Anna told the Today Show, “We are so excited to announce the arrival of our third child, Marcus Anthony Duggar. Mackynzie and Michael are thrilled to welcome a little brother and we are so thankful that mom and baby are well! We are blessed to have our family close as we celebrate this gift from God!”This was a sweet statement, but it made me sad as well. I know, as do all of the other Duggar fans out there, that she will not have the family that close for much longer. The oldest Duggar child will move his growing clan to Washington, D.C. sometime in the near future. However, for now they are still happily nestled in Arkansas……at least according to the lastest photo taken in Josh and Anna’s living room, as the Duggar’s surround the newest addition to their family.
I can not say for sure if it was a home birth, but Jill and Jana were in attendance as Anna’s midwives. That is such a great way to give birth, with your family members assisting. We will find out all of those details and more soon enough, because the new season of the Duggars show, “19 Kids and Counting” starts on Jun 16, 2013……on Father’s Day. Happy Father’s Day Josh!