Michelle Duggar: 'Grateful' for Time with Baby Josie

By JustMommies staff

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar spoke to People magazine about their 19th child, precious little baby Josie Brooklyn, who was born prematurely and weighed only 1 lb., 6 oz. upon arrival.

Josie now weighs 2lbs. 3 oz, and is taking breast milk through a tube. Jim Bob tells the mag he is so grateful for the level of care his baby girl has received. "Years ago, a baby this small wouldn't have lived an hour. We are so grateful for the ability to help her. It's a miracle she's doing well."

Michelle says she is so happy to have this time with her baby,"We don't know if there is going to be another big hill to go up ... we are grateful for the wonderful days when she has been good. We know at any moment, things could change."

Josie remains in intensive care at Arkansas Children's Hospital -- Jim Bob and Michelle have temporarily moved 17 of their children to Arkansas so they can be closer to their new sibling.

Get more from their interview here.