Jill Dillard, formerly Jill Duggar, and husband Derrick Dillard are expecting their first baby this coming March. The couple shared a sweet pregnancy announcement photo on Instagram on Monday. The photo shows Jill Duggar’s almost baby bump as Jill embraces Derrick while he is holding a tiny pair of baby shoes.
Jill has been ecstatic over the news saying they are “thrilled” to become parents. The couple announced their pregnancy in the Instagram photo above with the caption,
“We’re expecting!! So grateful to God for this new little blessing! #babydilly #firsttimeparents #sogratefultoGod #derickdillard #jillmdillard.”
The announcement comes just two months after the couple got married and Jill Duggar receieved her first kiss in her beautiful wedding in their hometown in Arkansas. From first kiss to baby bump, Jill moved fast. According to US Magazine, the married couple announced their exciting news on Wednesday, Aug. 20. TLC confirmed Jill’s pregnancy in a release, with a representative adding that the network is “thrilled” for the newlyweds. The mother-to-be, 23, is the fourth oldest of the expansive Duggar clan, with two older brothers, an older sister, and 15 younger siblings.
The couple had a whirlwind engagement that lasted just three months. The couple was introduced to one another by Jill’s father, Jim Bob Duggar, back in August of 2013. Jill began a courtship with Derrick while he was abroad on mission work, but the couple spoke via text, phone and on Skype frequently. When Derrick returned home, the courtship swiftly moved to an engagement and marriage. Jill told US Magazine,
“When my dad first introduced Derick and I, we spent hours texting, calling, and talking on Skype.We knew within days that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. love Derick’s desire to follow God and to serve others. Derick is so romantic.”
Though the couple’s engagement was short, following Jill’s Instagram account it appears married life is treating her well. Jill frequently posts photos of her husband and their time spent together. Jill has always said she wanted a big family. The Daily Mail reports Jill said,
“We got pregnant a little less than two weeks after we got married. We want to leave it up to God’ to see how many children they have – whether it’s two or 20.”
Jill also said she does not have a preference on a boy or girl. She said she would be happy with any gender. She also notes that she plans to have a homebirth, which is not surprising considering she was training to become a midwife.
What do you think of Jill Duggar Dillard’s adorable pregnancy announcement photo?