Thursday, January 28, 2010
Jim and Michelle Duggar Show Off Baby Josie!
It has been 7 weeks since Josie Duggar's dramatic entrance into the world. Arriving at 25 weeks gestation, weighing just 1lb. 6 ozs, the tiniest Duggar remains in intensive care at Arkansas Children's Hospital to grow and develop.
In an exclusive interview with People Magazine parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar talk about their journey, Josie's progress and her arrival, which will be showcased in 19 Kids and Counting: Special Duggar Delivery, airing Jan. 31 on TLC
"Years ago, a baby this small wouldn't have lived an hour," says Jim Bob, 44. "We are so grateful for the ability to help her."Just before Christmas Jim and Michelle, 43, moved 17 of their other kids (their oldest Josh, 21, and his wife, Anna, 21, have a baby girl and live on their own) to Little Rock, Ark. from their home in Tontitown, Ark., to be closer to Josie.
"It's a miracle she's doing so well," says Jim Bob. Agrees Michelle: "It is incredible what the doctors and nurses can do to save the life of this little person."For now, Josie is doing well, weighing in at 2 lbs. 3 oz. She is taking breast milk by feeding tube and appears to only need regular oxygen to breathe.
We look forward to seeing her birth on Sunday night!