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Derick and Jill Duggar Dillard: We're Having a ...

Derick & Jill Duggar Dillard Are Having a Boy!

Originally posted 10/21/2014 06:30AM

Boy, oh boy!

Jill Duggar Dillard and husband Derick, stars of TLC's hit reality show 19 Kids & Counting, are expecting a son in the spring, they tell PEOPLE.

"I was really excited," says Derick, 25. "As a new dad, to have a firstborn son to be our first child and be the leader of his siblings, it is very special."

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Watch Jill and Derick Dillard's Awkward Premarital Counseling with the Duggars

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19 Kids & Counting: Watch Jill Dillard's Awkward Premarital Counseling with Her Parents

Originally posted 10/14/2014 03:15PM

Is there anything more cringeworthy than getting marriage advice from your soon-to-be in-laws?

Perhaps, if that advice spans topics from finances to marital intimacy – and is discussed publicly at a frozen yogurt shop.

Derick Dillard, who married Jill Duggar in June and is expecting his first child with her, had the awkward experience on Tuesday night's episode of 19 Kids & Counting. The couple had a premarital counseling session led by Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar.

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See Jill Duggar Dillard's Baby Bump! | Jill Duggar

See Jill Duggar Dillard's Baby Bump!

Originally posted 10/07/2014 06:00PM

The bump has finally arrived.

Jill Duggar Dillard, star of TLC's hit reality show 19 Kids & Counting, is now past 15 weeks in her pregnancy – and she's ready for a new close-up.

"I can't believe I'm finally showing," Jill tells PEOPLE. "It's such an exciting time, and I'm so happy to be close to my family – my mom and sisters."

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Duggar Baby Update! Jill Dillard: 'We Prayed About' Revealing Pregnancy Early

Duggar Baby News: Jill Dillard Shares Latest Pregnancy Update

Originally posted 09/05/2014 05:10PM

The morning sickness – more like all day sickness – is almost over.

Jill Dillard, 23, who announced her pregnancy exclusively to PEOPLE in August, is now happy to reveal that as she nears the end of her first trimester, she's finally beginning to feel better.

"The last couple of days I have had a little bit of a break from the craziness of morning sickness, more like all day sickness, and that has been a blessing," Jill, the daughter of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, tells PEOPLE.

Jill – whose wedding to Derick Dillard, 25, will be featured on this season of TLC's hit reality show 19 Kids and Counting, airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m. – says that the support of her mother, Michelle, 47, has helped as she's struggled through nausea.

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Inside Jill Dillard's Pregnancy News

Inside Jill Dillard's Pregnancy News

Originally posted 08/22/2014 08:00PM

During a recent visit to her parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's home, Jill Dillard found there was no shortage of many of the things she'd grown up around: kids, meals, schoolwork, toys – and the ever-ready stash of her mother's home-pregnancy tests.

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.

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Jill & Derick Dillard's Pregnancy Surprise: How Their Families Are Reacting

Jill and Derick Dillard's Families React to Their Surprise Pregnancy News

Originally posted 08/21/2014 11:55AM

Good news travels fast.

Though they'd only been married for a couple of months, Jill Dillard, 23, and husband Derick, 25, knew they couldn't keep their pregnancy news from their families for long.

The stars of TLC's hit reality show 19 Kids and Counting, whose new season starts Sept. 2 at 9 p.m., got busy spreading the word almost as soon as they saw the positive pregnancy test – one they swiped from Jill's mom, Michelle Duggar's, stash.

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Cover Story First Look: 8 Weeks After Her First Kiss, a Duggar Daughter Is Expecting! | Jill Duggar

Cover Story First Look: 8 Weeks After Her First Kiss, a Duggar Daughter Is Expecting!

Originally posted 08/20/2014 11:00AM

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Another Duggar on the Way: Jill Dillard Is Pregnant!

Jill and Derick Dillard Are Expecting a Baby

Originally posted 08/20/2014 08:00AM

After a whirlwind courtship, engagement and wedding, Jill Duggar (now Jill Dillard) has even more new happy news to deliver.

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First Look: 8 Weeks After Her First Kiss, a Duggar Daughter Is Expecting! | Jill Duggar

First Look: 8 Weeks After Her First Kiss, a Duggar Daughter Is Expecting!

Originally posted 08/20/2014 11:00AM

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PHOTO: Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard Share an Epic Kiss at Their Wedding

See Jill and Derick Dillard's Romantic Wedding Kiss

Originally posted 06/26/2014 01:25PM

That is one epic smooch.

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard were open about their decision to wait until their wedding day to kiss for the first time – and the newlyweds sure made it count.

In a swoon-worthy moment captured in this photo, Derick dramatically dips his new bride, the second daughter of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting, as they share a passionate kiss – one of their first ever.

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