The Duggar family is even bigger! Jill (Duggar) Dillard welcomed her second child over the weekend with husband Derick—and it's a boy! The couple announced the arrival of the family's newest member, Samuel Scott Dillard, on their website.
“We are excited to finally announce the arrival of Samuel Scott Dillard,” the family revealed. “The newest addition to our family arrived on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at 1:02 p.m. He weighs 9lb 10oz and is 22” long. After 40 hours of labor, he was delivered via C-section at the hospital. Thank you for your continued prayers and support!”
The couple revealed news of their little bun in the oven last December. “We are so excited to be expecting Dillard baby #2!” the duo originally told People. “Children really are a wonderful blessing from God. Having Israel has been such a delight to us that we know a second sweet baby will only continue to add joy to our family. We are thankful to God for this sweet child and we cannot wait to see her or him face to face!”
Prior to little Samuel's arrival, the couple enjoyed a relaxing getaway during their babymoon, which also doubled as an anniversary celebration, at the Bradford Inn, a picturesque bed and breakfast in Pennsylvania. During their mini vacation, they spent some time sightseeing as well as indulging in some sweet treats!
The couple, who also a two-year-old son named Israel, opened up about their love of being parents, specifically watching their little ones grow. “We really love being parents and I think just seeing, as a father specifically, like I enjoy seeing his development and being able to teach him new things,” Derick said of son Israel.
“You learn things as you go along,” Jill said. “We’re far from mastering any skill of parenting, but we do pick up on little tips here and there from Derick’s mom, my mom. We’re always asking questions of other people.”