Jill Dillard recently announced she’d been returning to the U.S. as part of a break from her extended mission trip but her return from Central America may have been caused by more than a cause of homesickness. Not only is Jill’s sister Jinger Duggar prepping for her wedding, some “Counting On” fans are speculating Jill may be pregnant with baby No. 2.
After photos surfaced of Jill and her husband Derick Dillard reuniting with their family surfaced on Instagram Sunday, viewers immediately began questioning if the 25-year-old reality star is expecting her second child. In one image, Jill can be seen covering up her midsection with a high-waisted skirt and holding up her sister Josie. Some fans wondered if she posed with the 6-year-old in such a way to block her possibly growing bump.
“She does look pregnant but is holding Josie to cover it up,” wrote an Instagram fan. “Jill looks like she might have a baby bump,” wrote one commenter. “Is she having another baby? Is that why they’re going to be home for several months, so she can deliver around family?” questioned another follower.
A Duggar Family Blog post welcoming home Jill, Derick and their 1-year-old son Israel also garnered some attention. One commenter wrote that in the photo used for the post Jill appeared to be wearing a maternity top.
If Jill is pregnant, it wouldn’t exactly be a surprise. In the Season 2 trailer for TLC’s “Jill & Jessa: Counting On” the couple hints another child may be on the horizon. “Let’s try to have another baby before next year,” Derick says in the promo as Jill smiles.
Fans of the Duggars can catch up with Jill and the rest of the family on “Counting On” Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 8 p.m. EDT on TLC. The new episodes will not only follow Jill’s return to the states — as evident by the cameras present in her reunion photographs — but also Jinger’s engagement to Jeremy Vuolo and Jessa and Ben Seewald’s discussions about adoption.