It is official! After rumors that Jill Duggar Dillard is pregnant, the news has finally been announced that she and husband, Derick Dillard, are expecting baby number two. This little one will join big brother Israel, even if he is not sure what is going on right now. This is just one more child that will join the growing “19 Kids and Counting” family and as always, everyone is excited about it.

The baby details

The announcement came from the Dillards as they sat down in a TLC clip that was posted to their official family website.

Jill and Derick talk about how excited they are as they had been trying for a second child for a while now. In an interview, the older Duggar kids did for a special “Counting On” episode last season, they mentioned that they were hoping for another child soon, but that it hadn’t happened yet. She joins younger sister, Jessa, as she is also pregnant and due in February.

Jill is due in July, so it will be a little while before he or she comes into the world.

She said that she couldn’t believe it, even after she took three pregnancy tests. She and Derick joked that she bought a huge pack of them online. This family keeps these on hand at all times, just in case. The photo that accompanies the video shows Israel holding a cute sign that says, “I’m being promoted to big brother.” His parents are standing right behind him with their Christmas tree as the background.

This is sure to be a fantastic Christmas season for them with this added gift to look forward to.

What about their ministry?

Nothing has been said yet on whether Jill and Derick will be heading back to the mission field in South America. They have been back since fall and are quite settled into the guest house that was provided for them by Jim Bob Duggar. It was fixed up and they have made it their home for a few weeks now.

With her being pregnant again, they may just hold off until after the baby’s birth. But then again, you just never know if they will end up heading back there before that happens. Their pregnancy is expected to be a part of the next season of “Counting On” which will make its way back to TLC on January 16. In addition to the two pregnancies, there will also be Joy-Anna's new courtship and Jinger and Jeremy's wedding details leading up to their big day, and of course, their honeymoon.

Congratulations to Jill Duggar Dillard, Derick, and Israel. It will be an amazing Christmas for them and their whole family this year.

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