Jill Duggar didn't exactly surprise anyone with her announcement last month that she's in the family way. We were all but expecting it, since she and her new hubby Derick Dillard have made no secret about the fact that they'd like to have a large family just like her parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.
The 19 Kids and Counting star may have raised a few eyebrows with her timing, given that she famously shared her first kiss on her wedding just two months earlier, and usually people like to wait until they're out of the first trimester to announce anything, but to each their own. Jill may have felt like she was in the "safe zone" however, because she recently revealed that she's been having some pretty serious morning sickness.
In an interview with ABC, Jill confessed, "I've been having a lot of morning sickness ... they should call it 'pregnancy sickness' because it's all day, but I'm feeling good today! I'm thanking God for this little life and the good signs. It's well worth it."
Awww! She probably feels the way a lot of moms-to-be feel -- never been so happy to feel so miserable. In the early stages of pregnancy, before you're showing or feeling baby tumble about, feeling sick can be a great reassurance that baby is sticking around for awhile.
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While it's her first pregnancy, Jill has had plenty of experience from an outside perspective, both in training to be a midwife, and by happenstance of being one of the oldest of 19 kids. She's watched her mom go through a pregnancy or two, to say the least, and she's finding that pregnancy cravings might be genetic.
"[Like my mother, I crave] things that are more sour to settle [my] stomach," she said, citing things like "dill pickles, lemon with salt, or lemon juice with water or salt." She added, "I like cold things [too]. I don't like a lot of hot meals right now but I do try to get protein every two hours."
It sounds like Derick has been a dream to have around, and he's doing his part to dote on his baby mama. Jill shared that he keeps a "pregnancy bag" stocked up with her favorite treats, so when she needs a bite of something, it's right there for her. What a sweetheart!
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