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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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The Duggar family may have gotten swept up in the Hobby Lobby controversy today, but the newly-renamed Jill Dillard certainly isn't letting that get her down.

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard celebrated their weekiversary on Monday and the festivities continued on Instagram today, as Jill posted more good time photos from the couple's secluded honeymoon:

Derick Dillard Honeymoon Photo

"My sweet husband grilling our dinner yesterday," Jill captioned one photo.

It's been a hard road to the altar for Jill and Derick, so it stands to reason that their honeymoon would be a simple getaway in which they'd have plenty of time to "celebrate."

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Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard got married exactly one week ago yesterday. How do we know? Well, the giddy newlyweds celebrated their "weekiversary" by sharing honeymoon photos with fans.

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard Honeymoon Photo

The couple still hasn't revealed the location of their honeymoon, but based on Jill and Derick's wedding registry, we're guessing it's someplace nearby and very cheap.

And based on the string of exclamation points and emojis that accompanied the photo, we're guessing Jill is enjoying married life in a big way.

For the most part, Jill and Derick abided by the strict Duggar courtship rules, meaning Jill's first kiss happened after she and Derick were pronounced man and wife.

Fortunately, she says it was "worth the wait."

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Jill Duggar thought she was just going for a stroll after a lunch date on Tuesday's season finale of 19 Kids & Counting on TLC. How very wrong she was.

Blissfully so, it turned out. Blissfully so.

She had no idea boyfriend Derick Dillard was getting ready to propose and had planned a surprise proposal including a serenade by country singer Walker Hayes.

The bride-to-be was taken aback.

Jill, the second oldest daughter of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, and Derick listened as musicians hiding in the park came in to join the performance.

"Last minute, I was going over what I was going to say in my head," Dillard said as the big moment drew near. "I was just trying to play it cool."

Jill may have suspected something big was about to happen - "I'm like on the alert, basically, like, 'What's going on?'" - but she was still over the moon.

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Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting fame recently got engaged after a courtship that included a lot of skype and no frontal hugs.

Okay, they did break the courtship rules at least once.

Fortunately, we know how it works out in the end. By now, they're happily engaged and all set up with a Wal Mart wedding registry and everything.

Tonight, though, we get to see it unfold on TV! While the eldest Duggar daughters are out promoting their new book, Derick makes plans to pop the question.

After getting permission from Jim Bob Duggar to ask for Jill's hand in marriage, will he be able to pull off an intricate proposal without Jill catching on?

If this teaser released by TLC is any indication, we're not sure. Guy seems more than a little nervous about this and not exactly stealthy. At all.

Nice fella though. Clearly a nice fella. Watch the clip:

Good luck, D. Good luck.

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Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard got engaged last month but unlike Kimye, the young couple won't be making any extravagant expenditures in the months leading up to their wedding.

In fact, a look and Jill and Derick's wedding registry reveals the couple is...what's the exact opposite of extravagant?

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard

Staying true to her Arkansas roots, Jill registered at Wal-Mart, and while some of the items she picked out may be a bit pricier than what you'd find at the thrift stores in which the Duggars usually do their shopping, none of Jill's wedding guests will be expected to break the bank.

The most expensive item on Jill and Derick's registry comes in at a whopping 150 bucks.

But if you're planning to attend the Duggar-Dillard nuptials and that's a bit out of your price range, you can always pick up the cheapest item on their list: a Glad leftovers container for $1.98.

Maybe some big spender will buy them two of those! You only get married once! (Ideally.)

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