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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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Inside Jessa Duggar's Wedding Plans

19 Kids & Counting's Jessa Duggar & Fiancé Ben Seewald Are Ready to Wed

Originally posted 09/23/2014 02:30PM

Long engagements are not a thing in the Duggar house.

After saying "yes" to Ben Seewald's marriage proposal, Jessa Duggar, the star of TLC's hit reality show 19 Kids & Counting (airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m.), tells PEOPLE exclusively the two have their wedding plans set.

"I am super excited," Jessa says. "Everybody has really been pitching in."

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19 Kids & Counting: Jill's Ring Shopping Takes Michelle Back 30 Years

19 Kids & Counting: Jill's Ring Shopping Takes Michelle Back 30 Years

Originally posted 09/16/2014 04:30PM

Time flies when you're having kids.

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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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WATCH: Ben Seewald Moves In with Jessa Duggar's Family

UpdatePosted 08/27/2014 07:30PM

Jessa Duggar's New Fiancé Ben Seewald Now Living at the Family Home (VIDEO)

Originally posted 08/27/2014 02:45PM

The Duggars have a new addition to their family home in Tontitown, Arkansas – and he's somebody you know: Ben Seewald, Jessa Duggar's new fiancé!

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A New Duggar Baby and an Engagement Inspired PEOPLE Readers This Week

A New Duggar Baby and an Engagement Inspired PEOPLE Readers This Week

Originally posted 08/23/2014 10:50AM

It was a week punctuated by new love and new life for PEOPLE readers, especially in Arkansas, where the Duggar clan is expanding – and fast.

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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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