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!)