Saturday, February 28, 2015

Jill's second baby shower

Derick and Jill are having another baby shower and this time it's from the people that she works for A Mommy's Butterfly Midwifery. The baby shower is tomorrow! Derick and Jill are 36 weeks and four days pregnant with their first child.

March Birthdays

Josh- March 3rd
Derick- March 9th
Baby Boy- Due March 24th!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Countdown to Baby

How Jill and Derick Dillard Are Getting Ready for Their Little One?

Get out the booties, blankets and birthing tub, "Baby Dilly" is weeks away.

The newest addition to the expansive Duggar clan featured on TLC's hit reality show 19 Kids & Counting is due in March – and his parents Jill and Derick Dillard are getting into ready-mode, they tell PEOPLE exclusively. "Baby Dilly" is the nickname the couple has been calling the baby throughout her pregnancy.

"I feel great, I feel really good," says Jill, 23. "He's moving around a lot and doing a lot of rolling."
She and her husband Derick, 25, revealed her pregnancy exclusively to PEOPLE two months after their June 21, 2014, wedding. They attended birthing classes and now that she's at 35 weeks, they're getting the house ready for their planned home birth.

"We're getting the birthing pool, things like that," says Derick. "We have a bassinet and a crib."

While Jill has years of experience with babies as a sibling to 18 kids, she is also a midwife. Along with her midwives, her sister Jana, 25, will be available for support, she says.

"And my sisters, mom and Derick's mom are available as errand runners," she says.

Jill's younger sister Jessa, 22, who was married Nov. 1, and her husband, Ben Seewald, 19, shared their hope to adopt children as well as have biological children of their own – something that Jill and Derick have also said they would like to do. But in the meantime, they are ready to welcome their new boy into the world.

Derick, who has just one sibling – his younger brother, Daniel – says he is looking forward to both of them changing their first diaper.

"I think my brother will be a great uncle," Derick says. "He has as much baby experience as I do, but he has lined things up already, planning to take our son camping someday. We'll both get to change our first diaper."

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Derick and Jill Dillard update!

1. The Dillards' son, whom they have affectionately nicknamed Baby Dilly, is due March 24th, which is less than a month away.

2. Jana Duggar and a team of midwives will deliver Baby Dilly at the Dillards' home.

3. Jill says she feels fabulous and that their son is very active.

4. The Dillards are prepared with a birthing tub, a bassinet, a crib, and gifts received from family, friends, and fans.

5. Derick has never changed a diaper, while Jill has changed hundreds (perhaps thousands).

6. Dan Dillard, Derick's brother, is already planning to take his nephew camping (but not right away).

Jessa and Ben Seewald update!

In the recent blogs, we announced that Ben and Jessa gave an interview to People magazine. Here is a few updates for Ben and Jessa!

1. Jessa and Ben honeymooned in Paris, Rome, and Venice.

2. They are now renting the house that Josh and Anna lived in before moving to Washington D.C. Who is their landlord? Grandma Mary Duggar! The house is minutes away from Jim Bob and Michelle and about 30 minutes from Jill and Derick.

3. Ben completed an associate's degree and is considering attending seminary in hopes of becoming a pastor someday. He currently works for Jim Bob.

4. Jessa is not pregnant (yet).

5. The Seewalds researched adoption but discovered that most agencies require a couple to be married for two years before adopting. Still, they hope to adopt "a lot of kids," as Jessa puts it.

6. Jessa and Ben are considering purchasing a TV to watch football and "a cooking show every now and then," but for now, they watch television shows, such as The Andy Griffith Show, online.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Jessa says Yes to the Dress and Bridesmaid and babies trivia questions

The first three questions are from "Jessa say Yes to the Dress" 
1. Who comes up for dress shopping?
2.  What does Joy send Ben?
3. What do Derick and Jill receive from Josh and Anna?
The last three questions are from "bridesmaids and babies"
4. Who is Ben and Jessa's wedding planner?
5. How many guests did Derick and Jill have?
6. Who honk at Ben and Jessa's engagement photo shoot?

