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19 Kids and Counting: Josie Duggar Turns 1!

December 13, 2010 07:00 AM by Shayla Perry


Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting celebrated a very special occasion with their children on Friday. It was the first birthday of their youngest child, Josie Duggar!

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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4 Responses to “19 Kids and Counting: Josie Duggar Turns 1!”

  1. Gloria Harris Says:
    December 14th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Hi Michelle, you are such a good mother, I watch your show every week and I really enjoy it. I’m glad to hear that Josie is doing so well and celebrating her first birthday. I have two sons and they are married and have a boy and girl a piece. Happy Holdays to you and your family may God bless you all.

  2. Alison Says:
    January 12th, 2011 at 12:10 am

    I enjoy watching 19 kids in counting anymore new episodes comming

  3. big baba Says:
    March 15th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    i love you baby but what is tha wierd thing on her head.

  4. Crystal Says:
    November 3rd, 2011 at 10:50 am

    You are an insiration for all mothers out there. The fact that your children seam well ajusted and mannered and willing to help others on a big level is truely beautiful. You are teaching your family to keep the commandments, which is hard for others in the world today. To think that your family being a big number that it is and the opportunity for them to touch lives on a spiritual level is truely exciting. Raising children is an honor and a privilege and to see you and your husband triving for the best, always is so uplifting to see. Thank you for sharing your lives and your standard of living with us. It keeps us all going knowing that all things are possible and never give up. God bless you and your family.


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