Jill Duggar, Derick Dillard Share Pics of Newborn Meeting Brothers


Derick Dillard and Jill Duggar
Courtesy Jill Duggar/Instagram

Bonding with his brothers Jill DuggarAnd Derick DillardSharing precious photos of Frederick, their baby boy, while spending time with their other sons.

The 19 Kids and Counting alum, 31, shared glimpses of her third child via Instagram on Thursday, July 21, are being “unable to post for awhile.” In the sweet snap, the infant wore a brown onesie and laid in a crib.

“In case you missed our blog post last week, ‘Freddy’ Frederick Michael Dillard is here!” Duggar wrote. “He was born 7/7/2022 at 5:16pm weighing 7lbs. 6oz. and is 20 inches long.”

The Arkansas native went on to explain why she and Dillard, 33, chose their baby’s name. “Frederick means ‘Peaceful Ruler’ and Michael means ‘Gift from God,’” the former TLC personality continued. “The name Frederick also holds special meaning for us since it’s Derick’s name with ‘Fre’ added to the front, to make ‘Fre-derick.’ Similarly, Derick’s name is a variation of his late dad’s name, Rick, that his parents created by adding ‘de’ to the front of Rick to spell, ‘de’-‘rick,’ literally meaning son ‘of’ (de) Rick.”

The couple, who tied the knot in 2014, “were excited to settle on the name” and honor Dillard’s father with the moniker.

Duggar, her husband, are also the parents to their sons Israel, 7, & Samuel, 5. Their third child arrived earlier than expected. Counting on alum reassured her followers that “both mom and baby are healthy” at home. “Frederick was set to arrive later in July, but he decided he wanted to come a little early (the day before big brother Samuel’s birthday!), so we had our planned C-section a bit before originally planned,” she wrote.

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard Share 1st Photo of Newborn Son 2

Derick Dillard and Jill Duggar
Courtesy Jill Duggar/Instagram

In a blog post, the lawyer and his wife shared a glimpse of their three children together. “We have been so blessed by the support of friends and family who have come to help, provide meals and watch the big boys for us during this time of transition and recovery,” the twosome gushed alongside a series of family photos.

Israel and Samuel pictured holding their baby brother in matching pajamas in the snaps. The trio were also seen wearing custom shirts that read “Big,” “Middle” and “Little,” respectively.

Duggar announced her pregnancy on February 1st, and revealed her summer due dates at the same time. The news was announced shortly after the ceremony. Growing up a DuggarAuthor shared that she has had a miscarriage before.

“We recently found out we were expecting our third baby. We were thrilled!” Duggar captioned an October 2021 Instagram video. “However, a few days later we started miscarrying. River Bliss is loved and missed by us! … Our baby doesn’t get to live here with us on earth, but is forever with the source of the river of life, in the presence of the Lord!”

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