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Saylii

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    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    Usually you only close once when buying from a builder. You pay a big deposit to claim it, but it doesn’t actually become yours in deed until the house is built and the keys handed over. The reason we saw the deed from Austin’s land purchase is because he bought the land first, then built the house himself.
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    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    If they were going to do that, I would have expected the whole build to be featured on social media. Then eventually sold as a “Hey, buy what Jill Dillard designed”. And I’d expect that to actually be a Jana gig, not a Jill gig. So I think they legit bought it. Just not sure how.
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    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    At this point I have to think Derick was complaining about the medical bills because he felt TLC owed them something, not because he couldn’t pay them. Wasn’t there a rumor that some Christian organization was paying for law school? Maybe Derick really is an employee somewhere on the books. Even though the mortgage bubble is slowly coming back, I can’t see them getting approved without any income. The builder might have some kind of in-house lending program which may not be as strict as a mortgage, but they would still need serious assets to buy the house on their own.
  4. Tbf, Janessa is still a lap baby so her flight would be free. That’s still two grifted tickets though.
  5. Amanda Stanton’s custody documents outlined her earnings. $20k/mo at the time, her ex-fiancé was pulling $10k/mo at the time. This was also at one of the lowest points in her influencer career because it was just after she finished Bachelor in Paradise. Her earnings are self-described as higher now, especially now that she has accounts for her kids. All the original Duggar daughters blow her numbers out of the water in terms of likes & comments. That is the only thing that matters to social media marketing. Natural engagement means how many real people interact with the Duggars online. For better or worse, the Duggars get the majority of their likes and comments from real followers. It’s painfully easy for the companies to tell who is buying followers, likes, and comments and that drives down their pay rate. Jessa generally pulls a 4% engagement rate on her Instagram. That’s very good with 2M followers. She’s getting paid. I do agree their biggest paycheck was coming from Thrive Market, but I wouldn’t discount Jill’s Citrus & Lemon gig either.
  6. The thing about the Duggars, for better or worse, is that they have natural engagement. The last few posts of Jessa’s had at least 50,000+ likes and hundreds of comments. The big influencers from say, The Bachelor, get a fraction of that and are known for buying followers. Some of The Bachelor people are on record with a minimum of $10,000-$20,000 per post. Even if JB isn’t as strong a negotiater without an agent I bet each girl still pulls in 5 figures a post based on engagement alone.
  7. They probably pierced them at birth. I know it’s very popular where I live because it’s in the hospital with sterile equipment and omg it’s a girl. The hospital offered it to us but we said no.
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    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    “And lookin’ stellar!” with some emojis that I’m not going to go find since IG won’t let me copypasta.
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    Josiah and Lauren: He Has To Marry Somebody

    Yes. Jessa would have conceived in mid-to-late August. They had been married about a month and a half.
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    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    Might have done it when Izzy was born. If he was colicky Jill would have been recommended to cut allergens out of her diet while BFing. It’s one of those recipes that the ingredients separately sound pretty good, but seeing the finished product just turns you off from eating forever.
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    Josiah and Lauren: He Has To Marry Somebody

    I think it’s more that female cycles tend to sync in groups, so I wouldn’t be surprised if Lauren and Jessa had very similar start dates to their cycles. Lauren could have also been calculating off a conception calendar which will give slightly different dates from LMP. I do think Lauren was really pregnant, really had a positive pregnancy test, and really had a miscarriage. I also think she could be exaggerating a lot of details which is why they aren’t lining up perfectly.
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    Josiah and Lauren: He Has To Marry Somebody

    You can have corn tortillas as a Celiac but I don’t remember if it was labeled or not. I know true Celiacs can have miscarriages when they eat gluten because of the antibodies their body makes.
  13. If Lauren announced Michelle’s party on 9/13, the stick really wasn’t dry yet. I had a mid-June baby myself and the start date of my last period was 9/7. Even pushing that up two weeks to compensate for a 6/1 due date is cutting it awfully close. Lauren had to have announced her pregnancy at sub-4 weeks which is just insane to me.
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    Josiah and Lauren: He Has To Marry Somebody

