Jill Duggar Dillard didn’t endure 70 hours of labor and two extra weeks of being pregnant only to have Jessa Duggar Seewald steal her thunder!
As the Inquisitr previously reported, Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald made their big baby announcement on Tuesday, April 22. This was a little over two weeks after Israel David Dillard was born. Shortly after Jessa and Ben shared the news that they were expecting their first child, Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard got busy posting a slew of new photos of their son Israel on the internet.
According to UPI, the 19 Kids and Counting couple shared numerous baby Israel snapshots on their Instagram pages.
“Bath time for Israel!” Derick Dillard captioned the photo below.
In another photo, it looks like Derick is training Baby Izzy how to get a crowd all fired up. Apparently, he wants the infant to follow in his father’s footsteps by becoming Oklahoma State University’s Pistol Pete mascot.
“3rd generation ‘Pistol Pete’ right here! #okstate #legacypete #gopokes”
Jill Duggar decided that Israel is ready for his close-up in the photo below.
“My handsome little fella!” she captioned the Instagram pic. “Just like his daddy @derickdillard. “I ❤ both of my men! #IsraelDavidDillard #babydilly.”
Jill and Derick shared a few additional photos on the Dillard Family website. In the pictures below, Israel does his best Popeye impression and makes a grab for the camera. It looks like he already loves the spotlight just as much as the rest of his family.
Even though Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard’s onslaught of baby photos might seem like a stunt to steal the media spotlight back away from Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald, there’s no ugly sibling rivalry here. According to People, 23-year-old Jill is already giving 22-year-old Jessa pregnancy advice, and Jessa has revealed that she looks up to her older sister because the student midwife “has all the knowledge and training.”
Jill Duggar also lived through a scary home birth experience, so she can give Jessa some advice about what to do if things start going wrong. As the Inquisitr previously reported, Jill wanted to give birth at home, but multiple complications forced her to undergo a C-section at the hospital. Even though Jill’s home birth was a frightening failure, Jessa isn’t giving up on her own plans to give birth at home.
“We think we want to go with a midwife and plan for a home birth, but I want to just be prepared that not everything may go as planned and try not to get too worried about it.”
Jessa has teased that she might be having twins or even triplets, so hopefully she’s fully ready for the possibility of something going wrong. According to the American Pregnancy Association, there’s a higher risk of complications in a multiples pregnancy.
After what Jill Duggar went through, do you think Jessa is crazy for wanting to give birth at home? If she tries to and succeeds, will Jill be jealous of her younger sister?