One down, 18 to go! Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard are about to welcome their baby to the world and the large brood that is the 19 Kids And Counting family!
In a blog post, Derick wrote about his excitement and fear as he revealed Jill is in labor on April 3!
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"I can’t even describe right now the anticipation I am feeling, as I am about to get to meet my firstborn son for the first time face to face," he wrote. "So many people have already testified that nothing can quite describe that moment and that I’ll just have to experience it for myself."
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He went on: "When I look around, I can see new life everywhere. The trees are budding, which means summer is near. My wife, Jill, is beginning to have contractions which means that the birth of our son is near."
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"From what I’ve learned in birth class (as well as from Jill, who is a student midwife) and from what I am witnessing right now with Jill, labor pains start sporadically and then become more consistent, longer lasting, and stronger the closer we get to the birth of our son. Again, it’s important to remember that we don’t know when he will be born, but we can definitely see the evidence that points to his imminent arrival, whenever that might be. This is the perfect picture of how “end times” events will play out...Now that I’m about to be a dad, I find it quite interesting that Jesus related the end of the world to the event of birth. And it’s easy to relate to because as much as Jill and I want to know when this birth will happen, the day and the hour of baby dilly’s birth is definitely unknown."
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Jill and Derick wed in June 2014 in Springdale, Arkansas just two months after Derick proposed in April.
Just two months after their “I Do’s,” the couple announced they were expecting their first child together.
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Jill, 25, is not the first Duggar kid to have kids of her own. Her brother Josh, 27, and his wife Anna have three children and another on the way.