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Jill Duggar: Latest Photos of Baby Samuel Spark Debate

Jill Duggar’s parenting has become a subject of great interest amongst the Duggar faithful in recent months.

Typically, when Jill posts a new photo of her children, the response from fans goes something like this:

The first comments consist mainly of fawning praise for her skills as a mother and compliments about how cute her kids are.

Then the haters and mom-shamers come out in force.

Whether Jill is putting a tortilla on her son’s head as a hat or seeming to favor one child over another, her follwoers are always quick to let her know they disapprove.

Sometimes, their concerns are legitimate (Derick allowing his infant son to play with a plastic water bottle was a recent parenting low-light.), but more often the goal seems to be to shame Jessa into believing she’s an unfit mother.

Fortunately, Jill’s latest pic attracted a far more inocuous form of crticism:

That’s Samuel with his aunt Johannah Duggar.

The pic attracted hundreds of comments within minutes of going live, and for once the debate had nothing to do with Jill’s parenting skills”

“He is too cute!! He looks a lot like Jessa to me!” wrote one fan.

Believe it or not, this comment sparked a heated debate about which Duggar Samuel most closely resembles.

Not only did fans pick apart Samuel’s appearance in an effort to figure out which of his aunts and uncles the baby most closely resembles, they subjected Johannah to the same treatment.

“Johannah is so grown up, I think she looks like a mix of Joy-Anna and Jessa,”

“Wow she looks just like Joy at that age!”

“She looks just like Josh,”

Interestingly, Johnnah is now the second-oldest Duggar girl who still livesathome with her parents – but it’s by a pretty sizable margin.

(Jana Duggar, 28, is the oldest.)

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Duggar social media post if there wasn’t some harsh criticism and pointed questioning, as well.

“Where is Israel? Y’all haven’t posted a picture of him in a while….and y’all didn’t take him to Texas with you last week? Hope he’s ok!”  wrote one fan.

Another seized the opportunity to bring up the Josh Duggar sex scandals, writing:

“Were Jill, Jessa, Jinger, and Joy NOT abused by Josh? YES they were. Multiple times. And religious indoctrination IS abuse. So is blanket training. What you see on tv is all scripted and rehearsed.”

Just another day in the life of reality TV’s most controversial family.

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Jill Duggar & Derick Dillard: Hiding Samuel Dillard’s Genetic Condition?

Samuel Dillard — known as SamSam by his parents — is the infant son of Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard.

Since his birth, fans have spotted hints that baby Samuel has some sort of health problem.

New photos shared by the Duggar family have even more fans worried that Samuel has a health issue. And puzzled that the Duggars are keeping it quiet.

The Duggar family is not one to stay quiet about their ever-expanding brood.

Any time that a Duggar baby is born, there are photos left and right.

Sometimes, a mother will sit down and do a photoshoot with a magazine within days of giving birth. Reproduction is a huge part of the Duggar brand, folks.

So the relative lack of photos and proclamations of joy in the weeks that followed SamSam’s birth were … suspicious to a number of fans. Fans were curious for other reasons, too, which we’ll get to in a moment.

First, look at these recent photos:

He’s so cute!

As usual, many Duggar defenders think that asking questions about one of the children qualifies as “hate.”

But fans who have been curious about Samuel for a while point out that he appears to lack a prominent bridge to his nose.

That can be an indicator for certain genetic disorders.

If Samuel was born with visible indications of a disorder at birth, that might have explained the relative radio silence that the family went into about their new addition to the Duggar family in those few weeks after he was born.

You might look at adorable photos of Samuel and say “well, he’s cute; his nose doesn’t mean that he has a condition or disorder.”

And you might be right.

But, as fans of the Duggars are quick to point out, there’s more than a social media absence after his birth to make fans wonder.

After Samuel’s birth, Jill started posting some cryptic messages on social media.

They were, of course, Christian in origin. 

On Instagram, Jill wrote:

“It’s easy to praise God when things are going great, but do we continue to count our blessings when things aren’t going like we planned?”

