Sunday, December 10, 2017

Duggar #19 Turns 8

Has it really been eight years since Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar welcomed their 19th child into the world? It feels like just yesterday we were posting updates on her progress, as she spent months in the NICU following her premature birth. Some of the updates were celebratory, while others were calls for prayer. Now, eight years later, Josie is happy and healthy.

Happy birthday, Josie Brooklyn!

Josie Duggar turns eight

This is our favorite photo of Josie. It was taken in June 2012 and was sent to us by Jill, who had looked up a Duggar recipe on our blog because she hadn't been able to locate the family's copy.

Josie Duggar
Josie Duggar, June 2012

Photos courtesy duggarfamily.com

47 comments:

  1. We cannot believe Josie is that old already. Oh my! Happy birthday

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  2. We don 't hear anything about her. How is het health and development??

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    1. Didn't you see it "healthy and happy".

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    2. That doesn't explain what eventually happened with her seizure disorder that was shown on the show.

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    3. 8:08 what's to explain? She is healthy and happy. Nothing else needs to be said.

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    4. Fever can cause seizures...bright lights can cause
      seizures....things happen,, and you don't have epilepsy,
      if you have a siezure.......

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  3. Happy birthday Josie Brooklyn Duggar you gotten so big now your 8. Next few years from now you will be in a courtship of the man of your dreams. Be strong & Healthy. So sad you where a premature baby in the NICU & Your family praying you live years later you did God made you healthy every day of your life for 8 years now. Have a great bday have the biggest piece of cake & lots of presents & Fun.

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    1. Next few years there will be a courtship?? I hope not. She's 8!

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    2. I don't think Neddy meant Josie would start dating at 12 or 13, Anon 2:06. To say Josie will be courting in a few years is a manner of speaking, not an exact science. Ease up.

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    3. Wow, people are so quick to pick pick pick. I think we all know what Neddy meant.

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  4. Happy 8th birthday Josie Duggar! We both were premies and went through the same hurdles. I weighed one lb ten ozs. I hope you have a wonderful day. Natasha B.

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    1. Josie......I am a twin that weighed 3.11oz and my twin 3.12 oz seventy eight years ago when there were no NICU's. God was good to us and continues to be good to us. We had a full, healthy life and continue to thrive as 78 year olds. No real health problems and hoping that you will be like us. I know that you had tons of prayers when you were born and your parents kept a vigil for you for months. Happy 6th birthday and many, many,many years to come.

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    2. My dad who is now 73 years old was born 3 months premature and was only 1lb and some ounces. He was a twin and his twin did not survive... no nicus for him! He is thriving now! Apparently as a baby he couldn't keep down milk so they put burnt toast with the milk so that he could hold it down!!! My how times have changed! Regardless he survived and is thriving!

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    3. Jean, I loved reading your story! What a precious testimony of God's goodness!

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  5. Happy Birthday, Josie! I hope that you have a wonderful day today! :)

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  6. Wanted to wish miss Joise Brooklyn a very happy blessed 8th birthday today hope you have a wonderful day today with your family and may God bless you and keep you safe always .have a wonderful day sweetheart

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  7. Happy Birthday precious Josie. God bless you with many happy and healthy years to come.

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  8. Happy Birthday Josie!

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  9. Happy Birthday beautiful Josie

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  10. Happy Birthday Josie from this Josie!

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  11. Happy 8th Birthday Josie! May God keep on blessing U through out this New Year!!

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  12. Happy 8th Birthday, Josie! 🎂
    May God continue to strengthen you each and every day!

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  13. Crazy to think it has been 8 years! Happy birthday miss Josie!

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  14. Wow, can't believe she's 8! I remember when she was born. Glad to see her doing well. Happy Birthday Josie! :)

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  15. I have to be honest here, I don't like referring to these children (adult or not) as "numbers". They have names and ARE individuals. Please consider referring to them by name.

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    1. I've complained about that, too, but you see how far it got.

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    2. I enjoy seeing which number they are in the family line up. Ellie and Lily always give the name in the blog post to go along with the number in the line up. I have also heard people refer to themselves saying, "I was the 5th out of 8 kids," for example. Just my opinion on the flip-side. :)

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    3. I appreciate knowing where each child is in the birth order. Maybe if Ellie just worded it a bit differently it would solve the problem. For example, "Josie, the 19th child of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, turns 8!" Or "Josie, the 19th Duggar child, turns 8." Use the name and still give the birth order, without saying,"#19 turns 8," would be more respectful to the person." When I see, "Duggar #19," I think of how we ear-tagged our cattle and then referred to them by number. Just a thought. But the important thing is Josie turns 8, and no matter how it is said, it is cause for celebration!!!! Yay, Josie!!!!! Love your spunk!

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    4. I read the news, and it's so negative. I come here to to this blog to get some lighthearted entertainment about a sweet family. But it never fails --- someone is complaining about something minor -- using numbers, using last names, the header needs to be updated, someone used the wrong word, Jill got her nose pierced (not prohibited for Christians) ... WOW! Your lives must be really peachy if this is what you have to complain about.

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  16. Josie shares my birthday. Happy birthda little lady! God bless!

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  17. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JOSIE🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU!!!

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  18. Happy Birthday Josie! I remember when you were a tiny little princess, so tiny that your Mommy called you Kitten because your little cries sounded just like a baby kittens cry. Now your are a beautiful young lady, strong and happy. I know God has big plans for you Josie.

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  19. Happy Birthday sweetie

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  20. You are a miracle, Happy Birthday to Josie!

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  21. Praise God for sweet Josie - the way Jim Bob and Michelle walked through the difficult time with Josie's birth was such a witness to me. I too can't believe it has been 8 yrs! I say it almost every comment but this story would be great for an episode of the Duggar family story on tv. They are so missed! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET JOSIE AND MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU!

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  22. Sorry,Happy 8th Birthday to Josie a day late. Hope you had a fun birthday with your family. I remember when you were a teeny baby, look at you now a happy spunky 8 yr. young girl. Blessings...Jane

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  23. All of the other sisters resemble each other. Josie has a completely different face.

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    1. Josie is Michelle's "Mini-me."

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    2. I've thought that too at times, but I think she and Jackson look a lot alike. And the picture of her and Joy the other day shows an amazing resemblance!

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  24. Happy Birthday, yesterday, Josie! You look so much like your big brother, Jackson! Hope you had a super fun day.

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  25. Happy birthday Josie - may you continue to grow big and strong. . . . .may you have a wonderful year.

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  26. Happy birthday, Josie. With is great and so are you. You have had a fighter spirit from the get go. You earlier drivers and preemies need that to survive.

    The God you serve is GREAT and has fabulous plans for you. Keep your heart in His hands and He will use that spirit to His Glory. You gave been such an encouragement already to many moms with early arrivers. Stay surrendered to Him.

    Happy birthday

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