'19 Kids and Counting': Duggars name unborn girl Jubilee Shalom
The Duggar family, stars of reality TV's "19 Kids and Counting," announced Monday that a memorial service will be held Wednesday for the unborn child Michelle Duggar miscarried Sunday night.
Jubilee Shalom Duggar was the name chosen for the girl who would have been the 20th addition to the family, according to a report in People magazine.
After finding out last week during a routine ultrasound that the baby they'd expected to arrive in April had died, the Duggars elected to allow the miscarriage to occur naturally. It was Michelle's second miscarriage; the first happened during her second pregnancy.
Michelle Duggar, matriarch of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting," was taken to the hospital Sunday night when she started feeling lightheaded after the miscarriage occurred, People said. After being taken care of at home to that point, she was expected to be released from the hospital Monday night.
A private service was held Sunday at the Duggar home for friends and family members, who also are invited to the memorial on Wednesday.
"As our whole family is grieving, we also know that God promises to work all things for good in our lives," Jim Bob Duggar wrote last week on the family's website. "We rest in knowing, that even though our child has departed this life that we will one day see each other again in heaven."
He echoed those sentiments in a letter shared with People: ""We have had many tears today. This is life, and I understand that we are going though something that many others have. ... Our prayer is that Jubilee's passing will help us all realize that this life is short, and our relationship with Jesus is the most important thing."
The couple had announced they were expecting baby No. 20 in November on the "Today" show.
— Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Michelle 'Duggar and Jim Bob Duggar visiting baby Josie in the hospital in 2010. Credit: TLC