Jill Duggar: Did She Just Reveal Her Unborn Baby’s Name?
It’s been four months since we first learned that Jill Duggar is pregnant with her second child, and while she’s not quite as tight-lipped about her expanding family as her sister, Jessa Duggar, Jill hasn’t offered fans many updates in recent weeks.
Granted, part of the reason for that is the fact that she and her son and husband are currently back in South America performing missionary work, and Internet connections are reportedly hard to come by in their village.
Even so, it seems that Jill is occasionally able to login and fill fans in on the status of her forthcoming bundle of joy.
Jill posted a lengthy blog post to her family’s official website yesterday, and she ended with a surprising reveal.
She started with the sad news that the grandfather of her husband, Derick Dillard, passed away last week.
Jill thanked fans for their support and explained that while the Dillards are enduring a difficult time, there’s a good deal of joy on the horizon:
“Although the past few days have brought sadness to our hearts, we’ve also had reason to celebrate, since Israel turned 2 years old just a few days ago!” Jill wrote.
She went on to offer fans an insight into her pregnancy as she approaches her third trimester:
“Little ‘Samuelito’ (as the locals call him) sometimes wakes mommy up at night now with his active kicking,” Jill wrote.
“We look forward to returning home soon to prepare for the birth (before we can’t fly anymore!).”
The “Samuelito” tidbit has been interpreted by some fans as Jill’s way of revealing that she’s planning on naming her baby Samuel.
It’s a tad traditional for a Duggar baby name, but it’s in keeping with Jill and Derick’s habit of choosing names that reflect their faith.
Their first child, Israel Dillard, was named in commemoration of of the Christian holy land and the country where Derick performed his earliest missionary work.
It may seem like a casual way to make such a big reveal, but Jill isn’t as secretive as other members of her family.
Plus, we suppose when you can only access the Internet once a week, you’re not as selective about what you share online.
Watch Counting On online for more from the Dillard clan.