While the soon-to-be-mom seems relaxed about her later-than-expected delivery date, her long pregnancy may derail the plans she and husband Derick Dillard had for a natural, home birth for their first child. E News! reports that home births aren't recommended for pregnant women who carry a child longer than 41 weeks — and Duggar is now just days shy of that cut-off.
But we've got to give Duggar props for staying calm during her long pregnancy. She recently told People, "I have told myself, 'First-time moms often go a week and a half over, so don't get discouraged.' When everyone else is asking you, 'When are you going to have that baby?' The baby will come when the baby comes."
For his part, Dillard might be happy Baby Dilly is taking his time. The husband has speculated his wife would give birth to their baby boy on the one-year anniversary of the day he proposed, March 29, 2014. The couple wed last June.
"I wonder if #babydilly will decide to come on the one year anniversary of my engagement to @jillmdillard this weekend," Dillard wrote on an Instagram image that shows Duggar 40 weeks and two days pregnant.
Whenever the baby comes, Duggar will surely be ready. Not only is she studying to take a midwife exam later this year, she's already delivered nearly 30 babies and counting herself! Dillard, for his part, is prepped too — the father-to-be just installed a baby seat in anticipated of his little one's arrival!
In the meantime, Duggar and Dillard aren't letting the delay affect their busy lives. The pair was spotted this week volunteering at the thrift store of the Compassion Center in Springdale, Arizona.