Jill Duggar, Derick Dillard


It seems like only yesterday baby Israel was still in the womb—oh wait, he was!

But long before Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard welcomed their first child into the world, the couple managed to capture the special moment when they found out the gender of their newborn.

In an exclusive sneak peek at tonight's all-new 19 Kids and Counting, the TLC twosome joins a few family members at the doctor's office to find out the important news. But before any reveal, fans get a glimpse into what the pair was feeling before the big announcement.

"Thinking about motherhood is something I've always dreamed of," Jill shares in the preview. "This is so crazy. We're going to have a baby. This is so exciting." 

Derick, who thought his wife was going to have a girl, had a feeling that their upcoming arrival was going to change things for the better.

"This will be a huge game-changer in our life," Derick admits. "But our hope is that though it will be different, it will really draw us together and give us an opportunity to give up ourselves."

On Tuesday morning, E! News confirmed the couple gave birth to Israel weeks past his due date. He weighed in at a healthy 9 pounds., 10 ounces.

Jill Duggar, Baby, Instagram


"We are so thankful for a healthy Mom and Baby! Love this sweet baby Israel!" the family wrote on Facebook with several photos of the newborn. "We are happy grandparents and we promise more pictures soon!"

Jill added, "He's a beautiful baby boy...So thankful to God for this handsome little guy." 

Celebrate the Duggars' newest arrival and relive their ultrasound appointment on 19 Kids and Counting airing Tuesday night at 9 p.m. on TLC. Plus, watch Jill and Derick's birth special airing May 5 on the network.

  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share

We and our partners use cookies on this site to improve our service, perform analytics, personalize advertising, measure advertising performance, and remember website preferences. By using the site, you consent to these cookies. For more information on cookies including how to manage your consent visit our Cookie Policy.