Jill Duggar Pregnant: TLC Star, Derick Dillard Are "So Grateful" For Their "Little Blessing"

Celebrity Moms Aug. 22, 2014 AT 1:00PM
Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard Pregnant 19 Kids and Counting star Jill Duggar and husband of two months Derick Dillard are "so grateful" for their "little blessing," they said in a statement to Us Weekly on Friday, Aug. 22 Credit: TLC

What a happy time to be a Duggar! Pregnant 19 Kids and Counting star Jill Duggar and her husband of two months Derick Dillard shared their excitement about becoming first-time parents in a statement to Us Weekly on Friday, Aug. 22.

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"We are so grateful to God for this new little blessing!" the couple said. "We appreciate all the well-wishes and are enjoying this new season of life as we look forward to parenthood!"

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Us confirmed earlier this week that Duggar, 23, and Dillard, 25, were expecting their first child together after tying the knot on June 23. Expanding their family, after all, has been the couple's plan from the start.

"Both of us want as many kids as God will give us," Duggar previously told ABC News back in April. "My parents have kept popping them out so we'll see how [our] fertility is!"

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The couple, who shared their first kiss at their wedding, will have plenty of babysitters for their daughter or son โ€” including Jill's parents Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar.

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"We are so excited for Derick and Jill that they are expecting their first baby! They will be such loving, awesome parents," the couple said in a second statement to Us on Aug. 22. "We look forward to welcoming another grandchild into our family. We are so grateful for all the support as our family and our love multiplies! What Joy!"

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