Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Grand-Duggar #4 is on the Way!

It's official! Jill (Duggar) Dillard is pregnant!

Thirty days after her wedding, while Jill Dillard was hanging out at her family's house with husband Derick, her sisters convinced her to take one of Michelle's pregnancy tests. Jill had previously taken two pregnancy tests, and both had come back negative. She and Derick were shocked when this one came back positive.

"It was surreal," Derick Dillard told People Magazine. "We were shocked. Both of us are so excited."

Jill and Derick couldn't hide their joy, so they gathered all the Duggars in the living room the following day and made the announcement.

"Everyone was clapping and cheering, and we were in shock, too," Jim Bob Duggar told People Magazine.

Grand-Duggar #4 is due in March 2015. Hear Jill and Derick Dillard share their happy news in the following video:

233 comments:

  1. Hooray Jill and Derick!!!
    So excited for you guys!!!!

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  2. Congrats!! We are so very happy for you both.....wishing you the very best in your pregnancy! :)

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  3. Very exciting news! I hope she has a healthy pregnancy. Just curious if they saw a dr before taking this public?

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  4. So excited for them! It's always exciting to welcome a new baby into the world. Whether it's the first or the fifteenth! I'm sure he/she will be beautiful! I hope they are blessed with many many more!!!

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  5. Awwww!!!! Congradulations Jill & Derick. God bless all three of you now lol. Can't wait to see the new season of 19 kids and counting. Super encouraging and truly just awesome seeing how the Lord is moving in your lives.

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  6. YAY!! So happy for Derick & Jill!!

    1 Samuel 1:27
    I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him.

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  7. OH MY GOODNESS!!! That is SOOO exciting!! I am absolutely THRILLED for Jill and Derick! I know they'll both be wonderful parents, and can't wait to see their precious little one!!! What a BLESSING!!!!!!!! Congratulations! <3
    "Lo, children are a heritage from the LORD: the fruit of the womb is His reward." Ps. 127:3

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  8. I can't believe it... well... I guess I can.
    It's not really a surprise seeing as their relationship has progressed so quickly.
    In my head, I imagined them exploring the world together first but I am extremely excited to watch their family grow!

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    1. I thought the same thing especially with them both wanting to travel and do mission work in foreign countries. Much harder to so with babies. Hope they enjoy parenthood.

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    2. I'm not surprised, with Derrick's mom having health issues I figured they would want her to see as many grand babies as the Lord allows. Plus we know plenty of missionary families. A child or children do not deem you unable to do mission work. God bless them all!!

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  9. Congratulations Jill & Derick! That was fast! I was thinking this couple would take some time for themselves or to go on mission trips! I hope that Jill doesn't stop studying though.

    Elli and Lily, do you know anything about Jana? I feel bad that she is behind Jill and Jessa and she is older... any information on what she is doing?

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  10. Wow! So excited!!!!
    I can hardly recognise Jill though... so much make-up!

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  11. That is wonderful news!!! So happy for you, Jill and Derick, and Duggar and Dillard families! God bless your new little one.

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  12. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. How wonderful! My husband and I began having children immediately after we were married, and I've been surprised at how our marriage has been blessed beyond measure from this choice. Jill and Derick are making countercultural choices in being so generously open to life, but I'm sure they too will reap incredible blessings as a result.

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  14. Jill looks wonderful in deep red. Wow! Her makeup looks great, too... a more mature effect, yet moderate, and definitely brings out her eyes.

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  15. What wonderful news!
    The few photo that were shared earlier on this blog reflected that glow so I am not surprised.
    Very happy for them both and Jill is in such great health she should do very well through the process.
    They have such loving spirits, they will make great parents.

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  16. Congratulations Derick and Jill on your pregnancy! :)

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  17. Congratulations you both are going to make wonderful parents. Can't wait to see
    What God has in store for you and your wonderful family. God Bless you all.

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  18. What great news! So exciting!

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  19. I am so excited for them! They are going to be such great parents. Congratulations Derick and Jill! I'm so happy for y'all.

