People Magazine: Jill Duggar & Derick Dillard Expecting Their First Child

People Magazine: Jill Duggar & Derick Dillard Expecting Their First Child

Jill Duggar and her husband Derick Dillard tied the knot and kissed for the first time in front of family and friends on June 21st — and now they have some pretty exciting news. Jill (now Jill Dillard) is expecting the couple’s first child!

“We’re having a baby!” Jill tells PEOPLE exclusively. “We are so excited.”

The couple’s wedding will be featured on TLC’s hit reality show 19 Kids and Counting, during its new season that begins Sept. 2 (9 p.m. ET).

After taking several pregnancy tests that came back negative, Jill was persuaded by her sisters to take one of her mom Michelle’s tests while she and Derick were visiting her parents’ home. This test gave her a very different result – it was positive!

“It was surreal,” says Derick. “We were shocked. Both of us are so excited.”

The happy couple, who are due in March, have been having fun sharing their news with their family.

“About 30 days after Jill and Derick got married they gathered everyone in the living room and shared the news,” Jim Bob, 49, tells PEOPLE. “Everyone was clapping and cheering, and we were in shock, too.”

Congratulations to the Dillards on starting their own family. Perhaps they will want an insanely large family as well? They look so happy to share their special news, don’t they? Congrats to them!

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