The pregnant Jill Duggar and her husband Derick Dillard have confirmed, via 19 Kids and Counting network TLC, that they are expecting a baby boy together.
Yes, #BabyDilly is officially gonna be a #BabyDude!
The pregnant Jill Duggar, 23, announced this past August that she is expecting the duo’s first child. Jill married Derick Dillard, 25, in Arkansas on June 21, 2014.
How do they feel about their future baby’s gender?
“I was really excited,” says Derick Dillard. “As a new dad, to have a firstborn son to be our first child and be the leader of his siblings, it is very special.”
“I was praying for a big, healthy baby,” adds Derick about the night before the appointment where they found out. “And Jill added, ‘Just healthy, healthy.'”
The couple told their families the news Saturday.
“Oh yes, there was some screaming in the room,” says, Jill, who is 18 weeks along. “I thought all along we were having a girl. Everyone made their guesses.”
“They were just elated,” adds Jill. “My mom and dad both thought it was going to be a boy and my grandma did, too. They are all really excited.”
The Dillards prepared for the big ultrasound reveal with a big breakfast of waffles with syrup and whipped cream, fruit, chocolate milk and lemonade for Jill.
Jill Duggar and her husband Derick Dillard have some lunch at work. So cute.
“He stretched out his legs full length,” says Jill.
“He was trying to be like Dad.”
This fall’s season of the family reality show has focused heavily on their love story. Tonight’s 19 Kids & Counting Season 14 Episode 13 is even called “All About Jill.”
On the show, they haven’t even gotten hitched yet. In real life, just five months later, they’re shopping for items like overalls, plaid shirts and pants for #BabyDilly.
“We are not going to do a letter theme,” says Jill of what they plan to name the little boy. “But we may do some kind of theme, like family names.”
The fourth-eldest child in the expansive family, Duggar took three tests to determine if she was pregnant after she suspected that she may be expecting.
Following brother Josh Duggar, 26, Jill is the second Duggar to start her own family. Her little sister Jessa Duggar, 21, will wed Ben Seewald November 1.
Jana Duggar is still single.
Anyway, congratulations to Jill and Derick on their exciting news, and be sure to tune in tonight to see their amazing journey play out behind the scenes.
The Arkansas natives grew up within 45 minutes of each other, but didn’t meet until late 2011. Jill recalled when Derick stopped by while caroling with a church group, and not long after, “Derick contacted my dad and asked if he would be a prayer partner during his two-year term in Nepal.”
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Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard: Expecting a Baby Boy!