Dillard Baby

Since he may be making his appearance now, here's a thread for the little guy.

An ambulance was seen at the Dillard residence earlier today.

Birth watch is apparently on and real this time.  Derick posted on their website that Jill is having contractions.  ETA:  Derick please learn to write clearly.  Another false alarm.  Braxton Hicks only. 

He's arrived: People

Birth article: People 4/14

Jill clarifies a little:  People 4/15


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Ginger said...

Hope & pray that everything is ok with the Jill & the baby . The ambulance at their home does make me question if all is ok. I have thought all along that no matter what, Derick has enough brains to know when to call for a ambulance. I could be wrong but wonder if she needed a C-Section & went to the hospital? We won't hear utill they come up with some novel way of announcing.

Alberta Rose said...

Ambulance? That's odd for a home birth. Poster, breech, even failure to proceed the team shouldn't need an ambulance.

Sharon said...

Not all posterior positions can be turned or will remain turned. Breech the size Jill is should probably have gone straight to the hospital and failure to proceed she could go in the car normally. It could have been someone else in the family had an accident.

Elspeth said...

The FB page is reporting the ambulance left without visibly taking anyone.

Alberta Rose said...

I wasn't as big as Jill and the last week with the baby going back and forth was rather painful. Posterior whether at home or in a hospital is definitely intense. Throw in a network who is manipulating things and you've got a perfect drama sequence.

Nancy Nurse said...

I don't understand Alberta Rose's comment that a ambulance for a home birth is "rather odd." Although we don't know, the very simple answer could be that Jill needed to be transported to a hospital or & I have to even think this, the baby might have needed to be checked out at the hospital. Anything can & does happen both at home births, or hospital births. So in my opinion an ambulance means someone needed a little more specialized care than what would be available in the home.
I don't want this to be a debate but I have always believed that Anna needed to be taken to the hospital for Michael's birth. It's by the grace of God, which I know the Duggars depend on, that both Anna & Michael survived that birth without complications. We know even MOTY has gone to the hospital for the births of some of her babies & thank God she did.

Mindi said...

I hate to think that any network would manipulate anything as serious as the birth of a baby for the drama but you never know. If they did, they didn't do it alone the Duggars would have had a hand in that. There are times when you just need to say: "stop the cameras this is my wife & my baby & I want what's best for them not what makes good TV!"

pretty girl said...

i truly think jill is dermined to have a home birth no matter how much pain she has to suffer. I hope and pray it goes well. I think jill is like her father a very stubborn person.

Beth said...

hopefully that means they got smart & called for actual medical assistance

KK said...

Are any of the Duggar kids still involved with the fire / EMT stuff? If so that would be an easy explanation for an ambulance that would be at the house. So many reasons.

Big Sandy Sam said...

The production company isn't taking any chances with this goldmine. Even if it isn't shown on TV, and Jill does have a home birth, there darned well should be an ambulance nearby.

Snowflakes said...

I would think "failure to proceed" would absolutely be a reason for an ambulance. After failure to proceed at home what happens then?
I'm with Beth on this one.

Ginger said...

We haven't heard anything about the Duggars involvement in fire/rescue/emt for quite sometime. That involved Jana, Jill, Jessa & John David. Haven't seen any of the girls in their fire outfits. John David is supposed to be a policeman but has a car & not an ambulance.

Confused in Germany said...

There is of course always the possibility, that the ambulance was for Derick Dillard. I do not hope so, but I would not say, it can't be. Just because Jill is due, does not follow, that he can't trip and fall and need doctors help. Just saying!

Allison said...

There is yet another article in People about Jill's pregnancy, and it reports that she's taking the midwife exam later this year. So it looks like "Baby Dilly" is not stopping Jill from becoming a licensed (or whatever) midwife. I imagine it's to save face and to not look like she threw everything away. At least she'll be licensed for her own and for her sisters' pregnancies. Or for the missionary work they supposedly want to do...

Wampascat said...

How is Jill continuing classes when she spend most of her days shuttling her husband to and from work and carting him lunch day in and day out? She also likes to hang out at Derick's work, messing around in the corporate gym. That's not to mention all the Duggar political trips and TLC engagements we see the family participating in all the time. Sorry, I call baloney.

somewhereinny said...

Please forgive my ignorance but what is"failure to proceed" supposed to mean?

Sharon said...

Just ask Dr. Google:
http://americanpregnancy.org/labor-and-birth/prolonged-labor-failure-progress/

Pam said...

It doesn't look like baby Dilly is here yet, so I have no idea why an ambulance was at the house. I still think Derrick has sense enough to call an ambulance if things go bad with the delivery.

Canadian Fan Losing Interest said...

i truly think jill is determined to have a home birth no matter how much pain she has to suffer. I hope and pray it goes well. I think jill is like her father a very stubborn person.
**********************************This needless suffering in childbirth seems to be a badge of honour for these women. "Just look at how long I was in labour without any pain meds! I'm so special!" Even if it is a long, painful delivery, Jill is probably still going to do her dead level best to follow MOTY's example. Back in the old days, a woman gave birth at home with the assistance of whoever was with her (not necessarily a trained professional like a doctor, nurse or midwife). Today, there are so many choices and ways for handling the pain.

simba said...

I wouldn't put it past them to call an ambulance just to add 'drama'

Bobbi said...

Not a fan of Jill but sincerely hope Derick, she & the baby are ok. I hope Jill has a delivery minus complications welcoming a healthy baby boy.

Beth said...

Allison's comment re: mission made me think of something i never fully considered...

Jill keeps insisting how her and Derrick are going to go in the mission field, I think she says it thinking it makes her look like a saint, but i think it's something that is truly important to Derrick (especially as seeing he's done actual long term mission work & not these little world wind trips the Duggars do), I think she has fooled Derrick into thinking this is an actual possibility and to make it seem like they're perfect for each other, when truthfully... she wants back to back babies like her mommy, if committed you could do actual mission trips w/a couple children, some do, but how could she ever do it w/all the babies she's planning on having (and probably will have with as fast as she conceived) much less be pregnant &/or delivering in a 3rd world country herself (which she would have to do if she was committed to both visions as she has stated), I think she's just placating Derrick w/the notion knowing full well it'll never happen like 'they' envisioned, i feel like it's something he's always going to be secretly disappointed in but will never be able to say it, besides i think jill would go through withdrawals from JimBoob & MOTY if they were actually gone on a real mission like Derrick wants

Boo's Mom said...

Failure to progress or breech are reasons to call for help.I suppose PPH isn't a reason either right? Give me a break.

Wampascat said...

You make a good point, Beth. Once you are sucked into the Duggar family, your own dreams are invalid. You become part of the machine. Oh well, Derick was a grown man. He knew he was selling his soul to the Duggar.

sunny side up said...

The Duggars aren't the only ones who choose not to have pain meds during labor and delivery. Although there is a time when epidurals and/or other pain meds are beneficial, having no pain meds is also a valid choice. Some women actually enjoy the fact that they can get through it without help, and some don't like the side effects on themselves and/or their baby.

sunny side up said...

I read somewhere that the ambulance was due to a gas leak in the area. (On their road, I think.) Maybe they were going from house to house checking to make sure everyone was okay.

Sharon said...

