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Jill and Derick Dillard "are so grateful to God" for pregnancy

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Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard are over the moon about their baby on the way

With 19 children and numerous grandchildren in the family, it's hard to keep track of all the upcoming weddings and babies for the Duggars.

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Only a few months after being married, 19 Kids and Counting’s Jill Duggar and her new husband Derick Dillard announced they are expecting their first child. The couple seems over the moon about the news, and they're opening up about a new marriage and baby all at once.

"We are so grateful to God for this new little blessing!" the couple told Us Weekly. "We appreciate all the well-wishes and are enjoying this new season of life as we look forward to parenthood!"

Duggar and Dillard were married on June 23, and they said they wanted to start a family right away — something that is obviously in the cards for them.

"Both of us want as many kids as God will give us," Duggar explained a few months before her wedding. "My parents have kept popping them out, so we'll see how [our] fertility is!"

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The elder Duggars also shared their excitement for another grandbaby, even if it happened so soon after they were married. In a statement to Us Weekly, Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar said, "We are so excited for Derick and Jill that they are expecting their first baby! They will be such loving, awesome parents. We look forward to welcoming another grandchild into our family. We are so grateful for all the support as our family and our love multiplies! What joy!"

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