“As Jill and I are settling in back at home after the birth of our firstborn, we wanted to thank everyone for the amazing support we’ve received from so many during this time,” Derick wrote in a caption on a photo posted to Instagram on Saturday.
“Your thoughts and prayers mean so much to us. We love you all!” he said, using the hashtags “#blessed” and “#grateful” for added emphasis.
"Not everything went as expected so we were reminded of the verse that the Bible talks about where man plans his way but the Lord takes his steps. We were encouraged by that,” shared Jill, who was a week overdue.
Israel’s birth will be documented on TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting in a May 5 special.