There was a gas explosion in front of the parents' house. At least where I live they don't send an ambulance to say there is a gas leak much less one with the lights on as if it's on a run. I think people are conflating the two stories.

Alberta Rose said...

Snowflakes said...
I would think "failure to proceed" would absolutely be a reason for an ambulance. After failure to proceed at home what happens then?
I'm with Beth on this one

The midwives would shift the position of the mother to one that will help the baby progress, advise her to do passive pushing for awhile. A doula or someone with knowledge would help the mother, not leave her alone.

Anonymous Nancy Nurse said...
I don't understand Alberta Rose's comment that a ambulance for a home birth is "rather odd."

I didn't say an ambulance for a home is rather odd, I stated three reasons an ambulance would not be needed. I wasn't going to go for the grim reasons an ambulance might be needed.

pretty girl said...
i truly think jill is dermined to have a home birth no matter how much pain she has to suffer

The only way to have a 100% painless birth is to be knocked out and the baby carefully removed using forceps. Any other method whether at home or in the hospital is going to involve pain. It's how the laboring woman reacts to the pain that can make a difference.

Sharon said...

Not true, Alberta Rose. Many women don't progress no matter what a midwife does. Sometimes the baby is simply too big and is stuck.

As far as painfree deliveries without being knocked out. Some people can. I'm one of them as was my grandmother. We don't even feel the contractions until transition. I did Lamaze and even then it handled them just fine.

With your attitude toward birth, I'm thankful you were never around me during labor.

Ramona said...

Not a fan anymore, but I do hope Jill and the baby are ok. I predict that the baby's name will begin with an A, the next with a B, and so on. That or he will be named Jimbob!

MelodyJ said...

I read where Jill commented in People Magazine that she thinks she will deliver the baby about a week or two late which is common for first time mothers. Prayers that everything goes ok for Jill and baby.

sandi said...

I'm pretty sure it would be illegal to call for an ambulance when one is not needed.

Sharon said...

I don't think it's illegal to call for an ambulance and then find out it isn't needed. I know my neighbors have done it. However, if insurance deems it unnecessary you get stuck with the full bill.

I hate old wives tales. If first babies were "always late," then doctors would be aware of it and give first time mothers a different due date. They don't because it's untrue. Almost half of all babies arrive after the EDD.

Catsandra said...

No baby yet...Jill posted a pic that Derrick installed the car seat today.

Sadie said...

Jill is young, all alone in a huge house, facing impending unknown; she's got to get terrified at it all at times. If she had a panic attack & called Ben at work, he would have no choice but to call 911 so someone would go check her out.

Arabella's mom said...

I don't understand most of Alberta Rose's comments. You aren't alone.

sandi said...

My Dr. told me back in 1990 that most first babies run, on average, about a week late.And then I had mine on my due date.

Nancy Nurse said...

Alberta Rose, That's exactly what you said :"Ambulance that's odd for a home birth." Then you gave examples of possible problems: posterior, breech, failure to proceed. The team shouldn't need an ambulance. In your following post you said the team would shift the position of the mother to one that will help the baby progress, advise her to do passive pushing. a doula or someone with knowledge would help the mother, not leave her alone.
Nobody on this blog said the mother would be left alone??We'll just have to agree to disagree on this one as you're placing way too much trust in "the team or the doula."

Nancy Nurse said...

Re: Failure to proceed. Sometimes labor just stops. Yes it does Alberta Rose & there is nothing a team in the home trying repositioning, etc. can do. I know you'll hate to hear this as many mothers who want natural birth hate to hear this, but if that happens it takes medication to start up contractions again. That's not something the team has on hand. All we are saying is that sometimes the best plans don't work out the way we want them to & in the end it's the health of the mom & baby that is really the most important thing. Not bragging rights that the mom went 30 hours with no meds & everyone wanted her to go the hospital but she refused, etc, etc.. A healthy mom & healthy baby should be the desired outcome.

Gini said...

RE: Alberta Rose's comment that she didn't say: Ambulance? That's odd for a home birth. I thought that's exactly what she did say regardless of what her own thoughts were of why they wouldn't need an ambulance.

Syndee said...

I don't understand that "badge of honor" thing with the childbirth pain (I mean, why not no-meds root canals too) but it does sound like it's what they believe. I sure hope being proud of bearing the pain doesn't extend to if the husband treats her poorly (abuse, etc), and she just accepts it because that's what women do. That would be horrible.

tanya T said...

I just hope that baby isn't born on the same day that Jessa's wedding is aired. Seems like Jessa is being upstaged or one-upped by Jill all the time. Jill's pregnancy announcement overshadowed Jessa's engagement, Jill's pregnancy is getting even more press time than England's Princess Kate. She was even purposely posing to show off her baby bump in Jessa's wedding pics. Let Jessa have her big moment too!

Molly said...

I am not one to defend any Duggar but I don't think Jill is terrified or all alone. She probably has one or two of her sisters with her. Jill has seen and helped with many deliveries so birth is no mystery to her. She is probably more prepared than many first time mothers.

Sharon said...

Any MD who tells a prospective mom that first babies usually run late is just trying to settle nerves and keep from dealing with someone saying my due date is here and the baby isn't.

Alberta Rose said...

Anonymous Sharon said...
Any MD who tells a prospective mom that first babies usually run late is just trying to settle nerves and keep from dealing with someone saying my due date is here and the baby isn't.

LOL! Midwives are like that too. I saw an official family blog video. Jill has announced the due date in her mind is April 5th. She also said it's been interesting studying for her midwife's license while pregnant.

simba said...

My son was in a breach position, it isnt that easy just to turn him around. I had to go into the hospital and be hooked up to an ultrasound machine and it took my Dr and a nurse to do it, hurt like heck, plus they can flip themselves back. I would think in a case of a breach position they would just do a c-section, if it was during labor. Isnt that the reason Michelle had one of her c-sections?

Alberta Rose said...

Anonymous simba said...
My son was in a breach position, it isnt that easy just to turn him around. I had to go into the hospital and be hooked up to an ultrasound machine and it took my Dr and a nurse to do it, hurt like heck, plus they can flip themselves back. I would think in a case of a breach position they would just do a c-section, if it was during labor. Isnt that the reason Michelle had one of her c-sections?

Never said it was easy. I do remember seeing a TLC "A Baby Story" where Larry Joe Campbell (Andy on "According To Jim) wife not only vaginally birthed twins, one was a footling breech. One of the women in my prenatal class had a midwife assisted hospital birth, breech. The OB just helped turn it. She didn't need an ambulance when she went into labour, they just nonchalantly drove to the hospital. There was a breech baby but Michelle didn't need an ambulance, they drove to the hospital. I never said a breech hospital could be done at home, just that an ambulance shouldn't be required to go to the hospital for a breech position.

KK said...

There's not a lot wrong with trying for home birth if you and your baby have been healthy through the pregnancy and everything has gone swimmingly. What IS wrong is not being ready at a moment's notice to have 911 on speed dial. IE what seems to be the possible Duggar mindset lately of "home birth or no birth."

In Jill's case, it seems in general that her prenatal care has been loose at best. Nothing wrong with seeing a Doula or Midwife or what not, but how about just a couple actual full doctor exams in there so you know more about things and make a more informed home birth decision?