Recaps: Bridesmaids and Babies

Ben and Jessa are heading to the church where they will be getting married. Jim Bob and Michelle are heading over with them to meet Sierra who is doing Ben and Jessa's wedding planning. Sierra was the one that also did Derick and Jill's wedding in June.
Jessa reveals that they are hoping to get a small crowd at her wedding where Derick and Jill had 1700 guest or more.
The ladies at the church are shocked to learn that the family wants to use the church for both the ceremony and the reception. They ended up having it outside in the church parking lot.
Jessa asked her older brother Josh to make the wedding invitations since he did Jill's wedding invitations.
Jinger heads out with Ben and Jessa along with Joy and Johannah to take photos of the couple.
"You had to be creative with showing that affection without a lot of hands-on," says Jinger.
While in the middle of it, Jim Bob and John David drive by and honk at them.
Jessa's bridesmaid dresses arrive in the mail and all the girls are a little hesitant. Jessa chose the "Ellie" Modest Dress in Coral Rose, which costs $50 per gown. Michelle gets the dresses steam so the girls can try them on when Josie sings "Here comes the bride, all fat and while."
Jana reveals that she doesn't like the dress but comes ot to show her sister. Joy reveals that it's hard to find a dress that will fit 10 different people and still look good. The dress comes to the calf and it's awkard lengt which means that they are going to need to do some alterations to make them work.
"When it comes down to it, if you really want to do something else, I'll just leave it with y'all," Jessa says. "You can return them all and order your own dresses. I'm not really picky. It would be nice if they stuck with the dresses that I have chosen, but I guess we'll see.
Derick and Jill are heading off to see their baby for the first time at their midwife appintoment. Jill is learning how to do midwife and is 12 weeks pregnant right now. Jill reveals that she has a lot experience since she has been doing the practice for the last four years and admit that it's different now that she is pregnant.
Jill and Derick head over to Joy Coonfield who will be deliever Baby Dillard this month. Derick and Jill revealed that they did not want to go with the midewife that Jill works with is because they want to keep her work separate from her pregnancy. Jill reveals that she has had all day sickness.

Recap: Jessa says yes to the Dress

Ben's mom and sisters are heading up to do dress shopping with a few of the Duggar girls. Jessa decided to head to Tesori dress shop whom are not used to having a big group but are excited that they can help Jessa pick out her dream grown.
Ben had asked the girls to send him photos of Jessa trying on the gowns so Joy snaps all of the dresses that Jessa doesn't likes to send them to Ben.
"I guess for me on my end, because I'm still parenting, [the time] has flown," says Guinn Seewald (Ben's mom). "But I know for the courting couple, I think it has been a long process. I'm sure they're quite ready."
Guinn sits down with Michelle to seek advice about the upcoming wedding. Ben is the oldest of the seven children that Guinn and Michael had. Michelle reminds her to be joyful during this time. Michelle said that if she thought about it by next year Michelle and Guinn will be expecting a Seewald grandbaby which shcokes her and she reminds Michelle to stay on the wedding.
Ben wants his girlfriend to have a modest dress since he gets jealous and that she is his girl. Michelle reveals that Jessa just wanted to get in and find her dress to get done faster while Jill wanted to savor the moment.
Jessa finds a blush colored grown and doesn't have to order the dress online is happy that they have it in store. "I love that it has a little bit of sparkle to it, but not too much," she says.
At Derick and Jill's house, James is getting tutored by his older sister Jill and is there when Josh and Anna send them the gift that they made for their baby. Michael reveals that he can't wait to meet his new cousin.
Jessa and Michelle sit down to talk about the dress that Michelle will wear to Ben and Jessa's wedding and Jim Bob reveals that it's been hard to see his daughters getting married and moving out.

Josiah takes off!

Jim Bob and Michelle are sending their son, Josiah, off to the Philippines
for the next month. By the time that he gets back, he will be an uncle to Jill's little boy who is due in a month! Josiah will be joining Gil and Kelly Bates's two sons Nathan and Lawson on the mission trip.

