Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 9:00 PM, Jill's Having a....

Jill and Derick Dillard find out the gender of Baby Dilly! Jill's buddy group throws a Duggar-sized reveal party for the whole family. They even plan a surprise for Derick's mom, who is 400 miles away in Omaha. What will it be… a baby boy or girl?

30 minutes

2.229 M viewers and a .7 rating. 

49 comments:

Mommy in PA said...

I bet if Jill has the baby before the episode, they will make the official announcement right after the episode airs...

Not a Mocker said...

Oooh let me use my mind reading powers.
She's having a.........boy!!!!
Or a turtle.

Leigh Ann said...

Kind of anti-climactic at this point.

simba said...

I wonder if she did have him and the plan is to announce it tomorrow night, they have been pretty quiet on the Internet. You would think this is the Royal baby with all the attention, I guess he is in a way, the first born, by a Duggar girl. Wonder how Anna feels about all the attention?

Bobbi said...

Hello, the gender of this male child was revealed months ago. TLC delays events the viewing public previously learned my question is why? Is this going to be another announcement of skathing Duggar proportions? Oh my because I currently know the gender of this male child, oh TLC I am so anxious that you share old news. Please insult the viewing public yet again!

simba said...

I dont understand that long wait, the show is actually boring now, no surprises, they sold all their news and pictures the highest bidder and now they grace the cover of magazines along side the Kardashians and a few months ago, Charles Manson. Show was much better before when it was kept private until they went on the Today show.

sandi said...

Stale news.

Ruth Anne said...

The Duggars and Charlie Manson??? Why do I find that amusing? I'm still trying to figure out why the Duggars are so famous. Have they created world peace or cured cancer?

Bobbi said...

I find it incredible the self absorption of JB & M. In the past when M was on screen, I listened to her banter which frankly was all about pregnancy & babies. Shortly after Jill became engaged or walked down the aisle, M was already planning a baby shower. Apparently in M's mind, a woman is not a woman until she gives birth. I find this mindset or lack thereof to be pathetic. I believe M & Jill enjoy being pregnant because of the attention it gives them. Both are more interested in being pregnant vs taking care of the baby after its birth. Such was the case with Jordyn. I believe soon after Jill gives birth she will loose interest & very soon become pregnant again quickly. In Anna, I see her loving & nurturing each if her 3 children. As Anna & Josh 's family continues to grow, I hope Anna will continue to love & nurture & listen to her children. Re Jessa; this young woman will have children on her own terms. I don't believe Jessa is intimidated or rattled by JB or M for that matter. Jessa will do as she pleases because in her mind, it's the business of Ben & her & not of her parents. Unlike needy Jill, Jessa is one who truly leaves & cleaves. I hope one day, Jessa. & Ben will realize idiocy of the Gothard lifestyle & remove themselves altogether from Arkansas.

taurus0385 said...

Everyone already knows it's not like its a surprise. At least their gender announcement is cheaper then any of the ones anna did.

sunny side up said...

For her children's sake and hers, I hope Jill proves you wrong.

Wampascat said...

When Jill stated "the tribe of Dillard has begun", I wanted to hurl.

hello said...

Why even bother with a gender reveal episode when they already sold this info to People magazine months ago. Jboob has People on speed dial and calls them when there is any news. I wish he would call them with good news, such as Jana starting attending college, Grandma was freed from the laundry room, Michelle started parenting her kids, or even that one of the kids was allowed to have a thought of their own and was allowed to make a decision on their own.

hello said...

Baby Dill has arrived. He was born last night in a hospital and his name is Israel David. He was 9 lbs 8 ozs. I am thinking she might have had a c-section.

Tanya T said...

Baby Dillard has arrived! 9 lbs 10 oz and his name is Israel David Dillard.....pics are up on FB, she is in a hospital by the looks of the background around them! Must have had some complications?

Tanya T said...

FB pics show Derrick in blue scrubs...definitely a c-section delivery. I am betting she was in labor all weekend!

Suzy Snorr said...

Amazing! They procreate! Nothing like this has ever happened before in all of human history.
Oh, wait! It has.

OkieGirl813 said...

If you look close in the pic of the 3 of them, it looks like Jill has a long gray hair. Could be wrong, but I wouldn't be surprised. Oh and did anyone notice that Jessa and Ben were abscent from the gender party? Any idea where they were?

flowerchild said...

I think that Israel is a unique and pretty name, but I absolutely love the girl's name they had picked out Sailey. I hope they use it for a daughter some day. I also like that they're not sticking to the one letter nonsense.

Dar said...

Poor Josie will be exploited again next week. Of course, that is so Meechelle can get some face time in the episode. She will not let her daughters have the limelight for any long period of time. She is like a fish out of water in that house, because she does absolutely nothing. I notice when jurisdictions were handed out her name was not on the list.

Tater Tot said...

Funny this aired tonight!! We had my grandbaby #3 gender reveal party tonight. Another girl!! :D But my daughter made a pink cake and covered it with guess-the-color frosting. :)

But not sure why this episode had a purpose now -- if everyone already knew. I think the pinata idea was cute.

cat said...

