Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard Write Out Encouraging Bible Verses for Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery

19 Kids and Counting star and hubby hope to pass along their strong Christian values to their baby-to-be

By Rebecca Macatee Oct 01, 2014 6:51 PMTags

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard are looking forward to #babyDilly's arrival, but the first-time parents-to-be want to make sure they're prepared.

So, naturally, the 19 Kids and Counting star and her hubby have turned to the word of guide for some #pregnancyprep! On Sunday, Jill, 23, Instagrammed a photo of herself and Derick, 25, "Writing out bible verses for encouragement during pregnancy, labor and delivery!"

In the split-screen shot, the self-described #blessedparents can be seen rewriting verses from the books of Deuteronomy and Isaiah. The devout Christian couple also rewrote a few of their favorite Psalms in colored ink and put the lyrics to songs like "How Great Is Our God" and "I Will Serve Thee" down on paper.

Jill and Derick hope to pass their strong beliefs on to their future son or daughter. To do this, Derick explained to the Christian Post, both he and Jill hope "to be an example" for their child.

"For a daughter, I want to show her how a man should treat her, just like Jill's dad did for her," he explained. "And just be the best dad I can be to both my sons and daughters and really purpose to teach them the Word of God early on and pray that they will come to the Lord early in life. And helping them be open, not afraid to come to us about anything."

"Both of our parents have had the hearts of their children, knowing that they can come to them and talk about anything," added Jill. "And then, just really leading by example and purposing to have a Godly marriage and one that is focused on the Lord. And hopefully the children will learn to fear God and be a servant of all."

"It's really exciting just thinking about being parents," Jill gushed to the Christian Post. ."I'm sure we'll be getting plenty of advice from our parents. I've always dreamed of being a mother and having kids and so, it's something that I've prepared for while growing up and taking care of babies and loving on them. It's really exciting, and so I'm doing the first thing I can do as a mother, which is to stay healthy and take care of the baby right now."