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Duggar Baby Born Early Due to Preecclampsia

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Duggar Baby Born Early Due to Preecclampsia

As many of you may know, Michelle Duggar prematurely gave birth in an emergency C-section last week.  The baby wasn’t due until March — yikes.  Turns out, Duggar, the star of the reality show “18 Kids and Counting” and owner of the world’s hardest-working womb in the baby-making business, suffered from preeclampsia, a rare, potentially life-threatening condition that causes high blood pressure.  (More info here.)

New baby Josie Brooklyn, born Thursday evening, weighs 1 pound 6 ounces and was in stable condition at the neonatal intensive care unit at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as of Friday’s statement from TLC.

TLC also reported that “Michelle is resting comfortably” while Josie Brooklyn stays at the neonatal intensive care unit, and that “the family is grateful for all the prayers and well wishes during their recovery.”

A scary situation, for sure.  My heart goes out to little Josie.  So much so, that I’m going to leave all the usual Duggar jokes alone for now.  Just like Michelle left her hair in the ’80s.  (Oh, c’mon.  You can’t begrudge me a harmless wisecrack like that!)

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Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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