At the end of the day, to each their own. I was going to have my son, a VBAC (my doctor OK'd it, pregnancy was perfect, etc) in the hospital, sans meds. I wasn't even in much pain. Was dilated up to 9 cm when I suddenly starting bleeding massive amounts and was rushed for an Emergency C Section. Had I not been in the hospital I or my baby or both could have been in a world of hurt (he started tearing me internally because he was BIGGER THAN EXPECTED, even though I hadn't been in pain). You just "never know".

Save the Difference Dave said...

I think the ambulance was probably for Jana. Jill finally got tired of being pregnant and made Jana carry the baby for the last week so she (Jill) could have some tea and cakes with the adults.

over it said...

Here's hoping for a healthy baby and mom! And an end to the baby dilly watch. Yahoo is full of duggar news, gossip! When did the duggars become so popular and as annoying as the kardashians?

BBQ Tuna said...

Maybe Jill is having all 19 kids at once?

Annie said...

I am all for stopping the debate of what "Alberta Rose" said and what other people are understanding from said post. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. At least we all agree that an ambulance was there...

I have had two non-medicated births (for my own personal reasons) and two medicated births (again for my own personal reasons). They were each satisfying and positive. I had good medical care for each delivery and that is what was MOST important to me. I would have had medication for the natural births if the situation would have warranted it, but they didn't. The bottom line is that Jill will do what she wants and it will consume at least 2 episodes. If there is an emergency, I hope that whoever is there can handle the mess that comes with birthing and the crisis as things can go badly in an instant. Even labor can be different than planned or be different in one pregnancy than in another.

AND for the last time, the types of midwifes that exist are CPM's (Certified Professional Midwifes) that deliver outside of the hospital in a layperson position. They do not practice in a hospital and cannot deliver in one and have an Associates Degree (at least in my state of Wisconsin). I am not sure what the illustrious state of Arkansas requires as I don't think that she has an Associates Degree. The other is a CNM which is a Master's Degree in Nursing that works in a hospital and delivers alone but practices under an MD's license. A CNM can see patients in a practice and write prescriptions and provide medical care. It takes work and lots of years in school to get this one. Jill doesn't have this. Doubt she ever will.

Danielle Pate said...

I'm predicting a "D" name.

Syndee said...

"The bottom line is that Jill will do what she wants and it will consume at least 2 episodes"

Ha ha! The best, or at least most accurate, comment of all :)

TheKidsAreAlrightTheAdultsAreAMess said...

I just looked up the rules of the State of Arkansas with regards to lay midwives. One only needs to have graduated from high school or have obtained a GED, and have assisted with 20 births (10 of which must be outside a hospital setting.)

Under that criteria, Jim Boob could theoretically be certified.

Alberta Rose said...

TheKidsAreAlrightTheAdultsAreAMess said...
I just looked up the rules of the Big Sandy Sam said: State of Arkansas with regards to lay midwives. One only needs to have graduated from high school or have obtained a GED, and have assisted with 20 births (10 of which must be outside a hospital setting.)

Under that criteria, Jim Boob could theoretically be certified.

Only if he did things like take blood pressure, monitor fetal heartbeat, laboring mother's heartbeat, to know the difference between posterior and anterior, the various breech positions, what the different heart rates could be an indication of. I'm not exaggerating when I say I recognize the books Jill is using. Those are heavy duty and intense.

Another Nurse said...

I have no idea of what type of exam Jill will be taking but I'm sure she doesn't have any associates degree. Her education probably puts her at the lowest levelof midwife training. I'm sure she can't practice in a hospital or write prescriptions. I became a nurse so many years ago & am now retired. Every 2 yrs. when my application to renew my license comes around & I look at the continuing education units I will need (I'm licensed in 2 states one requiring more units) as well as the cost of the license I debate renewing my license. I then always think of how very difficult both the schooling as well as the nursing exams were & I say guess I'll renew one more time. Don't want to go through that ever again.

Mindi said...

Let's just hope those books are heavy duty & intense. Oh let's hope that Jill actually read them & retained the content.

Confused in Germany said...

Save the Difference Dave said...
I think the ambulance was probably for Jana. Jill finally got tired of being pregnant and made Jana carry the baby for the last week so she (Jill) could have some tea and cakes with the adults.
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a) then the attention would go to Jana and JillDill would never stand for that
b) JillDill loves beingt pregnant and everything that belongs to it. Even the pain. It shows, that she is a good fundie-wife and Mom-to-be

Both is my personal oppinion though. It might be, that sometimes Jill would like to dump off the nasty parts of pregnancy to Cinder-Jana. Since everything is dumped to her, that no one likes.

wampascat said...

I think Jill wants home delivery because she can avoid needles that way. Lol remember the wisdom tooth episode? Jill can't take needles or pain. She's in quite the predicament.

Abby Jenness Stempien said...

Betting she named him Isaiah. Just a guess but I felt Ike she was hinting T that name a few weeks ago on IG.

Sadie said...

Danielle - nice prediction with "D" names. Jim Bob has "J" names & D would tie in Derrick & Jim Bob! I can only imagine the discussion; Jill of course will go along with whatever Daddy & Hubbie decide.

AllyRN said...

To each their own, but I personally find opting for a home birth rather risky. If I would have been at home during labor with my first son, he and I both would have died. And I was not high risk or anything; I had a perfect pregnancy, was barely 26, and my water broke on its own on my actual due date... but 17 hours later, I needed a c-section. I was not upset about this, nor did I think I was "less" of a woman. The way I saw it, God provided a wonderful, educated, experienced medical staff to assist and help me and my baby boy. i recovered easily from my c-section, and my son is a healthy 12-year-old boy now. I don't care if people have home births, but I do wonder why some women see it as more "Christian" or "holy" to birth at home? Some seem to see as it more "healthy" or a "badge of honor"? I cannot fathom any of those perspectives, because in the end, shouldn't people just want a healthy baby and mommy? I went on to have two more c-sections (two more healthy babies), and I recovered even better from those. I do have "badge of honor" so to speak- my little horizontal scar! (haha). Anyway, I just want fundamental Christian women (and all women) to understand: it is NOT a sin to have your baby in a hospital. The staff are not demons. The doctors and nurses, in many cases, are Christians who see their line of work as ministry. They are there by the grace of God to assist the safe deliveries of precious babies. I feel that many women feel shameful to have their babies outside of the home. But the scary thing is, where is the emergency OR when a c-section is needed within moments to save the precious life inside you? It could be a life or death choice... home or hospital? And by the way, I am an RN... I'm a Christian... and I know many Christian medical professionals.

got2bdrc said...

AllyRN, well said! Like you, I've never been able to see how or why home birth is more noble than a hospital birth. The most important thing is having a healthy child and a healthy mother able to care for that child.

I have known people who have had home births and found the experience enriching and beautiful, but not somehow "better" than a birth with trained medical personnel on hand. In the end, the mother does the majority of the work, anyway!

Another Nurse said...

Ally RN; That was an excellent post. I totally agree with you on all points. Happy to know that everything turned out well for you & your babies. As a nurse myself I just wonder if it's also all the unexpected medical emergencies we see all the time as well as our own experiences that give us this perceptive. I believe healthy baby & healthy mom is always the desired outcome

Elizabeth said...

