Josh & Anna Duggar: Their Long, Strange Road to Baby #6

Well, it's official -- Josh and Anna Duggar are expecting their sixth child.

Despite the fact that Anna pregnancy rumors circulate on social media pretty much nonstop, a lot of fans were still surprised by the news.

You can count us among those who were taken off-guard by the couple's video announcement.

Sure, the rumors are constant, but that's all the more reason they can usually be discounted.

The situation has caused us to reflect on the bumpy road that brought Josh and Anna to this point.

Here's a look back at how it all began, as well as the many challenges these two have faced along the way:

1. The Beginning

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Josh is the oldest of the Duggar kids, and he was the first of Jim Bob and Michelle's children to tie the knot and start a family.

2. The First Grandkid

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No doubt Anna will always have a special place in her in-laws' hearts for giving the offspring-obsessed Duggars their first grandchild.

3. Keeping Tradition Alive

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When Mackynzie (who's now 9) joined the family, it looked as though Josh and Anna would follow in his parents' footsteps.

4. D.C. Bound

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But the couple surprised fans when they moved to Washington. D.C. so that he could work as a lobbyist.

5. Keeping Up the Pace

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Two more kids -- Michael and Marcus -- followed soon after Mackynzie.

6. Doing the Duggar Deed

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Josh and Anna continued to welcome kids at the rate of one every two years, and they seemed to have the full support of both fans and his family.
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