Big announcement

Josh tweeted a little bit ago that there is a big announcement on March 3!

It could mean that Ben and jessa are expecting or the gender of Josh and Anna's baby or Derick and Jill have welcomed their first baby boy into the world.

What do you think it is?

New episode tonight!

We have two new episodes that air tonight!
The recap and trivia questions will be posted tonight after the show airs! 

21 weeks pregnant

Anna Duggar with a friend, both of them are expecting baby number 4
Josh and Anna are 19 weeks away from meeting their fourth child. They are trying to figure out if they are going to have a home birth or a hospital birth.

Journey to parenthood: Four weeks to go!

Can you believe that the baby is due in four weeks?! We can't wait for him to arrive.

Trivia answers from Jill's sercet!

1.  How is it different for Jill while living with Derick? It's a lot quieter than what she is used to.

2.  Who was at the sleepover at Derick and Jill's house? Johannah to Josie

3. Where is Ben and Jessa living at after their marriage? A rental house that Josh and Anna used to have

4. What did Jill take? A pregnancy test that revealed that she is pregnant

5.  What did Jessa say about if the girls didn't like the dresses? That it was only for a few hours and they can wear them

Monday, February 23, 2015

Jinger Duggar Shares Testimony

Ben Seewald and Jinger talk about the Lord and how they changed their lives by praying the sinner's prayer

36 weeks to go!

It's so exciting to know that Derick and Jill have almost four weeks until they have their first child in their arms. Derick and Jill have informed us that they are going to have a home birth for their first child. They are really excited about it. Tomorrow marks one more month until their baby's due date!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Second and third episode of 19 kids and counting

Jessa Says Yes to the Dress
Jessa goes wedding dress shopping! Mix in Michelle and several other Duggars & Seewalds and there are a lot of opinions to go around, but everyone knows it's the bride's opinion that counts. And Jill & Derick receive a special gift from the DC Duggars.

Bridesmaids and Babies
With only 6 weeks until the big day, Jessa & Ben are in the thick of wedding planning. Meanwhile, Jill & Derick are preparing for parenthood at their first midwife visit. And Jinger is behind the lens as she takes Ben & Jessa's engagement photos.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Jill's secret on youtube!

The first episode of the new season is posted on youtube thanks to a Nobel viewer! We are so thankful to them about uploading them!

Eight months of marriage

Derick and Jill are celebrating their eight month of marriage today.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Jessa and Ben Seewald's Relationship Dos and Don'ts

Ben and Jessa sat down with people and did many interviews about their relationship, family, and their marriage
Ben and Jessa have only been married for a little over three months but they are giving some advice about what they have learned so far.

"Ben is the best for sure at saying 'Sweetheart, we need to talk about this' if he senses I am irritated or upset about something," says Jessa Seewald revealed to people and then add "It's important not to turn away,"

"The most important thing is humility and putting the other person first," he says. "I try to make that my perspective – I'm here to serve her and help her. What can I do to make her life easier?"

In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE at their home in Springdale, Arkansas, the newest Seewalds have much more to share on what they've learned – and say they are learning.

"It's important not to build walls or turn away from hard topics," says Jessa. "Not like, 'I am going to take my feelings and close off from you and build a little wall there.' The 'I'm-going-to-show-you attitude' really hurts. It's always best to open up and talk about things."

While yelling is "not the tendency" in the Seewald home, Jessa says, she also cautions that not being willing to talk about an issue can be problematic.

"Clamming up is just as bad [as yelling], she says.
"We have been thinking about finances a lot lately," says Ben, who says he and Jessa want to avoid getting into debt and try not to waste money.

In addition to Duggar-type bargain hunting – Jim Bob and Michelle have often discussed their goal to "buy used and save the difference" on their show – Ben insists that giving money away is also important to the couple.

"If God blesses us with money, we want to find ways to give it to others who need help," he says.

Jessa says that Ben takes her out on date nights "sometimes twice a week" to romantic dinners or trips to the local ice cream parlor.