I think the Duggars don't want to pay for a hospital birth!

pretty girl said...

how long will this midwife let her go without letting Jill go into labor on her own. going past 40 weeks in riskly because the fluid gets lower and lower? I think this is riskly for jill. She needs to see a doctor.

Canned Stewed Tomato Tom said...

Willard Dillard? Millard Dillard? "Dilly" Pickles Dillard?

Sharon said...

Going over 40 weeks is not that dangerous. In fact it's normal. 40 weeks is not a cut-off, but the peak of the bell curve where babies arrive. It should involve a little more monitoring so IF something like lower fluid levels occurs, then action can be taken.

Allison said...

I think the limit is 41 weeks, correct? I think we'd see medical intervention toward the end of next week if it's going to be needed.

Bobbi said...

Alberta Rose, I take everything Jill says at face value. I am dubious at best. The girl is not equitable & definitely lacks integrity. Jill does not listen but rather & always continually interrupts with that annoying craggy voice. Jill believes she's entitled & she's elitist. She doesn't have a servants heart rather a Takers heart & she is so NEEDY that is unless it's an act. Again, I pity Derick.

Syndee said...

" It should involve a little more monitoring so IF something like lower fluid levels occurs,"

I wonder, is she being monitored? I missed the parts where they showed her midwife or those appointments.

Bobbi said...

Jill & smart in the same sentence I question it. Jill is NOT smart. Limited education GED, immature behavior, just not impressed with Jill. Some men want a wife who isn't very bright. Well Derick got his wish.

Bobbi said...

How sbout Dilly Duffin?

Sharon said...

Currently most OBs want the baby delivered no later than 42 weeks. Because of that and not knowing how long an induction will take, they usually try to move things along by 41 weeks and 4 or 5 days if no action seems imminent.

Janell said...

Re: How long women can go pregnant before action is taken.
Assuming there are no medical concerns 41-42 weeks is pretty conventional. My experience with midwives was 42 weeks but there is an ultrasound at the 41 week point to check. Had I not gone into labor by 42, I would have been induced. I've heard of some people going longer but that's rare and not very many medical professionals support that. Whitney Bates got induced at 41 weeks because that was the limit that hospital was comfortable going. I am guessing Jill would not be induced any earlier than 42 unless they had concern. We shall see. Most likely baby will come well before then.

KK said...

My son came at 42 weeks. He was going to be a bigger boy anyway they estimated 9 lbs, but was bigger than expected at 10 1/2 lbs. Jill looking "big" may or may not have anything to do with the actual size of the baby. If it does, and she goes another 2 weeks, the baby will just be bigger, which will likely just lead to the possibility of a harder birth at home. Who knows. We'll just watch and see. Hope it all goes well.

over it said...

Jill looks huge, with her narrow frame that is a concern. My almost 9 lb son was born at 38 weeks, and to be blunt he did a number on my body. I hope she has a capable midwife that will get her to the hospital at the first sign of trouble. Even today, while rare, women can still die from complications of childbirth.

Beth Anne said...

I agree with Syndee. I wonder how closely Jill is being monitored. My kiddos were all late, and I know at 9 days late with my first I needed to go for an ultrasound so that they could check fluid levels. We know Jill has been to an ultrasound place (though it looked like a shack out of "Deliverance") so I hope for her and the baby's benefit there is a decent amount of monitoring and intervention going on at this juncture.

MicheleM said...

Wow...talk about milking it...TLC airs another "special" tonight with "sneak peeks" and "wedding preps". The Duggars are taking the gravy train all the way....this is going to continue right up until Josie weds her first boyfriend and by then, Baby Dilly will probably enter into Courtship, then be "fruitful and multiply" so we will get to focus on Jill and her becoming a Gothard Grannie for the first time! TOTALLY!

sandi said...

Elizabeth said...
I think the Duggars don't want to pay for a hospital birth!
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That,and I suspect TLC pays more for home birth footage.They have more access to the mother and the new baby than they would in a hospital (think Anna's toilet birth), and I think they think viewers find it more interesting.JMO
That said,I am really feeling for Jill now,being overdue.I never went past my due dates and I know I felt I was about to pop then! I hope all goes well for her and the baby.

Stephanie said...

Sneak peek of Jessas wedding showed Derick in the Bridal suite painting Jill's toenails for her. SERIOUSLY!
1. Way to make it about you Jill
2. Gross
3. This was November 1 and Jill was already complaining that she can't paint her own toes. She was only about four months pregnant.
4. Jessa didnt seem to thrilled.
5. What is Derick doing in the bridal suite? Give the women some privacy.

I am ashamed of Jill for milking this attention. How desperate

Jill L said...

The reason for home births is that they could have male doctors or nurses that should not bring seeing their lady-parts. That is for husband's eyes only! I'm sure if Derrick works full time for Walmart he has insurance!

Nicole said...

I like the name Willard Dillard as mentioned above...lol
maybe he will be a weatherman.

Willow said...

Regarding Stephanie's comments about Derick painting Jill's toes: I am ashamed of Jill AND Derick. Derick should have just said no. He looked like a wimp doing that in public. At home is different - maybe. The Duggars all want to grab attention. The kids had to learn to grab attention because of such a large family. The children also inherited the attention bug from both of their parents, so there you go. If she was too big at 4 months to do her toes, why didn't she have Derick do them BEFORE she left home that day? Just so many questions that inquiring minds want to know. I guess they ask themselves like 90 times a day, "How can I do this the opposite of everyone else on the planet" and that is what they do! Like Josh and Ben grabbing the "their" girls during the march out of the church and like Jill going barefoot and running out of the church. That irritated me so bad, I cannot watch any re-runs of the wedding. Once was all I can handle. O.K., rant over.

Tardy Baby Dillard said...

Re: Home Births and not letting male doctors see their "lady-parts". What about the camera and sound operators? Do they bring in an all-female crew when witnessing a birth? Or, is it all home movies shot by the Duggars themselves?

Gidget Gadget said...

Jill L said...

The reason for home births is that they could have male doctors or nurses that should not bring seeing their lady-parts. That is for husband's eyes only! I'm sure if Derrick works full time for Walmart he has insurance!

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Yes Derick has insurance just as Jim Bob and Michelle have insurance. (Jim Bobs stint in Government netted him coverage for life) I really doubt that the home births have anything to do with male docs seeing the lady bits either. Michelle has had the majority of her children in hospitals. I think the problem is that in order to have a film crew in the room for the delivery you need to get hospital permission. The were at the hospital for more than one of Michelle's deliveries. TLC may have ran into an issue as getting that permission. Also Jill would look kinda foolish if she is studying to be a midwife and she went to a regular ob/gyn.

Now Josh and Anna, well those two probably DIDN'T have medical coverage because he was self employed when all three of their kids were born.

Snowflakes said...

Willow you hit the nail on the head with all your comments: Derick painting Jill's toe nails should have been done elsewhere. Of course there are places when you have the kind of money the Duggars/Dillars have that do something called a pedicure. Also everything you said about the kids learning to grab attention was right on target. I was so disgusted with Josh & Ben grabbing: "their girls" in the church. Ben of course is still a kid, although it doesn't excuse him, this was just his way of thinking as teenager. But Josh had to add throwing on his sunglasses as if he thinks he's "Tom Cruise," for God's sake. Shows you that the Duggars don't learn how to behave in a real church as they only attend "daddy's church," where I guess anything goes. It's exactly the same thing that Jim Bob would have done with Michelle if he had thought of it before Ben & Josh.