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  20. Congratulations! Can't wait for the new season

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  21. I enjoy following this family and respect them. I am happy they are happy. But wow, I cannot imagine getting pregnant so soon after getting married. My husband and I have been married 3 years and just had our first child. It is such a huge transition to be married, add in a pregnancy and baby within the first year-that is a lot of stress- it can be good stress - but it is stress nonetheless. I hope Jill is able to continue with her midwifery. It would be a shame if she doesn't complete her certification to be a CPM because she, herself, is having babies. :-/

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  22. Congratulations to Derick and Jill. I will pray for a healthy baby. Just thinking.....3 pregnancy tests in one month...I should have stock in those tests! LOL

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  23. Yay!!! I knew it! You could tell by that particular look on her face in her latest couple of photos! I even tried to post the comment recently but now I see why it never made it up here! I'm so excited for them!!!!

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  24. OMG so happy! so she's 2 months pregnant... Hmmmmm!

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  25. Do they have a deal with people magzine. They have been on every morning show in new York today

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  26. Is there somewhere else the video can be viewed? It's not showing up on my iphone.

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  27. Congratulations Jill and Derick! I'm so happy for you!! Lily and Ellie, if you wouldn't mind, could you make summaries for the Dishing with the Duggars, or record the episodes, or post them on the blog when someone else records them for those of us who can't watch the shows?

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  28. Congratulations to Jill and Derick!! Wishing you a healthy little one.. children bring a lot of joy into the Home. I am sure your mom and dad are just thrilled.

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  29. So exciting!!! I wouldn't be surprised if we see Josh and Anna make a pregnancy announcement soon. They have had a baby every other year. Mackynzie - October 8, 2009, Michael- June 15, 2011, and Marcus- June 2, 2013. Baby #4, 2015??? We will see. :)

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  30. All I see on the video is a commercial.....very happy for Jill and Derick! Congratulation!...Praying for a very happy and healthy pregnancy and no sickness!God bless and love y'all!Elizabeth Jones....Greensboro, N.C.

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  31. I am happy for them, but wished they had chosen to wait at least a year or so before trying to get pregnant. They haven't known one another that long, and it would be nice if they could spend some time together as a couple before they decided to have children. I was really hoping that Jill, in particular, had been able to be independent without the worry of a baby and the Duggar expectation of a herd.

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  32. Wow, wow! What exciting news. Congratulations on your tiny sweet babe! I'm also expecting (our third baby) in late March. Gods timing is perfect, praying for a healthy Mama and baby. Savor the months to come!

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  33. Wow!!! Congratulations!! So excited for Jill and Derrick!! Awesome news!

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  34. I'm happy for Jill and Derick, they seem so happy.

    I find it funny that they seem surprised they got pregnant so fast. They don't believe in birth control and it only takes one time to get pregnant. Something they should realize by now. ;)

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  35. Congrats!! Love it!!

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  36. Oh, how precious! They will be great parents, I'm sure. Wonderful news.

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  37. yay that is so exciting! can't wait to see their little bundle of joy they are going to make great parents! congrats jill and derick!!!

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  38. Aww this is so exiting! I wonder what letter they'll use for names!! Congrats to Jill and Derrick!

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  39. In the top/home page banner (with everyone's pictures), you should list Jill and Derick with Jill's name first rather than Derick's. This way it will still be clear which of the couple is the original "Duggar" child. So it would be, "Josh and Anna," "Jill and Derick," "Jessa and Ben," etc. Just a suggestion!

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    1. I think this is a good idea for posterity . But the way to tell an original Duggar ( in this case) is to look for the J name.:-)

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  40. SO excited and just as shocked!! lolol Jill looks stunning. I assume the People photog assistants did her makeup. All the Duggar girls are knockouts, both looks- AND heart-wise. All those new men in their lives sure married up!! lolol

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  41. I'm happy for the newlyweds. I just wish they would have got to go on one mission trip together before kids.