"Dates are investing in our marriage," Ben says. "That's a good way to spend our money."

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Jessa and Ben Seewald Talk About Life as Newlyweds to PEOPLE Magazine

On the last season of "19 Kids and Counting," we watched the relationship between Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald grow. We saw Ben nervously ask Jessa's father for permission to court, plan a series of sweet dates (with chaperones, of course!), and move in to the Duggar's home. And at the end of last season, Ben orchestrated one incredibly romantic scavenger hunt proposal -- and Jessa said yes!

This past November, Jessa, 22, and Ben, 19, tied the knot in front of 1,000 people in Bentonville, Arkansas. (Don't worry, you'll get to see the lovely event later this season!) They've moved out of the Duggar home and are definitely enjoying life as newlyweds.

Jessa and Ben recently sat down with PEOPLE magazine to discuss their new, quieter life together as well as their big plans for the future. Ben, who himself is no stranger to large families (he is one of seven siblings), and Jessa have found it tough to get used to living in a less chaotic environment. "One thing I've had to adjust to," Jessa told PEOPLE, "is not having my siblings around - especially my sisters because we are so close."

But based on all of the Instagram pictures of the happy couple, they seem to be savoring their newfound alone time.

Jessa and Ben are also excited to grow their own family. And they've got plenty of older siblings to consult when it comes to parenting tips. Jessa's older brother Josh and his wife Anna are expecting their fourth child this year and Jessa's older sister Jill, who was married last summer, is pregnant with her first child. However, Jessa and Ben are considering going a different route.

"We hope to adopt a lot of kids," Jessa tells PEOPLE. "If God blesses us with biological kids of our own, it's not going to quench our desire to adopt."

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Jill's secret trivia questions!

We are back with trivia questions and we will have answers on Tuesday morning.

1.  How is it different for Jill while living with Derick?

2.  Who was at the sleepover at Derick and Jill's house?

3. Where is Ben and Jessa living at after their marriage?

4. What did Jill take?

5.  What did Jessa say about if the girls didn't like the dresses?

Ben and Jessa's exclusive interview!

From the start of their courtship, Ben and Jessa have been making their own rules. At their wedding, they decided that they were going to have their first kiss in private rather in front of family and friends. It was very different from how Josh and Anna along with Derick and Jill did their first kiss.
Ben and Jessa sat down with People magazine to talk about their marriage and how they have been adjusting to it. The new season started tonight.
"One thing I've had to adjust to," Jessa said to People then added "is not having my siblings around – especially my sisters because we are so close (to Ben) But I am so happy to be married to you."
Jessa is the third daughter of the couple and settled into their new home with her husband Ben. It was revealed on the recent episode that it's the first home of Josh and Anna which they lived there for five years and welcomed all three of their children.
For Jessa and Ben Seewald's exclusive home interview, as well as the latest on Jill and Derick Dillard's birth plans, pick up this week's issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday

Recap: "Jill's Secret"

