Photo: Jill Duggar Dillard Welcomes Baby Boy with Husband Derek

By on April 7, 2015

It looks like the Duggar family has grown – again. The 19 Kids and Counting Family has added another member of the family, thanks to Jill Duggar Dillard, who gave birth to baby Israel David on April 6, 2015. The baby weighed in at 9 lbs., 10 oz.

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The first child for then couple, Jill and Derick, was supposed to be born at home but the baby was born in the hospital. No word as to what caused the change in plans but what counts is that the baby is healthy.

Although the new parents had planned for a home birth, baby Israel was born in a hospital. According to the Dillards, mom and baby are both doing well.

The couple were wed in June 2014 and apparently had a honeymoon baby, since they hadn’t even kissed until their wedding day. Surprisingly, the couple met through Jill’s father, James, who thought they would make the perfect couple. While most children would not agree with their father’s choice of a man, this union was a match made in heaven. Jim felt the couple had similar personalities and goals and thought they would hit it off. Needless to say, he was right. The couple began “dating” via supervised Skype and text conversations while Derick was serving as a missionary in Nepal. Jill and Jim Bob traveled to Nepal to meet Derick in person and began a formal courtship in November 2013. After five months of dating, Derick and Jill were married on June 21, 2014.

Baby Israel David is not the first grandchild for Michelle and James Duggar. Joshua Duggar has three children and is expecting his fourth child with his wife, Anna Keller.

19 Kids and Counting is a hit reality television show. If something happens and they lose fans, Jim Bob Duggar definitely has a career in match making.

Congratulations to the happy couple!!

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