Jill Duggar: Did She Secretly Give Birth?!

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Duggar fans have been on high alert for the past week, knowing that Jill Duggar will welcome her second child any day now.

The more obsessive Duggar-lovers have been combing through Jill and husband Derick Dillard's Instagram pages in search of any indication of the couple's due date.

And now, hundreds have arrived at the conclusion that the couple has already welcomed their new arrival.

(UPDATE: Jill has given birth!)

Derick Dillard With Baby

The idea seems to have originated with the above Instagram post, which first appeared on Derick's page earlier this week.

Fans initially jumped with joy at the sight of Derick with a newborn baby.

Unfortunately, many of them failed to read the fine print:

"Newborn pic with Israel when he was just a tiny 9.5 lbs back in 2015. #tbt #prouddad," Dillard captioned the pic.

The congratulatory reactions came before the realization that this was a throwback pic.

Fortunately, many fans were quick to realize their mistake:

Jill Duggar & Derick Dillard: Back in Arkansas!

"I thought this was baby dilly 2 and I got so freaking excited," wrote one follower.

"100% thought this was the new baby!!" captioned another.

Amazngly, some fans are sticking to their belief that Jill has given birth and simply hasn't made the announcement yet.

They point out that Jill has been uncharacteristically quiet on social media in recent weeks - proof, they claim, that she's secretly given birth.

The most recent word from the expectant mother is a blog post that was published over a week ago:

“We are looking forward to the arrival of little Samuel Scott very soon,” she wrote, adding:

Jill and Derick Dillard for TLC

“Jill and baby have continued to check out well, and we appreciate your prayers for a great delivery.”

While it's true that the family has withheld information in order to boost TV ratings in the past, Duggar birth announcements are usually made immediately.

The conspiracy theorists point to the fact that Derick has a history of social media pranks and mischief, and they believe that this is ihis way of making an announcement on the sly.

We think it's nothing more than the throwback pic it appears to be.

Watch Counting On online to relive Jill and Derick's eventful marriage.

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