WASHINGTON, March 31, 2015 – Reports from the Duggar camp are that Jill (Duggar) Dillard is calmly waiting for the birth of her first son, a boy, with husband Derick. The couple, which celebrated their one-year “proposal” anniversary Monday became pregnant on their honeymoon to the North Carolina Outer Banks.
Duggar-Dillard is officially past her March 24 due date.
“I’m feeling great,” the mom-to-be, 23, said in a video posted to the Duggar family’s Facebook page Monday.
One year ago yesterday Derick asked Jill to marry him. Now they have been married a little over 9 months and Jill is 9 months, 6 days pregnant. Little baby Dilly should be born any day. Please pray for a healthy delivery and enjoy the little video of the happy couple we made yesterday!
Posted by Duggar Family Official on Monday
Following the best advice of moms, doulas and obstetricians everywhere, the 19 Kids and Counting star says that she’s trying to keep up with exercising and is walking and eating healthy.
Derick is helping her with the diet.
“I’ll try and add up her protein every day, make sure we’re getting 60 to 80 grams of protein,” he explains. “At the same time you don’t want to get too much because you don’t want to have a 10 pound baby.”
But Jill doesn’t seem fazed by it and laughs as she pats her large baby bump, saying, “We’ll see whenever baby Dilly makes his appearance.”
While we are waiting for Baby Boy Dilly’s arrival Baby Center offers us some fun baby birth facts — including that Tuesday is the most popular day for babies to be born
When and where U.S. babies are born
The biggest day
The most popular day for babies to make their entrance is Tuesday, followed by Monday. Sunday is the slowest day, with 35.1 fewer births than average.
The biggest month
In 2010 more newborns arrived in September than in any other month. The second, third and fourth most popular birthday months were August, June, and July, in that order.
Birth numbers and rates in the states
The number of births went down for 40 states and remained about the same for the rest of the states in 2009. Birth rates ranged from 51 births per 1,000 women age 15 to 44 in Vermont to 88 per 1,000 in Utah.
States with the most births
California, Texas and New York (in descending order) had the greatest number of births.
States with the highest birth rate
Utah had the highest birth rate, with 88 births per 1,000 women age 15 to 44. Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming had more than 70 births per 1,000 women.
States with the fewest births
Vermont had the fewest births, followed by Wyoming, North Dakota and the District of Columbia.
States with the lowest birth rate
Vermont had the lowest birth rate, with 51 births per 1,000 women age 15 to 44. Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire and Rhode Island had fewer than 60 births per 1,000 women.
Age of first-time moms
Over the last three decades, women have been waiting longer to start having children. In 1970 the average age of a first-time mother was about 21. In 2008 the average age was 25.1.
In 2009 the birth rate in the United States was 66.7 births per 1,000 women ages 15 to 44. This was a three percent decline from 2008 and a reversal of the increases seen in 2006 to 2008. In 2010 the birth rate dropped another three percent, to 64.7 births per 1,000 women ages 15 to 44.