Duggars Welcome 19th Child

Friday, Dec 11, 2009  |  Updated 11:00 AM EDT
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Duggars Welcome 19th Child

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Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of Arkansas, appeared on the 'Today' show this morning along with their 18 children to announce the news that they expecting their 19th child. The stars of the TLC show '18 Kids and Counting,' told Meredith Veira they're "so excited about our new arrival."

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It's another girl for Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar!

According to People, the reality show parents welcomed their 19th baby, daughter Josie Brooklyn, to their massive brood.

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Their latest little one, who arrived earlier than expected, was born at 6:27 PM on Thursday at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hospital in Arkansas.

She weighed 1 lb., 6 oz.

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The "18 Kids and Counting" matriarch, who has been hospitalized for treatment of a gallstone infection, underwent an emergency c-section. Michelle is reportedly resting comfortably and the baby is said to be in stable condition and in the NICU for extended care.

"The most important thing right now is for mom and baby Josie to get as much rest as possible," a rep for TLC said in a statement. "The family is grateful for all the prayers and well wishes during their recovery."

In September, Michelle and husband Jim Bob announced they were pregnant with their 19th child. Access Hollywood previously confirmed TLC is planning to change the name of the family's series to "19 Kids and Counting."

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