Jill Duggar is now officially a mom of three!
The family noted the significance behind Frederick's name, sharing that it "holds special meaning for us since it's Derick's name with ‘Fre' added to the front, to make ‘Fre-derick.'"
"Similarly, Derick's name is a variation of his late dad's name, Rick, that his parents created by adding ‘de' to the front of Rick to spell, ‘de'-‘rick,' literally meaning son ‘of' (de) Rick," the family added. "We were excited to settle on the name Frederick and incorporate both Derick's and his dad's name, by just adding ‘Fre' to the beginning of Derick's name."
Jill and Derick—also parents to son Israel, 7, and son Samuel, 5—explained that Frederick "wanted to come a little early (the day before big brother Samuel's birthday!), so we had our planned C-section a bit before originally planned."
However, they said, "Both Jill and Frederick are healthy and are enjoying bonding while we look forward to bringing him home from the hospital soon!"
Baby Frederick's arrival comes more than nine months after the Dillards announced that they had a miscarriage.
Although it was too early in the pregnancy to learn the baby's sex, the family said they "picked a name that we feel encompasses our baby's significance and the life we will always remember: River Bliss Dillard."