Michelle & Jim Bob Duggar Welcome 19th Child


Dec. 11 2009, Published 5:05 a.m. ET

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It seems like the time for reality stars to give birth! Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett welcomed their first child, Hank Jr., early this morning, as OK! exclusively revealed; however, Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar's 19th bundle of joy was born first! Michelle gave birth to daughter Josie Brooklyn at 6:27 p.m. last night after the reality star of 18 Kids and Counting was rushed to the operating room for an emergency delivery, TLC reports.

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"Michelle, who has been in the hospital recovering from a gallstone, was taken to the OR for an emergency c-section," TLC states on the Duggar Family's Web site.

Josie Brooklyn weighed in at only 1lb., 6 oz. This is the couple's eighth daughter. Their last child, Jordyn-Grace Makiya, will turn one on Dec. 18.

Michelle is resting comfortably and the preemie is in "stable" condition being cared for in the neonatal intensive-care unit at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.


"The most important thing right now is for Mom and baby Josie to get as much rest as possible. The family is grateful for all the prayers and well wishes during their recovery,"a rep for TLC states.


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