Josie Duggar, Baby #19, Finally Sent Home

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Josie Brooklyn Duggar, the youngest child of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, has finally made it to the family's Arkansas home.

Her brief life has already required two hospitalizations, but "We're so happy that she's doing well," Michelle told People. "She's finally home, home, home."

Josie was born on December 10 at only 25 weeks, weighing 1 lb. 6 oz., after Michelle's life-threatening high blood pressure and emergency C-section.

Since then, Josie has battled for her life. She gained weight and was released on April 6, only to return only a few days later when her vital signs fell.

Doctors searched far and wide for a cause of her problems.

A giant family reunion awaits Josie Brooklyn Duggar.

"Her digestive issues have been linked to lactose intolerance," says Dr. Robert Arrington, co-director of the NICU at Arkansas Children's Hospital.

"We are all very happy that she is doing so well and fully expect her to continue to thrive. Today, as she's leaving, she looks like a full-term baby."

Now 7 lbs. 6 oz., Josie is at last ready to settle her into a schedule at their Little Rock rental home with her 18 siblings. Well, actually, only 17 of them.

Her oldest brother Josh, 22, lives with his wife and daughter, who's actually older than her aunt Josie. But they'll come visit for support, we would imagine.

Josie's emotional homecoming from the hospital will be featured on the premiere of 19 Kids and Counting. That's a lot of kids ... and a lot of love to share.

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God says in the Bible that you should marry and have plentiful children for they are a gift from god. Abortions are also out by the way.

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I don't mean to be rude, but for the record, birth control is TWO words. Just saying...lol

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THE ONLY REASON THEY CAN AFFORD TO RAISE THE DARN KIDS IS BECAUSE OF SOCIETY. EVERY TIME YOU WATCH THEM ON TV OR BUY THE MAGAZINES WITH THEM, YOU SUPPORT THEM. HELLO PEOPLE! STOP WATCHING THE SHOWS AND BUYING THEIR CRAP. OVER TIME WATCH WHAT HAPPENS! INCLUDING THE CHURCH THAT PUTS IN ALL THE TIME WITH THE HOUSE EVEN. WELL, IT SAVED THEM MONEY THERE TOO. STOP SUPPORTING THEM AND GET OUT OF THEIR BUSINESS. THAT WOULD BE WORTH SEEING ON TV. THE DUGGERS AND AFFORD THEIR FAMILY!!

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WoW!! 19 kids all healthy, they are very lucky especially with Michelle's advanced maternal age! I just had my 5th daughter and will be 40 in a couple of weeks. I personnally do not want to play russian roulet and have any more kids. My husband agrees since I also have had 3 miscarriages. I guess if Jimbob and Michelle want more, more power to them!!

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I applaud your efforts in raising your family debt free ! I guess the only question I have is ... Don't you want your children to go to University ?

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Whether you agree with having that many kids or not, you have to agree that these kids are WAY better behaved then some families I see with one or two kids! The parents don't raise their voices, and when mom or dad says SIT, they SIT. They do chores, they help out, etc.
I do agree tho that Michelle ought to give up the 'however many children God wants us to have' and just enjoy the ones she does have. Josie will be a challenge. Maybe it's time to face that challenge.
So, let's hope they've quit having kids, wait to enjoy the MANY grandchildren I'm sure they'll be getting, and get off their backs. At least they support themselves, we don't pay for them.

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I see both sides. You love your children, you pay for them, you don't do it by using my tax dollars: more power to you. But with this child, nature is telling her that 1)the human body is just not meant to continue having so many kids (especially one after the other) and 2) next time you, your child or both may die. Now, you want to put your life at risk and "trust in God' to protect your or take you as He sees fit, fine. But to put a baby at that risk is not fine. I understand trusting that the lord will keep giving you babies as he sees fit....but there is a point. I mean, i trust in God to keep me safe, but i don't play in the middle of a highway and say "he will keep me safe if it is his will for me to live" They are a very heartwarming family in these times of increasing news of child abuse and broken families. But at one point, you are putting the health of a baby and yourself at risk, you know?

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The Duggar family support everyone of their childern with no help from the gov. unlike all this others out here having kids just so they can get money! They love their childern. If you love your child like you should you would understand why they have them! (plus they have a good reason not to use birth control) A love for a child is amazing!!!! Thank you Duggar family for raising your childern to love and respect others no matter what!!!! More parents should take notes from yall!

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Dear Dugger Family, There are not too many people on this planet who show the love and support you manage to show to all of your children. I lost a grandson this past May 2nd. He died during the trip to the hospital as my daughter was laboring. There is no explaination for his death. As a grandmother who has waited until age 60 to become a grandmother, I know the love I had for him even prior to his birth. As a nurse I know how precious life is. Enjoy your family and include a prayer for my blessed grandson Parker. With love, Jacqueline Menefee,RN

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Please, JimBob, I'm begging you, learn to masturbate or get snipped. If you impregnate your wife again, she will probably die, leaving all those children motherless. Please, stop being so masculinely selfish and have the little procedure - Michelle has had 19 kids. Her insides are all worn out. Get snipped to save her life!

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