Josie Report

Cousin Amy has reported that Josie is up to 2 lb 4 oz.

35 comments:

Willow #1 said...

Wow, that is so great! Prayers are being answered. All the best to Josie and family and a big high-five.

Ohio Buckeye said...

I wish all sweet, little babies, including Josie, easy breaths, a good appetite, and lots of tender, loving care. May she continue to hold her own and have a full recovery.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that Josie is doing well. Blessings to the family and I hope she pulls through fine.

MOM IN TEXAS

Joanne said...

good for Josie! It's like someone is reading this blog, lol. That's all I wanted to know. God bless her!

Anonymous said...

Where do you read Amys updates?

Sharla said...

Amy posts on Facebook.

SuzanneDeAZ said...

I gaining just another pound about right for a baby that has been born now for over a month?

SuzanneDeAZ said...

At what pound do they usually send a baby home?

Anonymous said...

"Is gaining just another pound about right for a baby that has been born now for over a month?"


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Someone at another site did the math and it would seem that Josie is ahead of the curve on weight gain, which is a good sign.

Sharla said...

The average at UAMS is that babies go home at the date that would equal 37 weeks gestation. Whether Josie will be average for their success rate we won't know for awhile.

SteelMagnolia said...

So very glad to hear that the little darlin' is making progress. Thanks to Cousin Amy for letting us know.

Cait said...

What a wonderful update!

Celestie said...

Hooray for Josie! Keep growing, little one!

Love the Duggars said...

So glad! Was very worried when we didnt hear anything, but glad for them too that they are concentrating on health! Thanks for the update!

just thought I would share said...

My nephew was a micro premie 2 years ago(2 lb 10 ounces) at Mayo Hospitol(MN) and he had to breath on his own, regulate his own temp, eat 2 ounces every 2 hours, and pass the carseat test) 45 minutes in the carseat because most people have a long drive or flight home. There was no weight rule, but he was about 4.5 pounds when he went home.

Marybeth said...

It usually depends on overall health and well-being, but 5 lbs is what most people who have preemies will tell you that they are "waiting to hit." Again, that's just a very very very general kind of rule of thumb you hear. Mine was born in the UK as a preemie and was 5 lbs and they kept her until she would feed on demand, most of the doctors I've told that story to have been in awe and said she'd have been sent home if that's the only reason (it was the only reason.)

Keep up the good work Josie and gobble up those calories!! :) G-d be with you Duggars!!

Happy for Josi said...

I am so very happy that little Josi is thriving but what about the other babies that are prayed for? Perhaps baby Josie's little body is able to thrive and grow based on good health and genentics.Just my opinion.

Snap! said...

I think gaining a pound is great!
Josie almost doubled her weight.
If a baby is born at 8lbs- imagine if they almost doubled their weight in a month? If Josie doubles her weight again- say in 6-8 weeks she
will be 4 lbs 8 oz.
Way to go Josie!

Digger said...

I don't know if anyone has reported this yet but the Duggars are staying at the historic Cornish House in Little Rock while Josie is in the hospital. The Cornish House has an interesting history.

"To be close to their 19th child, Josie Brooklyn, born three months premature, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have leased a house in Little Rock, Arkansas. The home is the historic Cornish House, built in 1919 by Ed and Hilda Cornish. Born as Brunhilde Kahlert, Mrs. Cornish started the state's birth control movement after the death of her husband. Her efforts paved the way for the establishment of Arkansas' Planned Parenthood Association. On the contrary, the Duggars believe that children are a blessing from God and desire to receive all the gifts He is willing to give them. They are thankful to have found a house to accommodate their large family, no matter what its history is."

Ironic huh?

Anonymous said...

Oh, the ironies of the Duggars run quite deep, don't they? Do as I say, not as I do, including banning television, but then making money from it!

Jim Bob is laughing all the way to the bank, while the rest of us shake our heads at the irony!

Digger said...

With all the junk on TV, I say it's a strong parent who is brave enough to ban it. Let the kids go out and play and use their imaginations.

The Duggars do the show to spread their message. I think they have done some good in helping people find the importance of family and friends.

SuzanneDeAZ said...

"Digger has left a new comment on the post "Josie Report":

With all the junk on TV, I say it's a strong parent who is brave enough to ban it. Let the kids go out and play and use their imaginations.

The Duggars do the show to spread their message. I think they have done some good in helping people find the importance of family and friends."

I would add that the two are not inconsistant with one another as many have implied. Just because your family has a reality TV show does not make it inconsistant to ban TV from the family. You can make the choice to choice on and not the other without being hyprocritical.

Deanna said...

I think it is hilarious that banning television and making money by selling off your family's privacy are not seen as hypocritical.

You would NEVER see the Amish making money off selling themselves on television. They won't even show their faces on TV (it was rare that the family the Duggars visited did). Now THAT is a more consistent attitude.

The Duggars rare form of hypocrisy and irony is nothing if not funny and interesting.

Anonymous said...

My impression is that they do not ban TV completely. Just certain shows. I heard one of the girls name some of the shows (albeit older shows) that were family oriented and they are allowed to watch. I think they would be okay with their own show as it is family oriented and Christian based. I don't think it is a 'blanket' ban of TV.

