The 19 Kids and Counting family is beyond thrilled with the arrival of Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard’s baby boy–Israel David Dillard. Born on Monday night at 11:49 PM, the family’s latest blessing weighed in at an impressive nine pounds and 10 ounces.
19 Kids and Counting grandparents Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar share their joy on the Duggar Family Blog, where it’s plain to see just how proud they are to announce the arrival of their fourth grandchild.
“Yeah!!! Our sweet new grandson, Israel David Dillard is here. We love him so much already and we love his name! Our Jill is doing wonderful and Derick seems to have a permanent smile on his face now! Israel is precious and his arrival is just another reminder of how very precious life is and how every child is a gift from God. We are happy grandparents!” they write.
VIDEO: Jill Duggar introduces son Israel David from the hospital bed with her husband! http://t.co/y6EjbWEPB8 pic.twitter.com/C3RrzNLLGR
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) April 8, 2015
Fans can tune in to a special episode of 19 Kids and Counting on May 5th to learn even more details about Jill Duggar’s labor and delivery. That episode will likely highlight why Israel was born in a hospital, as Jill and Derick had very clearly planned a home birth–with Michelle Duggar and David Dillard’s mom on hand for support.
Why did Jill Duggar from #19Kids name her son Israel? #TheDuggars http://t.co/dOJFku3T3x http://t.co/eFVJ4VS3a7
— Jewish Daily Forward (@jdforward) April 8, 2015
Now that Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard have had their baby, attention will likely turn to sister Jessa Duggar. Jessa married Ben Seewald in November, and fans are sure she’ll be the next member of the 19 Kids and Counting family to announce that a baby is on the way.