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OK, mamas, we're going to try this one last time. Here's the poop (apologies if it's a repeat from the J&K thread):
This is the television forum. The purpose of the television forum is to discuss 18, 19, 20, Whatever Kids and Counting, the television show.

All posts must both adhere to the forum's purpose (see above) and the User Agreement, specifically
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Do not post in a disrespectful, defamatory, adversarial, baiting, harassing, offensive, insultingly sarcastic or otherwise improper manner, toward a member or other individual, including casting of suspicion upon a person, invasion of privacy, humiliation, demeaning criticism, name-calling, personal attack, or in any way which violates the law.
Defamatory = purposely harmful and/or untrue with the intention to malign. MDC is no longer hosting celebrity gossip, which should cover most of it, but we will also not host speculation of a harmful nature, including allegations of abuse or armchair mental health diagnoses. This is also covered under "casting suspicion". If you can't prove it with a reliable source, don't post it as fact.

Baiting = trying to make end runs around the User Agreement and hinting that members posting to this thread on either "side" are somehow morally deficient. It will not be tolerated, and is not the purpose of this forum. Discuss the show, not the members who discuss the show.

Offensive/disrespectful: You can discuss your thoughts on their religious beliefs as they pertain to the show. But please, mind your language. We don't host any form of religious bigotry on MDC. Don't use words that would offend you if someone turned them around and used them to describe your own beliefs. Certainly, words like "cult" are NEVER appropriate when describing someone's religious beliefs.

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This isn't the place to debate religion, family planning/fertility, discipline techniques, etc. If you want to have an extended conversation on those topics, please start a thread in the proper forum.

This thread will be opened tonight and will be actively moderated. The plan is to start a new thread each month. Posts that violate these guidelines will be removed and alerted. Jim-Bob and Michelle and their brood are certainly not core to MDC's purpose, and if these guidelines can't be adhered to, the thread will be removed.

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Is this open?? It's open!! Woo hoo!!

You know for living in a home with no TV, I sure do manage to watch a lot of it...
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subbing
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Okay, so what epis have I seen this season? The San Fran trip and the Christmas parade.

Can I just say that their bus is BIG! I think it may be bigger than my house.
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Subbing, we don't get DHC anymore so I can't watch the show.
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Subbing, we don't get DHC anymore so I can't watch the show.
Do you get TLC?
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Have they showed the birth episode yet? If so, I totally missed it. We've seen almost all the new ones of this year so far. I liked the diamond digging one. :
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They showed the birth episode on the 24th of december I believe.
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I think the birth episode was a "special", and was not listed as 17 kids and counting. I had to set my DVR for it specifically, it wasn't automatically recorded like the other shows are for me.

The SF episode cracked me up. I had to save it to show DH. Between Jim Bob's hairspray and them going to a head shop, it was pretty funny.
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Do you get TLC?
Nope, we got rid of our cable. Hmmm... can I see the eps online?
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I think the birth episode was a "special", and was not listed as 17 kids and counting. I had to set my DVR for it specifically, it wasn't automatically recorded like the other shows are for me.

The SF episode cracked me up. I had to save it to show DH. Between Jim Bob's hairspray and them going to a head shop, it was pretty funny.
Yeah, and when the cameraman asked Michelle to tell him more about the head shop they visited and she was like "the what we visited??"
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I just watched the episode where Josh married Anna. It was sweet. The modest dresses for the bride and bridesmaids were pretty. I especially liked the bridesmaid dresses.
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I have to say I love this program. I'm sad that I missed the birth though!! I almost missed the wedding. New episodes on Tuesday!

Although I don't agree with everything they say or do, I appreciate how their children are absolutely central in their life. I think that is very admirable.
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The only episode I've ever seen of this show was the birth episode, and I have to say I was disappointed. They did attend a Bradley class (shoot... with all those kids they could probably TEACH CBE in their sleep!) but the birth itself was pretty interventive (If I remember correctly). I remember being surprised that it got so medical so quickly.


I figured that if anyone could portray birth as a natural, non-scary, normal event it would be the woman with 18 kids, but nope.
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The only episode I've ever seen of this show was the birth episode, and I have to say I was disappointed. They did attend a Bradley class (shoot... with all those kids they could probably TEACH CBE in their sleep!) but the birth itself was pretty interventive (If I remember correctly). I remember being surprised that it got so medical so quickly.


I figured that if anyone could portray birth as a natural, non-scary, normal event it would be the woman with 18 kids, but nope.
It was out of her hands though. The baby was sideways and as one MDC mama's siggy says (paraphrasing) babies don't come out sideways no matter how hard you push.
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I finally saw the wedding episode. I thought it was really down to earth and homey instead of being over the top. I can't stand over the top weddings when it feels like it's more about the wedding than the marriage if that makes sense. It was really cute.
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Yeah. Not sure how anyone (even TLC) could be faulted for a medicalized birth when the baby is sideways.

I think Michelle has had the majority of her kids naturally, and several VBAC's. Given the birth culture and the statistics, I think she deserves kudos.

Just bad luck that that particular baby decided to get ornery on them.
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I just watched the episode where Josh married Anna. It was sweet. The modest dresses for the bride and bridesmaids were pretty. I especially liked the bridesmaid dresses.
I agree! I loved Anna's dress, and the BM dresses were very pretty. I thought it was so sweet that her sister had purchased the BM dress for her own wedding some day but let Anna use it because she loved it too.
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Although I don't agree with everything they say or do, I appreciate how their children are absolutely central in their life. I think that is very admirable.
Completely ditto here!!! Michelle is so inspiring to me!
post #20 of 362
So what was the sex of baby 18? I missed the show.
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