Eldest son Joshua and his new wife Anna are expecting the first grandchild for the family of 20

By Kristin Boehm
Updated June 15, 2009 09:30 AM

Joshua and Anna Duggar, who married in September 2008, are already getting ready for a baby. And, the couple, who are due in October, found out on national TV just what they are getting ready for.

“I have had a feeling this whole time it’s going to be a girl,” Joshua Duggar told Meredith Vieira on the Today Show Monday morning. “So that now I’m for sure it’s a boy.”

The newlywed should’ve stuck with his gut, because lo and behold, when he cut into the cake provided by the show the insides were bright pink, indicating a Duggar girl is on the way!

“I think you can prepare only in so many ways, but really just realizing that you can be a role model for that child and be as prepared as you can be,” Joshua said. As for competing with the size of their parents’ 20-strong brood, he said. “We’d be happy with two or three. I think that children are a blessing though and when you raise them right they’re a great blessing.”

Duggar patriarch Jim Bob piped in via satellite with the family, saying, “We’re really excited about being grandparents.” Wife Michelle added, “They are going to make great parents.”

TLC’s show about the Duggars, 18 Kids and Counting, airs Tuesday nights at 9 p.m.