Jill Duggar Reveals Her Pregnancy Cravings, Says "All Day" Morning Sickness Is ''Well Worth It''

"I don't like a lot of hot meals right now but I do try to get protein every two hours," the mama-to-be told ABC News

By Alyssa Toomey Sep 02, 2014 10:44 PMTags
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Like many mamas-to-be, Jill Duggar is busy battling morning sickness, but that hasn't stopped the soon-to-be parent from enjoying her pregnancy bliss. 

"I've been having a lot of morning sickness. They should call it pregnancy sickness because it's all day," the 23-year-old TLC star, who wed husband Derick Dillard on June 21, told ABC News. "I'm thanking God for this little life and the good signs. It's well worth it." 

The newlyweds announced they are expecting late last month, telling People that they are both "so excited" for the birth of their first child. 

And no surprise, Derick, 25, is busy doting on his expectant wife, carrying around a "pregnancy bag" to ensure that his missus is taken care of at all times. 


As for what kind of food the 19 Kids and Counting star's been craving? 

"[Like my mother, I crave] things that are more sour to settle stomach: dill pickles, lemon with salt or lemon juice with water or salt," she shared. "I like cold things [too]. I don't like a lot of hot meals right now but I do try to get protein every two hours." 

Jill and Derick will welcome their first child in March. The lovebirds will reveal the gender of their baby-the-way during an upcoming episode of their hit reality show, which premieres tonight at 9 p.m. ET on TLC.  

Naturally, the two are already talking baby names although they have yet to decide whether they will follow in the Duggar's footsteps. 

"We're still pretty early right now, but we're thinking we may not do a letter theme," the brunette beauty revealed. "Maybe we'll do some other kind of theme!" 


Regardless, the mama-to-be is set on having a natural birth at home with the help of a mid-wife. 

"I feel like it will be way more relaxing... and having the baby at home with a midwife provides more of that personal care," she said, noting that she lives down the street from a hospital, should she need additional medical care. "It's more intimate for the couple as well, getting to be in your own environment." 

Jill's mother Michelle, who has 19 children of her own, has also had her own fair share of morning sickness and is helping to guide her daughter along the way. 

"I have said to Jill, 'When you feel sick and so tired, remember you are growing another person inside of you and this is a good reason to be sick,'" Michelle told People. "For me, I would try to sit down and rest whenever I was sick while pregnant. You have to do what you have to do. The end result is so worth it."

"Jill has been such a wonderful sister to all of her brothers and sisters," her dad, Jim Bob Duggar, added. "She always makes activities for the kids, looks for ways to make a dull project fun. And Derick is going to be a great father."

Can't wait to meet the little one!