Sunday, July 8, 2018

Samuel Turns 1

Happy 1st birthday to Samuel Dillard! Yesterday was James Duggar's birthday, as well. He turned 17 years old.

Samuel Dillard birthday


Photos courtesy dillardfamily.com, duggarfamily.com

58 comments:

  1. Did u guys forget James' birthday?

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    1. It says and “yesterday was James birthday” no they did not forget

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    2. Well they usually do pictures of who ever Birthday it is so to just mention Janes in his post is a bit weird and sad that they couldn’t honor him properly

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  2. Happy Birthday to you, Samuel, cutie-pie! James, many blessings to you, too, all grown up @17yrs old! 😊🙏❤👣🎉

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  3. happy first birthday Samuel, I wish I could have seen your gender reveal party & birth on tv & I would like to see you, Israel, your mom Jill & also dad Derick officially back on counting on. Hopefully starting on season 9. Hope you have a great day. Natasha B

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    1. Derick took them off the show, they’re not coming back on

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    2. According to him, Derick pulled his family from the show voluntarily. It is highly unlikely they'll be rejoining the show at any point, regardless of any pleading from fans. Please let it go.

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    3. I'm sure many fans wanted to see Samuels birth but in retrospect it's probably best it wasn't aired. No one knows what happened outside of the family but pictures after the birth revealed sam had complications and needed a 2 week NICU stay. There's speculation that Jill and the unliscensed midwife did not take appropriate actions which led to a potentially life threatening emergency. If the real birth story was aired Jill would never hear the end of it. And so much criticism and backlash would ensue...

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    4. Samuel's gender reveal, was shown on Counting On. Jill and Derick, had Israel, and some of the younger Duggar Siblings, participate in a scavenger hunt, where it was revealed that Israel, was going to have a brother.

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    5. We don't need to gossip about something being wrong with Samuel. Time will tell if this is the case.

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  4. So where are the pictures of James

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  5. Why no post for James Duggar????? You do it for everyone else! That’s not fair to just mention it.

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    1. Maybe he is keeping a low profile and doesn’t want his picture displayed??

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    2. He is one of many childeren.

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    3. Duggars don't normally keep 'low profiles', unless its something they don't want people to know!

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  6. Hey....where is James birthday message?

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  7. Happy Birthday Samuel!


    But where’s James 17th Zbirthday message?

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  8. how about some recent pictures? I am just wondering if he is walking yet? seems there is something not right with him. Jill showed so many pictures of isreal and this one not so oftern.

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    1. They were still being filmed when Israel was a baby. There have been plenty of Sam pictures. Guess you missed them.

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    2. Jill is busier with two with less time for pics....he seems right on track to me. Everyone makes assumptions with no regard for the truth.

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    3. Unfortunately the second child never has as many pictures taken of them. You are just so busy with two that you don’t take as many pictures.

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    4. Do you think there's something not right with him because Jill hasn't posted as many pictures, or for another reason? He looks fine to me.

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    5. As a mom of 2 kids, I take just as many pictures of my second as I did my first. I also take a lot of them together. So no, the second doesn’t get fewer pictures.

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    6. There's a big difference between taking lots of pictures and making lots of pictures public.

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  9. Happy Birthday blessings Samuel and James!!

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  10. Ignatius and Imogen IversonJuly 8, 2018 at 7:47 PM

    Happy Birthday Samuel.

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  12. Happy Birthday Sweet Boy !

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  13. Jill and Derick have such beautiful boys - they are truly blessed by God with these two cuties. Happy Birthday Samuel and may God always be with you.

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  14. When will you be on the air again? I read it would be on in July. When does it start?




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  15. Happy Birthday James, your a handsome guy. Hope you had a wonderful birthday with your family. Happy Birthday Samuel, your a cutie, I could squeeze your little cheeks. Hope you had a fun birthday with your sweet family. Many blessings to James and Samuel...Jane

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  16. Happy birthday Sam. I hope someone got you a bigger car seat for a present.

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  17. Wishing you a year of fun,happiness and blessings. God Bless.
    HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY SAMUEL
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

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  18. Happy Birthday to both James and Sam🎂🎂

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  19. Its been a year and Jill & Derick still won't say why Sam was in the nicu weeks after his birth & on oxygen when he went home. Considering they share all their birth's its a little weird.

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    1. Not weird if you factor in the fact that Derrick made their family quit the show

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    2. I'm sure we will never know. It was probably a scary and sensitive time in their lives. And considering they get criticized for every breath they take, I don't blame them for not sharing his birth story.

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    3. The Dillards themselves may not share Samuel's birth story, but sadly I won't be surprised that IF there is anything juicy, that it will eventually get leaked. I can just imagine a hospital employee being hard up for cash and selling a story to a tabloid. That might be illegal, but so, arguably, is what got leaked about what Josh did as a teenager.

      Or, perhaps the fact that it's been a year out and no one has leaked anything, means there actually was NOT anything juicy enough to sell to a tabloid.

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    4. They quit the show around the same time. While at the time I was disappointed that we didn't get to see an episode surrounding his birth, I now think it's great that they had the freedom and made the choice to keep their business their business.

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  20. Samuel is so cute!! Both boys are just adorable - God bless them both.

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  21. Happy Belated BDay to little guy!

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  22. Thank you for anything and every thing you can post about Jill, Derick and the boys. I appreciate being kept up to date. Happy Birthday Samuel - he looks like a happy little guy.

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  23. Happy belated birthday sweet Samuel. God bless you.

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  24. when will you add John David's girlfriend to the picture? And Garrett Duggar's picture? Also how are Kendra and Joy doing w/ their new babies?

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    1. They’ll probably update the header once Jinger’s baby born

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    2. They don't usually display the significant others until they're married.

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  25. When you make your living publicizing your life and the lives of your 20 children (and every event, including a miscarriage) for public consumption from every baby's birth forward, both fans and critics are going to notice when you intentionally "leave out" the birth of a baby...particularly when the births are filmed for TV, complete with rounds of congratulatory videos between family members. It's a little insulting to think that no one would notice, nor ask. It's twice as insulting to be disparaged for asking why this birth wasn't shown. A simple, "Samuel had some breathing issues at birth that necessitated some help from the NICU unit." would have done wonders in the credibility arena.

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    1. I believe the Dillards had stopped filming by that time. Jill was seen in Henry's birth episode and that's the last time I saw any of them on the show.

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    2. You'd have more of a point if Samuel was a baby born to Michelle and Jim Bob. I'm sure NOT televising or publicizing Samuel' birth was a decision made by the Dillards, not the Duggars.

      Yes, Michelle and Jim Bob have been upfront with the issues Josie had and their loss of Jubilee. But obviously Derick and Jill made different decisions from them. Including the decision to quit the TV show completely.

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    3. It is unusual how this was handled. They had no problem with extensive coverage of Josie's birth and hospitalization.

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    4. Considering the fact that they had quit the show right around the time Samuel was born, I don't think they owe anyone a story or explanation. And just because Jill's parents chose to do it doesn't mean they have to do it too. I think it's time to accept that we may never know the circumstances of Samuel's birth and move on with life.

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  26. Lily and Ellie Please do a montage for James, too! Thanks.

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  27. I recently viewed an old picture of Jim Bob's family when he was younger. James looks just like his Grandpa Duggar. Hope he had a great day.

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