19 Kids and Counting star Jill Duggar-Dillard is giving birth to her first son at home, and fans are anxious to see little Baby Dilly when he makes his entrance into the world. Jill and her husband, Derick, have been planning a home-birth with a midwife since they found out they were expecting their first baby. Now, the wait to meet their son is almost over.
Jill, who is now in week 39, just returned home from a family vacation with her husband and the rest of the 19 Kids clan. Now it’s time to settle in and wait for the little one to arrive — and that’s going to be any day now.
— TLC Network (@TLC) March 18, 2015
Earlier in her pregnancy, Jill told E! News that in addition to having a midwife present for the home-birth, Derick will be her coach. He’s all prepared to do the dual job of birthing coach and new day on delivery day — they took Bradley Method birth classes together so he would be ready to help Jill “through the process.”
“It’s husband-coached childbirth so that he can know how to help me in labor and in pregnancy—and that’s what I want the most, is [for] him to be able to know what to do when that comes.”
According to People, Jill, 23, has been studying midwifery for about four years and has “delivered around 30 babies” herself. Now it’s time to change roles and give birth to her own baby — one that more than half-a-million 19 Kids and Counting fans on Facebook are hoping to get a glimpse within the next week or so.
Jill and Derick got married on June 21, 2014, and just three months later, they announced that they were expecting their first child. On September 17, Derick posted a photo of Jill on Instagram, announcing to the world that his wife was “13 weeks, 1 day” pregnant.
Of course, not even the Duggars can escape celebrity gossip — shortly after Jill’s pregnancy was announced, there was speculation that she was pregnant before the wedding. According to a previous report from the Inquisitr, the couple married 12 weeks and 4 days prior to when the first baby bump photo was taken, leaving some fans to wonder if Jill broke the Duggar rules and had sex before marrying Derick Dillard.
Cosmopolitan also weighed in on the baby’s due date, stating initially that the numbers “didn’t add up,” but later withdrew their comment, stating that it was “possible” that Jill got pregnant on her wedding night, or days after.
With the due date controversy behind them, Jill Duggar Dillard and her husband, Derick will be meeting their new baby in just a matter of days.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 18, 2015
Do you think the next photo from Jill and Derick will be with newborn Baby Dilly, or will the little guy keep them waiting past the 40 week mark?