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The Newest Member Of Our Family Has Just Arrived!

The Newest Member Of Our Family Has Just Arrived!

“Freddy” Frederick Michael Dillard is here!  He was born 7/7/2022 at 5:16pm weighing 7lbs. 6oz. and is 20 inches long. 

Frederick means “Peaceful Ruler” and Michael means “Gift from God.”  

The name Frederick also holds special meaning for us since it’s Derick’s name with “Fre” added to the front, to make “Fre-derick.”  Similarly, Derick’s name is a variation of his late dad’s name, Rick, that his parents created by adding “de” to the front of Rick to spell, “de”-“rick,” literally meaning son “of” (de) Rick.  We were excited to settle on the name Frederick and incorporate both Derick’s and his dad’s name, by just adding “Fre” to the beginning of Derick’s name. 

Frederick was set to arrive later in July, but he decided he wanted to come a little early (the day before big brother Samuel’s birthday!), so we had our planned C-section a bit before originally planned.  

Both Jill and Frederick are healthy and are enjoying bonding while we look forward to bringing him home from the hospital soon! 

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62 Comments

  1. Jennifer Ray

    Congratulations you guys!! He’s absolutely precious! Welcome to the world little Freddy!

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  2. Christina N.

    Congratulations!

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    • Rebecca

      Congratulations Derek and Jill on your new baby boy!!! I love the name!!!

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      • Melinda Taylor-Kelly

        Mazal tov! May he be blessed always!

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    • Jean d.

      Congratulations Jill and Derick! So very happy for you all! “Freddy” is precious and such a Blessing.

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    • Lesley Koehn

      Awww!! He’s precious! Congratulations to your sweet family!

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  3. Aimee

    He looks so much like his big brothers. How precious, congratulations to you all.

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  4. Lisa

    Freddy is such a cute name! He has Sam’s nose! Hope Jill is doing alright…and happy birthday Sam!

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  5. Valarae

    Congratulations! All children are a gift from our Lord. I need to give you a small correction, though. Michael does not mean “gift from God.” Michael means “Who is like God?”.

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  6. Linda N.

    Mazel tov! He’s absolutely beautiful! Three blessings!

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  7. Regina Shea

    What a cutie pie! Congratulations on your newest baby boy!

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  8. JESSICA Kenny

    What a sweet face! Congratulations!

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  9. DeeAnne

    Congratulations on your newest blessing!!

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  10. laura Granger

    Thrilled mum and baby are well congratulations Dillard family

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  11. Patricia

    Beautiful baby, welcome to the world little one. CONGRATULATIONS.

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  12. Suzanne

    What an incredible blessing to all of you. He is beautiful!

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  13. Sarah

    Congratulations! I absolutely love what you did with the name. It is so sweet to honor your late father like that.

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  14. Leah Henson

    Congratulations! He’s beautiful! I miss you on instagram. I hope they resolve your account soon!!

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  15. Suzee Darby

    Congratulations you guys!
    He’s perfect!
    Love his name!

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  16. Melissa

    The babies come when they come! Welcome to the world Frederick. Enjoy your new son. Congratulations.

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    • Kristina Michaud

      Congratulations!! I love the story behind his name. Hope he gets to come home soon ❤️

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  17. Sherry Boyce

    Congratulations Frederick, Mom & Dad and your boys are going to be great big brothers! God Bless You!!!!!!!

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    • Susan

      Congratulations he looks just like Sam!

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  18. CloudHuggers

    He is a precious blessing. Congrats Mama and Daddy! You did a great job. I look forward to seeing how much his big brothers love him.

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  19. Lisa

    Congratulations to you both

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  20. viccI MAULDIN

    Congratulations!! Continued prayers for recovery and going home soon. He is precious as is your entire family Love you.

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  21. Consuelo

    Congratulations Jill and Derick for a safe delivery and a healthy baby boy! May God continue to bless and strengthen you both.

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  22. Francie Wattenbarger

    Congratulations on the birth of Freddy, he’s a beautiful boy!!