Sarah said...

I am thoroughly surprised the baby wasn't born a few weeks ago. A sick part of me was hoping she got preggers before the wedding.

Elspeth said...

No, Jim Bob did NOT get insurance for life for his short stint in the Arkansas representatives. It's a fiction that keeps going around. A simple internet search will show you that it's wrong.

Syndee said...

1. "Jill would look kinda foolish if she is studying to be a midwife and she went to a regular ob/gyn. "

2. "problem is that in order to have a film crew in the room for the delivery you need to get hospital permission"

I totaly cringe to think if these two reasons are right. I would much rather think it is a weird religious thing about men seeing their lady-parts. At least that isn't deliberately putting the kid at risk over money or ego.

Syndee said...

"Jim Bob did NOT get insurance for life for his short stint in the Arkansas representatives"

I see so much about that I can't tell anymore, can you decipher the truth? I'm curious

Elspeth said...

Syndee, if you can find one place besides an internet blog or forum that says that members of the Arkansas legislature get health insurance for life, tell us about it. I once found a website that listed the health benefits for each state legislature, but I can't find it this morning. I did find where only two states paid health insurance premiums for past legislators and Arkansas wasn't listed. I think the couple that do have given people the impression that all do that. They don't.

Syndee said...

Elspeth, have to admit all I've been reading is internet blogs and forums. They're much more interesting than the facts :) But good idea, I'll look at some gov sites a bit.

Elspeth said...

Yes, you have to watch out for the truth, it interferes with some juicy Duggar stories. ;)

TheKidsAreAlrightTheAdultsAreAMess said...

This is in response to the poster that mentioned a state by state breakdown of legislative benefits.


http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2011-10-11/state-legislators-pensions-records/50523328/1?fullsite=true

Arkansas pays (as of the time of this article) $15k for 3 months of work. Not bad!

CaliRN said...

interestingly, if Jill had been Michelle's designated midwife, the only birth , under Arkansas Lay Midwife regulations, that she would have been permitted to attend, would have been Josh's. All of the others would have required care by a physician or Certified Nurse midwife because from Jana and John David down, she would be considered too high risk for a Lay midwife to attend. Arkansas Lay Midwives are not permitted to provide services to women carrying multiples or who have had a previous c-section, which she had with the first set of twins. Once Anna pops out her 7th, probably only a few years away, jill can't be her midwife either, as women with greater than 7 pregnancies are high risk too.

simba said...

It wouldn't surprise me if Jill set the day of Jessa's wedding on tv to be induced, you know she has to one up her...

Andrea said...

Love Simba's comment about Jill getting induced while Jessa's wedding is being broadcast to true. Also true about Jill having Dumbdumb Derrick painting her nails in the bridal suite. I cannot stand this family! Oh that's not true ... I wish the show had more Jana and Joy Anna ... They seem fun and are the prettiest!

Stephanie said...

Andrea you are right. Derick was dumb enough to let Jill convince him that its ok to barge in and intrude in THE BRIDAL SUITE of her sisters wedding. None of the men should have been in there anyway. This screams immaturity of Jill not knowing how to behave properly with a boyfriend and just because you have been intimate with your husband doesn't mean people need to SEE you being touchy feely. We get Jill! You aren't a virgin anymore. ACT LIKE IT. Grow up and stop trying to steal Jessa's thunder on her wedding day. It was bad enough that you shoved your stomach out at four months and even moved the flower bouquet to look more pregnant than four months in the wedding photographs. We get it.
Jessa if you ever had a reason to be angry it is this. The wedding planner should have told himto get out or Michelle should have said we need girl time. Jessa should not have dealt with that while getting dressed.
I have given Jill the benefit of the doubt about her immaturity and not knowing how to act with a male partner but this was my last straw.Derick was stupid for going along but Jill is the one to blame on this one. I will not let this go lightly.

Willow said...

My other burning question, hee hee, is WHY did TLC schedule Ben and Jessa's wedding episode so close to the birth of baby Dilly? Maybe I'm wrong, but could they have shifted it around a bit, so Jessa could at least have that time for herself? I mean, hopefully, they won't interrupt the show for a birth announcement. I am not a huge Jessa fan, but I am a huge fairness fan.

Bobbi said...

So true. Josh really bugs me. Everytime he's interviewed on camera he behaves as if he's all knowing about every subject on earth & he's only got a GED. I can't believe he was offered a job with the hate group in DC. The grouping have been desperate to find people willing to work for such a narrow minded ignorant group. I recall before Josh married Anna he said he hates dating. However prior to that dumb comment, Josh had never dated or courted. I find it extremely insulting that both Josh & Dim Bulb actually believe attempting to force their sick religious beliefs upon the viewing public is effective. HEY Josh & Dim Bulb your methods ARE NOT WORKING! What will you do perhaps shun the viewing public? Are you that stupid? Bring it on buster!

Pretty Red Rose said...

Stephanie..about Jill. We get it. You grow up.

Neighbor said...

JILL HAD HER BABY EARLY THIS MORNING! SHE HAD HIM AT THE STONY BROOK HOUSE AND THIER ARE CURRENTLY 7 CARS AT THEIR HOME.

Neighbor

Sharla said...

Take all comments with a shaker of salt until verified.

Neighbor said...

OK. Blue balloons, streamers everywhere and a big white van and camera people all around. :)

Neighbor

Oh and BTW, a big "it's a boy banner" across the garage door.

Ramona said...

I agree that Derickdillard had no business being in the bridal dressing room. Jill should have had a sister paint her nails, or, gasp, do them herself. Can't believe she was that big. I agree with you, Stephanie.

Elspeth said...

I hope it's true and that Jill and baby are doing well.

Bobbi said...

Not a fan of Jill & hope if she did indeed deliver her son this AM that both are healthy & well.

simba said...

No online info saying she had the baby.

MicheleM said...

Jessa should steal the thunder from
Jill by announcing all baby news before the Dillards get all glammed up for People Mag and TLC to formally make that announcement. Ben said "their they go, beating us again". Time to turn the tables:)

Mary Poppins said...

Anonymous Neighbor said...
OK. Blue balloons, streamers everywhere and a big white van and camera people all around. :)

Neighbor

Oh and BTW, a big "it's a boy banner" across the garage door.



In order to prove this, neighbor, why don't you post a picture.
Thanks

MicheleM said...

Jill can't leave her totally amazing hubby for one second and acts like a child. My guess is she will combine their names to make sure all is ladies know DerickDillard is hers. Hence, baby Dilly will be Jerick JimBob Dillard

MicheleM said...

Ps....Jerick also, coincidently, includes "Rick", Dericks dad! So...maybe...

tori said...

Jill posted to her histogram, just three minutes ago, that she is still pregnant and celebrating her anniversary.

griffin said...

i wonder what anniversary that would be. did they not get married in june?

Elspeth said...

It's the anniversary of the proposal.

It's all so very eighth grade.

Spring said...

