U.S. couple has 17th child, not done yet
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Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are seen with their children in this undate file photo. Jennifer Dannielle Duggar became the 17th child and seventh girl in her family when she was born at 10:01 a.m. Thursday at a hospital in Rogers, Arkansas.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are seen with their children in this undate file photo. Jennifer Dannielle Duggar became the 17th child and seventh girl in her family when she was born at 10:01 a.m. Thursday at a hospital in Rogers, Arkansas.
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    BEIJING, Aug. 3 (Xinhuanet) -- Jennifer Dannielle Duggar became the 17th child and seventh girl in her family when she was born at 10:01 a.m. Thursday at a hospital in Rogers, Arkansas.

    Her father and mother, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, say they aren't finished, that they want more children.

    "We'd love to have more," Michelle said, referring to baby girls. "We love the ruffles and lace."

    Jennifer joins the fast-growing Duggar brood, who live in a 7,000-square-foot (650-square-meter) home in Tontitown. 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 2 years old.

    "We are just so grateful to God for another gift from him," said Jim Bob Duggar, a former state representative. "We are just so thankful to him that everything went just very well."

    Jennifer joins siblings: Joshua, 19; John David, 17; Janna, 17; Jill, 16; Jessa, 14; Jinger, 13; Joseph, 12; Josiah, 11; Joy-Anna, 9; Jedidiah, 8; Jeremiah, 8; Jason 7; James 6; Justin, 4; Jackson, 3; Johannah, almost 2.

    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, Jim Bob Duggar said.

    Among the "fun facts" listed on Discovery Health's Web page devoted to the Duggars: A baby has been born in every month except June; the Duggars have gone through an estimated 90,000 diapers, and Michelle has been pregnant for 126 months or 10.5 years of her life.

    (Agencies)

Editor: Gareth Dodd
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