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As you may have heard, there are many, many people who believe that Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard are expecting their second child right now.

Right at this very second, Jill could be pregnant with Dillard Baby #2.

It’s very possible, and even likely, for a number of reasons.

Jill and Derick Dillard Birthday Photo

One, their first and only child, precious little Israel, is 18 months old now.

That’s 18 entire months, or one and a half years, where there’s been a vacancy in a young, married Duggar woman’s woman.

It’s almost inconceivable.

Two, in nearly every recent photo of Jill Duggar, the 25-year-old has been hiding her stomach in some way or another.

It’s kind of a weird move if she’s doing it for no reason.

Well, there’s always the possibility that she’s doing it solely for attention, that she knows some weird belly covering will get people talking.

Anna Duggar, Jessa Duggar and Jill Dillard

But let’s give her the benefit of the doubt on that front. Even if we do, however, the evidence of a Jill pregnancy continues to mount …

Three, Jessa Duggar is pregnant right now, and the last time she was pregnant, both Jill and Anna Duggar were pregnant at the same time.

Wouldn’t it be fun to do all that over again?

And four – and this is probably the biggest reason people think she’s pregnant – Derick himself has said that they’re planning their second child.

Earlier this month, TLC released a clip of the couple, and Derick revealed that they are getting down to the business of baby making.

Most likely.

While "adoption is something Jill and I have talked about in the past," he said, he thinks "our next child will come about biologically."

Jill, Derick & Israel Dillard on Instagram

So as you can see, there’s a lot to suggest that Jill is following in her mother’s steps of turning her uterus into a clown car.

But, according to a recent statement – a brief, but direct statement – from Derick himself, it’s simply not true.

On Friday, one of Derick’s Twitter followers asked him if Jill is pregnant with the couple’s second child.

His response?

"Not yet."

Interesting, and also gross.

Jill and Derick Dillard in El Salvador

It’s sort of an odd way to answer that question, isn’t it?

It implies that he and Jill are trying for another pregnancy, which brings to mind imagery that we’d rather have never had to experience.

It also brings up the Zika issue again.

Jill and Derick have spent several months doing missionary work in El Salvador, and they plan on going back soon.

That means that if they are trying to get pregnant, they’d be putting the health of their future child at risk.

Oh, these silly Duggars …