June 29, 2010 11:00 AM by Nancy Floyd
After spending nearly six months in the hospital, the youngest Duggar baby has finally returned home! Josie Brooklyn Duggar, the newest addition to theÂ 19 Kids And Counting family, was released from the hospital on June 4th and, after spending three weeks in a rental house, was finally given the green light by doctors to move into the Duggar’s Arkansas home. Keep reading for more details about the exciting homecoming…
Josie Brooklyn Duggar, the newest addition to the massive family who stars inÂ 19 Kids And Counting, has spent the first six months of her life in a hospital after being born premature. After spending months in the neonatal intensive care unit, Josie was released from the hospital on June 4th. When 12 of her siblings came down with the chicken pox, Josie and her mother, Michelle Duggar, were forced to spend three weeks in a rental home, but now the littlest Duggar has moved in with the rest of her family in Arkansas.
On June 25th, Michelle and Josie made the 200-mile trek from the hospital to the Duggar’s home in Tontitown, Arkansas to join the rest of the family. Dad Jim Bob and 17 of Josie’s siblings eagerly awaited her arrival with a homemade ‘Welcome Home’ banner, streamers, and old Christmas decorations. Josie, who was born at a gestational age of only 25 weeks, has finally put on weight. Michelle calls her “chunky” now that she’s weighing in at 9 lbs., 1 oz. “She has a double chin now,” Michelle says. “It is so precious.”
As for the long-awaited homecoming, the entire family is jubilant.Â ”It is good to be home,” Michelle says with a laugh. “It is surreal to be here. It was such a long time we were away.”
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