On the season premiere of 19 kids and counting, Derick and Jill are enjoying their new life together. Jill revealed that it's a lot different. Jill tells us that they go to bed a lot earlier and wake up early too. Jill reveals that she is still learning that she only has to cook for two people and her freezer is full with frozen left overs.
"We are setting in. It's really nice just to have a cozy home." Jill revealed to the fans.
Meanwhile back at the Duggars home, Ben and Jessa are working on their wedding and what they want to have there. Jessa wants to follow in her sister's footsteps and keep the cost down. Jessa and Ben load up the little boys and head over to the house that they will be living in. Josh and Anna lived in the same house for five years before moving to DC. Ben and Jessa learn that there is mold in the master bedroom that needs to be fixing.
Jessa reveals that Derick and Jill got the three story mansion because it was closer to his office and Jessa wanted a smaller home due to it's easier to clean.   
    Back when Jana and Jill had their wisdom teeth pulled a few years ago, Joy was helping out. Now that Joy had her wisdom teeth, the youngest Duggars are wanting to help their older sister while she gets better.
Jill heads over to go dress-up clothes shopping for a sleepover that she and Derick will be hosting with her younger sisters, (Johanna to Josie). All the little girls are so excited to be spending time with their older sister and their new brother-in-law.
At Jill's house, the little girls get all dress up and they have a chocolate fondue party. Derick paints many of the girls nails and Jill reveals that he is doing amazing since he is really good with the little girls. At bedtime, Derick reads the younger girls a bible story. Derick says that he enjoyed spending time with the girls, he is practicing for fatherhood.
The Duggars girls are in their bedroom to order coral bridesmaids dresses. Jessa chooses a style that is modest and hopefully won't need any alterations.
    "If they don't like them, they are only going to be in them for a couple hours, so they'll live," says Jessa.
Derick and Jill head over to the Duggar family home after a month of marriage. She makes a confession and reveals that she is pregnant with their first child. The whole family is beyond excited about the fourth grandchild.
After telling her family, they decided that it's time to tell Josh and Anna that they are expecting their first child. Anna asked if she is pregnant with their first child and Jill admits that she is pregnant. Josh and Anna are excited for her and Derick.

Other blogs
* Jill's secret trivia questions
* Jill's secret trivia answers (coming soon)

Ben and Jessa's update!

Ben and Jessa revealed that they are living in Josh and Anna's house. Jessa revealed that she doesn't mind having her brother's first home.

New episodes airs....

Don't forget to check out the new episodes that airs tonight on TLC!
Don't forget to check out the blog for trivia and recaps! 

20 weeks pregnant!

Josh and Anna are 20 weeks pregnant with their fourth child. They are super excited to be welcoming another child. They should be finding out if they are expecting twins and what is the baby's gender. They just celebrated their sixth Valentine's day together as husband and wife. Their pregnancy announcement will air later on this season!

Monday, February 16, 2015

35 weeks pregnant: Just 5 weeks left!

With the new season about to start tomorrow. Derick and Jill only have 5 more weeks until their first child is due. They are super excited about their new adventure as parents.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Jill's secret preview

On the first episode of the new season! 

The family preps for Jessa's upcoming wedding to Ben Seewald. From budgeting to bridesmaid attire, Jessa knows what she wants, but will there be time to get it? And as Jill shares a life-changing announcement with her family, how will the Duggars react?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Jill's first baby shower

The Duggar and Dillard family along with friends joined derick and Jill for their first baby shower. Jill is due in late March.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

One more week!

Just one more week until the return!

19 weeks pregnant

Josh and Anna are almost halfway through their fourth pregnancy of baby #4! They are due on July 10th but knowing Anna's history of coming early, they could have another June birthday!

Journey to parenthood: Four months to go!

Josh and Anna have four months until their family of five becomes a family of six!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Remembering Grandpa Duggar!

It's hard to believe that today marks Grandpa Duggar's death anniversary! You are surely missed!

34 weeks!

It's hard to think that baby boy Dillard will be here in about six weeks or less. Do you think he will be born before or after his due date.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Update on Derick's mom!

Many of our lovely readers would like an update on Derick's mom since the wedding.
Following the engagement of Derick and Jill, Derick's mom Cathy, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Now having it be 10 months later, Cathy is doing really good and just went to PET Scan and Bone marrow biopsy which both came back clear. She will have another check to see if it came back if the symptoms reappear.
Right before Derick and Jill said I do, her doctor did not think that she would survive another day but she proved them wrong and made it to see her son walked down the aside to married Jill. Cathy's story is a clear sign from the Lord that he is faithful to those that are faithful to him.
Jill reveals that Cathy is so excited to meet her first grandson that is due at the end of March! 

Meet and Greet!

Jessa is heading for her first tour alone in March and April for Southern Women's show.  After each question and answer session, Jessa will be available to greet guests, sign autographs, and take pictures
Savannah, Georgia
Saturday, March 7th, 2015, at 1pm
Fashion and Entertainment Stage
Click here to purchase tickets online

Memphis, Tennessee
Saturday, March 14th, 2015, at 1pm
Fashion and Entertainment Stage
Click here to purchase tickets online
*Listen to FM100 for a chance to win one of five tickets to a private meet and greet with Jessa before she goes on stage.