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  42. Wow, I really think they should have waited to annouce this just in case anything happens. She is less then 4 weeks pregnant! I mean to family is one thing but to the world.

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  43. Yay! So excited for Jill and Derrick!
    I thought they would probably have a baby right away.
    Can't wait for the new season of the show to start up. :-)

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  44. YAY! So excited for them!!!

    Blessings,
    Grace

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  45. Congratulations to the happy couple! Can hardly wait to see if they will choose one letter when naming their children! "D" sounds pretty good! ;)

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  46. Congrats!! Very exciting!! Just out of curiosity have they seen a dr before making the big announcement? I hope Jills pregnancy goes smoothly!

    Ps has she finished her midwifery training?

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  47. Many congratulations!
    This is fantastic news.

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  48. So exciting! Can't wait! I wonder how many children Jill and Derrick will end up having and if they will use the same first letter for all of their children's names. :-)

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  49. AHHHHHHH yay!!!! so so excited for them! its really cool that she is a midwife and just knows what is going on with pregnancy! :-)

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  50. congrats jill and derick im so happy for y'all...So will there be a certain letter y'all will be using when choosing baby names like your family did with the J's jill and josh n anna did with the M's?

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  51. Congratulations Jill and Derick. You guys certainly work fast!

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  52. Congratulations, Jill and Derick!

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  53. Congrats Jill and Derick The Lord is so Good. May he bless you at this time. Congrats again Love, Hannah

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  54. Oh my gosh!!! Thirty days??
    I soooooo happy for them!
    And.. how do you guys get all these news?

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  55. Congratulations Derick and Jill!! I am so happy for you both! (Unfortunately I couldn't get the announcement video to play...perhaps there is an issue with the video posted??) Looking forward to the upcoming season of "19 Kids" ...a lot of exciting new things taking place as the kids are growing up! God Bless!! --Natasha

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  56. Cant wait to see the baby!

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  57. I'm sorry but she looks much farther along than 8 weeks pregnant. Maybe that's why they had such a quick turnaround for the wedding. In any case, I'm thrilled for them and their new bundle of joy. Wishing Derrick and Jill a long, healthy pregnancy and a beautiful healthy child in March.

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    1. Seriously, she is the last person that would hav a shotgun wedding, u must not be a fan, for a fan would know better.Maybe she is going to have twins.I showed at six weeks, some women do.

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    2. I got pregnant in May and am due in February, Jill could have easily gotten pregnant in June after the wedding. They had a quick wedding to cut down on the temptation of each other outside of wedlock.

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  58. YAY!! So excited for them! What wonderful news!

    Blessings,
    Grace

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  59. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs Dillard!

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  60. Where is the video?

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  61. OMGOSH!!! That is soo exciting! They are so cute! They are really happy!!!!!

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  62. I was not expecting that...that was very fast...two months!?? Congratulations!

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  63. So happy for everyone especially Jill and Derrick. God has truly blessed the entire Duggar family. Love you all.

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  64. Why would you take numerous pregnancy just a month after your wedding? And why would the sisters think Michelle's test would have different results?

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    1. From the most recent articles published, it sounds like Jill is stuggling with a great deal of morning sickness. I assume this nausea prompted more than one pregnancy test and if a woman takes a pregnancy test too early it will not detect the pregnancy hormone. This is probably why Jill's sisters encouraged another test. But as it stands us fans can only guess as to the actual circumstances, we will only find out the real reason if Jill and Derick decide to share this private information.

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  65. Lol how she found out;) I hope its a baby girl. Seriously though word gets out fast. Jill and Derick look so different.

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  66. I bet Anna and Jill will have similar due dates

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  67. How exciting! Congratulations Jill and Derick!!

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  68. Oh my! Congratulations Derick & Jill! What a sweet surprise! Praying for your and the baby's safety, Jill. Love you guys!!!

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  69. Congratulations Derrick and Jill on their new baby! Jill's make up is gorgeous in the video:)

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  70. Delightful! Baby Dillard will be loved by the Dillard and Duggar families!

