She may be a tiny thing — she weighed only 1 pound, 6 ounces at birth — but Josie Brooklyn Duggar is already the star of the show. The newest Duggar arrived December 10th, more than three months earlier than her scheduled due date. Her short life has already been eventful: when she was only eight days old, she was moved to Arkansas Children’s Hospital’s intensive care unit after she perforated her bowel. As that facility doesn’t allow children younger than 18 years in the ICU, most of the other 18 Duggar children have been checking in via video taken on dad Jim Bob Duggar‘s phone.
The Duggar family, who star in the TLC show 18 Kids and Counting, just keeps getting bigger! The family recently announced that mom Michelle, 42, is pregnant with baby #19.
Yes, you read that right, 19!
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, who make their home in Tonitown, Arkansas, were anticipating the arrival of their first grandchild. But surprises were in store, as the couple learned that granddaughter, Mackynzie, who’s expected to arrive October 18, will have an aunt or uncle arrive about five months after her, on March 18, 2010!
“I’m just thankful,” Michelle wrote on her TLC blog. “I don’t take this experience for granted, ever. I cherish that I have the time and ability to play with my children and be active for them.”
The family has already created a list of boys and girls names that start with the letter J to make sure the newest addition fits in with the rest of the family:
Jordyn-Grace, 8 months
What “J” name would you recommend for Duggar baby #19?