Jill Dillard, nee Jill Duggar, of 19 Kids and Counting fame has been in labor for several hours so far today. Hubby Derick Dillard not only posted a Bible verse via Twitter that alluded to the notion, but also confirmed Jill’s labor via the family blog.
“I can’t even describe right now the anticipation I am feeling, as I am about to get to meet my firstborn son for the first time face to face. So many people have already testified that nothing can quite describe that moment and that I’ll just have to experience it for myself,” Derick Dillard wrote in the blog post.
Earlier in the day, Derick shared the following Bible passage to indicate that labor had started.
"…The LORD called me from the womb, from the body of my mother he named my name." Isaiah 49:1b
— Derick Dillard (@derick4Him) April 3, 2015
‘Baby Dilly’ is how Derick and Jill Dillard have referred to their unborn son since learning Jill was pregnant. He will be the fourth grandchild of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. Brother Josh Duggar already has three children, with a fourth on the way.
It will be interesting to learn as the day progresses whether or not Jill Dillard has given birth. Some first time moms can be in labor for a day or more before delivering their babies. Jill Dillard is training to be a midwife, so this won’t come as any surprise to her.
What do you suppose Derick and Jill Dillard will name their son? It will be nice hearing him called something other than ‘Baby Dilly.’