Reality TV dad Jim Bob Duggar said that his 19th child, Josie Brooklyn, “is beautiful and in stable condition,” and that everyone is “so grateful for all of the prayers and emails of support for our family” in a statement released to RadarOnline.com on Friday.
The TLC family’s mother, Michelle, gave birth to Josie Brooklyn, a 1-pound, 6-ounce baby girl who was born premature via an emergency C-section procedure December 11.
“Michelle was released from the hospital on Tuesday evening and is doing a lot better,” Jim Bob wrote. “We are blessed to have Grandma Duggar to care for the rest of the family while we stay close to our baby girl during her recovery.”
Josie keeps the family tradition of names that start with the letter J alive, as her siblings are named Jana and John-David, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, twins Jedidiah and Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johanna, Jennifer and Jordyn-Grace
The conservative Christian family follows Quiverfull, a movement that places an emphasis on the bible’s demands to be fruitful and multiply.