Richmond, Virginia
Saturday, April 18th, 2015, at 1pm
Fashion and Entertainment Stage
Click here to purchase tickets online

Ticket Information
Adults: $10.00 at the Door
Youth: $5.00 (ages 6-12)
Online Advance: $8.00 or $9.00 (varies per show)
Group: (10 or more; Advance Only) $7.00 or $8.00 (varies per show)
Children Under 6 FREE with Paying Adult
Advanced Discount Tickets Available at Walgreens beginning February 9th: $7.00 Adult / $5.00 Youth

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Jim Bob and Michelle are in Alaska!

As we had announced that Jim Bob and Michelle were heading to Alaska. They decided to make it just as a couple trip and give them some alone time

New schedule!

With the season about to start and that means that our blog is going to be super busy with pregnancy updates for (Jill and Anna) and birthday updates

Friday, February 6, 2015

Mackynzie update!

With being the oldest grandchild of the Duggars, Mackynzie's life is about to change again when her aunt, Jill, welcomes her first son and when her mother, Anna, welcomes her fourth child.

Mackynzie wants to be a big sister to a little girl this time!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The tales of six Michaels!

The Duggar family have six Michaels into their family.

Michelle Duggar- Mother to 19 kids and grandmother of 3 grandbabies and two more grandbabies on the way! 

Jill Michelle Dillard- Second daughter born to Jim Bob and Michelle. She is married to Derick Dillard and currently expecting their first child due in a few weeks.

Derick Michael Dillard- Husband of Jill Dillard.

Ben Michael Seewald- husband of Jessa Seewald

Jason Michael Duggar- son of Jim Bob and Michelle

Michael James Duggar- son of Josh and Anna Duggar. Brother to Mackynzie and Marcus and Baby #4. Born on June 15, 2011. He is named after Anna's father.

When will the trivia questions return?

So many of our fans have been asking if the trivia questions will mark a return this season. We are planning to bring back the trivia questions and will try our best!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Grandpa Duggar's birthday!

Happy Birthday to Grandpa Duggar as he is celebrating his birthday with Jesus!

18 weeks pregnant!

Anna is now 18 weeks pregnant with her fourth child. Josh and Anna are trying to make sure that they spend quality time with each of their three kids that they have before the new baby. Josh came yesterday to pick up Michael and take him to lunch leaving Anna with Mackynzie and Marcus. This week they also had special guest come up and visit with them.

Monday, February 2, 2015

33 weeks pregnant!

It's hard to think that Jill and Derick are about to be at the end of their first pregnancy. In about four weeks, Jill will be considered full time and can give birth at in anytime!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Ben and Jessa's third month of marriage!

 It's hard to believe that Ben and Jessa have been married for the past three months! This season of 19 kids and counting will feature their wedding!
Do you think that there will be a pregnancy announcement this month?

February is here!

This month, the Duggars celebrate the return of 19 kids and counting on February 17th.

Recaps and Trivia questions will return on February 17th and February 18th!

Jim Bob and Michelle are loading up and heading to Alaska on 7th for a speaking engagement.

Jim Bob and Michelle then head to Ohio on the 21st.

Derick and Jill's pregnancy will go from 33 weeks pregnant to 36 weeks pregnant.

Derick and Jill's Journey to parenthood: One month left will be posted on February 24th!

Josh and Anna's pregnancy will go from 18 weeks pregnant to 21 weeks pregnant

Josh and Anna's Journey to parenthood: Four months left will be posted on February 10th!

Ben and Jessa celebrate three months of marriage!

Derick and Jill celebrate eight months of marriage!

Grandpa Duggar's anniversary is this month!  Grandpa Duggar's birthday is also this month

Ben, Jessa, Derick, and Jill will celebrate their second Valentine's day together but their first Valentine's day as husband and wife!