By peoplestaff225
Updated April 13, 2009 08:00 PM
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Looks like there’s not going to be a shortage of Duggars anytime soon.

Joshua Duggar, 21 – the oldest of 18 kids born to Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of Tontitown, Ark. – and his wife, Anna, 20, are expecting a baby of their own.

“I am very excited and am learning new ways every day that I can be there for my wife,” Joshua tells PEOPLE. “I thought that she would be the only one going through the emotions of pregnancy, but I’m right there with her.”

So “right there” that it was actually Joshua who gave Anna the big news.

“I took the pregnancy test, but I couldn’t bear to look at it because I didn’t want to be disappointed,” Anna explains. Joshua managed to keep the positive test a secret and announced it to the whole Duggar family, including Anna, later that night. “I said, ‘You’re going to join the Mommy team,'” Joshua says.

The couple’s happy news was first reported on Monday’s Today show.

Source: PEOPLE

— Alicia Dennis