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  23. Ilaria a. Manenti

    Welcome to the world, Freddy, he’s the cutest!
    So happy for your family and I hope you’re enjoying all of the baby snuggles

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  24. Abby

    Congratulations!! I’m so happy for you guys…he’s precious and I love the name. Hugs and love to you all!

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  25. Beth Zimmerman

    Congratulations, he is precious. I can see the resemblance to his two brothers. If I’m not mistaken, he shares a Birthday with his Uncle James

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    • Marijke

      Congratulations!!! What a beautiful boy! He looks like his dad! Blessings from the Netherlands for the five of you!!

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  26. Kate

    Congratulations, he is adorable

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  27. T Hudspeth

    Congratulations!! He is so cute

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  28. Tanya Leigh Oakes

    Freddy is perfect! Congratulations!

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  29. Dottie

    Congratulations! Hope you have a fast hospital stay. Our little miracle just turned 1 she was born 2 months early on July 5th

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  30. Sherrie Kilgore

    Congratulations
    “It’s all kinds of these profound things crashing on you when your child arrives into the world. It’s like you’ve met your reason to live.”
    -Johnny Depp
    He is so precious. ✝️ Praying from
    East Texas

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  31. Alayna

    Congratulations! He is adorable.

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  32. gale

    Michael is also Derick’s middle name, isn’t it? So all three boys have a name (first or middle) that ends in “el”. You kept the tradition!

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  33. DONNA

    Congratulations! What a surprise to go early, rather than later like with your other two boys!!! I love the reasoning behind his name, that is so special. He’s so cute. Congrats you guys

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  34. Nina

    Love the name Freddy. It’s like the characters name Fred from Harry Potter.

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  35. Jennifer

    Congratulations!!

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  36. Annette

    All the best to your family and a belated happy birthday to new big brother Sam!
    You make a lovely family!

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  37. Marni L Fuller

    congrats on your newest addition to your family.

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  38. Nicole

    Yay! My son was Born 7-7! So happy he has an amazing son of an amazing family to share his birthday with!
    Congratulations!

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  39. Carol

    Congratulations to the Dillard Family!
    Love to all of you❤️Welcome to the world little Freddy❤️

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  40. Justine Kessner

    WOW WWOWOWOWOWWOWOWOWWOWOW U HE SUPER CUTE, AND I LOVE U ARE SAVE AND SOUND!!!!!!! WOW, I AM PROUD AND PLEASED!!!!!!

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  41. KAAD

    Congratulations! He’s gorgeous. I hope Mumma and bubba are both well and the boys are delighted! (I have five boys and no girls. I think you may be a boy only Mother too)

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  42. Jessica Carnahan

    Congratulations Dillard Family!! I bet the big brothers are going to be sooooo excited to teach the newest little cub the ways of the world!! He’s adorable y’all!! . Prayers for a speedy – painless as possible recovery for Mama!! Eeeek! How exciting!!

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  43. Michelle

    Congratulations, Jill and Derick! Fredrick is adorable. I love the story behind his name!

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  44. Susan Miller

    Congratulation Jill and Derick,
    Congratulations on your new son Freddy. Glad everyone is happy and healthy. Hope you are all enjoying being a family of 5!

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  45. Rebecca

    Congratulations on the new baby! What a blessing!

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  46. Kate

    Fearfully and wonderfully made! Such a cutie. Blessings to your family.

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  47. Michelle

    Congratulations on the new Bubba. But I’m genuinely curious why the breathing and feeding tube?

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  48. Melissa in ct

    Congratulations! So happy for you all!

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  49. Stacey B

    Congratulations to you. Love the name

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  50. Tonya

    Congratulations!

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  51. Vikki

    Awesome Idea on the Name 🙂 Love it. He is adorable and Congrats to all the Family for this new additon xo

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  52. sue

    Congratulations!!!

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  53. Mary

    Congratulations What a handsome little baby .❤️❤️❤️

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  54. Suzanne

    Congratulations! Good job Mama on baking this bundle of joy. Praying for a good recovery to you.

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  55. Laura

    Congratulations! That’s a good weight for being early.

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