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Jill (Duggar) Dillard and Husband Derick Welcome First Child

Jill (Duggar) Dillard and Husband Derick Welcome First Child
Derick, Israel David and Jill Dillard
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updated 04/07/2015 AT 03:25 PM EDT

originally published 04/07/2015 AT 12:35 PM EDT

First comes love, then comes marriage ...

Not one year after being the first of the Duggar girls to tie the knot, Jill and husband Derick Dillard welcomed baby Israel David on April 6.

Weighing in at 9 lbs., 10 oz., Jill and Derick's first child arrived at 11:49 p.m. Monday night.

Although the new parents had planned for a home birth, baby Israel was born in a hospital. According to the Dillards, mom and baby are both doing well.



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Israel David Dillard

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"We are so thankful for a healthy Mom and baby!" wrote Jill's parents on their official Facebook page. "Love this sweet baby Israel! We are happy grandparents and we promise more pictures soon!"

Israel was born past his due date, but the 19 Kids and Counting star was "planning on [him] coming late," she previously revealed to PEOPLE – "No big deal," said Jill.

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A student midwife, Jill had set two due dates for herself – March 24 and April 5. "I have told myself, 'First-time moms often go a week and a half over, so don't get discouraged,' " she told PEOPLE one day prior to Israel's first due date, adding that she has told herself that from the beginning. "When everyone else is asking you, 'When are you going to have that baby?' The baby will come when the baby comes."

Jill has been open about her pregnancy every step of the way, sharing photos of her ever-growing baby bump at each stage. As recently as April 4, Derick shared a photo of his wife's baby bump at 41 weeks and 4 days!

The arrival of Israel will air on TLC on May 5 in advance of Mother's Day.

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Derick Dillard and baby Israel David

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Jill and Derick officially began courting in November 2013, after Duggar patriarch Jim Bob, 49, remotely introduced the couple. At the time of their first conversation, Derick had been doing missionary work in Japan; the two later met in Nepal.

Derick proposed in April 2014, and the rest is history.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Reporting by ALICIA DENNIS

19 Kids and Counting airs Tuesdays (9 p.m. ET) on TLC.

Want More Duggars? Click here to get weekly updates on the stars of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting in the Duggar Family Newsletter.

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