Not only is the Feb. 17 premiere of 19 Kids and Counting‘s ninth season right around the corner, but so is the arrival of Jill and Derick Dillard’s first child in March.
A new sneak peek for the season originally shared on People shows how the pair is preparing for parenthood… And they both admit that, as the younger of just two siblings, Derick is the one who needs the most practice.
Fortunately, Derick seems to be an eager student and good sport in the clip, which shows some of Jill’s youngest sisters over for a princess party. He even dressed up in a costume and painted Josie Duggar’s nails!
“It was a lot of fun,” Derick said afterward. “I didn’t know… how many things were involved with having little girls, like painting finger nails or how small their finger nails are.”
“You did really good,” Jill encouraged him.
Even though Derick showed he will be a great dad to daughters down the road, he and Jill are actually expecting a son. With less than two months to go until Baby Dilly’s due date, the expectant parents are celebrating their first anniversary of actually living in the same state this week.
“It’s hard to believe that it’s just 2 days short of a year ago that Jill and I embraced at this same place when I returned home from Nepal,” Derick said on Instagram. “Then we were courting, now we’re expecting our firstborn son in just 2 months! God is so good!”
New episodes of 19 Kids and Counting return to TLC on Feb. 17 at 9/8c.