That’s not the usual sentiment that a happy mother expresses after her child’s birth.

Some, however, note that there may have been some complication with Jill.

Some suspected that she’d required an emergency hysterectomy after Samuel’s birth. If true, that would certainly qualify as crushing news for a member of a fertility cult.

Others wonder if she may have been suffering from post-partum depression. The human body can be cruel, folks.

For what it’s worth, Samuel also seems to spend a lot of time on the floor. Even for a baby. And, often, without a blanket, which infuriates a lot of followers who hate the idea of a baby wallowing on the carpet for hours.

But that might just be yet another Jill Duggar parenting fail.

Are these latest photos further evidence that Samuel has a genetic disorder? We sure don’t know.

We do know that the Duggars are just about the last family we’d want a potentially disabled child to be born into. (Or any child, for that matter)

And we have to wonder why Jill and Derick haven’t either cleared up this rumor … or confirmed it. Some fans can’t help but wonder if the couple is ashamed of their son.

We should point out that perhaps the strongest argument for Samuel not having a genetic disorder is that his parents haven’t spoken about it.

With all of the money that Derick and Jill asked for to help with their “totally legit” missionary work, you’d think that they’d milk their fans for donations if they have a child with any sort of specual needs.

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Jill Duggar Posts Adorable New Photos of Baby Samuel!

It’s safe to say that Jill Duggar is in love with her boys.

In early July, the 26-year-old Counting On star and her husband, Derick Dillard, welcomed their second bundle of joy into this world.

Like their first, Israel David, it was a son.

Above is the first photo of the family of four since the addition of Samuel Scott Dillard, who appears alongside his mom, dad and brother.

Jill wrote, “#littlehappyfamilyof4 #soblessed #boymom,” and in another picture on Instagram, complimented Derick’s parenting skills.

“This papa @derickdillard is the best at getting bubbles outta gassy tummies … and this little fella is adorbs!” Duggar added.

“Couldn’t pass up this pic! #bestpapaever”

“#besthubbyever #lovemyguys.”

Jill and Derick are known for being Counting On’s most PDA-loving duo, so it’s no surprise that she often gushes about him openly.

On July 8, the Dillard family announced on their website that they had welcomed Samuel following a tumultuous two days for Jill.

“We are excited to finally announce the arrival of Samuel Scott Dillard,” the family said. “He weighs 9lb 10oz and is 22” long.”

“After 40 hours of labor, he was delivered via C-section at the hospital. Thank you for your continued prayers and support!”

Jill may well need those prayers more than usual.

In typical fashion, her family has stuck to the company line that things are going smoothly with the new mother, son, and family of four.

The difference is that this time, Duggar fans have picked up on some signs – or perceived signs – that Jill may be having health problems.

Much of this is pure conjecture, of course.

The Duggars, and the Dillards, have been unusually quiet in the weeks since Jill had Sam, which could be chalked up to many things.

On the flip side, this is a family that posts to social media almost daily, especially while trying to get people to watch Counting On online.

Births and weddings are the Duggars’ meal ticket, and Jessa, conversely, gave People an all-access sitdown just after her second birth.

All of which doesn’t tell us that much conclusively about Jill and Derick’s current situation, but it’s more than enough to get fans wondering.

The silence, as they say, is deafening. 

It wasn’t until two weeks after the birth that a photo of Samuel appeared on Jill’s Instagram, but Bible quotes (one in particular) have.

“Such a great reminder from the Bible #Psalms5023,” Jill wrote.

“It’s easy to praise God when things are going great, but do we continue to count our blessings when things aren’t going like we planned?”

A nice sentiment, but this came on the heels of the reality star’s second arduous pregnancy and birth in a span of three years.

Fans may Jill is suffering from post-partum depression in its aftermath, or worse, had to undergo a hysterectomy due to uterine rupture.

It is worth noting, again, that we’ve heard no evidence of this.

Whatever the case may be, we wish the parents the best, and hope that Jill has the support system she needs to recover and thrive.

