Jill Duggar and her husband Derick are going through a tough time. In fact, the couple are apparently in a mourning period and Jill recently posted a video detailing exactly why.
It turns out that for a short period, the Counting On alum was pregnant with the couple’s third child. However, she recently suffered a miscarriage. The former reality TV star shared the sad news on her Instagram and YouTube account.
In addition to telling people the news, she posted a short video that documented the short journey from finding out she was pregnant to realizing she had miscarried.
In the emotional clip, she and Derick await the results of a pregnancy test before finding out it’s positive. Later, they share the news with their sons, Israel David, 6, and Samuel Scott, 4, and celebrate with a family pizza party.
“We recently found out that we were expecting our third baby,” the couple wrote in a statement alongside the video on their website. “We were all thrilled! It was fun to see so much joy in the boys’ faces as we shared the news with them. They were full of questions and so excited as we talked about the pregnancy and how they would get to be involved along the way and after baby was born.”
“However, a few days later we started miscarrying,” the statement continued. “Even though it was too early to tell the baby’s gender, we picked a name that we feel encompasses our baby’s significance and the life we will always remember: River Bliss Dillard.”
Jill Duggar Explains The Baby’s Name
While continuing to document the emotions and journey she went through over the short period of time, Jill Duggar explained why they came up with the name, even though they weren’t sure it was attached to a boy or a girl.
“One meaning for River is ‘tranquil’…and here in Arkansas, rivers are often a serene, beautiful escape in nature,” the couple wrote, adding that River also has various mentions in the Bible.
Mourning the Loss
“Our baby doesn’t get to live here with us on earth,” they added. “But is forever with the source of the river of life, in the presence of the Lord!”
They went on to explain how they arrived at the middle name for their lost child.
“We chose Bliss for a middle name because our baby is living in perfect bliss with the Lord. And was such a gift that brought immense joy and happiness to us even though only with us here on earth for a short time.”
On her Instagram page, Jill Duggar added another tribute. She wrote, “we love and miss you River Bliss Dilard.”
As some might have expected, the former reality TV star’s fans had nothing but condolences and support as they couple deal with the loss.
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