Tuesday, July 25, 2017

New Photo of Samuel Dillard

Jill and Derick Dillard have released a new photo of Samuel Scott Dillard! Born on July 8th via C-section, Samuel is now two weeks and three days old. Isn't he a cutie?

No further information has been made public about the details of the birth or Jill's recovery, but when any announcements are made, we will share it with you all.

Samuel Dillard

Photo courtesy dillardfamily.com

148 comments:

  1. Oh my what a cutie! He looks so different from Israel!

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    1. samuel looks alot like jill in many ways and izzy looks alot like derrick cute kids

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  2. What a cute boy! He looks older and bigger than a 2 week old! He looks like his brother. I hope Jill and Derrick do not release any details regarding her delivery, it is none of our business. We know she and the baby are well. Many of those who are asking for details just want to criticise and judge. I hope they don't bite. Blessings to you and your family Jill and Derrick. Eileen

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    1. Eileen with all due respect we don't know that they are well. This photo was taken when baby was a few days old he is now two and half weeks and no new photographs of him, no photographs with Israel and only one of Jill with her new son and she looked ill and sad. They do not owe anyone a detailed account of what happened but a factual brief statement would put speculation to rest and fans would have peace of mind.

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    2. They always make a big deal about the births, even showing them on TV. Not to expect that again is not reasonable.

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    3. We do know that they are well. A statement was made saying they were. I do not think Jill looked anything but a woman who has just given birth. I have seen that same look of love, tiredness and overwhelming emotion on the face of my daughter. This photo is of Samuel now. No, they do not owe fans or anyone else a factual statement regarding anything. We have been given the facts already: 40 hours of labour, a caesarean delivery, the size and weight of the baby plus the gender and his name and a newborn photo. The problem is not Jill and Derrick, it is certain individuals who are pressing for more private information that is none of our business. Jill and Derrick have been mercilessly criticised for the last 2 years. Everything from the way Israel was born; home labour to caesarean; to assuming they are taking money from their mission, People magazine, and from TLC. Yet when they choose a different action with this birth, it is still not good enough. People just want to judge and criticise and look for something, anything, to pick at. I support Jill and Derrick and whatever they choose for their family and their lives. There are some very malicious, sad, unhappy posters who seem to think it is fun to run real live human beings into the ground any way they can. Of course not saying you are doing that with much respect. Eileen

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    4. I completely agree with you Eileen!

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    5. You said it all for us fans Eileen...thanksπŸ€—πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  3. Samuel is adorable!!! Cute outfit too. He actually looks like Jessa, lol

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    1. I thought the same thing!!

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    2. I thought he looks like Spurgeon (who looks like Jessa). :)

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  4. What a cutie!! He looks healthy & alert!! I just hope that Jill is doing well.

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  5. He's totally cute and adorable not to mention squeezable! Thank you for sharing, Lily and Ellie. It is much appreciated.

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  6. That is one beautiful, precious bit of innocence!!! I want to kiss his little nose. Blessings on the family!! ����

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  7. He is so cute. Looks just like his daddy. I pray Jill is doing good. I have really worried about her.

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  8. something is severely wrong with Jill .....they would have at least said mother and child is doing well, or they would have shown a picture of baby samuel with Jill but nothing?
    And no interview about the birth either? Not even from Derek?
    That only confirms my suspicions that something is not right

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    1. I really hope your suspicions are not right and hope that she is recovering. After 40 hours of labour and than a c section. She needs time to recover. They are the ones after all who posted This photo. Lets just pray jill is fine and at home resting with help from her family

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    2. Also the fact they talk about an announcement is scaring me ...

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    3. The signs are all there that something is not right.

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    4. Totally agree. What on earth has happened to Jill?!

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  9. He's adorable. Jill needs to stop having babies. God allows things for a reason. She can always adopt.

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    1. That would be Jill and Derick's choice, and as far as we know they are leaving it up to God.

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    2. I don't think it's up to anyone to say she needs to stop having babies. Sounds very rude and unkind.
      Some comments need to be left unsaid.

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    3. Or be happy with the ones she has.

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    4. Michelle was willing to take risks...not a good example to the daughters

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    5. If they are leaving it up to God then it's not their choice. Its His.

