The stork came early for the ever-growing Duggar clan.
Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar welcomed daughter Josie Brooklyn, weighing 1 lb., 6 oz., at 6:27 p.m. Thursday, reports People.
The Duggars, who star in the TLC reality show ‘18 and Counting,’ weren’t expecting their little one until spring.
Michelle, who received an emergency C-section after being hospitalized earlier this week, is resting comfortably and the baby is in stable condition in the NICU at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
In a statement to People, a network rep says:
“The most important thing right now is for mom and baby Josie to get as much rest as possible. The family is grateful for all the prayers and well wishes during their recovery.”
The reality TV mom was rushed to an Arkansas hospital over the weekend after experiencing contractions that were attributed to gall stones.
Little Josie joins her 18 Duggar siblings, whose names all begin with the letter ‘J’:
Josh, 21; twins Jana and John-David, 19; Jill, 18; Jessa, 16; Jinger, 15; Joseph, 14; Josiah, 13; Joy-Anna, 11; twins Jedidiah and Jeremiah, 10; Jason, 9; James, 8; Justin, 6; Jackson, 5; Johanna, 3; Jennifer, 2, and Jordyn-Grace, 8 months.