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  71. the video isn't working;0

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  72. Congratulations Derrick and Jill!!!!! I am so happy for you guys!!!!

    We will be praying for you both!

    Mary Beth

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  73. I am really excited about this, the duggars are the only 'celebrities' I know anything about, it helps that their show is about their lives. They just seem like they are such a nice family and they share our values. Its amazing how they can reach so many people! Anyway Jill seems like she's just the sweetest young woman and Detek just seems perfect for her, God has wonderful plans! I am so excited to hear they'll be parents soon, what a blessing!!! Life is short and now is the time to welcome these blessings, I hope that they can really enjoy this time!

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  74. Congratulations Derrick and Jill!!!!! I am SO happy for you guys!

    We will be praying for both of you (and the BABY) !

    Mary Beth

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  75. Yay! So excited!! Congrats!

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  76. Jill & Derick congratulations on your marriage and on the expectancy of your first child

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  77. Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Derrick looks shocked and Jill is elated.

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  78. So excited for them!

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  79. So excited for them!

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  80. Congratulations! I thought you were pregnant because I noticed in your recent pictures you looked very pale. Having had two children myself I recognized the signs. I hope your pregnancy goes well for you and as you well know as uncomfortable as morning sickness is, it is a good sign that you are producing enough HCG hormone to sustain the pregnancy. Best of luck. God is good.

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  81. Awesome news congrats Jill and Derek excited for y'all!!

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  82. WOW!!!!!! That was super fast ., they must have been blessed with a honeymoon baby.congrats to the happy couple they are gonna be great parents .Jill is gonna have an easy time being a mom she already has been like a mother for many years taking care of her siblings. and being a midwife is gonna make her pregnancy a breeze for her cuz she already understands what's going on with her body and baby.... I hope these two branch out on the whole baby name thing and don't stick to.just one letter. my guess is that if they are pregnant with a boy they will name him after Derick's late father to honor him in that way :)

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  83. Did Jill get out of bed every morning and take a pregnancy test?

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  84. Everything happens fast for this couple. Their first Skype was a year ago August - now married and pregnant. Whoa. Most couples would be a little nervous, but Jill definitely knows what to expect while they're expecting (midwife) and certainly knows about kids. I think Derick enjoys the roller coaster. After all, they met in Nepal.

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  85. I am so happy for the newlyweds!!! Many blessings during your pregnancy!!!

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  86. Congrats Derrick and Jill. I am so happy for you both. May the Lord Jesus bless you both!

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  87. EEK! YAYAYA! How about the name Daisy?

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  88. Congratulations! What a blessing for you both and the whole family.

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  89. YAYAYAYA Im just so excited for you guys i cant even hold it in! Congrats you guys that is so awesome!!!

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  90. All I can say is WOW WOW, AND WOW some more!!!!! I HOPE things will go all right, and you two will have a happy healthy pregnancy!!!!!! I am soooo haaapppyyy for you two, I can't have Children, so count you're blessing, when things might get stressful, just know that lots of people would love to have that kind of stress, and then you guys will be able to cope with things better, (if that makes sense). I LOVE THE DUGGARS/DILLARD!!!!!!!!!

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  91. WOW! I knew they were going to have babys soon but i didnt know this soon! Congrats Jill and Derick! Im looking forward to all thats coming next. lol

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  92. Fabulous news! Congratulations and Best Wishes! What a precious gift from God!

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  93. Wow, that was fast! I'm soooooo happy for them.This news is too good to be spoiled with negativity, so people please refrain if you can and let us fans enjoy this special moment for a bit.:-):-):-)

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  94. Jill looks really pretty in this video.

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  95. Congrats Jill and Derick!!!!

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  96. Congrats on your new bundle of joy coming your way.

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  97. So excited for them!

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  98. YAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so so so so so so SOOO happy for them!!!

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  99. Can't seem to view the video; the screen keeps going white. Regardless, I am soooooo excited!!!!!!!!