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    6. "If they are leaving it up to God then it's not their choice. Its His." God does not micro-manage and decides if someone has a child or not. We have free will.

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  10. Samuel is Beautiful! Congratulations to you Jill and your family!πŸ‘Ά

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  11. Thank you for the new photo. Continued prayers for Jill's recovery.

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  12. Awwww. He looks adorable and so alert for such a newborn. Congratulations!

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  13. Thank you so much for posting the new picture of Samuel - he looks like Daddy for sure.
    Here's hoping Jill continues to rest & mend.
    I'm sure Derick is helping her in every way possilbe.

    Bless their little family.

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  14. Samuel reminds me of Spurgeon!
    Hopefully little Israel is enjoying being a big brother.
    All the best to the Dillard's

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  15. Samuel Scott Dillard is such a little cutie!

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  16. He is precious and gorgeous. What a gift from God.

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  17. So how's Jill???? The whole world is freaking out...

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    1. They have said when they know more information they will provide it. After 40 hours of labour than a c section. She is recovering and probably spending quality time with family.

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    2. overdramatic the whole world is not freaking out!!!

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    3. @5:15 They said when information is made public which means they probably know but can't tell what happened to Jill

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    4. At the very least she is not well from the C-section and feeling awful, not to mention probably emotionally upset because she wanted to have a VBAC. Now she knows she can't have a very big family. Or she had to have a hysterectomy, or something is wrong with the baby..but in the pic he looks ok. Hopefully both of them will be ok. It's very strange for them to be so quiet, they usually are all about being filmed and putting out pictures of the new baby, etc.

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  18. Oh he is CUTE.
    I think he looks a bit like Spurgeon...he has Jessas nose.
    Best Wishes to the new parents and Israel.
    Sharon frm SC

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    1. I think it's a Duggar's nose.

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  19. Congratulations!!!! He is adorable!

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  20. He's too cute!!

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  21. He is so cute reminds me of Spurgie

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  22. wow! he looks like Jessa!! what a cutie!

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  23. He's adorable. He looks a lot older than just two weeks.

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  24. I think he resembles Spurgie. Nice baby.
    It's inconsiderate of the Dillards to not state what happened. We understand, ladies, that it's not your choice to withhold information or not. Having said that, the Dillard need to remember who pays their salaries....the VIEWERS and posters here. We are genuinely worried about Jill and Samuel whether we agree with their lifestyle or not. NO ONE wishes anything bad for them. We'd like to know what the facts are so terrible speculation will not be going around...just fact.

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    1. Remember who pays their salaries? How horrible!!! No one owes someone their personal information regardless. Their personal business is between them and God. True fans can pray for her regardless of knowing what's going on. Someone truly concerned and worried would never believe they're owed anything by any of the Duggars. Speculation going around or not we're all able to send love and prayers their way.

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    2. Oh I knew I forgot to figure the Dillards in my budget this month! Oh well there goes my monthly visits to my favorite coffee house.

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    3. Who pays their salaries?? The viewers keep them on the air, but that doesn't make us their bosses. They're not accountable to us for what they reveal or when.

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    4. Really? Self-important much? TLC pays their salaries, and if not releasing info for a couple weeks causes their show to be cancelled, then I guess they're willing to take that risk. I'm not one of those people who defends everything they do no matter what, but come on. They're allowed to have a little privacy. Your boss pays your salary... does that give him or her the right to unlimited access to your life?

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    5. Yes anon 10:42, if your boss pays your salary it does give them unlimited access to your life. Well, it does if you or your spouse are in the military. So, in some instances I would have to say yes to your question.

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    6. You may joke, Regina, but there are people out there who actually do pay the Dillards' salary and help subsidize all those trips back and forth and the "months off" at home.

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  25. He's so cute! And he looks so alert for his age!

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  26. Wow! Looks just like Spurgeon!

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  27. He is so precious, I am just so worried for Jill. Praying she's healthy, and their little family is just taking some private time.

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  28. He's absolutely beautiful. Wishing Jill a quick recovery and congrats to the family!

