Josie Duggar Released from Hospital


After almost four months in the NICU, Duggar baby number 19, Josie Brooklyn Duggar who now weighs 4 lbs. 9 oz., was discharged from the hospital today. She was born on December 10 at just 25 weeks gestation weighing only 1 lb. 6 oz.  And her parents, and many, many, many brothers and sisters are thrilled to be welcoming her home.

“We are so happy,” says mom Michelle Duggar. “We are so excited, we are running on adrenaline. I have been getting into the routine of every three hours feeding, diapering and taking her temperature. We are so encouraged that she is doing so well.”

Josie’s youngest siblings, who have yet to meet their new sister, “are jumping up and down that they will finally get to meet their baby sister,” although their mom notes that “the little ones will have to be careful with slobbery kisses to prevent any colds and sniffles.”

Congrats to the family!