So has she had her baby today or not lol

pretty girl said...

i hope and pray jill will beable to have this child quickly because i know this is a big baby and she will be in a lot of pain and she will not go to a hospital. hope Derrick speaks up and takes his wife to a hospital.

Nicole said...

No baby dillard yet? Ugh..I guess the anonymous neighbor was just a troll.
This would of been of been the perfect April Fool's Day joke.

Bree said...

Baby dilly come on out!! You're delaying your mama making your brother or sister.She wants 19 kids so you better hurry! Her biological clcck is ticking. She may not make 19 if all her kids delay her too much.

Stephanie said...

Regarding Jill acting immature:
I got called out on it but clearly I'm not the only one who thinks she is acting silly, immature, clingy, obviously-never-had-a-boyfriend behavior. I have known girls like this. When they finally got a steady beau, they wanted to make sure everybody knew it.

My new question is, Jill was treated like an adult at home with her responsibilities and Derick has babies her for the past year, how is she going to adjust when Baby Dilly gets all the attention? As soon as she recovers Derick will expect her to be a great mom (she will be) but will she get a little jealous being out of the spotlight?

How long before she resumes her and Dilly driving Derick to work and back? How long will she try to keep that up?

David Waller had Priscilla dressed and on camera just a few hours after she pushed out that huge baby of hers.

Do we think they will try to put a baby announcment at the end of Jessas wedding episode tomorrow? If baby comes in time to add tomorrow night.

Over It said...

Bree said...
Baby dilly come on out!! You're delaying your mama making your brother or sister.She wants 19 kids so you better hurry! Her biological clcck is ticking. She may not make 19 if all her kids delay her too much.

Bawhahahaha! So true! I've been shocked by people going to their 6 week follow-up appt and finding out they are pregnant again, but I can see that happening with Jill. Wonder if Derick will be so thrilled about that?
Will they air Michelle going bonkers on Anna or Jill if they come close to her baby-making record?

Ginger said...

Re: Stephanie's comments about Jill being immature. I can't imagine you being called out for that as I get the impression that most people agree with you.

simba said...

I wonder if Jill will follow her parents weird sex issue, wait 40 days if it's a boy and a different amount for a girl, i cant remember what it was though.

Zara said...

I wish people would not lie, what was the point to say the baby had been born when it hadn't, pathetic.

MicheleM said...

Update-People Mag just posted that TLC will be airing the birth May 5th and all us lucky viewers can hear motherly advice from Michelle! It is a two hour special.

cat said...

Wondering what kind of motherly advice she can give, i think it would make more sense to hear it from all the 'buddy's' who actually raised those little blessings...

Andrea said...

Just saw Jill and Derrick's most recent video posted on people.com talking about the baby which hasn't arrived yet. Jim Bob worked the camera and served as producer for the segment. How thoughtful of him to keep us all abreast of Jill's situation. Poor Jill, her hair isn't done, she looks huge and exhausted. For someone who always takes such pains with perfecting her fuddy duddy appearance, her current look gives me a serious case of schadenfreude.

Melissa said...

I just saw the People magazine video--the way Jill looks up at DerickDillard she looks JUST LIKE Michelle when she looks up at JB. That wide-eyed, infatuated "you are my everything" look that makes them look like there's nothing but rocks in their heads...Yikes.

Ramona said...

A two hour special featuring Jill giving birth and Michelle giving advice on mothering? Heaven help us. I wonder how much the Dillards are being paid for this? If I was Jill, I would be nervous having the birth filmed, because who knows how she is going to react to all that pain? It should be a private time. Anything for a buck with this cult.

pretty girl said...

jill does seems a mess in that video. her hair is awful could use a good hair cut about 8 inches off. hope that kids comes soons. that kids looks really big and low in her belly..

Stephanie said...

I just watched the facebook video. Derick is and has been morphing into Jimbob. The way he speaks and in particularly the way he moves his hands while talking. The "palm up" jesters is exactly what Jimbob does.

Once again Jill mentions how Derick is measuring her food to the ounce.
We will never know the truth but lets see how Derick does once Dilly has been here six months and real sleep deprivation has set in and couples are quick to snap at each other.
A bit of advice for the new dad, never say these words in the middle of the night while baby needs tending to "I have to go to work in the morning". My husband said that once and those are fightin' words. As if the stay at home mom doesn't work during the day. Sleep when they sleep is not the same as getting four or five hours of hard sleep at one time.

Jill will have a sister come and stay with her and that will help but nursing a baby will be exhausting. Michelle will be no help and make Jill feel guilty for being tired or having baby blues. Michelle will remind them that she had done this 17 times and Jill should toughen up. My prediction until baby arrives.

HistorianMom said...

The baby will come when the time is ripe. And most ofus who have kids were pretty much a hot mess at he time our due date came and went. I was six days past my EDD (which is an ESTIMATE, not a pregnancy expiration date) and weeping into the phone to anyone who would listen....

Kari said...

I cannot imagine giving birth in front of a camera crew. That is absolutely crazy!! They must be cashing in on this one big time.

Stephanie said...

One more thing. For several years we (us regular bloggers) have felt for Anna and her embarrassing birth moments. I really didn't think Jimbob and Michelle wanted their daughters to be sprawled out giving birth on camera but maybe I was wrong. I am so curious if the standards for Anna and Jill will be the same. I suspect that Jill will make more money. When you give birth the last thing you have is modesty. Jill has worn tighter clothes while pregnAnt than she has in her entire life. Showing off a baby bump is not very modest either. Nothing to be ashamed of but it isn't a badge of honor either. Millions of women lose their virginity and give birth everyday. Most of us keep that private.

BLW Squared said...

Esther (Anna's older sister) and her husband are long term missionaries in Africa (I believe Zambia, but I could very well be wrong about which country). They also have 7 kids, and I'm betting not all of them were born in the US. Just because you have a bunch of kids doesn't mean you can't be a missionary.

Sharon said...

Shafer is not a good example of a successful missionary.

sandi said...

Esther's husband John and she are missionaries,and yes they are in Zambia and they have 9 kids as of right now.The last one was the only one born there.The previous one was born while they were on depuation,living in a pop up camper and church basements.

Wednesday said...

I wonder if the reason why Jill was so certain that her baby would be late is that she lied about when she got pregnant? What is they thought it would be better tv for her to be overdue and have all the Duggar fans on pins and needles?

Tanya T said...

Stephanie has said everything I have thought about Jill. I thought I was the only one who noticed how Jill had to hold her bouquet away from her belly to show it off while everyone else held flowers infront of them.Its not like she was 8 or 9 months along and couldn't reach infront of herself. Another photo shows her with her hand on her hip along side her belly to further show it off. The whole toe nail painting in the women's dressing room was ridiculous , Derrick should have never been in there. I think it ticked Jessa off too but to many cameras and microphones around kept Jessa from saying anything " unsweet" towards her sister.

Stephanie said...

Jill is really milking this pregnancy. I think they announced it way to soon and now the due date is giving away how silly she has acted. November 1st she says she can touch her toes? Sticking out her stomach at the wedding? She was barely four months on November 1.

The morning sickness story doesn't sound right either. When you ate nauseous you dont feel like driving or riding in a car when you dont have to. Even Michelle said you cook what yout nose csn handle and Jill is cook unfamiliar Nepal dishes? I would have been afraid to try something that foreign if I suffered from morning sickness.

