Duggar Baby #19 Hanging in There

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Michelle Duggar says she is cherishing every moment with her premature 19th child, Josie Brooklyn, who remains hospitalized at the University of Arkansas.

"Josie is doing as well as can be expected for a baby her age. We're taking each hour as it comes," says Michelle, who has been released from the hospital.

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The family, who welcomed their 19th baby a week ago today, "feels blessed that God has given us to her and are cherishing every moment with her."

Josie was born on Dec. 10 weighing 1 lb., 6 oz. Michelle, who had been in the hospital recovering from a gallstone, was taken for an emergency C-section.

Her husband Jim Bob Duggar remained by her side.

The Duggar family (minus the littlest new addition).

Doctors said that the baby was born prematurely because Michelle suffered from preeclampsia, a rare condition in pregnancy that causes high blood pressure.

Jim Bob says the family is "very grateful" for the support, love and prayers they have received from around the country, and that they're staying strong.

"Our children's spiritual maturity is going to deepen so much through this, in a way that couldn't happen any other way," says the TLC reality TV star.

"This is difficult, but I know we are leaving it in God's hands."

Our thoughts are with little Josie as well!

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im so sorry for your loss what happend to the baby i love your show

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ITS TRULEY NICE TO SEE HARD WORKING PEOPLE WITH VALUES AND KIDS WITH THE UPMOST RESPECT FOR THERE MOM AND DAD KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

Janyce

I am so sorry if this is true that baby Josie passed away. As a Mother that has also lost a child, my prayers are with you and your whole family. May God hold you all close.
Janyce In Texas

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josie died

Janyce

I have watched your show with love. I pray that the baby girl will be home soon. As a child I always said I wanted 12 kids but I gave birth and raised 5, 3 son's and 2 daughters. I was blessed with 2 more daughters after a new marriage. I wished I could still have more. I did lose 1 of my daughters Tammy in a car accident July 28/01. A thing a Mother never gets over. A missing part of my heart. I am blessed with 17 grandchildren and 4 great granddaughters and a great grandson due in Feb. My Goal in life is to lead all to the Lord. Not sure if you will ever read this or just others that do. I do enjoy watching your family. I also have MS so I get to watch lots of your shows. Blessings to you All from God.
Janyce

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Michelle,
Please take care of yourself. These beautiful children need a mother.

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Dugger Family,
My family and I are praying for all of you. Your beautiful Christian children are a blessing to everyone. We are so happy to know that you are having these children to counter balance all the awful stuff in this world. You are a beautiful example to us all. God bless your precious little baby Josie.

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Y is it necessary to have so many damn kids? It's not God's will for these people to repopulate the world on their own. It's just too much!!! How good is know that u won't be alive to raise all ur children to adulthood? It was ok at first but these people put octomom to shame. Get a television or read a book. there is more to do in life besides screwing. And let's keep it funky....all these children were not planned. There is birth control or condoms. What are u teaching ur children? Family is beautiful and love is wonderful but damn!!!!!!

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I want you to know that prayer works. I too had a 1lbs 9oz baby girl who is now 7 years old and doing well. We will keep the prayers going and you and you family know that God is in the miracle business. I pray that your little Josie will come home to her family soon. God Bless

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i love your show, my son learns alot from your family, thank you. and iam praying for your baby..god bless you all!!!!

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