One of America’s most famous families, the Duggars, is about to get a little bit bigger as daughter Jill announced that she and her husband Derick Dillard are expecting their second child.
The couple married in June of 2014 and announced that they “are so excited to be expecting Dillard baby #2!”
In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE magazine, the couple expressed the value of children in this world:
Children really are a wonderful blessing from God. Having Israel has been such a delight to us that we know a second sweet baby will only continue to add joy to our family. We are thankful to God for this sweet child and we cannot wait to see her or him face to face!
Jill is due in July and revealed last year that she hoped for a sibling for her 1-year old son Israel David: “Israel is ready to be a big brother. I think it will be good for him, too. He’ll learn to share.”
— In Touch Weekly (@intouchweekly) December 20, 2016
Jill is joining her younger sister in expanding her brood: younger sister Jessa (Duggar) Seewald and husband Ben announced this past August that they will soon give their son Spurgeon, 13 months, a younger sibling too.
And there could still be more Dillards on the way! In last December’s Counting On, Derick revealed he and Jill have a very personal reason for wanting to adopt a child in the near future.
“My mom’s adopted, so it kind of hits home with me,” he said. “We both think it’s a wonderful thing. We’ve talked about it a lot, and we’re definitely considering it.”
Our heartfelt congratulations go out to Jill and her husband as they will soon welcome their newest child into this world!