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Jill (Duggar) Dillard Welcomes First Child Israel David with Husband

  • Carrie Dedrick
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2015 Apr 08
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“19 Kids and Counting” star Jill Duggar Dillard gave birth to a healthy baby boy on April 6. Life News reports parents Derick and Jill Dillard named their first child Israel David. 


He arrived at 11:49 p.m., weighing 9 lbs., 10 oz. and was 23 inches long. 


Both mother and baby are healthy according to the official Duggar Family Facebook page


Grandparents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar wrote, "We are so thankful for a healthy Mom and baby! Love this sweet baby Israel! We are happy grandparents and we promise more pictures soon!" 


In a video announcement, the Jill Dillard said, "Not everything went as expected, but we're reminded of the verse [where] the Bible talks about where man plans his way but the Lord directs his steps. We're encouraged by that …and he's just a handsome fella."


TLC will air a special "19 Kids and Counting" episode of Israel's birth on May 5.



Publication date: April 8, 2015