Stephanie said...

Jimbob constantly comparing his girls to Michelle is overkill. Jessa doesn't look that much like Michelle or Jimbob and certainly doesn't look like Michelle's twin or her sister. He just keeps telling her how beautiful she is and she is beautiful but Jimbob just keeps saying it like he can't think of anything else to say.

I laughed when Ben said ice cream was "moist" yuck. I really hate that word.

Did the Seawald kids go to public school or were they homeschool? One of his sisters had on what looked like a high school football t shirt on. Ben in the football stance with his friend etc makes me wonder if he played sports in school.

HistorianMom said...

I don't think there is anything nefarious going on about the due date. First babies often come a week to two weeks after the EDD.

Statistician said...

I don't think there is anything nefarious going on about the due date. First babies often come a week to two weeks after the EDD.

You're going to need to cite a valid scientific study to back up that old wive's tale. The National Institute of Health study found that parity (number of babies a woman has had) had nothing to do with the length of pregnancy.

Catsandra said...

I know a lot of people say it's okay to go so late, but I have known too many women who have had complications from being overdue...I really, really, really wish she'd see a real doctor.

funtally said...

I know what you mean! I want to gag every time he tells "Mama" how she looks just like one of the girls! And every time I see that horrendously long mullet, I want to tell her the 80s called and want their hairdo back!

Kay said...

I hope everything works out well for Jill. I was born a full month late. By the time my mom finally went into labor, we were both in distress. The fluids had dropped considerably, I was far too big to be born naturally (almost 11 lbs; roughly the size of a 3 month old), and if not for a c-section, we both could have died. I know plenty of women go into 41 and even 42 weeks, but if she doesn't go into labor soon, she and the baby could be in a bad situation, especially if she goes through with a home birth.

Not a Mocker said...

So I know it was commented in jest, but the comments about naming the baby Jerick. I stopped and went, "Hey! Great name!" (Quite earnestly too)
Although not with JimBob as a middle name. Please no.

Stephanie said...

If it is normal for women to carry a baby one or two after the due date then how do you explain the many inductions that happen everyday while under a doctors care?

Sharon said...

It's absolutely normal to go a few days past the Estimated Due Date. The EDD is not a sell by date. First it's an approximation since the distribution of arrival dates falls on a Bell curve with many before and after the peak. Doctors become more watchful after the EDD passes to make sure the baby and placenta stay healthy. Inductions happen for many reasons and going too far past the EDD is only one of them.

HistorianMom said...

Inductions are often done as much for the convenience of the mother and/or medical team than for any pressing medical need.

Boo's Mom said...

I hope after the baby is born, Derick drives himself to work. And whats with Jill going to his workplace all the time? I mean sure, I can see her taking him lunch or popping by for a visit now and then but from what I have read, its been several times a week or more. Part of being a secure adult is being able to go a few hours without seeing your spouse and being okay with that. Even Anna doesn't act this clingy.

Sadie said...

I find it so presumptuous that TLC has already planned the birthing special & the Duggars have already booked a live "performance" with the baby. Babies are not always born healthy or even alive. Penciling such events in is fine, making them public is terrible. I do hope for a healthy baby & swift healing for Jill, but there are no guarantees, even if TLC is paying big bucks.

Over it said...

I just have a feeling that Jilly Muffin will at least have part of Jim Bob's name for the baby probably as a middle name. He will have so many with James as a middle name they will lose count.

Judy said...

If Jill still does not deliver by Tuesday, she'll be two weeks late. I wonder if she'll agree to an induction at the hospital or a c-section at that time?

Stephanie said...

The later this baby is the more im convinced that Jill lied about her dates. I think she WANTED to have a wedding night pregnancy and exaggerated the due date to make it seem like it is s wedding night baby. Plus shr was sticking out her stomach and carrying on like she was sk far along on November 1. Why does she have more than one due date? She ks a midwife, she knows how to calculate a pregnancy (as do most of us) if you know when your first day of uou cycle was you know your due date. Thats exactly what doctors do abd I do feel certain Jill know EXACTLY what hrr cycle is doing because she was trying to get pregnant.

I don't know but somethin is shady with this due date, multiple due dates, trying to look very pregnant very early, saying you have morning sickness but you feel like driving husband to work and back and making foreign food. It just adds up to shade.

Annabelle said...

Historian Mom. It may be true that there are times when induction is done for convenience of the mother or the medical team. But God bless those that realize something is really not going as it should & it's time to do an induction. I will always be grateful for the wonderful Dr's that explained everything in a calm way so as not to upset me any more than was necessary. The outcome was a beautiful boy boy. I was in an emergency room not long ago where they lost both mom & baby & I've never seen grief like that. One minute you are awaiting the birth of your child but then you & the team for whatever reason waited too long to get the medical help you needed. Grief-stricken Dad & grandparents on both sides. I'll never forget it, as I watched that loving family that had so much to look forward to, leave the hospital all I could do was cry & pray for all of them.

Sharla said...

I see no reason to doubt the due date. Jill is still within the reasonable limits of the Bell curve for baby's arrival. Over 30% of babies arrive in the two weeks after their estimated date. It is just an estimate not a due by date. My grandson was eleven days post date and that was absolutely within normal limits.

Now I can throw shade at all the other antics that Jill has done and all the other attention seeking behavior, too. :)

tanya t said...

Derrick Dillard just posted a long post on the Dillardfamily.com that says Jill has started the labor process.He posted it at 12:23 am, it's a long post so I suspect she is having sporadic contractions or he wouldn't have the time to type out such a long blog entry. I say they will be making an announcement on Easter Sunday. Rumors have it that they name will be Isreal , I guess we wait and see!

simba said...

There are stories going around the Internet that Jill is in labor...

Teacher momma said...

Any truth to the rumor that Jill is in labor today?

hello said...

Jimboob has People magazine on speed dial and will most certainly call them as soon as baby dilly pops out.

over it said...

So when are we going to start guessing when Dilly #2 will be announced? It would not shock me at all if they are expecting again before #1 is 6 months.

Mazie said...

People Mag says "breaking news" jill is in labor so i guess it's true..

Catsandra said...

Jill herself posted on Instagram that she is just having Braxton Hicks contractions and that she's eating Mexican food to try to start labor. No baby yet :(

Mazie said...

People.com took down the breaking news about jill

Tanya T said...

I will laugh if Princess Kate from England beats her to it !

Marily said...

I find it interesting, and insulting to josh and Anna that this child is being treated like the first Duggar grandchild. It doesn't seem right. Why does the sun rise and set on Jill?

Teacher Momma said...

TLC is advertising Jill's baby as the "newest Duggar". Uh, no, TLC. This baby is a DILLARD, not a DUGGAR!

Sybil C. said...

The real royal baby (not Gothard royalty) is due at the end of April but as all-knowing Jill says "baby comes when baby's ready." Hope the Dilly baby watch ends soon, for their sake and ours. This is way too long and drawn out.

I get the feeling Jill's delivery will still be publicized, but more discreet than Anna's on-air humiliations like the toilet birth. IIRC, the entire 19K&C film crew is of the masculine persuasion. There is definitely favouritism going on here, although this one bears the Dillard name not Duggar, it's still the first Duggar daughter giving birth. Much more important than a daughter-in-law.