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  29. He is adorable. Glad to see he looks healthy. It's so unusual for the Dillards/Duggars to be so quiet after the birth of a child, 2 weeks is a long time. Hope that Jill is not having health problems. A lot of people assume something went wrong with her or the baby, and with good reason as their family has been so unusually mum the last 2 weeks. Samuel is a super cute baby.

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  30. Awww.....that is one good looking baby!

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  31. he's so cute! he has a little bit more of Derrick in him than Isreal did but still such a Jill look alike!

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  32. I hope your recovery is going well and that you are okay.

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  33. stephanie valenciaJuly 25, 2017 at 8:14 PM

    He is so cute looks just like his older brother he is just such a precious blessing

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  34. I hope Jill is ok. Hope nothing serious happened with the birth, such as complications that required an emergency hysterectomy. That would be devastating. I've been praying that everything is ok

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    1. It is just idle speculation but I had the same thought. To a woman who wanted a large family that would be devastating news. There are a million things people could speculate on but I think something pretty emotionally intense is going on and everyone should respect their privacy.

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    2. Then she has to trust God that maybe she won't be able to have 30 kids..

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    3. The very first thing I thought , was emergency hysterectomy....
      Long labor after Csection, large baby . Can't be good
      for your body to go through.....πŸ˜•✝❣

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    4. The baby was not that big for people to jump to the conclusion that she had a hysterectomy. Mine were bigger and I am smaller than Jill. And 40 hrs is actually not that long. We do not know if the C-section was actually an emergency. She might have tried and then decided to go for the C-section but that it was an emergency situation.

      Whenever happened or did not happen, it is their business, no one else's. Enough with this speculation!

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    5. 4:22 PM There are reasons other than the baby's size that can cause you to need a hysterectomy. My baby sister was only 5lbs 7oz, and my mom almost had to have one after her csection.

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  35. Welcome Samuel! What a handsome little guy!
    May God bless you and use you to further His kingdom!

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  36. Congrats to the parents, the big brother, the family. I know you have your hands full Jill and Derek. You also have support and that is good. Your faith in God will carry you. God bless your family. (This baby looks older than 2wks, in my opine). -poppy,Florida

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  37. he's gonna be quite the ladies man lol...he's so cute!

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  38. Samuel looks like Jill in the face. He also looks cute.

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  39. I am just asking everyone to pray for sweet Brooklyn Paine

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    1. I agree with you please everyone pray for Brooklyn Paine that god will make her better

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    2. Anonymous July 25,2017 at 10:50 pm. This is a duggar website not the Bates website. Everyone probably saw it on the Bates site. So please leave the stuff about the Bates on their site please.

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    3. Wow, that was an incredibly rude reply, and it was uncalled for. The poster was just requesting prayer for someone. The Duggars are friends with the Bates family, and I'm sure they wouldn't mind that request being made on their blog.

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    4. I don't read the Bates site so I didn't see it. There's no need to leave something like that off of this blog, not when we've seen the interactions between Duggars and Bates.

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    5. Anonymous at July 27 10:57 am
      I was just trying to help her with prayers
      So God Will Heal Her!!!

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    6. Actually I typed in Brooklyn's name and it led me to the Bates blog. I occasionally check that site too. Thanks for mentioning her because I wouldn't have known either

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  40. He is sooooo cute!!!! Congratulations Jill and Derick!!!

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  41. What a cutie!! Hope Jill is doing well.

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  42. Samuel is very cute

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  43. He is adorable!!!! Congratulations Derek and Jill πŸ’Ÿ

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  44. Little Samuel is such a cutie! I have to trust that if something were wrong, they would let us fans know. From the beginning of their time on TV the Duggars have been as open as possible with fans allowing us to celebrate their highs with them and pray for them at their low points. While we wait for more pictures & info, I will continue to pray that everyone is healthy and happy.

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    1. Since they have been so open in the past, that makes their silence now so unusual.

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  45. Looks alot like his big brother.

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  46. He s gorgeous! Bit worried about Jill as she had a rough time and there's been no photo s of her and Samuel or message s that she s ok god bless them both xx

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  47. What a blessing from God this little angel is. He's beautiful. Congratulations Jill, Derrick and big brother.

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  48. samuel looks like a mini derick!

