Jill Duggar, Derick Dillard “Embraced for the First Time” One Year Ago: “Now We’re Expecting Our Firstborn Son”

So much can happen in one year! Derick Dillard and his pregnant wife Jill Duggar celebrated the one year anniversary of their very first hug this week. The 19 Kids and Counting couple, who are eagerly expecting their first child, looked back on the beginning stages of their relationship, sharing memories on social media from their tame and strict courtship.

PHOTOS: Jill and Derick's wedding album

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The future parents also used their Instagram accounts to also celebrate another milestone as Duggar marked 32 weeks of pregnancy. On Tuesday, Jan. 27, Duggar shared a sweet snap with her hubby, reflecting back on how much their lives have changed over the last 12 months — for the better.

"A year ago today my best friend made it home from Nepal," she wrote of Dillard, who returned from a missionary trip in early 2014. "Today I'm married to him and 32 weeks pregnant with our little man! We've been abundantly blessed this last year and are SO grateful to God!"

PHOTOS: The Duggar family album

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She went on to post a passage from the Bible, which illustrated her joy in sharing life with Dillard and anticipating the arrival of a baby boy in several months. "'…I will offer in His tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yes I will sing praises unto the Lord." -Psalm 27:6," she wrote. "#derickdillard #babydilly #32weekspregnant."

Her husband also celebrated their courtship on his Instagram account this past weekend. "It's hard to believe that it's just 2 days short of a year ago that Jill and I embraced at this same place when I returned home from Nepal!" he wrote, alongside a photo with his beaming pregnant wife. "Then we were courting, now we're expecting our firstborn son in just 2 months! God is so good! #blessed #jilldillard #babydilly."

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Duggar, 23, and Dillard, 25, tied the knot last June in Springdale, Ark., sharing their first kiss at the altar as husband and wife. Sixty days after the wedding, the reality stars revealed that they were expecting their first baby together.

"He is so good!" Jill told Us Weekly last fall about her husband, who has been pulling out all the stops to ensure she's comfortable in her pregnancy. "He makes sure he gives me snacks before I get out of bed — protein snacks or saltines just so I’ll have something in my tummy before I start moving around. Grabbing me water…so he is so sweet. He is amazing… Married life is the best!"

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