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Friday, August 17, 2012

Josie Duggar Update

Almost three years old and progressing normally, it is hard to believe that Josie Duggar was born weighing only 1 pound, 6 ounces. In her latest Parentables post, Michelle is thrilled to report that she recently returned her daughter's oxygen monitor, which has not been used in months. For those wondering about the outcome of Josie's ear tube surgery, the toddler been off antibiotics and infection-free since last year's procedure. 

Michelle writes: She is probably my strongest toddler I've ever had -- both in physical strength and determination. She's a little spitfire.

Other than her height, which Michelle says she makes up for in personality and spunk, Josie has met all of the milestones set forth by her pediatrician. She is even participating in homeschooling with her other siblings.

We're sitting around the table now each afternoon having wisdom-book time and memory-lane time (where we memorize and sing songs), and Josie just catches it instantly. She'll sing all the songs we're singing word perfect and keep the pitch and everything just right.

Now that Josie is thriving, Michelle is able to use her experiences in the NICU to encourage other mothers going through the very same struggles that the Duggars dealt with in early 2010.

33 Comments (Click Here to Add Yours):

M said...

I have an adopted brother born 3 mo. Premature. He was born a month before Josie. He is still very little and does not talk more than a few words but he also has a lot of personality that bubbles out through his actions, facial expressions, and few words!

Anonymous said...

Yay for Josie! Such a blessing!

Anonymous said...

You should be proud! A toddler singing on pitch is not average :) Josie is above average!

-future music therapist!

The Crump Family said...

So glad to see that little Josie is doing so well!! I love watching the Duggar family. May God continue to bless them richly!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the Duggar Family! :)
Lily and Ellie, on Anna's and Josh's instagram, they often post pictures of their family, maybe you can put a post about their family... Thanks for all the time you put into this blog!!!

Stacey M said...

Glad little Josie is doing well!

Anonymous said...

Wow I am so happy Josie is growing so beautifully.

tashapork said...

I am so thankful that the Duggars have allowed us on Josie's journey. I know people get in a tizzy about their prolife agenda, but sharing Josie's story is far more eye and heart opening than any picket signs or chants ever could be and they sure walk their talk, I am so excited to see the new episodes and see what she's into.

ChelseyMarie said...

Speaking of babies. Anna Duggars sister, Susanna Keller who is seen on early episodes of the show, is now pregnant with her first child with her fiance, JJ. https://plus.google.com/107005517854688268428/posts this is her google account and she is updating with baby news.

Anonymous said...

That is so wonderful to hear..this family is a wonderful example of having strong faith and praying without ceasing..if anyone doubts who god is they should look at this miracle of little Josie this is proof their is a God and to see her doing so well is a great deal even tho their are Dr and nurses we know who has the ultimate power..God bless the family everyone should be like the right and if everyone was this would be heaven on earth.!

laurie said...

oh my gosh, she's beautiful, I'm so happy to see she has flourished, what a blessing!

Anonymous said...

child a true gift from God may the lord bless her life. may the duggars be so thankful for God grace to their child.

Anonymous said...

So Glad Josie is doing better! God bless her!
Don't quit! God bless!
Catherine K

Jessica said...

My son is having ear tubes put in tuesday he is about to turn 3 on the 18th. it is good to read about the good outcome of another child close to his age and that this can help.

Anonymous said...

I am still concerned for her

Annie said...

aww. She is so cute.

I am so glad that she healthy after her tragic first few months of life.

Annie

Anonymous said...

I was wondering how her surgery went since it wasn't filmed. Thanks for sharing. What is her height and weight now? When half of the Duggar family came to WI in March, I was most disappointed about not getting to meet Josie. She's beyond precious! <3

Aidyl Ewoh said...

Oh, so very happy to hear how well Josie’s doing.
~Aidyl

Victoria said...

Such a beautiful young lady. I knew that God would have his hand on her. This is a very special family indeed.

Anonymous said...

She is such a precious gift from God.

tashapork said...

the way TLC shows old or out of order footage, I wouldn't be suprised if we did see Josie's surgery in the new season. We see most everything else medically that they do

unipride said...

Hooray Josie! My son was born 3 months early in August of 2009 so I love to watch her and know exactly the 'security' blanket of the oxygen monitor.

Libby said...

Josie has gotten so big and so cute! She is a lovely little girl!

Lexi from Ireland said...

Josie is my favorite duggar from day one. The first episode I ever watched was the one where Josie was born. And now she is nearly three years old. Its hard to believe!! :)

Anonymous said...

I have a son that was born in january 12 weeks premature. We are currently weaning his oxygen overnight. I cant wait to get rid of the equipment around the house! Glad she is doing well!

Amanda-Beth said...

I can't wait to see how jorydan and josie have grown. I'm not sure if Michelle is right on Josie being pitch perfect but fact she can remember the words hack right is amazing we shall see soon how the two youngest of Michelle and jim bob's are doing.

Anonymous said...

she is so big

Anonymous said...

I do not watch the show as I work the 11-7 shift as a RN. Trying to get a nap before work.
I am so happy to see Josie is happy and healthy. She is just so adorable her curly hair is so cute as a mum myself, my husband and I had infertility problems but we now have 2 married adult children and NOW have our very happy healthy grandson. My biggest dream would have been an unexpected pregnancy. So to you - the Duggers
You are so blessed.

Anonymous said...

She is so so so cuite:)

Anonymous said...

She is so so cuite and Big:)

Cathy said...

Writing from Switzerland where I am watching 19 kids & counting right now. Been crying a lot but so happy to see Josie in 2012 looking so well. Watched your family story on DVD for a long time and love you all very much (Bates too). God bless you all. Praying and thinking of you from Geneva.

Sammantha Thao said...

Wow when I saw Josh and Anna's wedding it was funny when the men ask josh what love do u present to Anna "josh said this ring" and Josh & Anna both look toward John David but he didn't have it but john David look toward the bates son but he didn't have it either but JOHN DAVID told JOSH AND ANNA to wait and everyone laugh then "Anna said oooh nooo we had trouble getting the ring outta the car" then JOHN DAVID came back with the rings and then ANNA did the same but laugh as well haha lolo it was funny.

Anonymous said...

I love there family #lovetheduggers

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