Jill Duggar: PREGNANT With First Child!!

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Jill Duggar is pregnant! Just two months after they tied the knot, she and husband Derick Dillard confirm that they are expecting their first child together!

"We're having a baby!" Jill, of 19 Kids and Counting fame, tells People for its cover story this week, stating the obvious and adding, "We are so excited!"

Jill Duggar Expecting!

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard married June 21 in Springdale, Ark., sharing their first kiss in front of more than 1,000 family and friends on that very day.

The sweet couple's courtship and wedding will be prominently featured on TLC's hit reality show when 19 Kids and Counting returns Tuesday, September 2.

As predicted, they didn't waste time starting a family. They may not have done more than hold hands before marriage, but they figured the rest out fast.

After taking several pregnancy tests that came back negative, Jill was persuaded by her sisters to take one of her mom Michelle Duggar's tests.

Why not, she said, and off she went to try another.

That effort, while she and Derick were visiting the Duggar family home recently, returned a very different result. A very different and positive result.

Their First Meeting (Sort Of)!
The Arkansas natives grew up within 45 minutes of each other, but didn't meet until late 2011. Jill recalled when Derick stopped by while caroling with a church group, and not long after, "Derick contacted my dad and asked if he would be a prayer partner during his two-year term in Nepal."

"It was surreal," says Derick, 25, of the moment he realized he and Jill, 23, would be parents early next year. "We were shocked. Both of us are so excited."

The happy couple, who are due in March, first broke the news to her giant family, of course, assembling her many siblings in the living room for the reveal.

"About 30 days after Jill and Derick got married they gathered everyone and shared the news," her father Jim Bob Duggar says. "We were in shock too."

"Everyone in the family was clapping and cheering."

It's been an exciting month for the Arkansas family, which also saw Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald engaged after an 11-month courtship of their own.

Congratulations to the cute, expectant couple!!

Derick Dillard, Jill Duggar Picture
Jill Duggar and her husband Derick Dillard have some lunch at work. So cute.

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I am happy for the couple. I had a feeling the child would be conceived on the honeymoon or a couple months later. I was hoping Jill would wait awhile before having kids because she has been a substitute mom almost all her life and getting a break is something everyone wants and needs when it comes to the Duggar women. Jill at least will have some peace and quite for 9 months before the baby is born. All the best to the couple!...

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Is anyone really surprised? This is what they are raised for! To provide as many children as possible all in the name of The Lord . The self proclaimed messiah JB would be fit to burst! His empire getting bigger by the day.

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@ Aussie cathie

how can a empire be a church? feels like the Duggars are in a cult... I feel so sorry for the women... born to raise your siblings. court, full court, get married and have boat loads of children... that's not a way to live at all...

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@ knockknockwho'sthere?

According to the tyrant JB it is! He picks they marry them. As a mother I feel Michelle has failed. Does she really know her children? I highly doubt it . Look at their background and who they politically follow, who their son Josh works for, you will be appalled.

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No physical contact before marriage and pregnant so soon after? No time to really enjoy married life each other? hum! Well to each his own.

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