Jill Duggar Reveals Pregnancy Cravings, Gives Unborn Child Funny Nickname With Husband Derick Dillard
You hear that, Baby Dilly?! Mommy loves you! Jill Duggar revealed to fans that she and her husband Derick Dillard already have a nickname for their unborn child, while adding in a separate interview with ABC News that pregnancy has been somewhat of a rough journey thus far.
"I've been having a lot of morning sickness," the TLC star, 23, said. "They should call it 'pregnancy sickness' because it's all day, but I'm feeling good today! I'm thanking God for this little life and the good signs. It's well worth it."
While her first-time pregnancy has been rocky, Duggar's doting husband has certainly made her life easier. According to his pregnant wife, Dillard, 25, keeps a "pregnancy bag" (packed with Duggar's favorite foods) on hand at all times in case she needs an immediate treat.
"[Like my mother, I crave] things that are more sour to settle [my] stomach," Duggar told ABC.
It's also fitting that the baby is nicknamed "Baby Dilly" since Duggar cited pregnancy cravings like "dill pickles, lemon with salt, or lemon juice with water or salt." The mom-to-be added: "I like cold things [too]. I don't like a lot of hot meals right now but I do try to get protein every two hours."
Along with her pregnancy confessions, the midwife-in-training also said she plans to give birth naturally in the comfort of her own home. "I feel like it will be way more relaxing... and having the baby at home with a midwife provides more of that personal care," Duggar shared. "It’s more intimate for the couple as well, getting to be in your own environment."
Us confirmed on Aug. 20 that the newlyweds were expecting their first child together after only two months of marriage. "We appreciate all the well-wishes and are enjoying this new season of life as we look forward to parenthood!" the couple told Us in a statement the following week.
The Dillards plan to announce their baby's gender this season on TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, which premieres Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 9 p.m. ET. "We're still pretty early right now but we’re thinking we may not do a letter theme," Duggar told ABC News. "Maybe we'll do some other kind of theme!"