The Duggar clan has been in the news a lot in recent months, not least because of Josh Duggar’s trial which has led to frequent news stories about the jailed former reality TV star. However, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s family includes 19 children and boasts a long list of grandchildren on top of that. This list has grown a bit lately, and this week Jill and hubby Derick Dillard shared the adorable first photo of their newborn baby.
In the post, the parents of three shared a first look at their little one, which also marks the family’s big comeback to Instagram. In the post, Jill reveals the baby boy’s name is Frederick, and they chose that name because it sounds a lot like her husband Derick’s. You know, just with a “Fre” nailed to the front. See the cutie, below.
But those mittens! Meanwhile, dad Derick Dillard shared the same post on his social media and the family as a whole shared a blog update.
In it, the family also wrote about the pregnancy session after the baby was born. They gave an update on baby Freddy’s call, although his full name is “Freddy” Frederick Michael Dillard, noting that he was born the day before their other child Samuel’s birthday. His birth means the family has “expanded” their “boy tribe”. According to the announcement:
Jill and Derick Dillard tied the knot in 2014 and have since welcomed three boys. Their son Israel was born on April 6, 2015 and their son Samuel was born on July 8, 2017. Frederick is their rainbow baby, born on July 7, 2022.
The couple had been on hiatus for around six weeks as they welcomed the baby boy into the world. The first photo is particularly poignant given that Jill suffered a miscarriage in 2021 early in her pregnancy. They shared their candid journey with this situation on the family blogand were overjoyed when they found out they were pregnant again.
In fact, her last post was also about getting baby Frederick ready.
It has been a time of good news for the Duggar family after months of hearing about The trial of Josh Duggar and the subsequent guilty verdictt, as well as a separate trial some of the The Duggar women, including Jill, had filed the assault report who was publicly thanked after In Touch used the Freedom of Information Act to obtain the report. Jill had been vocal when that lawsuit was dropped back in February.
The couple also talked about the problems of the Duggar familyincluding feeling like they couldn’t make baby announcements whenever they wanted during their reality TV time, which ended before counting on was canceled following the arrest of eldest son Josh Duggar in April 2021. Luckily, after leaving that series, that doesn’t seem to be an issue anymore.