JILL Duggar has shared a rare health update after undergoing emergency surgery and she praised her family for helping her – not naming names – despite their nasty feud.
The former Counting On star welcomed her third child on July 7th.
Jill, 31, has given fans a welcome update on how she’s recovering.
“Surviving on a whole lotta baby snuggles, prayer and chocolate lol,” she sweetly wrote over a Saturday Instagram photo.
The snap showed her newborn in an earth-toned onsie, head just out of frame, as the TV star refueled with a snack-sized chocolate bar.
“Thanks @sierrajodominguezpottery for the amazing dinner last night and the mama supply of chocolate to keep me going!”
After appreciating her friend, she added:
“Also shoutout to friends and family who have stepped up to help us (coffee, doggo watching & childcare, meals, etc.) as we’ve been adjusting to our new life as a family of 5.”
“And dealing with my recovery from c-section + gallbladder surgery and shuffling to doctors appointments all!”
“I haven’t been on here much, but I’m thankful to be feeling so much better now and praising God for his continued mercies that are new every morning,” she concluded.
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‘PRAYING FOR YOU!’
Fans flooded her share, one writing: “Sending you prayers and wishing for a fast recovery.
Nothing better than a baby snuggle and lots of love and help.”
Another penned: “Praying for you.”
Also in August, Jill reposted a photo featuring herself and sister Jana, 32.
Jill reminisced and said, “Aww! #throwback” with a hugging face emoji – though it’s unclear if Jana is the family she was referring to today.
Jill’s Instagram bio unabashedly reads: “Former TLC star.”
On August 20th, in her second-most-recent post, Jill had revealed her setback in her post-labor recovery, having her boy one month earlier.
She wrote in alongside a similar photo regaining energy with some liquid foods:
“Well… I almost made it to my 6 week postpartum well-check without incident.
“But ended up with a horrible bout of pain earlier this week that culminated yesterday in having to have gallbladder surgery!”
Jill had difficulties with her pregnancy, admitting she had a C-section “a little early” before welcoming her son, Frederick.
Jill also shares sons Israel, seven, and Samuel, four, with her husband Derick Dillard.
‘BANNED’ FROM THE FAMILY
Frederick’s July birth broke a major rule of the Duggar family because he was delivered via c-section — instead of home birth.
She has delivered all three of her children in the hospital because of pregnancy complications.
Delivering her children in a hospital is one item on a list of many Duggar rules the couple has broken.
Over the years, Jill and her sisters have broken the dress code by wearing jeans, mini dresses, and tank tops.
Jill also broke the family rules by sending her two oldest sons to public school.
Recently, the star showed off her post-baby body in short shorts while giving an update on her baby boy.
In the snap, Jill was seen wearing a pair of tiny black shorts as she held up her baby boy.
Duggar dress code dictates that women not wear pants, let alone shorts.
The Duggar girls keep their shoulders covered and wear skirts, though some – including Jessa Duggar – have been seen sporting pants.
Her mother, Michelle, homeschooled Jill and all of her siblings.
She was reportedly banned for breaking so many rules.
The couple left the show Counting On in 2017 to start “regaining control of our lives,” as Derick said in an interview with Without A Crystal Ball.
In a previous exclusive interview with Central Recorder, Derick spoke about how difficult it was for the couple to be banned from Jim Bob and Michelle’s home.
“I think he’s mainly worried about the influence we might have on his children.”
Ironically, their non-exiled family is now dealing with the 12-year imprisonment of Josh Duggar for child pornography – Jill’s brother.
Josh’s parents – patriarch and matriarch Jim Bob and Michelle – as well as Josh’s wife Anna Duggar have largely stood by him.