Michelle suffered from preeclampsia and Josie had to be delivered early via C-section. Taking her first breath at the gestational age of 25 weeks, Josie spent the beginning months in a neonatal intensive care unit fighting for her life.
Luckily, catered to by medical staff, she was in the clear by June 3 and released from the hospital. But a homecoming wasn’t meant to be just yet. Josie’s siblings all had a case of chicken pox and she had to be kept separate.
Josie has spent the past three weeks with mom in a rental house until the family was pox-free and ready to welcome her into a healthy household.
“It is good to be home,” Michelle said. “It is surreal to be here. It was such a long time we were away.”
Josie now weighs a “chunky” 9 lbs., 1 oz and is settling into life with 18 brothers and sisters.
Congrats to the happy family.