"19 Kids And Counting": Jim Bob And Michelle Dedicate Blog Post To New Baby

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19 Kids And Counting may have to undergo a name change!

The popular TLC reality show focusing on Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar has seen ups and downs for the family, but the new additions don't seem to stop. Josh, the oldest Duggar child, already has three children with wife Anna and they are expecting their fourth, while Jill Duggar and new husband Derick have just welcomed their first child, Israel David.

The couple made the announcement soon after baby Israel came into the world, sharing a video with their fans on Facebook that showed the new family sharing a hospital bed. Jill was originally supposed to have a home birth, but because the baby was two weeks late, she had a bit more of a modern delivery.

Jim Bob and Michelle wrote about the new baby on their blog, saying they love everything about him, including his very Biblical name. Israel was born just one day after Easter.

"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 wrote on Tuesday.

Jill and Derick announced they were expecting just 61 days after their wedding, saying how thrilled they were when they found out they were going to be parents.

“We knew that we weren’t going to prevent having children, so when we found out we were expecting within our first month of marriage, we were thrilled!” Jill said.

Amanda Crum

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