...a pearl necklace (that Michelle has always wanted). D'oh....errr...I think she's had her share of pearl...never mind.
But, I'd have to say that the highlight, for me, was the confirmation that they're going to do a television series. I've long said that the things that look harmless and cute in an hour long special become less endearing when viewed week after week. Maybe we'll get to see the blanket training, the schedule for "time with mommy", and the ironic sexual repression of daughters in the light it should be viewed in?