Josie Duggar is the nineteenth child of Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar of the reality TV show ‘19 Kids and Counting’ fame. She had one more sibling who was younger than her and 18 older siblings. Today, we look into the life of Josie Duggar and how she is doing in her family and school life!
Josie Duggar and her birth and family
Josie Duggar was born on 10 December 2009 and her current age is 8 years. She was born in Tontitown, Arkansas near Springdale where the Duggars live. Josie Duggar’s full name is Josie Brooklyn Duggar. She was not a normal birth but was delivered by an emergency C-section. She was also three months premature.
Her birth weight was just 1 pound and six ounces. Her chances of survival were bleak. Little Josie had a history of febrile seizures which means that she would throw up a convulsion when her body temperature would rise suddenly due to fever. Her mother Michelle once said:
“One of the little glitches for Josie is that if she runs a fever she does have a tendency to have febrile seizures.”
Josie is the daughter of Jim Bob, 53 and Michelle Duggar, 51. Her elder siblings are the following-Joshua or Josh Duggar, 30, twins Jane and John-David Duggar, 28, Jill Duggar, 27, Jessa Duggar, 25, Jinger Duggar, 24, Joseph Joe Duggar, 23, Josiah Duggar, 21, Joy-Anna Duggar, 20, twins Jedidiah and Jeremiah Duggar, 19, Jason Duggar, 18, James Duggar, 17, Justin Duggar, 15, Jackson Duggar, 14, Johannah Duggar, 12, Jennifer, 10, and Jordyn-Grace Duggar, 9. Besides 19 children, there are a total of 12 grandchildren until now.
On 11 December in the year 2011, Josie’s youngest sibling a sister was born but was stillborn and had died in the womb of the mother on 2 December. On the 3rd anniversary of the child in 2014, Michelle had said:
“We have a picture of Jubilee on our family’s baby wall, we call it, and she’s a part of that baby parade of all those pictures on the wall,
“Her beautiful face is there to be displayed with all our other babies.”
The couple Michelle and Jim Bob have taken the guardianship of the 9-year-old son of Michelle’s 23-year-old niece who is homeless, without employment, and on probation. The boy is called Tyler and his mother who happens to be Michelle’s sister also had a stroke. His name is only occasionally taken and his picture also uploaded on social media rarely.
Josie Duggar’s lifestyle
Josie Duggar belongs to a controversial family who is extremely conservative and has strict rules to be followed for its children. Josie is homeschooled but appears that she may need special education, according to some of the fans.
Her favorite Bible character is Jonah and the Bible verse she likes is John 3:16. Her favorite song is Jesus Loves Me. She enjoys skating and likes macaroni and cheese. She loves playing with her siblings and also talking. She has plans to learn to cook and her favorite family trip is Chuck E. Cheese.