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Samuel L. Jackson Tells Autograph Seekers, ‘I Ain’t Signing Every F***ing Thing!’

Samuel L. Jackson is always gonna be Samuel L., which means even when he’s nicely signing a ton of autographs … he’s gonna drop an f-bomb or 2, and then he’s gonna drop some knowledge. We got Sam Sunday at LAX, where he was taking some time…

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Samuel Dillard: First Photos of Jill Duggar’s Baby Boy!

It's been less than a week since Jill Duggar welcomed her second child, but little Samuel Dillard is already everywhere on the family's social media pages. 

Clearly, the Duggars are in love with their newest addition, and who could blame them?

Check out the best pics from Baby Sam's first week below, and make sure to watch Counting On online to keep up with the ever-expanding Duggar clan.

1. Samuel Dillard Photo

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The first photo of Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard’s new baby is here! Derick posted the pic of baby Damuel on his Instagram page.

2. Samuel Dillard Yawns

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Samuel Dillard letting out a yawn. Or maybe he’s screaming. Thankfully, there’s no audio on this pic.

3. Derick & Samuel Dillard Pic

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Clearly, Derick and Samuel already enjoy a close bond. Jill has posted multiple pics of the father and son together.

4. Samuel and Derick Dillard Image

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Father and son enjoying a moment. By all accounts, Derick is one devoted dad.

5. Samuel Dillard Shoes

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The classic baby shoes photo. As you can see Sammy D appears to prefer rugged hiking boots.

6. Samuel Dillard in Repose

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Samuel Dillard seems like a pretty chill baby. Of course, his sleep-deprived parents would probably beg to differ.

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Jill Duggar: First Photo of Baby Samuel Shared on Instagram!

Over the weekend, we reported the exciting news that Jill Duggar had welcomed her second child, a boy named Samuel Scott Dillard.

After 40 hours of labor, Samuel entered the world via C-section, tipping the scales at a healthy 9 pounds, 10 ounces.

Often, celebrities are cagey about sharing the first photos of their new offspring, but Jill and husband Derick Dillard apparently wanted fans to share in their joy as soon as possible.

That’s Derick with his and Jill’s newest bundle of joy.

Derick also took to his family’s official website to excitedly announce baby Sam’s arrival:

“We are excited to finally announce the arrival of Samuel Scott Dillard,” he wrote.

He went on to thank fans for their “continued prayers and support.”

Jill’s first delivery, in which she welcomed now 2-year-old Israel Dillard into the world, was also a marathon affair.

We guess it’s no surprise that Jill has talked about adoption in the past!

We kid, of course.

The real reason that Jill and Derick have discussed expanding their family through adoption is that the couple has spent much of the past two years performing missionary work in Central America.

They’ve visited orphanages in some of the region’s most impoverished villages, and say that as parents, the often deplorable conditions broke their hearts. 

So one day, Izzy and Sam may be joined by a foreign-born brother or sister.

But for now, we’re guessing Jill and Derick have their hands full.

Jill has not posted to social media since giving birth, but sources say both she and Sam are at home and resting comfortably.

And as you can see from the photo, Derick is clearly overjoyed at becoming a father for the second time.

There’s no word yet on if or when the family plans to return to El Salvador to continue working with families there.

It seems like it would be a lot to transport two young children to a foreign naiton where they have little in terms of support network.

But Jill and Derick wasted no time in jetting back to the Central American nation following the birth of Israel, and we’re guessing once Sam is old enough to travel, they’ll resume their humanitarian efforts.

For now, we hope they’re just enjoying the moment, surrounded by family.

Our sincere congrats go out to Jill and Derick.

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‘American Gods’ Star asks Samuel L. Jackson, Think There’s No Racism in England? (VIDEO)

Samuel L. Jackson’s got it twisted if he thinks a black British actor doesn’t understand a brotha’s struggle … so says “American Gods” star Ricky Whittle. The British actor was arriving at LAX Monday — flanked by co-star Ian McShane — and we…

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