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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