Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard Expecting a Baby

19 Kids and Counting stars will welcome their first child in March

By Zach Johnson Aug 20, 2014 12:10 PMTags
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Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard didn't waste any time!

Less than two months after the couple wed, E! News confirms Jill is pregnant. As she tells People, "We're having a baby!"

The 19 Kids and Counting star says she and her husband "are so excited" to start a family. "About 30 days after Jill and Derick got married they gathered everyone in the living room and shared the news," patriarch Jim Bob Duggar, 49, says. "Everyone was clapping and cheering, and we were in shock, too."

Jill, 23, and Derick, 25, tied the knot on June 21 in Springdale, Ark. They didn't hold hands until they got engaged in April. As newlyweds, the couple kissed for the first time in front of more than 1,000 people.

After several pregnancy tests came back negative, Jill's sisters persuaded her to take one of mom Michelle Duggar's tests while visiting her parents' home. This time, the results came back positive.

"It was surreal," Derick recalls. "We were shocked. Both of us are so excited."

The couple will welcome their first child in March.

Meanwhile, Jill's little sister, Jessa Duggar, recently announced her engagement to Ben Seewald.

19 Kids and Counting returns Sept. 2 at 9 p.m. ET on TLC.