Anna Duggar Tells a Fan She Probably Won’t Have 19 Kids Like Her Mother-in-Law Michelle — ‘I Don’t Think That Will Happen’

Waiting for the next Duggar family pregnancy announcement never takes long. Every month it seems another member of the family is either giving birth, waiting to have a baby, or joyfully announcing a new addition. With so many of the adult children grown and married, it was inevitable that Jim Bob and Michelle would have many, many grandchildren.

Josh Duggar is the oldest son and so far, he and his wife Anna have the largest brood with six kids total. Fans are speculating that Anna might be pregnant again based on some thoughtfully worded Instagram posts. But even if she is adding a seventh child to the mix now or later, she told one fan that she probably won’t be the next Michelle Duggar with 19 kids.

Josh and Anna Duggar
Josh and Anna Duggar | Kris Connor/Getty Images

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Josh and Anna Duggar started growing their family right away

Josh and Anna got married in September 2008 and wasted no time expanding their family. Their oldest daughter, Mackynzie, was born the next year in 2009. Like his parents, Josh and Anna are practicing Christians who most likely avoid using birth control.

Their most recent addition, Maryella Hope, made them a family of 8 in November 2019. And now fans are thinking the Duggars might be expecting again.

Is Anna Duggar pregnant again?

On her birthday, Anna posted a photo on Instagram that said, “It’s official, I’m 32! It’s been such a special day! This morning some of my sisters-in-love and I enjoyed some girls’ time out catching up over brunch, followed by a pedicure & fun time plant shopping!”

The photo series shows Anna participating in the activities with her family. Her caption continued with, “Josh & I wrapped up the evening with a dinner date, reminiscing our engagement 12 years ago today (can you believe it’s been that long?!?!?!) and dreaming about the exciting things in store for our family in the near future.”

Fans immediately speculated that those “exciting things” might include new baby news.

Anna Duggar said there’s no way she can be like Michelle Duggar

A fan commented on the post speculating that Anna and Josh were well on their way to becoming the next Jim Bob and Michelle. “I guess Anna is following in Josh[‘s] mom[‘s] footsteps,” they wrote. “Will have another 20 little Duggars!”

But Anna quickly shot down the idea. “Well, since my babies tend to be 2+ years apart, that would put me having babies in my 60s,” she replied. “I don’t think that will happen. I’m loving the 6 littles God has given us! Each day is full of laughter, love, laundry, and a few random surprises!”

Her response to the fan may have also confirmed that Anna is not pregnant again so quickly. With her youngest daughter being born in November, she’d have to wait until early 2021 to get pregnant again if she wants to maintain the current two-year spacing.

Anna clearly loves and respects her mother-in-law, but even so, she’s not planning to have 19 kids. We’ll have to wait and see if baby number 7 joins the Duggar family.