Jill Duggar, of TLC’s reality show 19 Kids and Counting, is expecting her first child with her husband Derick Dillard.
After a whirlwind courtship and engagement, Jill and Derick shared their first kiss at their wedding in front of nearly 1,000 of their friends and family members on June 21. The highly-anticipated wedding footage will be shared on the television show when the new season premieres on September 2.
Now, just two months later, Jill and Derick have revealed that they are having a baby. “We’re having a baby!” Jill told People. “We are so excited.”
Jill took several tests at her and Derick’s home, but always received negative results. It wasn’t until the couple was visiting Jill’s parents that they received the exciting news. One of Jill’s sisters persuaded her to take one of their mother’s tests.
“My sisters were asking if I was pregnant and I’m like ‘nooo’ and they’re like ‘Well, mom has pregnancy tests upstairs and you could be pregnant so you should take one!'” Jill recalled . Although a bit hesitant, Jill took the test which showed what she had been hoping for all along … a positive result!
“It was surreal,” Derick said. “We were shocked. Both of us are so excited.”
Jill and Derick gathered their family to share the news. “About 30 days after Jill and Derick got married they gathered everyone in the living room and shared the news,” Jim Bob, Jill’s father, said. “Everyone was clapping and cheering, and we were in shock, too.”
The couple’s bundle of joy is due in March 2015.