It's official! The 19 Kids and Counting clan is officially bigger by one member!
People magazine revealed moments ago, along with the photo below, that Jill Dillard has given birth to 9 lbs., 10 oz. baby boy named Israel David Dillard!
Husband Derick Dillard reported that Jill was in labor on Good Friday, but it turned out to be Braxton Hicks contractions. In other words, a false alarm.
After a weekend of tense waiting, Jill started experiencing contractions yesterday evening, and baby Israel entered the world at 11:49 p.m. on Monday night.
Sources say both mom and baby are happy, healthy, and resting comfortably.
Fans have watched for months as Jill shared the experience of being pregnant on Instagram through regular updates and photos of her expanding belly.
Israel David Dillard arrived a bit after his due date, but the 23-year-old mom stated in a recent interview that she "planned on him coming late. No big deal."
A student midwife, Jill was true to form, reportedly as calm and collected during the natural childbirth process as she's been throughout her entire pregnancy.
In fact, Derick's most recent Instagram post showed a very pregnant Jill at 41 weeks and 4 days with a glowing, expectant smile on her face.
Steady as she goes!
Jill and Derick got married in June 2014 and immediately got to work on starting a family. Knowing her background, we're guessing little Israel won't be her last!
Congrats to the happy new parents on the exciting news! Follow the link to watch 19 Kids and Counting online to relive Jill and Derick's road to the altar.