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Jill Duggar shares heartwarming new photos of baby Israel

Jill Duggar and husband Derick Dillard shared new photos of their adorable (and record-breaking!) baby, Israel David. From heartwarming hospital pictures to hilarious snapshots, see how little Israel has been spending his first week of life.

Jill Duggar's son Israel

Image: The Dillards Derick & Jill

19 Kids and Counting star Jill Duggar is giving her fans exactly what they want — plenty of photos of baby Israel David Dillard. The not-so-tiny tot is actually a record-breaking baby for being the longest baby born at the hospital. Born two weeks overdue, he weighed 9 pounds and 3 ounces, and measured 23 inches long. He looks adorable as he hams it up in sunglasses in this new photo that was posted on their website, The Dillards Derick & Jill.

On his Instagram page, Derick also shared a photo of them as they left the hospital, with Mom Jill in a wheelchair and Israel strapped securely in his car seat. The couple had been planning on a natural home birth, but because Israel was overdue, they had to change their plans and deliver him at the hospital. “Not everything went as expected,” Jill explained in a video clip announcing his birth. “So we were reminded of the verse that the bible talks about where ‘man plans his way, but the Lord drags his steps.’ We were encouraged by that. He’s just a handsome little fella.”

Derick posted this photo along with a bible verse discussing the “anguish” of childbirth that turns into joy after seeing your baby. “I feel like I can relate to this verse just a little better now after being with my wife in labor, but then experiencing the joy of our son!” he captioned the photo.

On the 19 Kids and Counting Facebook page, the couple shared some sweet photos shortly after Israel was born.

The couple shared this photo of Israel sleeping on Mom Jill while they get several visitors.

Jill Duggar and Israel

Image: The Dillards Derick & Jill

Lastly, the new parents shared a sweet selfie, thanking their fans for all their support as they adjust to parenthood.

“As Jill and I are settling in back at home after the birth of our firstborn, we wanted to thank everyone for the amazing support we’ve received from so many during this time. Your thoughts and prayers mean so much to us. We love you all! #blessed #grateful,” they captioned the photo.

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