This is so exciting! Just 8 weeks after tying the knot, Jill Duggar has announced that she and Derick Dillard are pregnant! Congrats!
Jill Duggar Is Pregnant — Congrats
Oh. My. Duggar.
“We’re having a baby!” Jill told People, who exclusively confirmed the news on Aug. 20 in their Sept. 1 issue. “We are so excited.”
TLC also confirmed the news, telling HollywoodLife.com in an official statement: “TLC is thrilled to confirm that newlyweds Jill and Derick Dillard from 19 Kids & Counting are expecting!”
Wow, how exciting! As many of you know, Jill and Derick tied the knot on June 21 in front of more than 1,000 guests in Springdale, Arkansas. That means Jill can not be more than two months pregnant, so it’s still very early for her.
However, she is a trained midwife who helped raise her 18 other siblings and is totally up for the challenge of motherhood already.
“Being a mother is something I’ve always dream of, and I’m so excited to raise this little one with Derick. All the first milestones will be so fun,” Jill told the magazine, gushing about her exciting baby news.
Jill Used One Of Michelle’s Pregnancy Tests To Confirm The News
Believe it or not, the first few pregnancy tests that Jill took in the privacy of her and Derick’s home came back negative. She had been taking them “just in case,” but sadly did not seem to be having any baby luck.
However, it was her sisters who encouraged her to take one of their mom, Michelle’s, pregnancy tests — apparently she has a stash at the Duggar compound. And guess what? That’s the first test that came up positive!
“It was surreal,” says Derick, who desperately tried to soothe Jill who screamed with delight when she found out she was pregnant. “I told her, ‘Babe, you don’t want to hyperventilate and have the baby stressed out!'”
Ha! That is so cute! Derick is already a protective father, and Jill is so excited to be a mommy that we’re sure she’s going to be a fantastic parent.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you excited for Jill and Derick? Do you think it’s too soon for them to have a baby? Let us know your thoughts and well-wishes for the couple in the comments below!
— Lauren Cox