The Counting On star welcomed son Samuel Scott Dillard on Saturday according to an announcement on the Dillard family website.
“We are excited to finally announce the arrival of Samuel Scott Dillard,” the family wrote. “The newest addition to our family arrived on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 1:02 p.m. He weights 9lb 10oz and is 22’ long. After 40 of labor, he was delivered via C-section at the hospital. Thank you for your continued prayers and support!”
Baby Samuel joins the couple’s first son, 2-year-old Israel. The couple announced that they were expecting their second child last December and in January revealed that they were expecting a second boy.
This is the second C-section for Duggar who had an emergency C-section with Israel in 2015. Despite the complications with her first pregnancy, Duggar told PEOPLE in February that she was more calm for her second child.
“There’s a level of ease that comes with your second pregnancy,” she said. “Derick and I have been down this road together, so we’re comfortable. I’m just going to see how it goes, try to be healthy and prepare as much as I can. But this time I know that labor is unpredictable.”