Duggar's 18 Kids and Counting gets one more

Sep 3, 2009 at 12:50 p.m. ET

In TLC's show, 18 Kids and Counting, Michelle Duggar is a 42 year-old mom from Arkansas. She's not just any old mom -- she's the mother of eighteen kids and now has one more on the way -- along with one grandchild en route, too!

The Duggar family gather for number 18Although most of the attention in reality television and multiple births the past several months has centered on Jon and Kate, another reality TV family of multiples is headed fast towards the spotlight.

Here's the Duggar deal: there's Michelle and her husband Jim Bob. Then there are Joshua, 21; Jana and John-David, 19; Jill, 18; Jessa, 16; Jinger, 15; Joseph, 14; Josiah, 13; Joy-Anna, 11; twins Jedidiah and Jeremiah, 10; Jason, 9; James, 8; Justin, 6; Jackson, 5; Johanna, 3; Jennifer, 2, and Jordyn-Grace, 8 months.

Michelle is expecting their nineteenth child in March. She wrote on her blog, "I'm just thankful. I don't take this experience for granted, ever. I cherish that I have the time and ability to play with my children and be active for them. I don't take pregnancy for granted, either. I thought we might be done."

According to a conversation Michelle had with People.com, the family drinks seven gallons of milk on a weekly basis. Plus, they eat fifteen dozen eggs and fifteen boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios. In fact, the Duggars shop for bulk items once a month and then every few days they purchase fresh fruit and vegetables. Michelle told People.com, "Usually we are in the produce section buying huge quantities of apples, oranges, bananas, lettuce, carrots and things like that."

What is the Duggar's monthly budget for groceries and household goods? Why, it's $3,000!

Read on for more

SheKnows Parenting looks at the Duggar pregnancy
TLC's first multiples family, Jon and Kate Plus 8's latest
Reality TV Magazine's feature on the Duggar pregnancy