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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May you have great joy and love with all of the blessings that our loving and faithfull God has given you. We pray for a full and fast healing for both of you. Even though your newest is small, remember that God has her in His hands. There are no better ones to be in. And don't pay attention to those who are negative. They are not in your family and have no right to tell you what to do or not to do. Just love one another and stay a strong family.


Have the Duggars figured out whats causing all the babies yet?? Something an the water perhaps.


Somebody needs to tell Michelle Duggar to stop having kids!!!! Everytime she has another kid the chances of something going wrong goes up. Now they have this poor little 1 lb 6 oz baby girl that is most likely to have serious problems later in life. I mean I really hope, and pray that everything is ok, and the baby turns out to be fine. I mean the worst thing that could possibly happen in life is losing a child. I'm serious though. Their doctor needs to tell her that either they(Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar) start using condoms or they STOP having sex altogether!!!!!!!!!


There really should be a law against this type of thing. These people should be taken and fixed to stop this madness. This angers me to no end...


do they know that wal-mart sells condoms????


wow, unless you are paying their bills i do not think you can say much of anything!!! get a life and stop judging ppl!!!!


they love to have kids..congrats keep having more


The Duggars have been pushing their luck and now they have lost. It's time for this breeding to stop. The child is going to suffer, if she survives and the mother's health is in jeopardy as well. God does not decide how many children you have, you do, Michelle. That's why He gave you a brain to reason and make good decisions, unlike our four-footed creatures.


1 LB 6oz!?!? This baby may not survive....and if it does its chances of having a multitude of healthe problems and handicaps are over 90%.....This is really a sad and scarey time for this family...These people really need to stop already, this mother has taken decades off of her life putting this continued stress on it NONSTOP since she was 18 years old. I think they said she had not spend more than a year without being pregnant.....I hope she can enjoy her children and raise them, as they should not sacrifice this woman's health or endanger any more babies....


They can have all the children that they want if it's not on my taxpaying dime. However, 19 children is beyond ridiculous even in the 1800's. One word: vascectomy This planet is over populated enough as is.