Duggars Spend Christmas with Hospitalized Baby

by | December 26, 2009 at 9:32 AM | TV News

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar (TLC)

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar (TLC)

The Duggar family spent the holidays with their little Christmas miracle, Josie Brooklyn, who remains in intensive care after being born 15 weeks premature.

“Josie is 2-weeks-old today,” Jim Bob told People. “We continue to take things day by day – she remains in the NICU where doctors are tracking her progress.”

The family, who’s featured on the TLC show ‘18 and Counting,’ plans to move 200 miles away from their Arkansas home so they can be closer to their hospitalized preemie.

“Our entire family is planning to relocate to Little Rock temporarily to be close to Josie,” Jim Bob added. “In the meantime, we’re grateful that a close friend in Little Rock has opened up their home to us for the holidays.”

Duggar Baby No. 19 was born via emergency c-section, weighing just 1 lb., 6 oz., because Michelle was suffering from preeclampsia.

“Josie is doing as well as can be expected,” Michelle said last week. “We are taking each hour as it comes.”