The happy couple made the announcement via their family blog with an elated post about their growing family.
Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard Announced the Sex of Their Baby Just Three Weeks After They Revealed Their Pregnancy.
“We’re having a…” the blog post from the Dillard family is entitled. In the post, the Dillards reveal that they’re having a baby boy amid a variety of other factors which ended up being a “blessing in disguise.”
“We had originally planned on finding out our baby’s gender earlier, a couple weeks ago, but Covid hit our family and we had to delay the exciting revelation,” the post begins. “However, this turned out to be a blessing in disguise because by the time we were able to reschedule, Israel was on spring break.”
Then, the Dillards describe the sex reveal appointment became a family affair in which “we all found out together that another little boy would be joining the Dillard tribe!”
“We decided to make a special day of it by starting off by eating breakfast together at a local restaurant called the Buttered Biscuit,” the post continues. “Then we did a little shopping before heading to our appointment to learn the exciting news.”
“We are thankful to have a healthy baby boy due in July!” they also shared. “Your continued prayers are much appreciated.”
The happy baby boy news comes mere weeks after Jill and Derick announced that they were both sick with COVID-19.
“Give me all the hot liquids and cough drops please!!” Jill wrote at the time. “Derick & I tested + for covid for the first time and it’s not fun!”
“Prayers appreciated for quick recoveries and for baby to stay healthy too!” she also added.
Prior to falling ill with COVID-19, the couple revealed that they were expecting a rainbow baby after a miscarriage last fall.
“Ever since we were devastated last fall by the miscarriage of our sweet baby, River Bliss, we have prayed that, if it was God’s will, he would bless us with another baby,” the couple shared on their blog. “We are excited to announce that God has answered our prayers and we are expecting our rainbow baby due July 2022!”
We are so pleased that this family is happy and healthy today with plenty to look forward to, come July. Congratulations, Dillard family!
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