The Duggar clan just doesn’t know how to stop growing!
Jill Duggar and her new husband, Derick Dillard, recently announced that they are branching out and starting a family of their own and, now, they are excited to reveal the sex of their impending arrival.
The Dillards didn’t come straight out and tell the rest of the family, though. They made a good-old wholesome guessing game out of the baby’s sex in true Duggar style. Joy-Anna, James, Jennifer and even the happy parents-to-be themselves got in on the fun before the big revelation.
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Jill also posted a cute picture of herself and Derick on Instagram, holding an adorable pair of blue baby booties.
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Derick and Jill, who have nicknamed their son “baby Dilly,” are ecstatic to add to the Duggar brood, but they won’t be keeping with a major tradition in the family that helped decide on Jill and her 18 other siblings’ names. “We’re not doing a letter theme,” said Jill. “But we may do some kind of theme, like family names.”
Staying away from letter names is probably in the Dillards’ best interest, considering it’s hard to come up with nearly 20 names that start with the same letter and Jill already has some pressure to have as many children as her mother. Matriarch, Michelle Duggar, recently said that she misses the pitter-patter of little feet and is counting on all 19 of her children to have 19 of their own offspring. Um, that’s 361 grandchildren and one heck of a Christmas shopping list.
Jill and Derick were married in June and they claim that Jill received her first kiss after her walk down the aisle. Hand-holding did not even commence between the two until they were officially engaged, because of their devout Christian beliefs. “I think it is safer and makes it more special to wait to kiss until your wedding day,” 23-year-old Jill recently told People magazine. “To save the physical side of your marriage for your wedding day and not going further than you should — we want to have no regrets.”