Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard are the proud parents of a record-breaking baby boy. Baby Dilly was no baby gherkin — he was a giant, truck stop-sized pickle.
According to People Magazine, Israel David Dillard weighed in at nine-pounds, 10-ounces, and he measured a whopping 23 inches long. Izzy Davy Dilly stayed in his mother’s womb two weeks beyond his due date, so he had plenty of time to do some extra growing. And according to Jill Duggar, that extra growing helped him break a record — she told People that he was the longest baby delivered at the hospital this year.
Israel was so big that his mom and dad didn’t have any clothing with them that fit the infant. Luckily, plenty of members of the Duggar clan were on hand to hunt down some larger onesies and diapers.
Perhaps learning that she had a record-breaking baby will make Jill Duggar feel better about giving birth in the hospital. According to Good Morning America, she had really hoped to give birth in the comfort of her own home.
“I feel like it will be way more relaxing… and having the baby at home with a midwife provides more of that personal care,” Jill said last year. “It’s more intimate for the couple as well, getting to be in your own environment.”
In a video that was posted on the Duggar Family Facebook page, Jill informs her fans that “not everything went as expected” during Israel’s birth. She’s obviously talking about having to give birth at the hospital instead of at home. However, she doesn’t elaborate on why she had to head to the hospital, and she doesn’t reveal whether she had a natural birth or a C-section.
Jill sounds just a bit disappointed and down on herself in the video below — or maybe she’s just exhausted and heavily medicated. However, she musters up enough energy to turn her birth announcement into an ad by plugging her upcoming 19 Kids and Counting special at the end of the video. On May 5, TLC is airing an episode of the show all about the birth of Israel David Duggar. Viewers may have to wait until then to find out exactly why Jill couldn’t give birth at home.
Luckily, 19 Kids and Counting fans will likely see plenty of Baby Dilly before then. As the Inquisitr previously reported, Jill and her family members were quick to introduce the infant to the spotlight by sharing photos of Israel on social media (he’s a dead ringer for Grandpa Jim Bob).
Do you think Jill Duggar is still disappointed that she had to give birth in a hospital instead of at home, or is it likely that she’s forgotten all about her plans now that she’s busy getting to know her first child?
[Image via Duggar Family Facebook]