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Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard of 19 Kids and Counting fame are expecting their first child together, having been married for only two and a half months.

Anyone worried that they are taking things too fast doesn't know them.

  • Derick and Jill Dillard Pregnant
  • Jill Dillard and Husband

Derick and Jill shared the news of their impending parenthood via Instagram and continue to post pictures documenting the joy of their union and family.

“So grateful to God for this new little blessing!!! #babydilly #firsttimeparents #sogratefultoGod #derickdillard #jillmdillard,” she captioned the above shot.

Yes, #babydilly.

For some reality TV couples, a nickname for their prospective bundle of joy would feel lame and/or like a desperate attempt to make gossip headlines.

Not for the Dillards. Whatever you think of the Duggar family, from Michelle and Jim Bob down to the kids, they are nothing if not authentic in their belief system.

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Earlier this month, we learned that Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald got engaged.

It was assumed that they would be subjected to the same Duggar courtship rules as Jessa's older married siblings, but now it looks as though Jim Bob and Michelle have lightened up a bit in their old age, as they're allowing Ben to live in their guest house.

They're still the Duggars, of course, so as Jim Bob explains in this clip from the September 2 episode of 19 Kids and Counting, Ben's time with the Duggars will be closely chaperoned with a curfew and side-hugs strictly enforced:

"By midnight every night, we need to make sure everyone is back in their place," Jim Bob says. "Jessa and Ben have set up their own courtship standards. Just like Jill and Derick, they will be saving their first kiss for their wedding day."

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Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald's wedding date has been unveiled, and to the surprise of no one, the young couple will be tying the knot fairly quickly.

Jessa and Ben Picture

Their Bed, Bath & Beyond registry tells us all we need to know about the cute couple's upcoming nuptials, including when they will go down. The date is ...

November 1, 2014!

They will have been engaged for less than three months before the wedding but Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald got engaged after an 11-month courtship.

Not surprisingly, given the family's frugal mentality and down-home roots, Jessa is the anti-Bridezilla. She's planning a low-key affair, so why put the wedding off?

"I don't want to spend a whole bunch of money and buy a new set of decorations," she said this month. "We will save that money for the honeymoon."

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Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald got engaged earlier this month. Here, TLC takes us inside the proposal in a special clip from 19 Kids & Counting.

Among the few details the duo haven't revealed about their relationship was how he proposed. Well, thanks to the below video, we now know the answer!

He's a keeper. In addition to Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald recalling the big moment, her parents Jim Bob and Michelle also speak on the event.

“We are so just excited for Jessa and Ben. They got engaged tonight ... and it was absolutely beautiful," said proud papa of 19 Jim Bob.

JIm Bob says that Ben, "throughout the day, did all kinds of just really neat things to bring back special memories of their relationship.”

“I've been working on this, planning this day for several months," Ben says.

"Just talking to people and getting ideas, and just thinking about…I tried to be creative. How can I make this a day to remember? The whole day, you know?”

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She hasn't even been pregnant for two months, but Jill Dillard (nee Duggar) is already mapping out she plans to welcome her first child into the world next March:

Jill is planning a home birth!

Jill Duggar and Derick

Compared to any 23-year-old who would come to such an important decision so quickly, the pregnant Jill Duggar is in a very good position to make it.

A trained midwife, Jill has helped deliver more than 70 babies already in the U.S. and abroad, and is one of the oldest of 19 Kids (and Counting) on TLC.

With Michelle Duggar guiding her especially, this is a young woman who knows what to expect when she's expecting, and who knows what she wants.

If anything, she was probably more nervous about her first kiss on her wedding day and the stuff that came after that (and clearly worked) than childbirth.

“I think home birth is really special because you are in your own environment,” the expectant parent told People magazine in her new cover story.

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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.

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Jessa Duggar only had eyes for her fiance Ben Seewald - and the ring he put on her left hand - while taking some sweet engagement photos last week.

The 19 Kids and Counting star showed off her husband-to-be, and bling, on Instagram:

  • Jessa Duggar with Ben Seewald
  • Jessa Duggar Engagement Ring

"Time for some engagement photos!" the 21-year-old beauty captioned one photo. "I admire this man with all my heart! @ben_seewald, you're absolutely the best!"

Ben Seewald got engaged to Jessa Duggar last week, following 11 months of dating.

Sorry, courting. Dating implies shopping around, according to the Duggar dating rules, while courting is more intensive and designed to find a mate for life.

Duggar clearly loves having 19-year-old Ben Seewald on her arm, for the last 11 months and every month for the rest of her life. As for what's on her hand?

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Millions of fans of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting have watched Jessa Duggar grow up on camera, maturing into a beautiful and independent young woman.

Now, with Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald engaged, they're about to get to know the young man who joined the show just as the two began courting.

Jessa Duggar & Ben Seewald: So in Love
Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald are now engaged to be married after an 11-month courtship. Here's a gallery of photos of their love!

Their courtship will be featured in the new season, kicking off September 2, just as Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard's love story played out last season.

What's this new addition to the family like? People who follow the Duggars on social media know that he's been involved in a few minor controversies:

Neither of those issues deterred Jessa or her family, nor has courting with a famous family dissuaded Ben's parents, Michael and Guinn, they tell People.

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Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald are engaged to be married! The 19 Kids and Counting star will soon walk down the aisle, TLC confirmed on Friday morning.

Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald Together

In recent weeks, Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald have been so inseparable, many fans thought they might've already gotten engaged or even secretly married.

Those fans were half right, or at least half on the right track. Just give it time!

"We are so blessed to be engaged!" the happy husband and wife-to-be said in a statement released by the network that is home to the famous family.

"God has already written an amazing story through our courtship," the future Mr. and Mrs. Seewald said, and "another chapter has just begun!"

"We are thrilled to see what the future holds, especially the wedding bells!"

Jessa Duggar, 21, recently celebrated her 11th "monthiversary" of courting with Seewald, 19, who gifted her a pearl bracelet and a gushing love letter.

"What good are such beautiful pearls if not to have the grace of being worn by one so elegant and majestic as yourself?" the note read (hand-written).

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Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard got married just last month, and sources say the newlyweds are already hoping to follow in the footsteps of Jill's parents by angling for their own reality series.

Insiders claim that the reason Jill has been sharing so many private photos like the one above to her open, public Instagram account is that she's trying to drum up interest in her home life to help build an audience for a future TLC show.

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

It seems to be working, as photos of Jill and Derick's honeymoon became viral hits among 19 Kids and Counting Fans.

And the young couple certainly has a lot to gain from their bid for a spinoff. Industry analysts have called the Duggars the most powerful family on TV, and the Dillards are a far cry from such rarefied air at the moment:

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