Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Duggars React to Jill's Pregnancy

The Duggars will soon welcome another member into their growing family. Jill and Derick Dillard, who married two months ago today, just revealed that they are expecting Baby Dilly in March 2015.

"There is a lot of joy," Michelle Duggar, 47, told People Magazine. Michelle has been continually reminding her daughter, who is suffering through severe morning sickness, of the beautiful new life she is nourishing.

"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."

Jim Bob Duggar said he is also looking forward to having another grandchild and that he knows Jill and Derick will be great parents.

"Jill has been such a wonderful sister to all of her brothers and sisters," Jim Bob, 49, told People. "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."

Fifteen-year-old Jedidiah Duggar agrees: "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."

Derick's mom, Cathy, who nearly missed Jill and Derick's wedding due to intensive chemotherapy treatments, is now cancer-free and ready to be a grandma.

"Oklahoma State is my alma mater," she told People. "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."

In contrast to the Duggars, Cathy has only two children of her own, Derick and Daniel.

76 Comments (Click Here to Add Yours):

Anonymous said...

Bless your heart Jill, morning sickness is no fun. But your mom is right, it is so very worth it. Praying for a good pregnancy for you.

Amanda Riendeau said...

I think the baby is a boy! When I was pregnant, I had bad morning sickness as well (all day sickness), and I started showing very early. So exciting!

Anonymous said...

A baby is always a blessing. I wish they had waited awhile to really get to know each other first. It is all in God's hands. Wish them the best.

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for you, Jill!

Rachel said...

So happy that Dericks mum is getting better!!

Jessica Hetzel said...

oh jill! so excited! I'm really sorry you are having such bad morning sickness! ginger tea helps! rest when you need it!!!

michelle said...

I am glad to see that they are expecting

kms said...

She should look for her birth family.

Anonymous said...

Their kids name should be Daniel if it's a boy and Bethany if it's a girl

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news about Derrick's mom as well! What a special time for everyone, bless them all.

Anonymous said...

Im so exited for them!!! Congratulation Jill and Derick :)
-Brittany

Anonymous said...

So happy for this sweet couple! They will be wonderful parents. I was also so happy to hear Mrs. Cathy was CANCER FREE!!!!! This family deserves all the blessing that come their way! The world is a better place because of them :)

justine kessner said...

I know people think this pregnancy is tooo sooon, I sort of thought that too, but when I got home, I thought about it, and I this pregnancy is a GIFT FROM GOD!!!!! We all know what is happening to Derick's Mother, I think this is a gift to his Mother, so she'll know that her late Husband will live on, and Derick will have a great life!!!!!! See this is A GREAT GREAT WONDERFUL GIFT!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow this is great! A gift from God. With meny more to come.

heidis said...

Great advice! My morning sickness lasted from 6 wks to around 10-11 wks. During that time, for whatever reason, the only 2 things that I found I didn't have an aversion to were Burger King chicken sandwiches and Life cereal (haha!!!), and not that I recommend those, but I was told if that's what I could handle than that's what I should eat. Usually it was only in those windows when the nausea was lifted, and I really didn't even want it then, but since it was all I could stand I did it for the little one, and it worked for me. I'm not sure why those particular foods, but one day I must've said something about Life cereal (???) and my hubby probably ran to the local grocery store and bought some cereal. Bless his heart. And all the after work stops at the local BK... My point is (I really do have a point), rely on Derick, God, and others, slow down and allow yourself to let them do for you. You are so sweet Jill, and I know your giving spirit and that you will want you to do it all, but allow God to give you the humility to receive, to turn it over and be okay with having a really cruddy day where you just don't feel like getting up and doing those pesky dishes that you didn't feel like doing the night before! (; ... Just be okay with giving yourself a break, whatever it is. The two of you enjoy this precious time, accept God's help and the support of all those around you, and in the end you will have your own great memories.... And 22 years later, I don't think I've eaten a bowl of Life cereal or ordered one of those crispy, loaded with mayonnaise, chicken sandwiches ever again! Pregnancy is WEIRD, that's my other bit of advice! (; .... I was thrilled to hear that Cathy is cancer-free!!!

Margaret Tudor said...

I am overjoyed at the news that Derick's mom Cathy is now cancer-free. Blessed be the Name of the Lord. I am thrilled too for Jill and Derick, they will make awesome parents! :)

Anonymous said...

