‘Counting On’: Jill Duggar Fuels Baby Chatter After Derick Dillard’s Play On Words

Counting On fans know that Jill Duggar Dillard and Derick Dillard are long gone from the show but they still have quite the online following. So when a recent post popped up online some fans took it as a clue that Jill Duggar is pregnant. This caused the chatter to surface about the former couple from Counting On getting ready for baby number three.

Jill Duggar stood by her husband Derick Dillard even when his transphobic posts caused the couple’s ousting from Counting On. But fans still click through their social media accounts to keep updated on this Duggar daughter’s daily family life.

Counting On: Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard Baby Talk

This Counting On alum offers posts about her two young sons, Samuel Dillard and Israel Dillard. Her Instagram account is full of family outing photos, images of Jill’s latest recipes results, and pictures of Dillard family home life.

But it was Jill’s latest post that sparked this recent round of pregnancy chatter from Counting On followers. The post below shows Jill hard at work childproofing her home. So fans ran with this after assuming she’s getting her home ready for a new arrival.

This childproofing post, coupled with a recent Instagram Live video posted by Jill and Derick Dillard seemed to suggest to fans of Counting On that baby number three is on the way. While some fans made pregnancy assumptions with these tidbits of news, other fans appeared to throw up a roadblock.

It looks like fans might have jumped the gun on this photo of Jill childproofing. Many thought the post offered a hidden agenda of a new baby on the way. Some fans even took this as a new baby announcement.

Counting On: Jill Duggar


Childproofing Not Usually for Newborns

But other fans chimed in to remind these Counting On enthusiasts that Jill’s kids are still very young. Sam is still a toddler at two-years-old. Israel is still only four-years-old, which is still well within the age of keeping your home childproofed. Considering Derick Dillard and Jill Duggar just moved into a new place it only stands to reason she would childproof the house.

It makes more sense for Jill to childproof their home for her toddler and preschooler rather than a newborn. This couple is followed by Counting On watchers, so they know Jill is all about safety for her kids. But if she was expecting a baby, childproofing is a long way away for an infant not born yet.

That infant wouldn’t be exploring on their own for at least a year by the time he or she arrives and gets big enough to crawl. So with a little deductive reasoning, Counting On fans demonstrated why this childproofing event had nothing to do with the arrival of a new baby. But instead, it had to do with the kids already here, just as Jill stated in her post.

Counting On: Michelle Duggar - Jill Duggar Dillard

Counting On: Play on Words

Then their recent Instagram video had Jill and her husband seemingly using a play on words when it came to a possible pregnancy. Derick initially tells fans that Jill Duggar Dillard is not pregnant. But Jill, who looks a bit perturbed at her husband, echos his words back at him.

Then Derick seemed to clarify his statement by saying, “We’re definitely not having a baby this year. That’s biologically, pretty close to impossible.” Considering there are only two months left in 2019, you can understand what he meant by that statement.

So it looks like this arm of the Counting On family leaves the possibility of a new baby open-ended. Jill has said in the past that she planned on having more babies. She said a few years back during an interview they want as many kids as God will give them.

Another Baby One Way or the Other?

The former Counting On couple also talked about adoption as a possibility to grow their family. But for now, a new baby doesn’t seem to be in cards for 2019. So it looks like Jill childproofed her home for the kids already here.

Although, they didn’t rule out the possibility of another baby in the future. They only ruled out Jill Duggar Dillard giving birth during the two months that’s left in this year.

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