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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Josie Duggar: Miracle Baby

Miracle. That's the only word to describe Josie Duggar. Born three months early at only 1 pound 6 ounces, she spent the first six months of her life in the NICU. But you would never know by looking at her now. She's talking and walking. What a blessing!
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Josie and Jinger 
2011

 First piano lesson with Jinger and Jennifer

Jim Bob, Michelle, and Josie

 Jill, Michelle, Jinger, Josie, and family-friend

A Happy and Healthy Josie!

 Josie "Claus" Duggar
Christmas 2010

 Anna and Josie
Christmas 2010

Smile for the Camera! 
Josie at Christmas 2010

 Josie at 11 Months

Josie Duggar 
Summer 2010

 
Jim Bob and Michelle with Josie
Summer 2010

Josie 
Summer 2010

Jim Bob, Michelle, and Josie 
Summer 2010 

 Jim Bob, Michelle, and Josie
Happy to be home!


 Josie
Summer 2010


Jim Bob and Josie
Summer 2010


 Michelle and Josie home at last!
July 2010


Michelle and Josie, home sweet home!
July 2010


Josie--soon after her second and final release from the NICU 
July 2010 


Growing growing!
Josie 2010

 On a walk with Jana and Jennifer
2010

Happy Josie
2010

Josie wearing her Bebe Doos
2010

Laughing!
Josie 2010

Josie's first release from the NICU
April 6th, 2010

Josie's first release from the NICU
April 6th, 2010

 NICU team at Arkansas Children's Hosptial
2010


All smiles!
Josie 2010

 Josie and big brother Joseph
2010

 Jim Bob and Josie
2010

 Pretty in purple!
Josie 2010

Wide-eyed Josie
2010

 Mealtime
Josie 2010

 Michelle, Jill, and Josie
2010

 Josie and Grandma Duggar
2010

 Jana, Josiah, and Josie
2010

 Father-daughter bonding
2010

 Jason, Justin, Jessa, James, and Josie
2010

Michelle, Joy-Anna, Josiah, and Josie
2010

 All bundled up!
Josie: 4 pounds, 6 ounces

 Big yawn!
Josie 2010

 Bigger yawn!
Josie 2010

 Content Josie
2010

  Josie and Daddy: celebrating 3 pounds, 12 ounces 
2010

 
Holding Josie for one of the first times
Early 2010


 Jim Bob and Michelle pose with Josie in the NICU
December 2009/January 2010

 Josie's crib in the NICU
December 2009/January 2010

 Michelle and Jim Bob visit Josie in the NICU
December 2009/January 2010


Josie's early days in the hospital 
December 2009/January 2010
  

17 Comments (Click Here to Add Yours):

Ashley said...

I think Josie is absolutely an adorable sweetheart. I can't wait to keep watching to see her reach other milestones. She is so stinkin cute:)

summera729 said...

I am also the mother of a premie baby girl. Our little Savannah was born 2 months premature. I am so grateful that your family was willing to share your experience with Josie on air. It was such an encouragement to me. Unless you have personally experienced it you can never grasp the full emotion of what having a premie is like. God bless Josie, He must have big plans for her!





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Kelly said...

Josie is such a little miracle. I truly believe that everything in life happens for a reason. There is a reason why your family has had to deal with this struggle and there is a reason why Josie is on this earth. Congratulations to you and your beautiful family.

Chris said...

I was a premature baby myself, I was born @23 weeks and my weight was 1lb 3oz an my weight dropped down to 13oz. I spent 8 months in the hospital, now I'm 24 years old and I love watching your show and reading your books. Your family is very inspirational, also very strong. I was also wondering how Mackyenzie was doing with the new baby brother? P.S. this is being written for me by someone else. Thank You

Chris said...

I was just writing to say what an amazing gift Josie is. I was also a premature baby, My weight was 1lb 3oz and it dropped down to 13oz. I spent 8 months in the hospital that was 24 years ago. I love watching your show, and reading your books. I'm looking forward to watching this season starting in September. Thank you for showing America that we shouldn't be afraid of big families. Family is all the love and support anyone needs to survive in this world, even with this troubled economy. You have shown us all that with God, Trust, Love, and Family all things are possible. P.S. This is being written for me by my friend.

Anonymous said...

Hi, my name is Samantha and my husband and I had our son via c-section on 11/29/2010. We welcomed our premmie son at 29 weeks and 4 days, weighting 1lb.13oz. At 13 and half inches long.
He is thrieving now just a happy, sweet, and smart 9 month ols baby. Other then being a little on the small side he is perfect.
I just wanted to share our story with your family, because of you sharing yours with us helped us threw this hard time in our lifes.
Thank you very much,
The Wi
ggins family.

mommy of a preemie said...

my little preemie was born on dec 6th and he was also 3 months early i'm glad to hear she is doing soo well. i love watching how she is growing. its like we are walking the same road right now :)

mommy of a preemie said...

my son was born at 26 weeks on dec 6th 2009 i've walked the same path with you... i'm glad to hear your little one is doing so well. may the lord bless you even further your doing a wonderful job :)

Anne said...

Josie is such a cutie. Every time I see her she makes me smile and realize how precious life really is. God was showing off when he gave the Duggars Josie, and that's a wonderful thing.

Karen said...

Hi Michelle and Jim Bob,
I was watching the episode of Josie's birth last night and had tears running down my face as I was doing the ironing. What a lovely surprise to see her doing so well. You are truly blessed.

Tracey S said...

I am a mother of a premie baby..my son was born 28 wks and weighed 2lbs 14 1/2ozs ..Josie is beautiful.It brings back memories when my son was born,he is 10 now and doing great,I named him Joshua which means (saved by god)and he was,it was scary at times being in the hospital not knowing what to expect,he was in the hospital for 3 mths.My son also had a whole in his heart,which healed on its own..I hope things go well and all your kids grow big and strong.

ilselein said...

Josie is truly a miracle baby and protected by the very hand of God Himself. I praise Him every day for things like this. I also love how Michelle said on the show that they call Josie their little teapot because she's short and stout. It's so cute, I would sing the teapot song to her all the time if I were a Duggar! Lol:) love and blessings 2all!

anne said...

aww its so nice to see little Josie doing so well i followed her story on 19 kids and counting and omg shes so adorable all the Dugger children are beautiful and the family are the sweetest kindest family you can meet i love the Duggers and their friends the Bates their lovely pepole too wow Josie will be 2 now turning into a little Lady happy birthday Josie and congratulations on baby number 20 Josies going to be a big sister the name Gina is nice for a girl and George for a boy

anne said...

awww its so nice to see little Josie doing so well i followed her story on 19 kids and counting and i felt i was in the nicu with her willing her to live and get better shes a little star and so adorable and now shell be 2 wow shes turning into a little lady and no doubt to be a sweet kind caring gentle girl like her sisters i love the Duggers their the sweetest kindest family you could meet them and the Bates another wonderful family and wow congratulations to Jim Bob and Michell baby number 20 so little Josies going to be a big sister lets hope its another G name again

Anonymous said...

It doesn't look like Jill on the 5th picture

April said...

in the piano picture, I didn't realize it was Jennifer! I thought it was Johannah, just her hair looked a little lighter, so i read the caption and saw it was jenny! wow! they look so alike. Is it just me, or do we not see enough of Jennifer Duggar's pretty little face on their TV show?

Anonymous said...

Aww Josie. Shes Really cute. You must be soo thankful for her!!!

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