Sunday, October 26, 2014

6 Days 'Til Duggar Wedding #3

In less than one week, Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald will recite their wedding vows in front of family and friends. The engaged couple took a break from wedding prep this weekend to join several members of Jessa's family on the Family Research Council Action Bus Tour. The Duggars stopped in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, yesterday and are now on their way to Georgia. Click here for a complete schedule.

 Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald

Jessa Duggar, Ben Seewald, Michelle Duggar, Jackson Duggar, and Johannah Duggar

Saturday, October 25, 2014

How Well do the Dillards Know Each Other?

Jill and Derick Dillard took a whirlwind trip to New York City this week. We posted their interviews with Fox & Friends (click to view) and TODAY.com (click to view), and now we have a video to share of their appearance on PEOPLE NOW. Watch as the future parents answer interview questions and then take a test to see how well they know each other.

Jill and Derick appear in the following video from 13:30-20:00 and again from 22:36-26:30.
*The video contains other celebrity news that might not be suitable for all viewers, which you can skip by sliding the playback bar to the times specified above.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Pregnancy, Babies, and Asian Noodles


Jill and Derick Dillard traveled to New York City earlier this week for media appearances. The Dillards chatted with Rebecca Dube from TODAY.com.

Jill, who is due March 24th, has been asking her mom for pregnancy advice. "I'll call her and ask, 'Was this normal for you?'" Jill told TODAY.com.

Michelle recommends Sea-Band wristbands for morning sickness, and she has encouraged Jill to consume proteins every two hours. The mom of 19 is known for carrying almonds in her purse to snack on.

Jill Dillard on Today.com

Jill and Derick say they are enrolled in a Bradley birthing class, which Jill's parents, as well as Josh and Anna, have taken in the past.

The couple has been writing down Bible verses to pray over their son. Their favorite is Psalm 22:30-31: "A seed shall serve Him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation. They shall come and shall declare His righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that He hath done this."

"It's humbling, being responsible for another person," Derick told TODAY.

"I really do hope that our son will be like his father and just a man of character," Jill told TODAY. "Derick is like a gentle giant. He's strong in character but gentle and sensitive to the feelings of others."

Jill has experienced pregnancy cravings and morning sickness, which was especially severe during her first trimester. She says she cannot stand the smell of Asian noodles. 

"I will not have those for the rest of my pregnancy," Jill told TODAY.


Jill offered a word of advice to expectant mamas: give yourself a break. While suffering from morning sickness, Jill said she felt bad that she could not accomplish much.

"Both my mom and Derick said this is the most important thing you can do right now — you're growing a baby. It's not going to last forever," Jill told TODAY. "I've been able to pass that on to some of my friends who are pregnant: don't feel bad that you're taking a nap, don't feel like you're lazy, because you're doing the most important thing you can right now, and that's to be healthy for your baby."

More info on TODAY.com.


Image credit: Samantha Okazaki / TODAY

Jana Duggar Drives the Bus

The Duggars are on the road! For the past week, Josh and Anna Duggar, accompanied by some of Josh's siblings, have been driving across the country as part of the Family Research Council Action Bus Tour. Tonight, they will be in Alexandria, Louisiana. Click here for the complete schedule.

Friday, October 24, 2014
6:00-7:00pm CT

City Park 
2900 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA
Tickets


Jana Duggar is on tour with Josh and Anna and has been graciously helping drive the bus. She took the graveyard shift early this morning.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Jill and Derick Dillard on Fox & Friends

Jill & Derick Dillard are in New York City! The couple appeared on Fox & Friends this morning (news clip below).



While in NYC, Jill and Derick also met actress Monica Potter.