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VIDEO: Baby Josie Duggar Growing On TLC's 19 Kids And Counting

Apr. 28 2010, Published 9:49 a.m. ET

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The progressive recovery of Josie Brooklyn Duggar was documented on Tuesday's episode of TLC's hit reality show 19 Kids and Counting, and has the clip for you.

Josie -- who was born almost three months premature on December 10, 2009 -- weighed only a pound and 6 ounces at birth. She’s now up to a weight of 3 pounds, 12 ounces.

VIDEO: Baby Josie Duggar Has A "Big Victory"

In the episode, which was recorded a few weeks ago on Josie's actual due date, mom Michelle spent quality time in the hospital with her preemie, and said  that she's happy because when Josie was born, she couldn't hold cuddle or feed her, and now she's able to.

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Michelle said Josie was "bigger" and "doing much better," adding that she herself has been spending more time in the hospital with her newfound ability to nurture the child the way a mother does.

Duggards Finally Taking Their 19th Baby Home From The Hospital

Michelle said there's a concern for how she will be able to care for Josie without the helpful hospital staff. 

Also in the episode, dad Jim Bob took a busload of his the children on a trip to Pinnacle Mountain in Little Rock Arkansas, where they hiked, learned about camouflaging techniques and (some) even ate bugs.

Breaking News

A special Mother's Day episode of 19 Kids & Counting, titled Josie Comes Home, airs on Sunday, May 9 on 8/7c.



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