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19 Kids and Counting cast member Jill Duggar's baby bump is back after a month-long hiatus, and my how #BabyDilly has grown in just a couple of weeks!

Jill Duggar Baby Bump: 18 Weeks!
Jill Duggar is just about 18 weeks along. Here's a beautiful shot of her baby bump as she appears on Extra with husband Derick Dillard.

Earlier this week, we learned that the newly-married Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard are having a boy early next year, as the duo happily announced the news.

The expectant parents have made the media rounds, speaking on NBC's Today, Fox and Friends and Extra, appearing smitten with each other at each stop.

Duggar, 23, cradled her growing belly, accentuated by a thin brown belt, and gazed lovingly at Derick during their appearance on the entertainment news show.

Having just found out the gender, Jill is believed to be around 18 weeks along.

If you watch 19 Kids and Counting online, next week will be the couple's big wedding episode. That was only June 21. They do not waste any time!

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19 Kids and Counting star Jill Duggar and her husband, Derick Dillard, have set up a special baby registry for their little one on the way early next year.

The items they're asking for are very ... Jill and Derick.

After learning earlier this week that Jill Duggar is having a boy, we now know some of the things the mom to be is hoping to have on hand as #BabyDilly arrives.

The cute couple, who got married in June and got pregnant very soon after that, registered for baby gifts at their local Walmart in Rogers, Arkansas.

Dillard is a tax accountant at that very store, while Walmart's world headquarters of Bentonville is nearby, so it's like a family business to the duo.

Like their Walmart wedding registry, which included requests for cereal, instant noodles, WD-40, neon duct tape, and guns, the baby wish list is similar.

Well, minus the guns. Here's what they're angling for ...

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Jana Duggar, the eldest daughter of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting fame, isn’t getting married or being courted, as we know.

As a result, she doesn't get nearly as much camera time as Jessa or Jill Duggar when you watch 19 Kids and Counting online, adding to the intrigue.

Jana Duggar Photograph

Many 19 Kids fans can't believe that the lovely, sweet and kind Jana Duggar isn't starting a family of her own, or even in the market to do so apparently.

Moreover, the 24-year-old appears exhausted by a lifetime of caring for the younger kids and generally being put upon by her parents and siblings alike.

She doesn’t have any social media accounts and some have even speculated that she is planning to break away from her famous family at some point.

Jana has the patience and temperament of a saint and is too nice to say a negative word about anyone, let alone one of her own family members.

The look on her face while prepping for Jill's wedding says it all, though, and in the book Growing Up Duggar, Jana has some interesting stories to tell.

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Last night on TLC, 19 Kids and Counting Season 14 Episode 13 was all about bride-to-be Jill Duggar as her wedding to Derick Dillard drew closer still.

Of course, if you're Jana Duggar, every episode might as well be titled "All About Jill." Or "All About Jessa," or "All About Josh." You get the general idea.

Anyway, 19 Kids and Counting Season 14 Episode 13 brought us more behind the scenes footage leading up to Jill's magical June 21 nuptials.

What did we specifically learn about the family this week?

The Duggars go hand in hand with fertility, having 19 offspring and all, but their family love of baby-making extends beyond their own homes, apparently.

That it's probably no surprise that Jill got pregnant pretty much as soon as she got married. Why? You'll never guess who attended Jill's bridal shower:

Dozens of babies! Ones that she’s delivered as a midwife!

With Jill Duggar expecting a baby boy of her own in March, this certainly seems fitting. She and Derick had babies on the brain from the get-go!

As a trained midwife, Jill knows quite a lot about pregnancy, even before she experienced it, and has helped pregnant women deliver babies all over Arkansas.

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The Duggars of TLC’s 19 Kids & Counting fame seems like the picture perfect family in many respects, but what goes on behind closed doors?

A lot of things you might not expect, according to a surprising new expose.

Dates Without Chaperones
The Duggar parents often accompany their children on dates in order to maintain their "accountability" and "keep things from going in the wrong direction," per Jim Bob. The girls are fine with this, as being alone with men puts them in grave "moral danger." When the parents aren't available, their older siblings will often tag along, making every date a group date and a family affair.

With 19 children to raise (or at least 15 now that a handful have reached adulthood), one would think Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar would be exhausted, 24/7.

Not necessarily, though. Their maligned ace in the hole: Jana Duggar!

It's the put-upon eldest daughter who's exhausted from a lifetime of raising the kids, and some of the other older siblings, who do most of the babysitting.

“Jim Bob and Michelle have what they call the ‘buddy system,’” an insider says of the household's inner workings, and that system works as follows:

“Each of the older kids gets paired with a younger kid that they have to watch over and help out. It’s great for them, because it’s like they have a set of free nannies.

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Jessa Duggar, Jill Duggar and their respective partners have gone uncharacteristically quiet (or at least quieter) on social media, and it's likely not an accident.