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  100. Congrats!!!!! I love you guys and REALLY want to meet you guys!!!!!

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  101. kelley and Lauren NapierAugust 20, 2014 at 7:39 PM

    My daughter and I watch your show faithfully and we are so excited for Derrick and Jill. Also, want to give a big shout out to Michelle- we love Michelle! WHAT AN AWESOME MOM!

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  102. Aww! Love y'all! So inspired by your show! Congrats Jill and Derrick! Wishing the best for you two and your growing family:) God Bless

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  103. Congratulations, Jill and Derick!

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  104. I'm kind of in shock! I've barely processed the news of Jessa and Ben's engagement - and now Jill and Derick are expecting! Amazing! Congratulations to the happy couple! :)

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  105. I wish them all the happiness in the world and that all goes well. I am sure Derrick's Mother will be so pleased. In some ways I had hoped they would have more time together but babies do bring lots of love with them. Sincerely Linda in Northern Ontario, Canada

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  106. so excited for you! congrats! these next couple months will be busy between baby, and wedding planning!

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  107. Congratulations! I am very happy for you both!

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  108. Congrats so happy for u both! you'll be wonderful parents

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  109. Best wishes to you both. You seem like a lovely couple with jobs and a like minded focus. Best to you and your family.

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  110. How far along is she?

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  111. Wow that was quick! Must have gotten pregnant within couple of weeks of getting married. Seems little soon to announce just in case.

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  112. Jill looks so beautiful and happy. Congratulations to them. Very early days to be making it public though.. I hope and pray for healthy pregnancy.

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  113. Congrats!!! Im so exited for the two of you :)
    -Brittany

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  114. Shouldn't they wait till they are 3 months to tell??

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  115. Isn't Anna pregnant with number four

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  116. Wow. Jill looks radiant.

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  117. Grand-Dillard.
    The baby is a Dillard. Not a duggar. I find it really disrespectful to not only Derick but also Rick and Cathy.

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  118. Wow, that was quick! I would have thought they'd wait a bit and do some missionary work before starting a family.
    They both seem very happy, though. Hope all goes well for them.

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  119. I agree with anonymous 9 that Jill does seem to be wearing an extreme amount of makeup.

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  120. That is wonderful news, congratulations to pa and ma Dillard!

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  121. Yay! SO happy for them!!

    Blessings,
    Grace

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  122. The make up on the girls in these various publication pictures has been too artificial and it makes them look odd. To put a positive spin on that I want to say the girls themselves are natural beauties.

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  123. Nice setting, where is that?

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  124. Wonderful news and it is so good to see God working through these two beautiful people. God bless you both and of course your precious little one! It is so lovely to receive happy news.

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  125. Congratulations Derrick and Jill!!! So happy for you both!!!
    We will be praying for you both (and the BABY)!!!!!!

    Mary Beth

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  126. YAY! So happy for them!!!
    Blessings,
    Grace

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  127. I think it is way to soon. They just got married. They haven't even been together long enough to know each other let alone have a child together. They are taking things way to fast. Seriously this family needs to slow down before they run into problems.

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  128. So excited for Jill & Derrick...had to LOL though when Derrick said we're not trying to have kids.....maybe Jim Bob should have given the same books he gave Josh :) Supper happy for Derrick's mom....cancer free and now grand baby to love!

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  129. I am so happy for you! May God bless you more and more!

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  130. Children are a true,beautiful gift from our great father that watches over us!

    I know Jill will the best mom ever!

    And the M duggar kids will have a cousin!! Congrat 2 all!!

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  131. To jill: wear the seaband air travel sickness bands on wrists ! It really helps with morning sickness . Congrats !!! God bless

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  132. who keeps home pregency test in their house and more than one. Jill looks like a model in that video. plus she is sounding just like her mother.