Special Ed Lady said...

I saw a picture of Mr. and Mrs. Keller with David and Pricilla's children. You could tell they were both thrilled to be with the kids. Michelle never seems that way with Josh and Anna's. I wonder how she will be with Jill's.

Easter Bunny said...

I also believe Jill's delivery although televised will be much more discreet than any of Anna's births. No matter what the Duggars say they consider this the first grandchild. We will not see Jill with her legs splayed apart.

pretty girl said...

somthing is not right here I now think jill is lying about due date and agree with the person that said Jill knew about here cycle and knew when she would get prego and wanted a wedding night baby. that is how the duggars get preggo without brith control. that is why I know Jessa is not with child because she know when to do it without getting prego down to the tee and she does not want kids right away. Jessa is a real rebel in the family.

stupididiotshutup said...

Jill couldn't get her wisdom teeth out without crying to Daddy. Good luck with labor, Jilly Muff!

HistorianMom said...

I've had two babies without analgesics and two oral surgeries with. I'll take labor and delivery any day of the week except for the part where the after-effects of labor are still hanging around twenty years later. Love my two, but I'm done!!!

CaliRN said...

It is perfectly ok for a normal pregnancy to go beyond 40 weeks gestation. When jill hits the 42 week mark this week, her midwife WILL be required to consult with a physician or Certified Nurse Midwife, as beyond the 42 week mark moves the pregnancy into the high risk category. The MD or CNM may suggest tests to determine if a home birth is still permitted or if Jill's care needs to be assumed by a medical professional and in a hospital. Boy, that would ruin all of TLCs filming plans unless they have already planned for that contingency.

Pansy said...

Believe me TLC is prepared for any & all contingence. They won't miss a thing.

Mindi said...

Suppose a woman just insist on remaining in her own home to give birth & doesn't want any consultation with a Certified Nurse Midwife or physician. Does she have that right? I don't know the answer so am only asking .So far Jill has done exactly what Jill has wanted to do so just wondering. Nobody really knows the education or licensure of her midwife.

Special Ed Lady said...

Alyssa Bates Webster's daughter is due this month, too.

Mommy in PA said...

I wonder if they are acting like this is the firstborn grandchild despite Josh & Anna's kids is because Jill's first baby is a boy? With their patriarchal (sp?) attitudes, they feel that this baby will be the "leader" among his future siblings. This is probably also why we see Michael always hanging out with/getting spoiled by Josh - because he is Josh & Anna's eldest male child. Mackynzie will eventually be another Cinderella just like Jana, never treated like a "leader" in the way that her new cousin "Baby Dilly" will be.

Also, I wonder if Jill may be starting labor for real now because the Duggar FB page posted a new pic with the chalkboard today 41weeks 4 days. Perhaps she's in early labor and they are getting one last precious belly shot before contractions get too difficult to stand up and smile? Hmmm......

Sharon said...

True, there are irrational women who would insist on a homebirth and not seeing a medical professional. The midwife would be wise to not attend the birth. She could lose her license. It has happened that women refused proper treatment and they and babies have died. Jill has a hospital birth plan so I expect she knows that long about Monday if she hasn't delivered or isn't in labor, she needs to pull it out.

Mommy in PA said...

The pic I mentioned in my last post is also on Derick's Instagram

mom in texas said...

Despite the million things to be annoyed about, I am most annoyed at how some of the media (namely People magazine and TLC) continues to refer to Derick and Jill's son as the "Duggar baby". He will be a Dillard. Derick is a Dillard and Jill is now a Dillard. I think it rude and disrespectful to Derick's family to keep referring to this child as the next Duggar. No, Josh and Anna's daughter is the next Duggar. It's like this child is Jill and her family's alone. I would hope that at some point Derick shows some umph and demands he is recognized instead of being grouped in as if he is a new Duggar.

Heart in Florida said...

As I understand at this point in time, Jill's baby is already fully developed and is only getting larger in the womb for 11 days now...Her "midwife" really needs to have the baby and Jill evaluated by an obstetrician. Jill can only "spread out so far"...she's not "Stretch Armstrong"...get thee to a real doctor asap, Jill.

MelodyJ said...

Judy, I too wonder if Jill hasn't gone into labor and delivered by this coming Tuesday April 7, if Jill will agree to be admitted to the hospital and be induced or have a c-section. If Jill hasn't had the baby by Tuesday, her doctor (if she has one) is going to be really pressuring her to check into the hospital. I pray that God will give Jill and Derick the grace and wisdom to do what's best for the baby and herself. Home deliveries 42 weeks and over have more risks. Sometimes it can happen that you don't go into active labor on your own and doctors have to induce or perform a c-section.

simba said...

I would hope her midwife is getting the baby checked out at a hospital, my friend was 2 weeks late and they watched her carefully and hooked her up for stress tests. Also, how many of Michelle's babies were born at home? Seems since the show started she has had hospital births, but not all were c-sections?

Mindi said...

I may be wrong but I don't believe that Jill has a Dr. I think she's relying entirely on the team. I don't know exactly who that consist of other than a midwife & I'm sure a doula.

No More Snowflakes said...

Mommy in PA. I'll never forget when Michael was born & Josh kept saying; "I'm a dad, I'm a dad,,I have a little buddy to hang out with," as poor little Mackenzie stood there. I don't think he was all that excited about Marcus either . So I believe you're correct about the first male child in that family.

Ginny said...

I would think it would be very unwise to not at the very least consult a physician at this point in time. As many have mentioned the baby is fully developed & if labor hasn't started she probably needs help with that. They are taking a terrible risk with that. This is a baby .... a life is involved, don't continue to do things your own way. At the very least put the hospital plan into action. You can still have your midwife there with you.

Sharon said...

Jill has a hospital birth plan in case it's needed. Arkansas regulations require that she see a licensed medical professional( OB or CNM) by Tuesday or her midwife can not attend her after Tuesday. The midwife could, but she'd probably lose her license. The OB or CNM could give a release for a home birth, could immediately admit her to the hospial, or do something else that they felt was medically appropriate.

Tanya T said...

No updates on social media since Saturday morning....I'm thinking she is in full labor at the moment or the baby has arrived? I Agee with the other poster who said they are giving Jill's pregnancy far more attention than any of Anna's. I wonder how that makes Anna feel?

Syndee said...

If she was in full labor, wouldn't we get the, "9 hrs of labor and doing fine, don't forget to tune in to the special" kind of updates?

Special Ed Lady said...

A friend was told several times, it was a boy. Out popped a girl, they were thrilled, but I wonder about Duggar and Dillard land.

Hannah said...

If Jill is group B strep positive. You need an anti-botic drip for so many hours before the baby is born. I think a midwife would have to test for that. It can harm the baby.

A girl said...

Anna never got this much attention because she is a married Duggar not born Duggar

Catsandra said...

I'm getting worried...and I'm worried that they don't seem worried. It could all go south so quickly.

Sharon said...

We really don't know what testing is being done or how worried they are. Not posting publicly that they are concerned doesn't mean that they aren't very concerned.

Syndee said...

But for a family that posts everything from every single kiss to toilet births to the dates of the mom's menstrual cycle, this total silence for 2 or 3 days now is unnerving....

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