On Monday evening’s episode of the famed reality TV show, “Counting On” – the focus was mainly centered around Jill and her pregnancy. Of course it is, that’s a major event in the Duggar family. Jill was in the 2nd stage of her pregnancy when the episode was filmed – and, as we all know by now, this is Jill and Derick Dillard’s 2nd child.
Just about every member of the Duggar clan was on the set to join in on the celebration as the “proud to be” parents finally revealed the sex of their 2nd baby!
The fans who tune in every Monday evening to see “Counting On” are well aware that Jill is having another boy, however, a few months ago, when they shot this particular episode, neither Jill nor Derick had any idea if they were going to have a boy or a girl. A funny thing happened on the way to the doc’s office. Jill (Duggar) Dillard, along with hubby Derick played a guessing game to see if they could figure out if they were going to have another baby boy or a girl before the good ole doc performed the ultrasound test.
Even though they are parents to a cute little boy, Jill had her heart set on a baby girl. However, Derick had some kind of male instinct which indicated that Jill would give birth to another son. Derick had previously stated – – if his 2nd child just happened to be another boy, he certainly had no intentions of making his 2nd baby boy believe that his father preferred to have a baby girl instead. Nope! That wouldn’t be good at all.
Michelle, the proud grandmother in the Duggar family, as well as the matriarch, was a huge part of their 1st reality TV series, “19 Kids and Counting,” and, as many mothers do, she went with her daughter and son-in-law to be involved in the process of conducting the ultrasound. Since mama Duggar already has 10 sons of her own and grandson’s galore, she was ecstatic to find out that mama Duggar was about to become a grandma to another beautiful baby boy. The Duggar family is filled with many boys so why not add one more to that ever growing list?! After the doctor appointment, they all headed back to the old homestead and invited the entire gang over to give them all the awesome news.
Jill and Derick are so very happy and excited about the ultrasound results, they had their entire family over to play a guessing game to see which one could come up with the exact sex of their 2nd child – this time around, the game was referred to as a “gender reveal scavenger hunt” whereas they had to find clues which would will tell them if Jill is having a girl or boy. Jill decided to wear pink and Derick wanted to wear blue to allow him the opportunity to confuse the family members on their guesses.
The happy parents were very clever and decided it would be fun to hide a bunch of baby items, which were tucked away inside of what they called a “baby bundle” and, of course, the bundle included an outfit for a boy. Everyone in the family had to locate the “baby bundle” with the only clues they had – given by both Jill and Derick. And, to make it even more exciting, Jill’s younger brothers and sisters decided to join in on the fun, especially since it was a game that most kids know how to play very well – a scavenger hunt is a commonly known game for young kids and teens.
In this situation, the entire family was involved and it was a great way to see how well the family interacted with each other and joining together to welcome another new member to the Duggar clan. All of the younger children were split up in 2 different teams. Fortunately for the 2nd team, they were the very 1st to locate that bundle of joy for Jill and Derick’s brand new baby, who we now know is going to be a boy.
Let’s not forget about 2 year old “Israel” – Jill and Derick’s 1st child, who decided to play the family guessing game. Israel had his 2nd birthday party sometime during the week of July 3rd, and, even though he may not understand what’s happening, this little dude is about to become a big bro! How awesome is that. Israel’s mommy, Jill is expected to give birth any day now – her original due date is this month, however, she could go into labor at any moment now.
“Israel didn’t really understand what was happening but he’s really excited ‘coz other people are excited,” stated daddy Derick.
“We’re really excited about having another son. And I know that Israel and this little one will be best friends.”
In other news, Jessa, who happens to be Jill’s baby sister, recently gave birth to “Henry” – Jessa and Ben’s 2nd child. However, Jessa chose to deliver at home and not the hospital – after the child was born, both mom and her new born were taken to the nearest hospital. The segment of this amazing childbirth was also seen during last week’s episode of “Counting On.” Jessa is a young woman, at the age of 24, who is also a well-known celeb on her families reality TV show. She is now realizing just how hard it is to care for 2 very young children – especially boys, which she has stated is not an easy thing to do, by any means!
However, Jessa has discovered and shared some great news with her fans and family – saying that her very own personal carrier, which she uses to tote baby “Henry” in, is just about the best thing ever for any mom to have. While toting her new born in the carrier, she holds her 1 year old toddler, Spurgeon in her arms.
“I love my baby carrier. I think that was one of the best gifts that I received. I can put Henry in the baby carrier and then be able to still carry Spurgeon around some and care for him easier.”
At this current time, Jill, along with sister Jessa both have children among the rest of their female siblings in the Duggar family.
The Duggar fans adore seeing photos of those precious babies – and, since both Jinger, along with her sister, Joy-Anna have both recently married, there is even more anticipation of more babies to come in the near future.
Everyone in the Duggar family, including their awesome fans are anxiously waiting for the birth of Jill and Derick’s 2nd baby. Stay tuned! It’s going to happen any day now.
Written by Renee Barbee
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