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    1. Who keeps home pregnancy tests in their house and more than one? A LOT of women who are actively trying to conceive, that's who! It's pretty common - go check out any of the TTC message boards at babycenter.com and you will see what I mean. Just wanted to enlighten you, as your post sounded judgmental of Michelle, like she was doing something abnormal. :)

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  133. Congratulation!!! I'm happy for the both of you children are such a wonderful blessing I know you'll both be fantastic parents.. I can't wait for the new season to start. :)

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  134. @Anonymous I thought Jill looked beaming. The make-up was just enough to make her look even more beautiful. Congrats to the Dillards, & praying for a healthy pregnancy, birth & baby Dillard!

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  135. So, Jill is about 6 weeks then? Usually people announce in the 2nd trimester, because at the very early stages of pregnancy something still can happen to the pregnancy. Erin Bates just had a miscarriage, and she was around 9 weeks I think. I would be afraid to announce so early. What is something happens, then it would be more painful to have all those fans express condolences.

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  136. I wonder what letter of alphabet they'll choose... D? Derick has a brother named Daniel. Or maybe no letter? If it's a boy, they could name him after Derick's father. Richard? Though, personally I don't like the name.
    If it's a girl, they could reverse Jill's name and have it like Michelle Jill. But Josh already has taken letter "M"...

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  137. Congratulations on your marriage & expectancy of your fIrst child Jill I pray you continue your classes to be a Doula. Please do not throw away 4 yrs of schooling.

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  138. @Anonymous

    That's very likely done for the People TV camera. They even put makeup on the guys for the camera.

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  139. @Anonymous

    It's for the camera!!!

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  140. Jill has a way of being enviable, (and envy is a sin), if it is challenging me a mere sometime observer it must be much more of a challenge for people closer to her. She has it all with a great husband and they are as happy as can be. What is the best self-controlled response?

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  141. Does Michelle keep a stock pile of pregnancy tests

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  142. Congrats to the couple! I'm curious as to what letter they are going to choose to name all their children with. "J" & "M" are taken ;)

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  143. Hi Readers,

    The video is also on the People website. Follow this link and scroll down to the bottom of the article to view it: http://www.people.com/article/jill-duggar-pregnant-derick-dillard-expecting-first-child

    Blessings,
    Lily and Ellie

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  144. Their babies name should be Abigail which means the fathers joy and I personally think derrick will be a good father and it's cute also I can imagine a name like that from jill it is a wonderful name and I think their baby will look like an abigail

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  145. Congratulations! Derick and Jill will be loving parents. Very excited for them :)

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  146. I think that Derick and Jill should have waited to let people know about their pregnancy since she is only 6 weeks along...She really should have waited until she is in the second trimester, just to be safe.

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  147. The thought came to me that make-up contains chemicals and the skin absorbs what is applied to it into the blood stream. That fact is why some chemicals people want to take are applied with patches, like nicotine for example. Jill has studied to be a mid wife, I would think in the interests of the purity of her health as an expectant mother she would not apply chemical (questionable what is all in those products) based products to her skin.

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  148. @Anonymous If you read everything she found out she was pregnant a month ago :)

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  149. Firstly, to the happy couple: CONGRATS!!! God bless you and your growing family!
    Secondly, to those surprised by their surprise at getting pregnant right away: my husband and I began trying on our wedding night and it took us two years to get our precious baby girl (through prayers and no medical interventions), so for many couples, conception is difficult and doesn't "just take one time."
    Thirdly, to those surprised at their early announcement: as someone who lost babies, I can tell you this: to go through that suffering alone (as a couple), the emotional torment is actually far worse. If, God forbid, she lost the baby, I truly believe there would be such an outpouring of support and prayers that it would make it easier for her. When we shared what was going on, so many people reached out to us, giving us love, hope, and home-cooked meals :). I think it's wonderful they could share so early- now a world of viewers/readers (including me!) can pray for a safe, healthy, happy pregnancy!

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  150. Ok so they got married a month ago & she is due in 7 months so that means she would have to be 1 month pregnant when they married as she is two months pregnant now!! I'm really surprised with such strict "corting" requirements ...???

