Jill Duggar's Baby Israel Sets Record for Being Biggest Baby Born at Hospital

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He's barely three days old, and already a record breaker! Baby Dilly, who we now know has been named Israel David, is the longest baby to be born in the hospital this year! And he's already made Mom and Dad change their initial plans.


So we all know the birth didn't exactly go as Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard had hoped. While they both planned for an at-home water birth, Baby Dilly decided he'd rather be born in a hospital.

But the curve balls didn't end there.

Because he was roughly two weeks overdue, it's no surprise Israel is one big baby. He was born weighing 9 lbs., 10 oz., and was 23 inches long. That's the longest the hospital has seen all year. And in 2014, the longest baby born in the hospital was Dilly's exact size.

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So the new trio had quite a change of plans. The family tells People that the rest of the Duggars were assigned to run out and buy extra-large clothes. In fact, the onesies, diapers, and baby clothes Jill and Derick had purchased were too small for the little (big) guy!

But because of his hefty size, he's practically a shoo-in for the big leagues. Derick is already (jokingly) mapping out which football position his little guy can tackle. "Probably a tight end," says Jill.

Hear that, Razorbacks? The Dillards have a new rookie for you!

How big was your baby when they were born?



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