Michelle Duggar, of ’18 Kids and Counting,’ Has Baby 19

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, known for their large family and TLC reality show “18 Kids and Counting,” welcomed their 19th child on Thursday.

Michelle Duggar (AP)

Michelle Duggar (AP)

Daughter Josie Brooklyn, who was born premature, weighed 1 lb. 6 oz.  She was born at 6:27 p.m. at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas, according to People magazine.  Michelle Duggar, who was hospitalized following a gallstone, had an emergency C-section.

Michelle Duggar is resting comfortably and the baby is stable and in the neonatal intensive care unit for extended care, a family representative told People.

“The most important thing right now is for mom and baby Josie to get as much rest as possible,” according to the family’s statement given to People. “The family is grateful for all the prayers and well wishes during their recovery.”

Duggar’s baby was not due until March, but TLC reported that Duggar went into the hospital early suffering pain from a gallstone. People magazine reported on Monday that Duggar had been airlifted to a hospital in Little Rock because her gallbladder problems were causing contractions.

For more about the Duggar family, click here.

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