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  49. He is Israel's twin. Gorgeous and precious gifts from God xx

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  50. Sorry but you're not keeping fans this way. The ONLY cable company in Australia has now cancelled the show since you only did re-runs last year and too many fans were fed up with watching them. You're pushing your fans and pay cheques away by not announcing, posting news, OR repeating 9 month old stuff.

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  51. What's the wait? Either his birth went well for a C-section and there are no issues, or it didn't. They should state either way. Jill is not the first woman to have had a complication or two and she won't be the last. Many women handle issues and changes in their plans well. Jill should know to trust God that He's always been in charge of her life road. Isn't tha what they believe? So, what's the matter there?

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    1. I think that it is really important to remember that even though the Duggars have allowed cameras into their home(s), that they have the right to privacy. If Jill and family would like to bond with their new baby out of the public eye than that should be respected. They do not owe the public anything.

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    2. Maybe she had a stroke. The only picture they released of her with Samuel, we could inly see one side of her face and body.

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    3. Well said 12:46. They are entitled to the it privacy.

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    4. Yes!! Agreed!!!

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    5. Derek should still make a quick statement whether it be asking for prayers.

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  52. So Cute!!! He is so alert for 2 weeks.

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  53. Beautiful healthy baby boy. What a blessing from the giver of life.

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  54. Congratulations Jill & Derek
    He is so cute & hope Israel loved his baby brother God Bless

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  55. I'm praying for your and baby Samuel's recovery Jill. This photo looks like a photo of Surgeon. And way older than 2 weeks. God bless you in whatever is going on. Be strong.

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  56. Derick and Jill has two handsome healthy boys. They are truly blessed. Thanks for sharing picture of Samuel.....Jane

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  57. I know God is taking care of Jill. What also is kind of reassuring me is that I don't think Michelle and Jim Bob would have taken a trip to Hawaii if something were terribly wrong with Jill.

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  58. Awwww...so sweet!!! He looks like daddy:)

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  59. What is the bright red spot on his left cheek

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    1. Baby acne, almost all new born babies have it.

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  60. I am very happy this little tike is well, and he's so cute!!!!! Good job Jill!!!!!! I hope U are doing better, and getting rest!!!!!

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  61. Adorable little guy. The Duggars allow the filming of their family in real life situations. They are not actors playing a part in a drama (or at least that is what the fans are to believe). To withhold information regarding her birth experience from their fans is suspect. I truly hope that nothing serious happened to Jill during this birth, but if so a simple statement to the effect that she had a rough delivery, and is taking some time to heal I believe that their fans would be satisfied.

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  62. Aww ,bless his heart....and mama Jill too...
    Gods bless you all through physical and emotional healing...πŸ’•✝
    ❣πŸ’š❣

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  63. At first I saw more Duuggar in Israel than Dillard. Now I am seeing the Dillard side, Derick's mom a bit more in Israel.
    Samuel seems more like the Duggars.

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  64. When Israel, Spurgeon and Henry were born, there were pictures of the whole family holding them. No picture of Israel holding his brother? No pictures of Jill holding Samuel? No pics of the grandparents holding him? Only pictures of him with someone else are with Derick. Sure hope all is well. Have to believe so since JimBob and Michelle talked about getting closer to 200 grandkids.

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  65. Did Jill have a hysterectomy?

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    1. Yes, I think so.

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    2. If indeed she did, it would be devastating, particularly and especially since that is what the Duggars are all about - having huge families. She has prepared herself somewhat to be a midwife. But her children were expected to be her entire life's focus. I am sure she was not expecting to stop at two.

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  66. Certainly, Jill can't be too seriously ill because her parents are in Hawaii. Being such caring parents, I'm sure they would be with her if she was in a critical situation.

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    1. What about the time Jana had to handle Josie's emergency without her parents?

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    2. Well she can't be that well as we have hardly seen photos of her and that is very telling. when it comes to babies, the Duggars are constantly sending images- not this time though...Her mother's place is by her side in such times and not with hubby on holiday.

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    3. JB & M have a history of leaving their children with other sibling's in charge of them. . . this is so out of the norm it is no wonder we are concerned (we have become to care about them deeply) - something is wrong for sure. We heard almost daily updates about Josie. Now NOTHING. Not fair to "fans". Privacy, yes - they deserver it, but a simple picture of Jill with Israel and Samuel would be so assuring.

