The Duggar Family Continues to Grow as They Welcome a New Baby

July 09, 2017Jul 09, 2017

The Duggar family just got a little bigger as Derick and Jill (Duggar) Dillard welcome their newest baby boy, Samuel Scott. He was born in the afternoon on July 8th and is the couple's second son. 

“We are excited to finally announce the arrival of Samuel Scott Dillard,” the proud parents announced on their website. “The newest addition to our family arrived on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 1:02pm. He weighs 9lb 10oz and is 22” long. After 40 hours of labor, he was delivered via C-section at the hospital. Thank you for your continued prayers and support!”

Jill is one of 19 children in her family, while Derick only has one sibling. Fans of the famous family wonder if the couple will follow in true Duggar fashion with a large family as well. Shortly after their marriage, they were asked what their plans for family size is, to which they answered: 

"Both of us want as many kids as God will give us," Duggar said to ABC. "My parents have kept popping them out, so we’ll see how [our] fertility is! We’ll just see what God brings along and it’s exciting."  

The Dillard's announced in January they were expecting another child. They welcomed their first son, Isreal, in April of 2015. He is now 2-years-old.

The family has been anxiously awaiting the arrival of their baby boy since speaking with PEOPLE earlier this year:

“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!”

New babies are one of life's greatest blessings! Congrats to this growing family!