Jill Duggar and husband Derick Dillard welcome third son

Reality TV star Jill Duggar and her husband Derick Dillard announced the arrival of their third son on Monday.

The former “Counting On” star revealed the news on the couple’s website and even revealed their baby boy’s special name.

“’Freddy’ Frederick Michael Dillard is here! He was born 7/7/2022 at 5:16 pm weighing 7 pounds. 6oz. and is 20 centimeters long,” they wrote.

“Frederick means ‘peaceful ruler’ and Michael means ‘gift from God’,” the couple added.

The name is doubly special to the couple “because it’s Derick’s name with ‘Fre’ added to the front, to make ‘Fre-derick’,” they explained.

Likewise, Derick’s name is a variation of the name of his late father, Rick, which his parents created by adding ‘de’ to the front of Rick to spell ‘de’-‘rick’, which literally means son. “van” (the) means Rick,” they continued.

“We were delighted to choose the name Frederick and include both Derick’s and his father’s names, by simply adding ‘Fre’ to the beginning of Derick’s name.”

Jill and Derick shared a sweet photo of their newborn son Frederick on Monday.
Jill and Derick shared a sweet photo of their newborn son Frederick on Monday.

Jill and Derick are also proud parents of boys Israel (7) and Samuel (5).

The couple revealed that Frederick came early — just one day before his older brother Samuel’s birthday.

“So we had our planned cesarean delivery a little earlier than originally planned,” they wrote. “Both Jill and Frederick are healthy and enjoying the band as we look forward to getting him home from the hospital soon!”

Frederick is the couple’s rainbow baby after Jill miscarried in October 2021.

The couple married on June 21, 2014, just three months after Derick proposed to her. The couple also quickly announced their first pregnancy, revealing that they were just eight weeks pregnant after saying their “I do’s”.

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