Jessa, Jill, Ben and Derick

Typically staples of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as well, Jessa Duggar, Jill Duggar, Ben Seewald and Derick Dillard have dialed it back in mid-October.

Could this indicate that the recent backlash over several of Jessa's recent postings have caused them all to scale back - possibly at father Jim Bob's urging?

Jessa hasn’t posted on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook since October 5, when she shared a link questioning if radiometric dating proves that the Earth is old.

That’s a long break for a usually daily social media user, who also sparked major criticism with her passionate comments on abortion and the Holocaust.

Jessa’s fiance has also stayed off social media since October 4, although Ben Seewald's father made more headlines for a blog post likening her critics to Hitler.

The married and less controversial Jill and Derick Dillard have also backed off significantly, posting only one benign snapshot apiece this month to date.

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On TLC's 19 Kids and Counting Season 14 Episode 12 Tuesday night, Duggar family fans saw the countdown to Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard's wedding in full swing.

We know how THAT turned out, if you know what we're saying!

NOTE: We're saying they got married and she's pregnant.

Just because we all know the happy ending doesn't make 19 Kids and Counting Season 14 Episode 12 any less fun to watch, of course, as we go behind the scenes.

With the wedding right around the corner, Jill's parents Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar are hosting weekly counseling sessions with the soon to be newlyweds.

Not that they need them. These kids have good heads on their shoulders and are clearly all in when it comes to the Duggar family dating rules and such.

Meanwhile, Jill’s siblings, from the lovely Jana Duggar all the way down to the littlest ones, are starting to realize that she's leaving the nest, and it's bittersweet.

In this week's counseling session, the pair talks finances, and Derick - a hard worker who knows how to save, and be frugal - is cut from the same cloth.

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Jim Bob Duggar, the patriarch of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting and one of the biggest and best known families in America, can be a great source of wisdom.

We're not even being sarcastic. Raising 19 kids and keeping them all happy and content, guided by faith and family and staying true to their own values?

It's commendable, and the man has the patience of a saint, not to mention the energy and resourcefulness to fix or come up with solutions to any problem.

We've thought "what would Jim Bob do" more than once after we watch 19 Kids and Counting online. We're happy to give the man credit where due.

Say yes to sex, even when you're tired!

Be available. Anyone can fix him lunch, but only one person can meet that physical need of love that he has, and you always need to be available when he calls. - Michelle Duggar

Be available. Anyone can fix him lunch, but only one person can meet that physical need of love that he has, and you always need to be...

Sometimes, though, even a man so sage in some ways of the world can seemingly defy comprehension. Take a recent interview he gave, for example.

As followers of the Quiverfull Christian movement, it's clear that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar do not believe in using contraception. Good for them.

At this year's Value Voters Summit, though, the former Arkansas state representative explained an additional concern he has about birth control use.

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Jana Duggar has been in the news a lot this week, and for controversial reasons completely separate from the typical coverage of her famous reality TV family.

The long and short of it? The 24-year-old Jana is single. That's it.

Plenty of 24-year-olds are. Taylor Swift is, and loving it. But this is the eldest daughter of Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar, which makes it stand out.

Jana Marie Duggar
Jana Marie Duggar is so beautiful ... and put upon, supposedly, by a family that relies on her to help take care of the others but never have a life of her own. If that's true, it's sad. Is it time for her to break free?

Jana Duggar seems like she would be a great catch by any measure.

Pretty, fun, sensible, kind, family-oriented and patient as a saint, she's all that a guy (who doesn't drink and doesn't mind side hugs until marriage) could want.

Those last two traits that may be her undoing romantically, though.

If you watch 19 Kids and Counting online, or follow the family at all, you know that Jill Duggar, 23, is married and pregnant. Jessa Duggar, 21, is engaged.

Jana? She's overworked and still all by her lonesome. What gives?

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During a recent episode of 19 Kids and Counting, fans of the show took to social media to express their outrage at the mistreatment suffered by Jana Duggar, the eldest daughter of Michelle and Jim Bob.

In the episode, Jana was forced to work tirelessly in preparation for Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard's wedding, while the rest of the family enjoyed an afternoon tea party. 

Jana Duggar Photograph

The incident gave credence to rumors that Jana is planning to break away from her family in order to start a life of her own, in which she won't be forced to shoulder such a burden.

Helping to raise her sixteen younger siblings has got to take a toll on you.

"It's absolutely ridiculous how much the family makes Jana and the older siblings do," a source close to the Duggar family tells Radar Online.

"Jim Bob and Michelle have totally transitioned a lot of their parental responsibilities on to her," and this is not exactly a new thing.

"Ever since she was young, she would have to watch the house while Michelle and Jim Bob would go out on date night alone."

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The Duggar Family Quotes

When you've missed [sex] for seven days, you look forward to it even more! - Michelle Duggar

Be available. Anyone can fix him lunch, but only one person can meet that physical need of love that he has, and you always need to be available when he calls. - Michelle Duggar

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