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

23 comments:

  1. She is so sweet!

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  2. What a beautiful couple! I would understand if they do not want to but I would love to be able to see them on their own series, they both have such a warm and gentle presence they will be wonderful parents!

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  3. I was due for my first baby on March 24th also. He came right on time at 5:20 PM. I named him Brandon Michael and he is now 19. Congrats and Good Luck!

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  4. I am so happy for you guys! I just love watching the show, God bless

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  5. What a very nice interview and so kindly reported. It is so special to see them bonding and nurturing each other through this process. I am sure both families are very proud of them. Words well spoken and priorities straight. They are so blessed to have each other and I am so looking forward to watching their son grow up. God bless

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  6. I hace watched your show since the beginning and you, Jill, have always been my favorite! When I was pregnant with my son, the only thing to cure ny morning sickness was pickles! I enjoyed every moment of my pregnancy. Just being able to feel that little person growing inside of me. I got to bond with him for nine months, before anyone else got to. What an amazing feeling that was. I pray that the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly. And also enjoy this time with your husband, too. Love you guys!

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  7. Be grateful you don't have to work a 40 hr a week regular job while suffering from morning sickness. I did it twice. Staying home wasn't an option, it was definitely not fun. Medical issues kept my husband from holding down a decent paying job.

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  8. And this will be Jessa in about 3-4 months... I wonder how Anna is doing, Marcus is almost 1.5 years now, and no new pregnancy announcement? Last two times they said that they found out that Anna was pregnant on Mackynzie's birthday, so what about this October?

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  9. God Bless The Dillard family. Also God Bless the Duggars. All of you have been an inspiration to me since I have been born again in Christ. I am so happy to see that there are still normal people in this country. The funny thing is people nowadays think that having a loving family that puts Christ first is not normal. Go figure. God Bless you Dillards and Duggars!

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  10. Great advice from Jill...don't try and be Wonder Woman when you are expecting and feeling really sick.

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  11. Derick and Jill make a beautiful couple. Derick looks smart in his good shirt with horizontally striped tie and Jill looks very lovely in her navy dress. I suppose they stayed in a NY hotel and went out on the town. Living it up in the Big Apple! Kudos to them!

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  12. How come there are so many updates about Jill & Derrick and not about Jessa and Ben who are getting married in a week? Do they prefer less media coverage than the Dillards?

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  13. Great advice Jill! Looove you guys! I wish I would have gotten the same direction and guidance growing up as you :-)

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  14. Exciting times seeing the children all grown up and now becoming parents themselves. What a beautiful family.

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  15. Perhaps anna has had a loss. Just cause it's possible to get pregnant every 18 months doesn't mean they are going to be full term babies. The first five years of michelles marriage only had one or two babies. She got incredibly lucky with few losses and a few sets of twins and a lot of years getting pregnant. Anna is doing fine. They have been blessed with three living children so far. They may have no more, five more like her family of 16 more like his. It's just a number.

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  16. Yes I also miss more reports on Jessa and Ben as they prepare to marry.

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  17. It seems they would be sharing the loss if it happened. Why would they not say anything?

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  18. To rest and take it easy sounds great when its your first, but what do you do when you are a mother to a number of kids already? What advice would Michelle give?

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  19. Its possible to get pregnant every 10 months. Because a pregnancy is 40 weeks it is really almost 10 months you are pregnant. I got pregnant with my first in November had her Sept 4 and got pregnant with my second in
    oct. Had her Aug 9 th.

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  20. Well, about Anna - I really like her and I love how loving and tender she is with her children. Why do people want her to get pregnant again? It is not about beatng records or anything. I'm sorry if I offended someone - I just think that she's great mum and able to take care of her little ones very well. Kids look happy and have real childhood - they PLAY with each other, no BABYSIT.
    Is it only me or do you feel sorry for Jana too? I mean, not because she doesn't have a boyfriend or husband - only she had always had to wear a weight of the world on her shoulders - being the oldest girl and so on. Just-the kids (girls, especially) had so many chores - and no choice of the life. Other than marrying and having babies, being PROPER and MODEST all the time.
    If it was their real choice - fine. But was it?

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  21. Sea-Band wristband and acupressure is originated in taoism, and therefore it's unbiblical. http://www.gotquestions.org/kinesiology.html Check this out! And I hope all is well with Jill and the baby.

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  22. I love Jill. And dairk♡

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  23. Anna IS pregnant!

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