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  67. It is highly out of character for any of the Duggars to so carefully ration photos or information regarding a birth and new baby. I hope things are going well for the mother and her new little one. (He looks very much like his dad!)

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    1. Whatever the news, fans should be told.
      We all pray for Jill.
      Everyone is simply guessing what could have gone wrong...

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  68. Am I correct in assuming Jill had a heart problem?Allowing her to go through 40 hours labour and not an immediate c-section would have been life threatening. Hope Jill recovers quickly

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    1. They thought she had an irregularity in her aorta, I think, but then she was given a clean bill of health. However, maybe that was incorrect and she had a cardic event during labor. Whatever happened, she is not just recovering from a long labor and C section.

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    2. I agree, poor Jill is clearly unwell and imagine the disappointment if doctors decide having more babies could endanger her life. The pressure from her parents to have many children is so strong,I really pity Jill.

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    3. Of course more children could endanger her life, if she were a Duggar or not, if the same birth events had happened. But she sure doesn't need expectations of a big family or to be told to "leave it up to God" if she just had two close calls.

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  69. Jill & Derick have never been ones to stay private. Every detail of their mission trips was blogged (spiders, wild cats, scary noises, gang-related violence, etc.). They are depending on the public to donate to them since Derick is not working and hasn't been for months. Yet suddenly they find it necessary to be absent from the public spotlight? With a new baby to show? Something is not adding up.......

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    1. They didn't blog for every little event. Today's entry - spiders! Next day's entry - wild cats! They put out periodical blog entries that summarized things going on in their lives. You exaggerate when you say that every detail of their trips has been blogged. I'm sure when they're ready they will let us know how they're doing.

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  70. Adorable and looks like his bro! After a difficult birth and the loss of a good friend, it is understandable you would want some privacy, but Derick, you need to step up and update us a little so we know what to pray for you. God bless!!

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  71. Congratulations! I had to have a hysterectomy after the birth of my second child. It was difficult but we are so thankful for the children God has blessed us with and look forward to adopting in the future. I don't know if she had to have one or not but God is good in every situation and he gives beauty for ashes.

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  72. Ellie will you please start monitering and blocking responses again,that are simply rude comments with no intent other than to be rude. Thank you!

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    1. Trust me. The comments already are being moderated. This is what moderated comments look like. Imagine what isn't being posted, lol.

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    2. I'd love to read what isn't being posted. I think that if anything, this blog is TOO moderated!

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    3. Anon @ 5:54 Agree. I also see a lot of the same posters on here who make comments that shouldn't be allowed but they seem to get a pass card by the admin.

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  73. I think this should be in the header when they update it

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  74. I am waiting for the people's article to come out

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  75. To me, Samuel resembles John David.

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    1. ?? How so? Look at Derricks baby picture -I can't remember if they showed one after Israel was born on the website or show but it's somewhere- Samuel looks like his daddy.

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    2. Um that's why I said ' To me'. I personally think Samuel resembles John David. And glad YOU think he looks like his daddy. maybe he will in time 'to me'. :-)

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  76. Maybe the baby has cerebral palsy from lack of oxygen.

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    1. If something is terribly wrong as you suggested, why would Michelle leave to go on a vacation?? That would be a very cruel thing to do, regardless if the situation could have been prevented. That would be no MOTY, that is for sure!!

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    2. Suggesting CP is quite a stretch, I think. And yes, Michelle has left before when children were having problems. Remember the Josie episode?

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  77. Soo cute ! Baby Samuel looks just like big brother Israel ,only difference is their hair color .

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  78. Maybe they are waiting for the new season to air to explain. It seems if they share photos and updates you belly ache they are over exposing themselves. If they choose not to, you belly ache you have the "right to know" why or what they are hiding. You can't have it both ways. Just be happy you don't have to wait without real time updates for a new season like regular tv shows. I feel bad for this family that people say all these things. Assuming something is wrong or whatever.

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  79. 12:24 They are baby pictures. I think as they grow older Israel will look more and more like his Dad's family, his Dad's mother and brother Dan. Samuel looks more like a Duggar. I think he will look more and more like Jill.

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