See how being a kind soul gets rewarded by God.She got everything she prayed for:-) :-) How can people be surprised that shes expecting, if your a follower than it shouldnt be a shocker.Maybe by her showing early its a sign of twins.I showed at six weeks and was in maternity clothes by eight weeks, some women just have strong signs.I wonderif Jana will help deliver the baby since shes taking similar classes?I hope it's televised like Anna's was.

Anonymous said...

I wish people would stop saying its too soon, or they should have waited. They dont believe in birth control, so it was bound to happen sooner rather than later. Plus, they wouldnt have gotten married if they werent ready for a family. She grew up around all those siblings. Im sure she's well aware of what is going to happen. He has a steady job to support her. Everyone is different, and ready at different times. Congratulate them, and stop trying to give advice for something that is really not your place.

Anonymous said...

bit suspect announcing tis pregnancy just 30 days after getting marriage maybe this will be a *premature* baby when its born in march and good on you michelle with all the children u have for having time inbetween everything u have to do to be able to rest when feeling sick

Anonymous said...

I agree, I had horrible, early morning sickness with my boys and none until my 2nd trimester with my daughter!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Try frozen grapes for the morning sickness. :0)

Anonymous said...

I really hope someone stops the insanity of naming all their children with the same first letter. If you must do something for people to remember them, go alphabetically. For instance the first one starts with A, the second with B, the third one with C and so on. At least the would all have originality to their names and people would remember the birth order of them.

Anonymous said...

Beyond excited for Derick and Jill!! Love them! If it wasn't for them I probably wouldn't watch anymore. (Ben ruined it for me.)

May said...

I agree

May said...

I now you to would make a couple and a baby.ps.I love your show so so so much!!!But if you do have a girl I think you sould name her Malaela or Joie.Your family is relly cool!!!

Juliette Bower said...

Why is it baby Dilly. I don't get it can someone help me out please.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree, and I can't wait until the new season comes out so I can see all that God is doing in your lives!

Anonymous said...

Bethany is such a cute name(I know because its mine:)

Sarah Speer said...

Jill I will pray for u everyday through your pregnancy. Hold strong.

Gwen said...

Seabands are good against morning sickness (used against Motion sickness as well). And Nux Vomica. It helped me and I felt sick all day long before taking it. Couldn't even drink water.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news! Sorry to hear about the morning sickness. Here's my unsolicited advice: Avoid coffee during pregnancy and while nursing. Also very happy to hear that Derick's mom is doing so much better.

Grace M said...

So happy for you guys! Morning sickness usually gets better the further into pregnancy you get. At least, that's how it was for my mom. :)
Such good news about Derick's mom!!
God Bless You All!!
Grace

Anonymous said...

I agree...same with my son..but not my girls...jill hang in there ...try some sprite and crackers...it helps a little. And congrats to you both

Anonymous said...

If they continue with the letter theme like Jim bob and Michelle has "J" and josh and Anna have "M" I think Jill and Derick will either use "C" or "D"

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!!! Jill and Derick. Cathy, Great News to be cancer free!!! As for the "blood Relative" comment in the article, Blood does not matter when your adopted. You are loved just the same. Because of my adoptive parents( they raised me, clothed me, fed me, etc) they are my "real" parents. Blood relative means nothing and I have never had a desire to find my birth parents, just very grateful they gave me up. That comment is very insulting to her parents and to her.

Anonymous said...

I saw the photo of Jill and Derrick at the Tontitown Grape Festival and something in her face said 'pregnant". I well recall the days of morning sickness! They are a very special, beautiful couple and I congratulate them!!!

HisPrincessWarrior said...

Oh Praise GOD about Derick's mom being cancer-free!!! How wonderful :) :) :

HisPrincessWarrior said...

Oh Praise GOD that Derick's mom is now cancer free!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) How wonderful! :)

daisey22 said...

Just so excited for them. Glad to hear Derick ' s mom is doing better. Can't wait for the new season on TLC.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what letter jill and Derrick will choose for their family?

Anonymous said...

That's amazing how Jill did everything so fast - met the guy, went to Nepal, started courting, got engaged, married very soon after engagement, now the baby... Everything is go so well and so happy! I'm curious what letter they will choose for the names!

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to Derrick, Jill and baby Dillard! God has truly blessed you! I am a mother and I can honestly say; to Jill; that the morning sickness and other challenging symptoms of pregnancy are all worth it once the baby is born! May the lord bless you all! Kimberly Mills Parker, Ontario, Canada! PS: I love your show. It inspires me to do well in life and be a better Christian

Anonymous said...

Instead of trying to turn severe morning sickness into a "positive" how about offering some remedies and sympathy? It is okay to say you feel sick when you feel sick and those around you should not be offering platitudes or admonitions.

