Inside Jill Dillard's Pregnancy News
08/22/2014 AT 08:00 PM EDT
A few weeks into her marriage to husband Derick, Jill, 23, had already taken a few of her own (just in case!), and each had come back negative, but at her sisters' urging she gave one of Mom's a try.
The result was something a Michelle Duggar pregnancy test often reveals: positive!
"It was surreal," says Derick, 25, who tried to soothe his wife as she screamed with glee.
"I told her, 'Babe, you don't want to hyperventilate and have the baby stressed-out!'"
But for Jill, a trained midwife who has also had ample practice caring for her many younger siblings, the news that she was going to be a parent herself took a while to sink in.
"We were both so excited," she says, "and so completely shocked!"