The family keeps counting! Jill Duggar and her husband, Derrick Dillard have welcomed their third child – a boy named Frederick Michael Dillard.
“Freddie’ Frederick Michael Dillard is here! He was born on 7/7/2022 at 5:16 pm, weighs 7lbs. 6oz. and stands 20 inches tall,” a blog post on the Dillard family website Reading, “Frederick means ‘peaceful ruler’ and Michael means ‘gift from God.'”
The couple also explained the personal significance of their son’s name, noting that Frederick is an extension of dad Derrick’s name, which was an extension of his father Rick’s name. They wrote, “We were excited to settle on Frederick’s name and include both Derrick and his father’s name, only by adding ‘Free’ to the beginning of Derrick’s name.”
Jill gave birth to her third son via an early C-section as the baby was originally due later in July. “Jill and Frederick are both healthy,” he noted in the post, “and enjoying bonding, while we look forward to getting her home from the hospital soon!”
Baby Freddy joins older brothers Samuel, 5, and Israel, 7.
Last month, the 31-year-old pregnant mom took to her Instagram to tell her fans how she was preparing for the baby’s arrival. “👶 washed some little baby clothes I saved from the boys and I’m feeling all the emotions! Can’t wait to welcome our little guy next month!! #babydilly #dillardboys #sograteful,” She captioned the post.
Jill, who married 33-year-old Derrick in 2014, shared that she is baby no. On February 3, almost five months after suffering a miscarriage.
“We’ve been keeping a little secret! Ever since we were devastated by the miscarriage of our beloved child, River Bliss, we’ve prayed that, if it was God’s will, he would bless us with another child,” The couple wrote on their website. “We’re excited to announce that God has answered our prayers and we’re expecting our rainbow baby in July 2022!”
“We are so grateful to have a healthy baby and pregnancy so far and we look forward to finding out the gender soon,” the post continued.
The following month, the couple revealed that their latest addition was about to have another boy.
“🥳It’s a boy!!💙💙💙. We couldn’t be more excited! ” she captioned a photo of herself, Derrick and their sons holding blue balloons with “baby” written on them. “Thinking that maybe we should paddle our house and turn it into a trampoline park.”
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