It’s good news for TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” Duggar family who welcomed home their littlest child — baby Josie, last week.
Josie, who was born last year in Arkansas to Jim Bob and Michelle is – after months of hospital care due to her early birth — finally at home with her other siblings, People reported.
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Josie, the couple’s 19th child, was born on December 10 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hospital in Arkansas, via emergency c-section. She weighed just 1 lb., 6 oz. at her birth and was placed in the NICU for extended care. She also faced a bowel perforation at just 8 days old.
Originally Josie was going to be taken to the Duggars’ Tonitown, Ark., home in April, but according to People, 12 of the infant’s siblings got chicken pox, delaying her homecoming by several weeks. She finally returned home just last week on June 25.
“It’s good to be home,” Michelle told the mag. “It is surreal to be here. It was such a long time we were away.”
Josie is also growing up. Michelle said the infant is now a “chunky” 9 lbs., 1 oz.
“She has a double chin now,” Michelle said. “It is so precious.”
While Josie just moved in, she has one less sibling in the household. Her oldest brother Josh is married and has his own new baby.