Michelle has let herself go, if thats even possible to look worse. That horrible jeans skirt she has been wearing every week is so funny looking and just looks too big on her, she needs to cut that mullet off! Time for another make over...

OB-RN said...

Um yeah why did they bother buying both colored candies and flowers when they hadn't done the ultrasound yet? What about saving money, which is what they're always touting about. I'm sure TLC footed the bill, but c'mon...what a waste. Even with receipts, I don't think a lot of stores accept returns on food goods and flowers. They could have gotten the ultrasound done and then made all those purchases off-camera if they really wanted a mislead/"tv buildup"...seriously unnecessary wastes!

simba said...

Michelle is so fake, anyone notice some of her facial expressions when they found out it was a boy?

Millie said...

I am glad it wasn't an over the top gender reveal.

I realized last night that Jill may be having her first biological child, but in reality this is her fourth child to raise. If Joy is her oldest buddy that means that Jill was only 7 when she started her "family". Shouldn't Joy have her own buddy team at her age? They might be a large family, but they are made up of little buddy teams.

I think David Israel sounds better but oh well it is their baby. I do like Selah, maybe they will use it for a girl. Looks like they will not be using the initial.

Leslie said...

I had the same thought about them buying both colors of candy and the two flower arrangements! Why couldn't they have done the ultrasound, then gone to the party shop and bought what they needed? Then, call Dan and tell him which flowers to buy and bring to Cathy. But again, that idea is just too rational and sane for this family! I guess I can ALMOST give them a pass on the candy since it can be eaten either way, but what the heck did Dan do with the "It's a girl," flowers?

Beth said...

re: simba

i so noticed that, she would do her fake smile and then drop it & glare when she thought the camera was off her, was kind of funny

Patrice said...

I'm glad she had the sense to go to a hospital. Most of my kids were that size or larger but I am also a larger boned person than Jill is.
I've never had a C-section but I imagine having one right off the bat will put a damper on her hopes of having 25 kids. Will the doctor warn her to put off another pregnancy for at least a year or two? Will she listen? Not if she is anything like her mother, I suppose.
And what is with the "JILL" headband? Will Derrick forget who she is unless she wears her name on her head? Couldn't stop laughing when I saw it!

InVA said...

I LOVED that Josiah was the one to open the piƱata. I wondered how much aggression he was able to get out while hitting that thing. :-) Go Josiah!

InVA said...

One more thing, did anyone else notice that no one seems to wear pajamas in that house? When Joy Anna was waking the girls up the girls were sleeping in their clothes. They always seem to sleep in their clothes. We have seen other episodes where they have woken and not that I would expect to see anyone in a night gown but maybe at least pajamas! It's just strange to me.

katieann said...

The morning after my kids were born, I was tired, sore, and hormonal. The last thing I would have considered was donning my headband and inviting a TV crew into my hospital room. Then again, I hadn't become dependent on reality TV income. It just seemed....tawdry? inappropriate?....to cheapen the life-altering experience of giving birth to your firstborn by using the occasion to say, "Stay tuned for the birth special in May!" They should have embroidered a dollar sign on little Israel's sleeper.

simba said...

It was funny to listen to Anna talk about the memories in their little house and the birth of each child, if I was Jessa, i would rip that toilet out and demand a new one.

Leigh Ann said...

There was a q&a where someone asked about "modest sleepwear" and Michelle said something about sleeping in skirts. There's plenty of "modest sleepwear" out there. I like those Lanz of Salzburg nightgowns for winter. Neck to ankle and long-sleeved. And there are plenty of nightgowns that are longer than knee length and made from thicker materials you can't see through. I think this is obsessing a little too far.

sandi said...

I recall reading somewhere,I think it was in their first book,that JB and M did not want the children filmed in their PJ's.So it sounds like they wear them,just not when the film crew is coming.
I'm guessing the Jill headband was so no one would confuse her with her sisters and the world would know it was she who gave birth.

Syndee said...

"to cheapen the life-altering experience of giving birth to your firstborn by using the occasion to say, "Stay tuned for the birth special in May!" "

Bingo!

Annie said...

Re: Bobbi's comment about Crazy Eys's mothering attitude and Anna's attitude. I completely have noticed that. It is enjoyable to watch Anna with her children. She loves them and loves being with them. When they traveled in their RV and commented on being outnumbered or something and traveling and how that is hard with 3 kids. Some people criticized them for that. Ok, they had Jana with them but traveling with kids is VERY different than being with them at home. I have 4 kids and travelling with them is sometimes a nightmare and mine are well behaved.

Anyway, Jill gives me the impression of being a future Crazy Eyes. The "Jill" headband made me laugh too. just wait until the newness wears off and she doesn't have anyone to hand the little off to. She gets to nurse and soothe, permanently. At least Derek has his cord cut.

Trixie Mae Jean said...

