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Duggars Welcome Child No. 19 Into The Family

Dec. 11 2009, Published 1:53 p.m. ET

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While some reality TV families are falling apart, this one just keeps growing: The Duggars, of TLC fame, welcomed in the family's 19th child, Josie Brooklyn, a 1-pound, 6-ounce baby girl who was born at 6:27 p.m. Thursday at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Arkansas.

The TV family's mother, Michelle, delivered the baby via an emergency C-section procedure, and is said to be resting comfortably with the newborn, who is in stable condition and in the NCIU for extended care.

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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.

TLC released this official statement: “Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar welcomed baby 19 earlier than expected on Thursday, December 10, at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas. Michelle, who has been in the hospital recovering from a gallstone, was taken to the OR for an emergency c-section. Daughter Josie Brooklyn was born at 6:27 p.m. weighing 1lb., 6 oz. Michelle is resting comfortably and baby is stable and in the NICU for extended care. The most important thing right now is for Mom and baby Josie to get as much rest as possible. The family is grateful for all the prayers and well wishes during their recovery.”



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