19 Kids and Counting stars Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard welcomed their first child on Apr. 6. The proud new parents headed to Instagram to post the first pics of son Israel David, and have shared a cute video of their bundle of the joy.
The clip on their website featured the new parents and their baby boy, with the caption, “He’s here! Israel David Dillard has made his arrival. He was born at 11:49pm on April 6, 2015.”
The reality star couple continued to announce their firstborn child.
“He weighed 9 lbs and 10 ounces and measured 23 inches long,” they added. “We think he’s adorable! Mom and baby are both doing wonderful. We are so thankful for his safe arrival and look forward to this great new journey called Parenthood! Check back for regular updates from our growing family. We would love to hear from you.”
In the video, Jill reveals that things didn’t exactly go according to plan when it came to his birth.
“Not everything went as expected,” Jill shared, “so we were reminded of the verse that the Bible talks about when ‘Man plans his way but the Lord directs his steps.’ We were encouraged by that. He’s just a handsome little fella and we’d like everybody to stay tuned to TLC. May 5th they’re going to be showing the birth episode as well as things surrounding that.”
While she did not elaborate, Jill has previously expressed the desire to have a home birth.