“I was really excited. As a new dad, to have a firstborn son to be our first child and be the leader of his siblings, it is very special,” says Derick. Jill adds that there was “some screaming” in the ultrasound room, as her siblings Joy, James and Jenny all came along for the big reveal.
“I thought all along we were having a girl,” she adds. “Everyone made their guesses … My mom and dad both thought
it was going to be a boy and my grandma did, too. They are all really
As for names, Jill says they’re considering several options, but that she and Derick “are not going to do a letter theme,” like her parents did with giving all their children “J” names.
“But we may do some kind of theme, like family names,” she says.
“19 Kids and Counting” airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on TLC. The season is currently working up to Jill and Derick’s wedding, but tonight look for a special segment on the couple’s reaction to their baby news.