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!
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.