Jill Duggar and her husband Derick Dillard recently shared the exciting news that they were expecting their first child together, only 60 days after their wedding.
“We are so grateful to God for this new little blessing!” the couple said at the time. “We appreciate all the well-wishes and are enjoying this new season of life as we look forward to parenthood!”
Many fans wondered why she would share the news so soon, but Jill explained that they wanted to share the news as soon as they could.
“Understanding that the majority of miscarriages happen within the first trimester, and believing that every life is precious no matter how young, we decided to share our joyful news as soon as we could,” the 19 Kids and Counting star told The New York Post’s Page Six.
“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!” she added.
To document her pregnancy, Jill has been sharing pictures of her growing baby bump on her husband’s Instagram account.
“By the end of next week, all of our baby’s body parts, from tooth buds to toenails, will be developing! #firsttrimesterprogression #babydilly #19kidsandcounting,” Jill captioned the first photo that shows a side-by-side picture of her at five weeks, five days and then at 11 weeks, two days.
The next picture, which Jill shared on Wednesday, September 10, shows her at 12 weeks, one day. “Had our 12 wk midwife appt yesterday! #babydilly #jillmdillard #derickdillard #blessedparents,” she wrote.