Jill Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting fame is suffering morning sickness as many mothers do during the first trimesters of their pregnancies, however she is suffering from it all day.
People magazine reports that since Jill is almost at the end of that third trimester, that hopes are high about that all-day sickness lasting a lot longer.
"The last couple of days I have had a little bit of a break from the craziness of morning sickness, more like all day sickness, and that has been a blessing," Jill Duggar told the magazine during a recent interview.
Jill married Derick Dillard back in June, and the couple was beyond thrilled to announce their impending parenthood--which they did exclusively to People.
Mom Michelle Duggar has been a huge support for Jill. Being the mom of nineteen children (Michelle also lost a baby she and Jim Bob Duggar named Jubilee Shalom Duggar) she certainly has lots of pregnancy wisdom to share.
"I ask my mom a lot questions," Jill says. "I'll ask, 'How do you feel at this point?' and 'What did you do at this point?' Her morning sickness wore off about now, and she started feeling better. She told me she was craving sour stuff and then she didn't want sour stuff. I am still kind of in the middle."
Jill Duggar is happy that now--for the first time since becoming pregnant--she is ready to try her hand at cooking.
"I made taco soup, tater tot casserole and pumpkin bread," she says. "The pumpkin bread was something I was craving. It was good. I asked one of my friends to text me her recipe and she did and said, 'Never stand in the way of a pregnant woman and food.' It was wonderful to be able to cook again."
Jill Duggar says her new husband is very mindful of her pregnant state.
"Derick is so good," Jill says. "He brought me breakfast in bed yesterday."
Jill (who technically now goes by her new legal name, Jill Dillard) and Derick will welcome their precious bundle in the spring. They are excited to start planning for their baby.
"Next week is my second trimester, I am so excited," Jill says. "Now that I am feeling better, we are going to start getting things ready for the baby and start thinking of names seriously. Finding out the gender soon will help with that."
Lots of people likely wondered why Jill Duggar and her husband announced word of their pregnancy so early in the game. Most moms wait until that first trimester has passed successfully before sharing the news with those outside of their close family circle.
"Most people, the reason why they wouldn't share pregnancy news early, [they] are afraid of miscarriage risks," she says. "We prayed about it, and the film crew asked us if we wanted to wait. But we knew we would share if we did miscarry. We believe that life is precious no matter how young and you would still want to remember that baby."
It will certainly be fun to stay apprised of Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard's next few months as they anticipate the birth of their first baby and of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's fourth grandchild. Jill's older brother Josh Duggar and his wife are the proud parents of three children.
Do you suppose sister Jessa Duggar will follow in Jill's footsteps and start her family soon after her marriage? She is marrying Ben Seewald on November 1st. That could mean that yet another grandchild will soon be en route for the 19 Kids and Counting family.
Now that Jill is almost out of the woods with that all-day morning sickness, she will likely lend some of her own advice to Jessa, should it soon be needed.