After a false alarm last week, Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard finally got to meet their baby this week as Jill gave birth to a healthy baby boy on Monday, April 6. Hours after their baby entered the world, the Duggars took to Facebook to post a video to announce that "Israel David Dillard has made his arrival."
"He was born at 11:49pm on April 6, 2015. He weighed 9 lbs and 10 ounces and measured 23 inches long. We think he's adorable! Mom and baby are both doing wonderful," the post was captioned.
In the video, Jill is seen relaxing on a hospital bed, and Derick has a huge smile on his face as he says, "We're so excited to announce the birth of our son, Israel David Dillard."
Jill then tells the camera, "Not everything went as expected. So we were reminded of the verse that the Bible talks about when 'Man plans his way but the Lord directs his steps.'"
Jill left out the exact details of how their plans changed, but it is speculated that it might have to do with her birth plan. The Dillard's original birth plan was supposed to be a home birth, but Jill, who was 13 days past her due date, had to deliver her son in the hospital.
The 23-year-old also tells People that Israel is the longest baby the hospital has delivered this year. The magazine reports that last year, there was only one baby that was as long as Israel.
Jill said that because of the baby's large size, she had to enlist some of the Duggar clan to run out and get different baby clothes, as all the clothes that she and Derick bought was too small for Israel.