Jill and Derick Dillard’s courtship had been quite a whirlwind and the same goes for their engagement and wedding and now the two couldn’t be any happier. The couple is simply over the moon and was more than ecstatic when they revealed they are expecting a child. While talking to People exclusively, Jill announced "We're having a baby! We are so excited."
Jill and Derick Dillard said their vows on June 21st in Springdale, Arkansas. Their wedding ceremony was attended by 1,000 family members and friends who were also there to congratulate the couple on their reception. For those who are waiting for some insight into the wedding, TLC's hit reality show19 Kids and Counting is going to feature the wedding during its new season that begins Sept. 2 (9 p.m. ET).
Looks like the couple had been hoping to get pregnant since a very long time since Jill took numerous pregnancy tests. However, they all turned out to be negative and it wasn’t until she took her mother’s test on insistence from her sisters, while she and Derick were visiting her parents' home, that the result turned out to be positive. "It was surreal," says Derick. "We were shocked. Both of us are so excited."
The baby is due in March and the couple simply cannot contain their happiness and delivering the news to their family was the best thing they ever did. "About 30 days after Jill and Derick got married they gathered everyone in the living room and shared the news," Jim Bob, 49, tells PEOPLE. "Everyone was clapping and cheering, and we were in shock, too."