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'19 Kids and Counting' Jill Duggar Dillard Breaks Social Media Silence to Celebrate 2-Month Birthday of Baby Israel (Pic)

( [email protected] ) Jun 08, 2015 10:50 AM EDT
19 Kids and Counting stars Jill and Derick Dillard recently took to Instagram to celebrate their newborn son's two-month birthday, breaking their social media silence for the first time in more than two weeks.
"Happy 2 month birthday #IsraelDavidDillard! We are so blessed to be your parents!" Jill captioned the photo. "May you grow up to love Jesus and serve others! #2MonthBirthday @DerickDillard." Instagram/ JillMDillard

19 Kids and Counting stars Jill and Derick Dillard recently took to Instagram to celebrate their newborn son's two-month birthday, breaking their social media silence for the first time in more than two weeks.

On Saturday, the 24-year-old Duggar daughter shared a photo of her smiling son, Israel David, while he rested on a giant pillow.

"Happy 2 month birthday #IsraelDavidDillard! We are so blessed to be your parents!" she captioned the photo. "May you grow up to love Jesus and serve others! #2MonthBirthday @DerickDillard."

Jill's husband, Derick Dillard, also shared the same photo on his Instagram page a few days later.

"We are so blessed to be this little guy's parents! Happy 2 month birthday Israel!" he wrote underneath the photo. "May you continue to grow both in stature and in favor with the Lord and also with man. #israeldaviddillard #jillmdillard #2months."

The young couple's Instagram post marks the first time they have appeared on social media since reports emerged that Jill's brother, Josh Duggar, had "inappropriately" touched five underage girls as a young teen.

In the wake of the scandal, 19 Kids and Counting has been pulled from both Hulu and TLC, and numerous advertisers, including General Mills, Walgreens, Choice Hotels and Payless Shoes, have distanced themselves from the series.

In an exclusive interview with Fox's Megyn Kelly on Friday, Jill and her sister, Jessa Seewald, identified themselves as two of Josh's victims and stressed their forgiveness of their brother 

"This is something that's already dealt with," an emotional Jill told Kelly. "We've already moved on. It's not the truth. Everything is distorted."

She added, "We feel like our story is not being told...The victims are the only ones who can speak for themselves. Now it's already being warped into however they want to portray it."

Jill mentioned being a mother herself helped her see that the actions of her parents were handled correctly and that when Josh was sent to a counselor, the change in Josh was "immediate." She stressed that because the Duggars are not a "T.V. family," they will be "fine" regardless of whether TLC decides to keep 19 Kids and Counting on the air.

Duggar parents Jim Bob and Michelle also addressed the scandal in an interview which aired Wednesday. Josh Duggar, who has publicly apologized on social media and resigned from his position at the Family Research Council, has not yet spoken to the media about the scandal.