Michelle Duggar: 'Feeling Much Better' & 'Baby Sounds Good'

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2009  |  Updated 11:45 AM CDT
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Pregnant Michelle Duggar "Feeling Much Better" After Hospitalization

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In September, Michelle and husband Jim Bob announced they were pregnant with their 19th child.

After the matriarch of the Duggar family was hospitalized for treatment of a gallstone over the weekend, "18 Kids and Counting" stars Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar released a video on Tuesday updating their fans on the 42-year-old reality mom – who is pregnant with her 19th child.

"We'd like to thank everybody for praying for Michelle," Jim Bob said in the video posted on TLC's Web site and apparently taped in at Michelle's bedside at the University of Arkansas for Health Sciences in Little Rock, where she was admitted.

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"Thank you for all the well wishes we have been receiving, we are just really grateful" Michelle said. "I am feeling much better. The gallstone has kind of calmed down a little bit, blood pressure is still kind of getting regulated, and the baby sounds good, and so we're just waiting to see what happens, so we're thankful."

"So, they're going to keep her here a few more days to make sure her blood pressure keeps going down and everything lines up," Jim Bob added, and then directly told his wife, "I pray that you'll get to go home quickly and that you'll be able to carry the baby to full term, so far the baby is doing great, and we're so grateful to God."

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In September, Michelle and husband Jim Bob announced they were pregnant with their 19th child.

When the latest addition to the family does arrive, the Duggar's total tally isn't the only thing that will be changing – so will the name of their show.

Access Hollywood previously confirmed TLC will change the name of the series to "19 Kids and Counting," following the child's birth.

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