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  151. When i saw Grand-Duggar #4 is on the way! I thought oh my, Anna's pregnant again how wonderful!! But it's Jill how amazing! I am very happy for you and your family!!!

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  152. I am also very happy to here that Kathy (dericks mom) is Cancer free!! I have been praying for her!! Thank God.........<3

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  153. @AnonymousYes her life is something some could envy. I personally have a hard time with their perfect lives. It's just not realistic. Most people have hardships and difficulties in life. Her life appears to be without any hardships at all. This family may present the ideal but it's just not the typical family . . . financially well off, no health problems, great job, great husband, no one argues, etc.

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  154. I have 8 children and i order my pregnancy tests in bulk from ebay. they are dirt cheap buying them this way. 50 tests on ebay cost the same as getting 1 from the store. And ive had at least two ladies ask for a test because they are too expensive from a store. Michelle may of kept a stockpile with anna and her married or soon to be married daughters in mind.

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  155. @Anonymous She's 2 months along, not one, but I agree. It is a bit too soon to announce it to everyone.

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  156. Oh my how I love your dear family! Precious, precious, precious - every dear one of you. The Lord delights in your sweet spirits and so do your fellow brothers and sisters. As my husband and I strive to maintain the innocence of our dear babies, we are thrilled to see through your example that indeed it is an attainable goal! Thank you for your willingness to share your life experiences with us, you are clearly walking in His Divine Grace and Glory, only through His wisdom could such fruits be born. Special love out to Jim Bob for the most shining example of husband and father - you are teaching our men that they can be STRONG while also being TENDER HEARTED, just as JESUS showed us - He is so proud of you to be sure. Blessings and may you all continue to abide under the shadow of the wings of the Almighty! The Vandecars, Westlake Village, CA

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  157. What a beautiful couple, God bless their dear baby which is sure to be a super cutie!

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  158. Jill and Derick seem like lovely, giving people, and I wish them happiness. I also wish the women in the Duggar family were exposed to further education, careers, and independence. What if the worst happens, and one of these young girls is stuck with 5 kids and no husband?
    While I do admire the Duggars close family and giving nature, I feel the daughters are not given a chance to be anything other than baby-makers.

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  159. Once the family knew, I imagine it would be hard to keep quiet. PLUS, with camera crews always around, the morning sickness & early changes will be caught on film. I imagine it was just easier to put it out there than to let the fans speculate. Everyone is wanting to see Jill & Derick, there is NO WAY for them to remain low-profile. Can you imagine the impossibility of keeping a secret with 20 people already knowing?

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  160. For some reason think might be twins. That seems to run in her family and she does seem to appear larger than the weeks pregnant in the last picture. Wish they had waited for awhile, but seem to really love each other, so hopefully this will not cause anything but good changes to their marriage.

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  161. I have a 9 month baby and pregnant of my 2nd child all i can say is good luck. I honestly wish i woukd have waited to have my second but well it happened but at least i wont have no more children after this! GOODLUCK

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  162. Jill is definitely glowing! Congrats to Jill and Derick!

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  163. @Anonymousyes, I loved the makeup! She looked so pretty!!!!

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  164. God bless you both and your precious baby! Your show is the highlight of my week!

    Blessings to all the Duggars.

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  165. @Anonymous It's nice that you desire what you feel is best for them. Just remember that being a "baby-maker" is quite full-fulling as well. As for the "worst".... God always provides... sometimes through term life insurance.

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  166. @Anonymous I didn't mean to sound so crude with my comment. I just realized how sick it sounded, my apologies. I just meant that if we are able and do our financial planning (which the Duggars are obviously very good at)than there is no need to make important family planning decisions out of fear. I have 5 small children and if anything ever happened to my wonderful husband or myself everyone left would be devastated because we depend on each other for many things. Still, if a tragedy like that came I know that we would make it because we have worked hard to become and remain debt free and to do our other financial planning (meaning life insurance on each of us). When you are not afraid than it is easier to make whatever decision you think God is telling you to make.

