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Duggar Baby #19 -- I'm Ready for My Close-Up

1/28/2010 12:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The Duggar Family's 19th child is confined to an incubator -- but she's still ready for prime time.

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TMZ has obtained a first look at 15-weeks-premature Josie getting wheeled into Michelle Duggar's hospital room for the first time after the delivery ... as it went down in front of the "18 Kids and Counting" TV cameras.

She looks tiny, but the Duggars tell TMZ "Josie is 7-weeks old today and absolutely beautiful ...she is growing and getting stronger each day ... she has a long road ahead, we are encouraged about her progress to date."

Her progress will be chronicled on the show's new season -- which starts with a special Sunday night.

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31.

hotinpalmsprings    

Karma made an interesting observation - about the 'older girls not being interested in dating" Which highlights the selfishness of Jim Bob and his wife since its obvious that they have caused their older children to be indentured servants - with all this ridiculous burdensome family,

1699 days ago
32.

Joy    

that woman really needs to keep her legs closed, court intervention anyone???

1699 days ago
33.

Andrettianna    

I hate these people and their TV show. Child exploitation is the legal term I believe. This baby isn't even out of the hospital yet and they want to plaster her all over my television. Most people are protective with their infants, but not these freaks. mo babies you got- the mo publicity you got.

1699 days ago
34.

Joy    

THAT OLDEST CHILD (JOSH) ACTS LIKE HIS MOTHER'S HUSBAND! CREEPY!!

1699 days ago
35.

Peppermint Patty    

#27-- you're absolutely wrong. The Duggars do not get assistance. They have zero debt, and make their own money, and they spend it wisely. This was true before they ever got the TV shows. Honestly, they're doing better than most families that only have a child or two.

While I agree that enough is enough, they truly are good parents, and anyone who thinks they aren't has clearly no idea.

1699 days ago
36.

Rocky Balboa    

The Duggar estate is tax free because they are registred as a church. Churches don't pay taxes. Because of their religion and number of members, they qualify as a church. So the taxpayers pay for the Duggars to live like they do. Also, the tv network TLC paid for their home to be remodeled. So the Duggars aren't self sufficient. Do a public records search and you can find out a lot. Who do you think is paying their medical bills? The cost for the medical care of a premature baby can run into the millions. The Duggars are a sick cult and Jim Bob is the nut case leader, like David Kuresh in Waco was. It's unbelievable that they have been given a tv show. It probably won't be long before you hear about child protective services visiting their home.

1699 days ago
37.

Jack    

Jim Bob seems like a nice guy but at the same time he is incredibly selfish. He is not thinking about Michelle's health or the impact of having all those children (who will undoubtedly have lots of children of their own) on the world at large. If everyone did what he is doing we would have more of a global disaster than we already have.

1699 days ago
38.

Janet    

I bet Jim Bob's knocked her up already! Why waste time.

JIM BOB, THERE ARE OTHER WAYS OF HAVING SEX WITHOUT INTERCOURSE!!!

1699 days ago
39.

get better J.C    

They are a very "cult like" family! TLC SUCKS!!! STOP WATCHING THEIR SHOWS!!!!!!!!

1699 days ago
40.

jnicole    

Dear Lord,

Please make this woman start menopause ASAP and please kill off all living sperm cells he may have left.

Amen

1699 days ago
41.

1luv    

WHEN DID PUSHING OUT BABIES BECOME A BUSINESS VENTURE? I PRAY THIS BABY MAKES IT BUT SHE REALLY NEEDS TO STOP HAVING KIDS AND TLC NEEDS TO STOP PROMOTING THESE SILLY @$$ WOMEN. ALSO IF I SEE ANOTHER MIDGET/LITTLE PEOPLE SHOW OR CAKE ANYTHING ON THEIR CHANNEL I'M GONNA VOMIT!!!

1699 days ago
42.

Grandma    

Baby is 7 weeks old & she is still in the hospital. Boy, what a bill.

1699 days ago
43.

Truth    

19. Isn't Arkansas known for having the most number of caves in N.America? Maybe Mr. Dugger needs to quit getting into the cave between his wifes legs!

Posted at 12:46PM on Jan 28th 2010 by DJ

LOL!!
DJ, I think Michelle's vagina is called the Duggar Cave after having 19 babies!!! She doesn't even go through labor it's like a water slide! Premature babies are great for her. It give her more time to conceive before she goes through menopause! I am sure the network is hard balling her to have more to keep the ratings up!!

1699 days ago
44.

Cherrie_Blossomm    

Can we say Cult? I'm surprised that Jim Bob doesn't make his family call him God. That family is seriously f*ked up...

1698 days ago
45.

Another story    

I hope they stop having kids.HOW OLD IS THE MOTHER ANYWAY?
Give your body a break.Michelle is still in the hospital too.

1698 days ago
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