Dawn said...

They have said before that they do watch episodes of their own show. I don't see it as hypocrisy, but more of them trying to put something on TV that would be acceptable in their family. If they were making a show that they wouldn't even let their own children watch, then that would seem hypocritical to me.

Celestie said...

How do they know there is nothing good on TV, if they don't watch it? There are some wonderful shows on nature, for instance. The children could learn about kangaroos or koala bears or about how people live in distant lands or history. I can't blame them for not watching most network shows. Not for children, in my opinion, and some of them, are not even suitable for adults. LOL

Anonymous said...

Digger said, "With all the junk on TV, I say it's a strong parent who is brave enough to ban it."

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Yes, we wouldn't want any of those innocent Duggar minds polluted by the likes of Sesame Street or *gasp* Curious George !

SuzanneDeAZ said...

"Deanna has left a new comment on the post "Josie Report":

I think it is hilarious that banning television and making money by selling off your family's privacy are not seen as hypocritical.

You would NEVER see the Amish making money off selling themselves on television. They won't even show their faces on TV (it was rare that the family the Duggars visited did). Now THAT is a more consistent attitude"

You will never see the Amish doing a lot of things so does that mean others who do not follow through the same lifestyle of the Amish are hyprocrates?

Ohio Buckeye said...

@Anonymous: "Yes, we wouldn't want any of those innocent Duggar minds polluted by the likes of Sesame Street or *gasp* Curious George !"

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It seems any real curiosity is verboten in the Duggar household. One's job is to simply take the 'facts' as provided and don't ask questions. Get in line, drink the Kool Aid and be happy about it. Sad.

Anonymous said...

Dawn - I wish you were right about there not being a blanket ban of TV, but here's what disturbs me... I, too, used to think that the Duggars just didn't watch TV because they didn't find anything on there to be appropriate for their family. However, I read that the reason JB and M don't believe in watching TV is because they couldn't stop themselves from watching TOO MUCH TV when they finally got one after their first year of marriage. I believe it's more about the all or nothing mindset than it is about the content of the TV. Rather than practice self control, they have to completely ban something because THEY were unable to control THEMSELVES. It really bothers me, and it clearly doesn't work, since because they did not own a TV for a year (because this is what Gothard suggests) they couldn't stop themselves from watching one once they did get it. Sad.
-Christina

Ohio Buckeye said...

Anonymous said, ".. I read that the reason JB and M don't believe in watching TV is because they couldn't stop themselves from watching TOO MUCH TV when they finally got one after their first year of marriage. I believe it's more about the all or nothing mindset...Rather than practice self control, they have to completely ban something because THEY were unable to control THEMSELVES. It really bothers me..."


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I think you've hit on a very good point: that black and white approach to life. Situations, things, and even people tend to be, in their minds either ALL good or ALL bad. Seems overly simplistic IMO.

I've gotten very tired of this mindset piously denouncing those with an understanding that much of life has many grey areas.

The fundamentalists who see life as black and white often haughtily use the term, "situational ethics" AS IF acknowledgement of life's many grey areas is somehow morally inferior to their black and white approach.

I always wonder why these groups give themselves and others so little credit for being capable of a) living in the real ('sinner') world without losing their own morality, b) weighing moral dilemmas and coming up with ethical solutions, c)having a solid marriage without requiring the wife to be subservient to The Patriarch.

Kat said...

The Duggars do seem to have an "all or nothing" approach to many aspects of their lives. No TV, no kissing, no being alone with someone of the opposite sex, no shorts, etc., etc. Funny, I never see JB banning sweets and fried foods, even though he admittedly has a weight problem and can't resist eating them! Guess that banning stuff only applies to the things JB doesn't really care about. Or maybe God told him sweets and fried Twinkies are a blessing...

As far as the TV thing goes - quite a while ago, read somewhere (interview? website?) that they do watch certain movies, and "Sound of Music" was one of their favorites. But...but... that has premarital kissing! And dancing! Maybe the kissing is okay, because her boyfriend turns into a Nazi? See, kiss your boyfriend before marriage and he turns into a coldhearted killer! Not quite sure how they get around the dancing, though. LOL...

I would take anything the Duggars say, especially these days, with the biggest grain of salt I could find.

Anonymous said...

The Sound of Music was made in 1965,aka- their generation,so it's ok to watch. Or,at least I get that's their line of reasoning. :) Nothing but wholesome stuff came out back then.Or so we recall..

stopthemadness said...

I wish the best for Josie however I also wish her parents would look into reversing their decision to have as many kids as God sends them. God will keep sending, Michelle is very fertile and she and Jim Bob are probably engaging in procreating another kid as we speak. If they really believed in God taking personal care of them for every fool decision they make they would trust him to "heal" Josie but we notice that instead, she is in intensive care where she belongs, with all the help medical science can provide. Why not let medical science also provide some birth control so that Michelle's body has time to recover and prevent further problem pregnancies.

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute!!! They don't watch television but they are ON television???huh...