As soon as Jill and Derick found out they were expecting a baby, they wasted no time in telling their families the big news! Find out how the ’19 Kids & Counting’ stars reacted.
Jill Duggar, 23, and husband Derick Dillard, 25, have only been married for a couple of months, but they recently had some exciting pregnancy news to share with their families. Upon seeing the positive pregnancy test, the parents-to-be started spreading the word! “There is a lot of joy,” Jill’s mom, Michelle Duggar, 47, revealed in a new interview.
Jill Duggar & Derick Dillard Pregnant — Their Families React
“I have said to Jill, ‘When you feel sick and so tired, remember you are growing another person inside of you and this is a good reason to be sick,'” Michelle told People. “For me, I would try to sit down and rest whenever I was sick while pregnant. You have to do what you have to do. The end result is so worth it.”
Jill’s dad, Jim Bob Duggar, 49, said he was definitely shocked by the news.
“Jill has been such a wonderful sister to all of her brothers and sisters. She always makes activities for the kids, looks for ways to make a dull project fun. And Derick is going to be a great father,” he said.
Thankfully, the joy didn’t stop there. Derick’s family experienced similar feelings upon hearing the news.
“I was unable to be involved in any of the wedding preparations for Jill and Derick,” Derick’s mom, Cathy, 57, said. “And so I am really looking forward to helping them get ready for the baby!”
Cathy is now cancer-free after undergoing intensive chemotherapy treatments.
“Oklahoma State is my alma mater. This year, they came out with a T-shirt that says ‘Real grandmas don’t wear pink, they wear orange.’ I plan to get one of those. I am looking forward to every aspect of them having this baby,” she continued.
Jill Duggar & Derick Dillard: 19 Babysitters & Counting
While it may have been hard for Jill, growing up with such a large family, the 19 Kids & Counting star and Derick will never have a short supply of babysitters.
“I am up for babysitting if they need help. I am so excited for Jill and Derick and I know they are going to make wonderful parents. Jill has always wanted to be a mom. She is perfect for it. Derick is a wonderful guy, he will be a good dad. He will be amazing,” Jill’s younger brother Jedidiah Duggar, 15, said.
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