Jill Duggar’s brother recently congratulated his younger sister on giving birth to twins, and more than a few 19 Kids and Counting fans had to be initially excited when they read Josh Duggar’s tweet about Jill’s doubled joy. But wait a minute — didn’t Jill already reveal that she’s only pregnant with one child?
According to Us Weekly, Josh Duggar tweeted that Jill and Derick Dillard welcomed surprise twins on Wednesday. However, as you can see, his tweet was just an April Fools’ Day joke — Jill Duggar didn’t give birth to a future hide-and-seek champion, and Baby Dilly is still the only cucumber that’s pickling in Jill’s amniotic brine.
— Josh Duggar (@joshduggar) April 1, 2015
Josh reveals that his tweet is just a joke in one of his hashtags, but it looks like at least one fan fell for it. Evidently, someone also started a rumor that the fictional Dillard twins were named after the protagonists of the raunchy Fifty Shades of Grey movie.
Jill and Derik Duggar had twins when everyone thought it was just one baby. How blessed are they. — Jamie (@JamiSpano) April 1, 2015
Can anyone tell me why Jill Duggar named her twins Anastasia and Christian? Anyone?
— Debra (@debthom11) April 2, 2015
Jill Duggar’s due date was March 24, so 19 Kids and Counting fans know there’s a chance that Baby Dilly could arrive any day. However, he chose not to prank his parents by arriving on April 1. As the Inquisitr previously reported, Jill thinks that he might decide to make his big debut on Easter Sunday. His arrival would interfere with the family’s usual celebrations, but it’s hard to imagine the Duggars complaining about an Easter baby — they’d probably rejoice even harder if Dilly popped out on such an important religious holiday. However, poor Josie Duggar might rue the day after losing her status as the family’s favorite miracle baby.
If Jill Duggar’s family does end up spending Easter welcoming Baby Dilly to the world, the Duggar kids don’t have to worry about missing out on Easter egg hunts and chocolate bunnies. In a TLC blog post, Michelle Duggar revealed that her family has created their own Easter traditions.
“Instead of doing the typical egg hunt and candy, we’ve made our own way of celebrating Easter. We call it Resurrection Sunday because we really want the children to know why we’re celebrating Easter.”
A typical Duggar Easter includes baking cross-shaped cookies and writing down gospel messages. Even though cookies are okay, Michelle seems totally against allowing her kids to enjoy any seasonal Easter candies.
“We don’t do candy or Easter baskets for the kids, instead we make individual bags filled with their favorite treats. Not candy, but other goodies that the kids don’t get much any other time of the year. Snacks like beef jerky, canned potato chips and pickles, of course! The Duggars all love pickles. Most of the time in our house, we’ll buy the large containers of cheaper pickles. But at Easter, we splurge on little jars of the more expensive, refrigerated pickles.”
Maybe Baby Dilly will arrive just in time to get his own special Resurrection Sunday goodie bag.
Jill Duggar obviously doesn’t want her fans to worry about Baby Dilly being late. She shared her own April 1 pregnancy update on Instagram, and it looks like she’s trying to stay busy while she patiently waits to meet her first child.
“Getting some things done while anticipating the arrival of our little man any day! #babydilly,” Jill captioned the photo below.
Do you think Jill Duggar correctly predicted that Baby Dilly will arrive on Easter?
[Image credit: Duggar Family Facebook]