Jill Duggar has two kids.
That’s about the average size of an American family these days — but Jill’s is no average American family.
No, Jill is a Duggar, which means she was taught from a young age that procreation is basically her sole reason for being.
Right now, for example, five Duggar women are pregnant, and most of them are expected to deliver before the end of the year.
Jill’s parents, of course, birthed a litter of 19 children, and several of her siblings have stated they would like to beat that family record.
Some are already well on their way, including Josh and Anna Duggar who are currently expecting their sixth child.
So the idea that Jill might be shutting down the baby factory after just two kids is anathema to many Duggar fans.
Now, Jill and Derick haven’t officially announced that they’re through expanding their family.
But the couple has dropped some intriguing hints on social media in recent weeks.
The Dillards held an Instagram Live session earlier this week, and at one point the topic of kids came up (as it pretty much always does when there’s a Duggar involved).
At one point Derick asked his wife, “Are you pregnant?”
When Jill looked aghast, Derick clarified, “I wasn’t saying that! Somebody else [in the comments] was asking if you were pregnant.”
“Jill’s not pregnant,” he told the audience.
“We’re not going to be pregnant this year.”
“Well, how do you know?” Jill asked, to which Derick responded, “I don’t know but, I mean. There isn’t anything you’re not telling me is there?”
“We’re definitely not having a baby this year. That’s biologically, pretty much impossible,”
A surprising number of fans took that as a revelation that Jill is struggling with infertility issues.
We’re pretty sure it was just Derick’s way of making a joke, as it’s July, and are there only five months left in the year, which makes it very unlikely that Jill will be welcoming any offspring before 2020.
Jill and Derick recently built a home near her parents’ house in Tontitown, Arkansas, and as you can see — it’s not terribly large.
Some fans have taken this as additional evidence that the Dillards are done having kids.
Of course, the size could have simply been a practical matter, as Derick is in law school, and Jill is a stay-at-home mom (pretty much the only job available to Duggar women), which means neither of them is working full-time at the moment.
Their financial situation may have factored into their family planning, as well, as the Dillards may have decided they simply can’t afford more kids.
But hey, we’re sure Derick will be pulling in a decent-sized lawyer income eventually, and the Dillards can always build on more rooms — if they so desire.