'19 Kids and Counting' Has Jill Duggar Had That Baby Yet?

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19 Kids and Counting star Jill Duggar has seemingly been pregnant forever, patiently counting down the days until Baby Dilly--what they've called their unborn son since learning his gender--arrives. Now Jill is well beyond a week overdue, and Baby Dilly hasn't yet made his entrance into the world.

Derick Dillard--Jill Duggar's husband--got 19 Kids and Counting fans overly excited on Friday when he both tweeted and blogged about his wife's labor pains. Jill wound up having only Braxton Hicks contractions, and they never transitioned into real labor.

Ever the optimist, however, Derick then said that perhaps they'd have an Easter baby. His faith remained strong. And since the 19 Kids and Counting family are such devout Christians, an Easter baby would be just perfect--right?

“Still waiting to meet our little guy. Maybe we’ll have an Easter baby! #jillmdillard #babydilly,” he captioned his most recent photo of Jill Duggar, holding a small chalkboard that reads, ’41 weeks, 4 days.’

Now Easter has come and gone and no official word has emerged saying Baby Dilly has arrived. As a matter of fact, no unofficial word has emerged either.

That can only mean one of two things. Either Jill Duggar is in labor, and the baby has yet to be born, or Derick Dillard will soon post another picture of his wife--giant belly front and center--and caption it will yet another hopeful message.

Jessa Duggar and her hubby Ben Seewald celebrated their first five months of marriage amidst the hype of Baby Dilly's arrival.

There's no question about it. Baby Dilly has to arrive. There's no question about if--merely a question about when. And now that the hype about his birth has reached a giant peak and started to ease up a bit, might the 19 Kids and Counting family's fourth grandchild arrive akin to that boy who cried wolf? Will fans grow tired of waiting and stop speculating?

Probably not.

The number of fans who following 19 Kids and Counting is huge, and surely many have birthed babies and understand the unpredictability that accompanies the process. Jill Duggar is studying to be a midwife, so likely isn't surprised in the least that their baby has yet to arrive. She's all set for mom, Michelle Duggar--as well as Derick Dillard's mom, too--to be present at the birth. The TLC cameras will reportedly be there, too.

Do you think somewhere there is a betting pool on what day and what time Baby Dilly will arrive? Surely that goes completely against the grain of what the 19 Kids and Counting family believes in, but that doesn't typically matter to outsiders.

If you're a betting person, what's your best guess as to when Jill Duggar Dillard will give birth?

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.