Anonymous said...

I wish you two well, but PLEASE DON'T use a letter theme for your childrens' names. Give yourselves some individuality....

melody said...

So happy for you jill. You are amazing and i know you will be such a good mom. I hope you start feeling better. It is all worth it but no fun. We all support you. :)

Anonymous said...

Have they thought of names???

Debi Reitz said...

Blessings to you both. Thanks for opening your lives for us to see and be encouraged

-Michelle said...

Well I have 2 boys & never had an ounce of morning sickness, & all my friends who had girls were so sick they could barely function. So I think it's a girl.

Anonymous said...

I have a feeling that this baby might be a girl:) Im so glad to hear that Dericks mom is CANCER FREE!!!!!! Congrats again Derick and Jill. And God Bless!!!!
~Brooke

E said...

I pray Jill's morning sickness goes away very soon!
I just lost my Dad. My children will never know their Grandpapa.
I am SO glad that Derick's Mum is well and will see her grandbaby!!
What a blessed gift!

I wish them all the happiness.
Thanks for being a beautiful, Godly example in this crazy world :)

E said...

Ginger is amazing for nausea.
Tea, ginger ale and sliced pickled ginger (like they serve with sushi) you can usually find in a jar in many stores....really helps!

Anonymous said...

Praise The Lord for The healing of Derricks mom! Also for the blessing of a child! God is good & His timing is always perfect! :)

Anonymous said...

B6+Unisom :-)

Anonymous said...

They don't really know each other wby have a baby so quickly????

Dr. H Biology said...

This cracks me up. My husband and I are due in February 2015 and we have very similar announcement photos (unknowingly). Congratulations and good luck!!

Elizabeth Kabugho said...

Baby Dilly sounds so cute! :)

Juliette Bower said...

Why is it baby dilly. I'm confused can some one help me please

Margriet said...

Congratulations! Jill, I've found out, with having 6 of our own children, that little bits of protein really help, as well as ginger and peppermint. All the best to you both!

Anonymous said...

I think it would be so awesome if they had twins, wishful thinking;)

Halona Lewis said...

I see they are holding little girl shoes! How do they know

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear Derrick mom is cancer free. Can't wait to see this baby dressed in OSU colors! !!

cindy said...

Congratulations!!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree. I have 3 boys and I didn't have morning sickness either. IT'S a Girl!!!

Anonymous said...

Jill and Jessa have both chosen men of strong faith and undying respect for their beloved ladies....Ben often refers to Jessa as a treasure...I think all four of them are treasures...God does better at picking mates than we do.....

Anonymous said...

Way to soon in my opinion, but who am I to judge? That's all in the lords hands. Congrats anyways!

Anonymous said...

I had 2 boys and I had morning sickness with both. You can't go by that!

Anonymous said...

"God does better at picking mates than we do.."I think it's prideful and erroneous to be convinced our choice of spouse always comes from God.

Anonymous said...

Sp happy for Derick's mother that she is well. May she stay healthy, strong and be allowed by the Duggars to enjoy HER grandchild. I think that Derick should honor Cathy if it's a girl, and name the baby after her, whether it be first or middle name. The baby will carry the Dillard last name. Michelle does not need to be "honored" yet again, but for what? Cathy has been through the difficult challenges in life.

Anonymous said...

Congrats! I had no morning sickness with either one of my pregnancies with my boys.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Jill and Derick!! You two will be wonderful parents, no doubt! My honest guess is that you are carrying twins! We will see :)

Anonymous said...

So glad that Mrs. Cathy is doing better!!!

Mmolesy said...

God knew who you would marry before you were even a twinkle in your parents eye. We ultimately have our own choice, but if we make that choice without talking to God about it, we may miss out on Gods best. And being an all-knowing, all-powerful God he would have a better idea than we ever could.

Anonymous said...

Because the baby's last name is Dillard.

Anonymous said...

Nope no morning sickness with my son either! My sister in law was so sick with my niece. Also, my friend was severely I'll with her daughter she had to be hospitalized for loss of fluids and needed an IV. I know everybody's different though.

Anonymous said...

It. Has got to be difficult cooking .Going from cooking for the Duggar going down to two.

Anonymous said...

how sweet of jedidiah to volunteer to babysit! something tells me they wont have any problems in that department. so happy for them both.
as far as morning sickness goes, my drs suggested a couple of crackers before lifting your head up from the pillow. i didnt have a single minute of it but my husband sure did, lol! poor man, every morning!! (3 boys & twin girls) it definitely depends on the individual.

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