Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Welcome Baby #19!

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Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of TLC's now-inaccurately-named 18 Kids and Counting, gave birth to baby #19 last night after being rushed to the emergency room.

A rep from TLC confirmed today that "Michelle Duggar, who has been in the hospital recovering from a gallstone, was taken to the OR for an emergency c-section."

No. 19 wasn't due until Spring, but at 6:27 p.m. yesterday, Michelle and Jim Bob welcomed new daughter Josie Brooklyn ... who weighed in at just 1 lb., 6 oz.

Not only is Josie the youngest of the Arkansas family's children, but she's officially younger than her own niece, Mackynzie, the first Grandduggar born in October!

The Duggars

MAKE THAT 19: The Duggar family just got bigger!

Sources say Michelle is resting comfortably and that the baby is "stable" in the neonatal intensive care unit at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

"The most important thing is for Mom and baby Josie to rest," TLC's rep said. "The family is grateful for all the prayers and well wishes during their recovery."

Congratulations to the new parents and Josie's 18 siblings! Here's wishing Michelle and Josie a full, speedy recovery after a joyous but traumatic experience.

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I am a Christian myself, and I definatly want more than three or four children...I want at least five. If God only wants me to have one or two, than okay, Im fine with that, but if I am blessed with more then three or four, than sure, I will raise them and provide for them.


They need to stop having kids period. There need to be mandatory surgical sterilization with both of them. Because they may pay a horrible price for there mistake. God doesn't decided how many kids you have, the mom does. Also they need to be investigate by child protection for child exploit because of the show.


Who are we to tell this family how to live ? I've watched the show and the love they have for their kids should be an example to every parent.
It is not up to anyone but the parents to decide if they want to follow the Lord and take each child as a blessing. God never gives you more than you can handle, be it trials, childrren, whatever.
As long as they are loved, who cares how many children the Duggar's have ? As for Michelle pushing her luck, loads of women have first-born sick, premature children all the time and the children grow up just as well and lively as any others. God has blessed this family. Instead of critisizing them, pray for them. A sick child, no matter the age, is a concern so great, that unles you're a parent, you can't imagine it.


Wow, how did you come up with that one about her niece..? She is older then her niece as the niece was born in October, you said it yourself..also, if you did a little more research you would have found that Michelle Duggar had a serious complication causing high blood pressure, not gallstones. If you're going to report it, at least get it right..


They believe in letting God give them all the children he wants them to have?! If that is the case, if he wants them to have more, the contraceptrive (if they would use it) would not work because "It was Gods will"! God gave you the sense to know when enough is enough! Youre putting yourself at risk of not being around to take care of the children you already have! I guess it wouldnt matter though. Im sure the older girls would be expected to step up to the plate! Wait, they already have. If you were taking care of your children the way you should be, you wouldnt have time to listen to Ole Jim Bob and keep making babies. He needs a hobby!


If you would all remember the reason she doesn't use birth control, maybe you would understand. Read up!!
I think this family has a lot to offer, I see a lot of children who don't get as much as attention as all of these kids. I see what the kids say about more and more siblings, they love it! They love eachother....more than I can say about a lot of other family's. I have four children living. One has passed away due to being premature. I hope to GOD, that she doesn't lose this baby, she has already lost one. I love this family and have never missed an episode. If you want to complain about a reality T.V. show that is in it for the money and greed, with horrible, rotten kids, take a look at the GOSSELINS!!!


I too feel sorry for the older girls. They have all the responsibility for the kids. And they might be debt free, who wouldn't be with TLC pay. Bet the get paid by the person...lets see...up to 23 now? Hunk of money there, no wonder dad doesn't have to work, can just breed.


It's about time that Mr.and Mrs duggar take responsibilities for their actions. She would never be able to care for so many kids, if it wasn't for the older ones. That is do unfair to them. They can't enjoy their childhood, because they are taking care of younger ones. Something Michelle should be doing. She is to busy catering to her husband's desires, He should be thinking of a vasectomy instead of getting this woman pregnant again. And she should take care of the kids she now has instad of leaving the older children doing the job that's meant for her to do. God gives you a brain, use it. And let Mr. duggar start being so selfish. Doesn't he realize how dangerous this is at this time of her life. does he care? Let this older children get a life before they are adults and someday want to have children of their own, but are too tired to do so.Consider your older children Michelle enough is enough.


Actually they dont need to use condoms...they could easily just get the dad fixed. Condoms cost too much money over the long haul anyway. I personally would never sacrifice that much of my life to being pregnant, I just like to drink and 9 months would be enough for me. I already have one child and going that long without beer was bad enough.


IF she dies in her child birthing adventures shes going to leave ALL of those kids behind. That's not fair to the children. Its irresponsible of her, she would be a smart woman to give it up NOW.