by Chinwe Okafor
Jill Duggar and her husband, Derick Dillard, waited for a full week after Jill’s due date before she went into labor.
What happened next was intense — and actually pretty scary, they told People magazine.
Jill endured 70 straight hours of labor with contractions that sometimes were only one minute apart.
After her water broke, the 19 Kids and Counting star knew for sure she was in labor, and she started panicking.
“At the beginning, my water broke and I was really scared,” she told the magazine. “I was having that early labor freak-out moment. I said to Derick, ‘I’m really scared, pray for me.’ ”
Jill is a student midwife, so she came prepared with a giant birth plan, laying out exactly how she wanted to give birth.
That plan originally included giving birth at home, but that didn’t work out.
She was taken to the hospital, where she took medication to stimulate contractions and ended up getting a C-section. Her doctor said she had the most thorough birth plan he had ever seen.
Little Israel David Dillard was born April 6, and weighed a whopping 9 pounds, 10 ounces. And he looks awesome in a pair of sunglasses, which will help, since Baby Dilly is already a celebrity. TLC will air a special around the birth in May, right before Mother’s Day.