While former reality stars Jon & Kate Gosselin are in the middle of a possible custody battle, another reality show family has something to be thankful for. After almost four months in the neonatal intensive care unit, Josie Brooklyn, the 19th child of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar has been released from the hospital and is able to go home, reports PEOPLE.
Dad Jim Bob says the couple are, “grateful for the prayers of thousands,” and Michelle adds,
“We are so excited, we are running on adrenaline. I have been getting into the routine of every three hours feeding, diapering and taking her temperature. We are so encouraged that she is doing so well.”
Josie was born extremely premature, at only 25 weeks gestation on December 10, 2009 weighing 1lb. 6oz. and is now up to 4lbs. 9oz. and doing much better. Of her youngest daughter Michelle shares, “She has a strong personality. She is a spunky little thing and will keep us all going.”
Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, who star on TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting, are parents to 19 children under 22, and grandparents to one. The couple, who have been married since 1984, recently said that they are not ruling out a 20th child.