While another bundle of joy is around the corner for Jessa Duggar-Seewald and her husband Ben, her sister Jill Duggar-Dillard is not yet ready to open up about when their fans can look forward to her own second baby.
In the last ‘Jill & Jessa: Counting On’ episode, Jill and her husband Derick were shown as they mulled over their plans for the next year while dealing with their one-year-old son, baby Israel.
In relation, the Dillard couple touched on the subject of having to expand their family.
The 25-year-old reality star opens up to her husband, expressing her hopes that her goals are “the same as your goals” and asks him to be certain: “What are your goals? Have another baby?”
When Derick responds with a yes, Jill nods in agreement and decides that their baby “definitely needs a sibling."
“Israel is ready to be a big brother," Jim Bob Duggar’s daughter said in one interview. "I think it will be good for him, too. He'll learn to share."
However, when she was asked by one of the TV producers if she is pregnant, Jill merely responds with a teasing smile, sharing that "lots of people ask."
She also added that she and Derrick are "looking forward to having another baby soon."
During the couple’s retreat with baby Israel for their anniversary celebration, Jill opened up about one of the things that she feared the most. In an interview with Us Weekly, the former ’19 Kids and Counting’ reality star admitted she has been thinking about possibly bringing his husband’s mission work to an end. In particular, she fears that such work will be a great danger to their family.
“It’s risky here — we stand out as Americans, so definitely we’re higher risk,” Jill said. “You have to talk about things that probably a lot of couples wouldn’t talk about back in the States.”
Jill recalled how their mission work in El Salvador became a threat to her loved ones and added that she is afraid of losing her husband. Doing the work within a community with a high number of criminal activity led to Jill’s belief that such routine will be too risky for their family.
“We’ve been married almost two years — we have a little baby,” Jill shares to the cameras. “If we were back in the States, we wouldn’t be talking about, ‘Now if you die, what am I supposed to do from there? If you don’t come home after you are supposed to [at] this hour, then what do I do?’ It’s hard to talk about those things, but it’s also good for us to [know] like, if something happened, what I’m supposed to do.”
The Tontitown, Arkansas native further explained that she and her husband were encouraged to stay in Central America because the locals loved them. Derick previously opened up about having to deal with homesickness but choosing to stay in El Salvador because he “loves” the place and his work.
Jill and Derick continue to appear on ‘Jill & Jessa: Counting On,’ which airs Tuesdays at 8 pm on TLC.