    Lauren is snappish, but she acts like that in her solo TH’s too. I think it’s more the affect she’s put on her voice and the fact that everything gets a layer of simpering eyeroll, like she is fully aware that she is the smartest person in the room and everything is just so beneath her. The only time I wasn’t struck by it is when she was with her family getting ready for the wedding. Lauren's definitely “acting” and “on” 24/7. I think she might even out fame-ho Jeremy in the end.
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    Josiah and Lauren: He Has To Marry Somebody

    You can definitely tell there’s something in the blood clots when it all comes out. I wouldn’t necessarily call it “the baby” but there can be parts of tissue/placenta/uterus shredding that you can visibly see. I sincerely hope that Josiah, JB, and Daddy Dwain are supportive of her getting prenatal care in the future. She probably wasn’t far enough along for any real appointments, but she should meet with an OB now and get situated before her next pregnancy. Hopefully it was a one-off situation and she will have healthy babies. But coupled with her other health problems she may need professional support to keep a baby to term.
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    Josiah and Lauren: He Has To Marry Somebody

    Hmm, they said in one of the magazine articles it was October. Guess it was early October then. Or they peed on the stick at Michelle’s birthday. I could see that being a fun party trick in that family.
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    Josiah and Lauren: He Has To Marry Somebody

    I don’t think it was a wedding night baby at least. The picture of the two of them at the pro-life banquet was posted to IG 10/25 and everyone thought she looked pregnant there. I also can’t see Lauren showing up fresh to a pro-life event days after a miscarriage. I’m thinking it happened that last week in October, especially since they basically went dark until Christmas. Based on her comments, she was probably about 6-7 weeks pregnant.
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    S09.E01: Love Is In The Air

    They also don’t have crunchy midwives in Laredo. There are some that will take care of the whole Rio Grande Valley, but you’re still birthing at home. I’m not aware of any true birthing centers in Laredo, just their big hospital. I suspect location didn’t really matter to them because once Joy had her gigantic baby, Jinger had made the decision to induce a few days early anyways. I bet the next birth will be in Laredo if they are still there.
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    Josiah and Lauren: He Has To Marry Somebody

    The Duggar Family FB page confirmed a miscarriage. I feel bad for Lauren.
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    The Duggalos: Jinger and the Holy Goalie

    You know the more that Jinger sniffs up God’s butt for allowing her to be a mom, the more I think J&J just aren’t as fertile as the others. She would never admit that she struggled with conception because it would hurt the Duggar image but I feel like she’s starting to straddle that line.
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    Joy and Austin: This One Time At Family Camp

    Remember Joy had an emergency c-section. They sold the property they were in pretty shortly after Gideon was born. I wonder if it was to pay down some of that medical debt. Austin’s the hardest working of the in-laws, but I bet he brought the least familial support to the table.
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    Joy and Austin: This One Time At Family Camp

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the camper was a form of birth control, just like Jessa and Ben were using everyone in their room at night as their BC.
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    Joy and Austin: This One Time At Family Camp

    It’s a pretty popular Joanna Gaines combo (the wood on grey). He missed the mark slightly by going a little too dark with his paint but it might look lighter in person. That would sell like a hot cake in my area.
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    The Duggalos: Jinger and the Holy Goalie

    Did Jeremy go to Arkansas? He’s been suspiciously quiet on SM and in none of Jinger’s pictures.
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    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    I would not be surprised if Derick got a chunk of change from his Dad’s passing. Other then moving out of the pool house, he’s never acted like he’s been short on $$$. Even traveling in Nepal before he hooked up with the Duggar’s wouldn’t have been cheap. Law school may drain what’s left, but it wouldn’t surprise me if both Derick and Dan got high 5 to 6 figures from life insurance policies.
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