Jill Duggar Prepares for Baby, Sister Jessa Duggar Marries Ben Seewald

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Jill Duggar--now better known by her married name, Jill Dillard--is preparing for her first baby. In fact, she and hubby Derick Dillard went shopping recently to see exactly what they might need for their new little bundle of joy. Just a few days later--on Saturday, November 1st--Jill and Derick attended the wedding of her sister, Jessa Duggar. It seems there's no end to the excitement in the 19 Kids and Counting family.

Less than a week before Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald's wedding, Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard were in New York scouting out ideas for their nursery. They spoke to E! News about how they are preparing for childbirth, too.

"We're taking Bradley [Method] birth classes right now," Derick Dillard said.

"Yeah, [it's] husband-coached childbirth," Jill added, "so that he can know how to help me in labor and in pregnancy—and that's what I want the most, is [for] him to be able to know what to do when that comes."

On Saturday, Jill Duggar knew exactly what to do to help sister Jessa Duggar get through her big day. It was only a few months ago, after all, that Jill Duggar became Jill Dillard.

Jessa Duggar walked down the aisle--escorted by her father, Jim Bob Duggar--and met her groom in front of more than 1,000 wedding guests, at the First Baptist Church in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Jill Duggar wasn't the matron of honor for her sister, however. That honor went instead (at least that of maid-of-honor) to 20-year-old Jinger Duggar.

Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald didn't kiss at their wedding, as most newlywed couples do. Instead they opted for that first time kiss to take place during a private moment following the nuptials.

"They wanted their very first kiss ever to be in private," Pastor Mike Schadt said in an interview with People.com. "It was important to the both of them."

Another couple took the place of the bride and groom for just a moment--sharing their own chaste kiss for the wedding fun. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, who have now been married for 30 years, kissed in front of the wedding guests instead.

Jessa Duggar and her new husband were spotted kissing at the reception afterward, however. And Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard--along with the rest of the 19 Kids and Counting family--were there to cheer them on.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.