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  167. @Jenny No, I believe you are wrong if you're trying to say she was pregnant before the wedding. Everyone carries differently and you are certainly not a professional who has llooked at bloodwork and an ultrasound , so you reallly have no business making that comment.By saying that you're also calling them liars about their faith and the way they've handled their relationship. I believe they are genuine and honest. They always had someone with them anyway, but even without that I believe they lived up to what they said. It's mean and unnecessary for you to try and undermine them.Honeymoon baby-happens all the time. Best wishes guys! Lauren

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  168. god bless u both on the new baby to be, I watch ur show all the time and my daughter loves ur show to.

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  169. What's with all the makeup?? Jill used to be so pretty.

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  170. i remember watching when jill was only 12 now she is 23 time has past so fast she got married now she is going to have kids wow

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  171. I am so excited for them both! This family is such a blessing to watch every week. I pray everyday that God will help keep my children pure until their wedding night. Also that he sends their soulmate to them.

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  172. I am not a frequent viewer of 19 Kids and counting but I admire their family deeply, Derick and Jill's story has made me cry and the unity and love that the Duggars show to each member of their family has brought tears to my eyes. When I view the episodes all I think about is God's divine plan for man-kind and how he indeed His creation to love, cherish, nurture and live. I see the favour of the Lord upon each member of all the families presented.
    The words of Jesus Christ are true and each time I watch an episode it gives me hope that God will work things out for my good. I grew up with alot of brokenness and neglect and as the Lord continues to heal me I see that living for righteousness can be achieved.

    Thank you for being a Christ-like example in the latter days. I love the purity that Derick and Jill showed to the world, continue going hard for the Lord.

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  173. Patti Hall-MarcotrigianoOctober 27, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    Several people have commented on Jill and Derick expecting so soon, but is it really ?? Apparently this is what THEY wanted and I am very happy for them and pray this will be an easy pregnancy for Jill. BTW, my parents met each other while in the Navy. They knew each other for 28 days, got married had their 1st child 11 months later and in less than 8 years God gave my parents 5 more children, yep there are 6 of us. We are all now in our late 50's and early 60's.My Mom and Dad were married for 1 month shy of 50 years when my father passed away 15 years ago, we just lost our Mom last month and I think of them and miss them so much, but they are now back together again !! Wishing Jill and Derick nothing but happiness and all the baby's God will gift you !!

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  174. @Anonymous
    For those of you discussing their "perfect lives"... Anyone's lives could appear "perfect" if you only filmed the good moments. We all have those. I have to remind myself when I watch the duggars that I'm only seeing moments of their daily lives. There are plenty of things that happen off the camera. They aren't to blame for this perception...I admire them for allowing their lives to be on display & setting a great example for families to follow. I can't think of better role models for my children. If you are truly struggling w envy towards them, get their first two books. They describe in detail their struggles financially & w health.

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  175. Congratulations on ur baby. I wanted to know if u guys be live in birth control? I watch the show n I love it.

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  176. I only knew my husband 3 months, and got pregnant in the next few month I got married in july 1978 ad had my son july 1979,i have been married ever since, I just hope they stay together cause you really have to work on a marriage.I watch them regularly and looking forward to seeing their new baby

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  177. Congratulations Jill and Derick: We are so proud of the whole family. I met my husband in Bible College, we kept our courtship Christian and to our surprise got pregnant on our honeymoon. That was 52 years ago. Our oldest daughter is 51. We were married just barely under 10 months when she was born. We have been so blessed. We had a total of six children. Now there are many grandchildren and more on the way. Wish we could populate the whole world with people like you and our family!!

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  178. I think Jill will be an excellent mother and Derrick will be an excellent father. After all Jill played "mommy" to her 10 younger siblings tells you a lot about how she'll do as a mother.

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  179. I can't wait to see the baby next season let God bless you in very way

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  180. Cool!!! Can't wait to see! Hopefully you guys will not end the season any time soon!!

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