1208_duggar_singleSad news for the Duggar family today, as Michelle and Jim Bob announced that Michelle has miscarried.

“Earlier today at a routine doctor's appointment, Michelle and I received the sad news that we lost the baby," Jim says in a statement.

"Michelle is resting comfortably at home with the support of the entire family. We are grateful for all the thoughts and prayers, but ask for privacy during this difficult time.”

The two "19 Kids and Counting" stars went in for what was supposed to be a routine check-up to find out their 20th child's gender on Thursday, but the doctor couldn't find a heartbeat, according to PEOPLE.

"It has been a real sad disappointment" Michelle says. "We had just been talking about baby names last night and they were getting excited about naming a boy or a girl. It has been a real sad disappointment."

"They have all been so excited about this baby and looking forward to April coming around and having a new little one in our arms," she adds. "That was the most difficult. The Lord is the giver of life and he can choose when that life is ready to go on and be with Him."

This is Michelle's second miscarriage, the couple also lost the baby during her second pregnancy.
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