December 13, 2010 07:00 AM by Shayla Perry
Josie Duggar was born via an emergency C-section on December 10, 2009, weighing only 1 lb., 6 oz. at birth. But now, after spending the first 6 months of her life in the hospital, the Duggar family happily reports that little Josie is doing well at almost 16 pounds!
“She’s waving hello and goodbye,” Michelle Duggar told People magazine. “She’s saying da-da… Her outlook is so wonderful. It is a miracle.”
Josie Duggar was originally cleared to come home with parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar in April, when she was four months old, but her homecoming was delayed when 12 of her 18 brothers and sisters had come down with a case of the chicken pox.
Now that she’s had time to adjust to living at home, Josie is doing a lot better, though she still needs to receive oxygen while she’s sleeping.
“We call her our little pajama girl because she has to wear a certain kind of snap pajamas for the monitor wires,” Michelle Duggar explained. “She is in 6-month-old clothes now, but we have some 9-month-old ones ready for her to grow into.”
As for Josie’s first birthday, the Duggar family was overjoyed to be celebrating the extra special day. “It is incredible,” the proud mother told People magazine. “It is a wonderful day. And it is exciting to think of the future.”
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