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Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's youngest child, baby Josie, has returned to their family home after months of hospitalization and a recent stay at the family's rental home.
People.com reports that Josie, who was hospitalized for months after being born prematurely, returned home from Little Rock to Tontitown, Ark., on June 25 at a healthier weight of 9 pounds, 1 ounce.
According to People, Josie's return home was delayed after her June 3 release from the hospital because 12 of her siblings had the chicken pox. Because of the risk of exposure, Josie and her mother spent three weeks at their family's rental home until it was safe to go home.
Josie was welcomed by 17 of her siblings and "Welcome Home" banners. "It is good to be home," happy mom Michelle told People. "It is surreal to be here. It was such a long time we were away."
Baby Josie was born prematurely on December 10. Catch the latest with the Duggar family on their TLC reality series, "19 Kids and Counting."