“We are now a family of 4!” the former reality TV star, 30, wrote via Instagram alongside an image of their bundle of joy, before revealing her baby boy’s name. “We welcomed little Charlie into the world last month and have been soaking up newborn snuggles ever since! We are so thankful to God for this precious gift!”
“To the little girl who calls me mommy, and our little boy due in late summer, I’ll love you forever!” Abbie captioned the May 8 Instagram photo on the couple’s joint account showing off her baby bump while holding hands with her daughter.
Though the pair – who tied the knot in November 2018 – remained vague about their son’s due date, only saying “late summer,” it was later revealed that their baby boy was expected to arrive on September 8, according to a baby registry found on registryfinder.com.
John, 32, and Abbie’s big announcement came months after an eagle-eyed fan discovered Abbie’s Pinterest account that had a board titled “Pink or Blue,” which stirred up major speculation. The reality star’s mother, Cheryl Burnett, was following the board where Abbie had pinned multiple gender reveal party ideas.
Just weeks ahead of their son’s arrival, the mother of two was showered with love by friends and family during an intimate baby shower on Saturday, August 13.
“Congrats [John and Abbie],” sister-in-law Jill Dillard (née Duggar) shared via her Instagram Stories over a sweet photo of her and the guest of honor. “Loved getting to celebrate baby today!”
Gal pal and pregnant Bringing Up Bates star Esther Bates (née Keyes) shared a similar photo, saying, “So fun celebrating you and baby boy today!! Love you tons!”
“‘Freddy’ Frederick Michael Dillard is here!” the Dillards revealed via their blog on July 11. “He was born 7/7/2022 at 5:16 p.m. weighing 7lbs. 6oz. and is 20 inches long.”
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