Duggar Family Together for Christmas

Two-week-old Josie Duggar will be surrounded by her family for Christmas.

The baby's father, Jim Bob Duggar, tells People magazine that the "entire family is planning to relocate to Little Rock, Ark., temporarily to be close to Josie."

Josie Duggar was born Dec. 10 by emergency C-section. The 19th child of the couple was born prematurely because mom, Michele, was suffering from pre-eclamsia. Josie, who weighed 1 pound, 6 ounces at birth, remains in the neonatal intensive care unit at a Little Rock Hospital.

Jim Bob told People that "a close friend in Little Rock has opened up their home to us for the holidays." Some of the older members of the reality TV clan have just returned from a church mission to El Salvador, "so the whole family will be together and close to Josie for Christmas," said Jim Bob. "We're so thankful for everyone's thoughts and prayers."

VIDEO: Reality TV mom Michelle Duggar has given birth to a premature girl.
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Last week the Duggar family received some good news about Josie Brooklyn, who was born nearly three months premature: She's taking breast milk.

Freda Ruark, sister of mom Michelle Duggar, said that after three breast milk feedings, Josie Brooklyn was able to keep down two.

"The baby is doing great," said Ruark, who has spoken to Jim Bob, every day since her niece was born.

"Josie is holding her own. As long as she can get some of that breast milk, that will help build up her immune system."

Video: The Duggars are expecting a 19th edition to their family.
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Jim Bob Duggar sent an e-mail to ABCNews.com a week after Josie's birth about his wife's and daughter's condition. "Hello from the Duggar Family," he wrote. "We are so grateful for all of the prayers and e-mails of support for our family since Josie Brooklyn Duggar was born 12-10-09. Michelle is [recovering] from the emergency c-section and is doing [a lot] better. Josie is beautiful and in stable condition."

The other 18 children were "doing quite well" with the help of their grandmother, Jim Bob's mother, Mary, who lives with them. "They have lots of help," Ruark said, "and a big circle of friends.

Now they all await the day their new sister can come home. Until then, however, they can keep a watch on Josie Brooklyn through the hospital's high-tech monitoring system.

Each bassinet in the neonatal intensive care unit of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hospital is equipped with "angel-eye cameras," according to the hospital spokeswoman, which allows family, via a password, to view the baby from their home computers.

Each room is also private and equipped with a pull-out sofa to encourage parents to visit and stay with their babies.

Ruark said there have been round-the-clock prayers worldwide and the family is focused on Josie Brooklyn getting stronger and not on why and how this happened. "Really, it is God's will," Ruark said. "There is no second-guessing."

For now all eyes are on "micro-preemie" Josie Brooklyn but doctors point out that the Duggar family tradition of back-to-back pregnancies may be slowly adding to the health risks for Michelle and future Duggars.

"I am not aware of this couple's reasoning on the matter of contraception," said Dr. John B. Coppes of the Austin Medical Center-Mayo Health System in Austin, Minn. "However, I hope they are aware of the risks for Down syndrome, uterine rupture, future C-sections, pre-eclampsia."

TLC continues to report that mother and baby are doing fine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

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