Michelle Duggar: 'Grateful' for Time with Baby Josie

By JustMommies

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.

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By EdensFury on 05/18/10 at 11:55 pm

Their reproductive methods aside...they're amazing people. I'm glad she's doing well.

By mrsbrooks36 on 02/28/10 at 9:47 am

I have watch the show and the Duggars are in my prayers and all i have to say God Blesses those who Hearts are Pure and i have literately sat and watch   ...

By Jodi Dawn on 02/19/10 at 7:27 pm

I hope that she is doing better. I actually watched some of the one recent episode where they were moving. It has to be taking a tole on her body. an  ...

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