Jill Duggar & Derick Dillard Celebrate 1-Year Anniversary of Their First Hug

Jill Duggar, Derick DillardIt seems like we've been talking about Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard for so long that it's hard to remember that they haven't actually been together that long. Married just last June, and now expecting their first baby in less than two months, the 19 Kids and Counting stars took to Instagram this week to celebrate the one-year anniversary of their first hug.


Yup -- it was only one short year ago that Jill and Derick shared their first hug. A side-hug, presumably. The Duggars famously practice uber-conservative courting traditions, including no kissing or full-body hugs until the wedding vows are said.

Jill posted the above photo to her Instagram account on Tuesday, January 27, and captioned it, "A year ago today my best friend made it home from Nepal ... Today I'm married to him and 32 weeks pregnant with our little man! We've been abundantly blessed this last year and are SO grateful to God! '...I will offer in His tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yes I will sing praises unto the Lord.' -Psalm 27:6 #derickdillard #babydilly #32weekspregnant"

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Derick also enthusiastically posted about his love for his wife and his life this past year over the weekend. He Instagrammed this super sweet snap, with Jill looking very pregnant.

"It's hard to believe that it's just 2 days short of a year ago that Jill and I embraced at this same place when I returned home from Nepal!" he wrote. "Then we were courting, now we're expecting our firstborn son in just 2 months! God is so good! #blessed #jilldillard #babydilly."

Duggar, 23, and Dillard, 25, have shared multiple social media updates over the past year sharing their journey with us. It's neat to see them so gosh darn happy (Duggar-approved language), especially when they've had so many critics over their decision to court instead of date, and especially with that whole "saving the first kiss for the wedding" thing.

And we cannot wait to meet Baby Dilly!

What unusual milestones have you celebrated in your relationships?


Image via Jill Dillard/Instagram

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