19 Kids and Counting: 7 Behind-The-Scenes Secrets
5. The Crew is Involved
The crew has been known to lend a helping hand as the family needs it. They’ll remove trash if it’s in the shot and they even got sent out to pick up diapers for the Duggar children during an ice storm! They’re basically nannies! “If something spills, we’ll clean it up. Even if we didn’t do it. We just jump in and help,” said crew member John. Sometimes when the kids are misbehaving and getting into trouble, the crew has to step in to make sure no one gets hurt. Crew member “Uncle Scott,” is able to convince the children to adhere to his demands: “I’m able to say, ‘You listen to me, because I’ve been in this family longer than you have!'” Crew member and wife of “Uncle Scott,” Courtney, has admitted that she’s taken parenting notes from the Duggar matriarch, Michelle. Courtney admires the patience Michelle exudes while dealing with the tantrums and childish behaviors of the kids. I wonder if Courtney also plans to burden her older children with caring for the younger ones…
4. Courtney Gave Birth in China
The show’s coordinating producer had her baby while filming 19 Kids and Counting in China! The family knew of Courtney’s pregnancy but didn’t predict she’d go into labor while abroad. Daughters Jill and Jana stepped up to the plate and helped Courtney give birth to her baby girl. Courtney was grateful Jill had brought her midwifery kit! The new mother praised Jill for, “taking all my vitals, kind of keeping me relaxed, and basically kind of telling me what the process was that I was about to go through with this childbirth.” The birth was featured in an episode of the show.