Jill and Derick Dillard: We Feel So Blessed

Jill and Derick Dillard with baby Israel David on the cover of PEOPLE     By Madison Jaye

Jill and Derick Dillard with baby Israel David on the cover of PEOPLE     By Madison Jaye

After 70 hours of intense labor, Jill and Derick Dillard welcome their first baby boy, Israel David.


When Jill Dillard learned she was expecting her first baby just weeks after her wedding last June to husband Derick, the mom-to-be hoped for a natural delivery at her home in Rogers, Arkansas.

"His birth didn't go as expected," Jill tells PEOPLE of her son Israel David, born April 6. "But having him here – it's worth all of it. I wouldn't do anything differently."

The second-oldest daughter born into the Duggar family, stars of TLC's hit show 19 Kids and Counting, Jill didn't get discouraged when her March 24 due date passed.
 

"I told myself first-time moms often go a week and a half over," says the 23-year-old, who turned to spicy food to help kick-start her labor.



Then, 41 weeks and five days into her pregnancy, Jill's water finally broke, but complications followed.

 

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