The Duggar family’s newest addition, Josie Brooklyn–baby 19–was finally released from the hospital yesterday after she was prematurely born in December.
As you read on Idol Chatter a few months ago, Michelle Duggar, who along with husband Jim Bob star on TLC’s reality TV show “19 Kids and Counting,” delivered Josie via an emergency C-section. She was not due until the spring. Since then the preemie has been in the hospital developing her strength.

In a statement released by TLC Jim Bob and Michelle announced the happy news:
“Michelle and I are very happy to report that little Josie is being released from the hospital today. And while we have plenty of practice bringing babies home, this time is very different. To be on the safe side, we’ll stay nearby in Little Rock for the short term, with the entire family returning home to Springdale in the near future. We are deeply grateful to the staff at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. And as always, thank you for the continued prayers and support. ”
For more information, visit the TLC website. And be sure to check out Josie’s homecoming in “19 Kids and Counting” on May 9.
To learn more about the family, check out my interview with Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar.
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