Michelle Duggar, famous for her very large family, and star of 19 Kids and Counting, is getting ready to celebrate the youngest Duggar’s first birthday! This will be a very special birthday. Josie Brooklyn, soon to be a year old, was born at 25 weeks due to Michelle’s preeclampsia.
Born weighing just one pound, Michelle tells Radar Online that Josie now weighs 15 pounds! Josie’s reached a few other milestones as well; Michelle adds that Josie can now “say Dada” and that she “waves hi when you say it to her now.”
Michelle and her husband Jim Duggar credit their strong faith in God for giving them the ability to remain optimistic during the tough times.
The touch-and-go of not knowing if she would live and the reality that when she had her bowel perforated on day eight the reality of the fact that she might not make it was so real that I think we took it one minute, one second, one day at a time,” she said.
“We thanked God. It put it all in perspective. You can’t determine the outcome in a situation like that. You just thank God for the moments you had with them.
While Michelle says she and Jim would “absolutely love” to add another baby to the family, they tell Radar Online that’s not in the cards at the moment.