When did "gender reveal" parties and evens come into society? Why can't this family just have the stinkin' sonogram and simply tell people what they are having. When Anna and Josh went on TV the first time and had a plane fly over the second time, I couldn't roll my eyes enough. With my kids, I picked up the phone and called everyone. Guess what? Same result! People found out...much less drama.

pretty girl said...

how come they did not go on the today show like josh and anna did. guess the today show is done with the duggar family. it is now people magazine where they get paid money.

funtally said...

I agree TMJ, even buying a bunch of candy, pinata and other stuff was a ridiculous waste of money! I guess it was for tv, but the news was already out. Just gather everyone for dinner or something and TELL them!!

tanya t said...

I think gender reveal parties are fine with your first born, but Anna is going on # 4, so what's the point anymore? I'm just thinking she has 2 boys and 1 girl so it's not like she doesn't have clothing and gender specific baby items packed away to use again. When it's beyond baby number 2 with this family,wouldn't it just be more exciting to wait until it is born to find out? I love how the Royal family keeps the gender to themselves until the birth, really builds up the excitement and something to look forward to in my opinion.

Susie said...

The fact that the kids don't change their clothes for bedtime has nothing to do with modesty and everything to do with laziness and NO parenting. They are not "put to bed", they just drop off when they get too tired to play anymore. They are not "tucked in" because the beds are not made.

That house is just one big rec room with zero privacy for the adults that live there. I don't know how they stand it.

Allison said...

When did "gender reveal" parties and evens come into society? Why can't this family just have the stinkin' sonogram and simply tell people what they are having. When Anna and Josh went on TV the first time and had a plane fly over the second time, I couldn't roll my eyes enough. With my kids, I picked up the phone and called everyone. Guess what? Same result! People found out...much less drama.


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I think the Duggars are a little excessive when it comes to gender reveals but they are not unusual. I've seen a lot of my own friends have gender reveal parties or cutesy ways to announce it. It's the whole Internet phenomenon. Everything has to be a production in order for someone to be interesting.

simba said...

Those kids have no set bedtime, the parents said it themselves that they all stay up very late, drop on the couch or floor. This is the perfect opportunity for them to learn how to be REAL parents. Set bed times, go buy new sheets and blankets for each child.train them that it isnt right to climb all over the counters, disgusting! Hire a speech therapist for most of the younger ones. If nobody can properly teach those poor kids school, hire a teacher to do it for you. I remember when Jessa's dress came, one of the kids looked like he couldnt read her name! Michelle is in desperate need of a makeover, her hair and clothes are awful!

Christianna M. said...

I think one aspect of the gender reveal event is to over-emphasize the fact they are holier-than-thou and use "gender" instead of "s*x". Because talking in public about s*x is very naughty.

Mindi said...

Simba you are absolutely correct about everything: bedtime, linens for the beds,speech therapist, kids not allowed to climb on counters. Basically the parents being "real parents," not expecting the older kids to do their work. I doubt it will happen though. As far as a makeover for Michelle, that's already been done & very nicely. However Jim Bob didn't like it so that was the end & I don't think it will happen again. He was mad. I don't understand, as I thought Kelly Bates looked nice at her kids weddings. At least her hair wasn't like Michelle's, neither is Guinn's(Ben's mom)
Just wanted to assure "In VA," that she's correct abut the kids sleeping in their clothes. They have always slept in their clothes. You would see them getting the kids up to go someplace & none were in PJ's. Michelle has said the older. girls sleep in skirts. I've always thought it was ridiculous when they have an "ask the Duggar segment," & people ask Michelle how she bathes the kids & gets them ready for bed. I think if they are sleeping in their clothes we can assume they have not been bathed & then put back into daytime clothes. However Michelle goes into a long dissertation: She has an assembly line & lays out all their Pj's, diapers for the little ones, everything needed. She then start with the cleanest child & bathes the kids & gets them ready for bed. Where these PJ's she's talking about are, we don't know.They also seem to either just go to whatever bed they want or else just drop on the floor. In particular I've hated to see a little one sleeping on the stairs. It's usually one of the boys on the stairs.

Helen Crump said...

Sure, talking publicly about their reproductive lives, their bodies, breast feeding is fine for them, but using the word "sex" regarding new babies isn't modest? I don't get it. these people play around with words, their meanings and certainly aren't biblical in their practices. They self-invent their own brand of modesty, godliness and morals..I'd like to find each and every one of their "rules" in the bible...they aren't there, but I'm sure every one of them is in their Gothard ATI/ pamphlets. How is that NOT following "any man" but Jesus? Twisted statements and they hide who they REALLY are.

Bubbles said...

Is it possible they sleep in clothes for filming due to their bizarre sense of modesty?

Helen Crump said...

Gender vs Sex of a baby. As I see it, "sex" of a person is just that...either male or female (genitals, biological body type in general) "gender" is how that person identifies with that issue and lives out their lives...JMHO
To say a "gender reveal" for an infant just isn't accurate. It's revealing the sex of the baby. Anyone else agree here?

Erin said...

Lol! Imagine the Duggars using the word "sex". They always cloak it in something like "physical needs".