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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Congratulations you guys!! He’s absolutely precious! Welcome to the world little Freddy!
Congratulations Derek and Jill on your new baby boy!!! I love the name!!!
Mazal tov! May he be blessed always!
Congratulations Jill and Derick! So very happy for you all! “Freddy” is precious and such a Blessing.
Awww!! He’s precious! Congratulations to your sweet family!
He looks so much like his big brothers. How precious, congratulations to you all.
Freddy is such a cute name! He has Sam’s nose! Hope Jill is doing alright…and happy birthday Sam!
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?”.
Origin: The name Michael is of Hebrew origin and means “who is like God?” or “gift from God.” It is found in the Old Testament, notably in the Book of Danie
Mazel tov! He’s absolutely beautiful! Three blessings!
What a cutie pie! Congratulations on your newest baby boy!
What a sweet face! Congratulations!
Congratulations on your newest blessing!!
Thrilled mum and baby are well congratulations Dillard family
Beautiful baby, welcome to the world little one. CONGRATULATIONS.
What an incredible blessing to all of you. He is beautiful!
Congratulations! I absolutely love what you did with the name. It is so sweet to honor your late father like that.
Congratulations! He’s beautiful! I miss you on instagram. I hope they resolve your account soon!!
Congratulations you guys!
Love his name!
The babies come when they come! Welcome to the world Frederick. Enjoy your new son. Congratulations.
Congratulations!! I love the story behind his name. Hope he gets to come home soon ❤️
Congratulations Frederick, Mom & Dad and your boys are going to be great big brothers! God Bless You!!!!!!!
Congratulations he looks just like Sam!
Congrats on the new baby. Ypu two are an inspiration that with hard work ypu can achieve your dreams. Are you done or are you going to try for a girl? I bet your boys would be so protective of a little sister. Again congratulations on all you have achieved as a family.
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.
Congratulations to you both
Congratulations!! Continued prayers for recovery and going home soon. He is precious as is your entire family Love you.
Congratulations Jill and Derick for a safe delivery and a healthy baby boy! May God continue to bless and strengthen you both.
Congratulations on the birth of Freddy, he’s a beautiful boy!!
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
Congratulations!! I’m so happy for you guys…he’s precious and I love the name. Hugs and love to you all!
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
Congratulations!!! What a beautiful boy! He looks like his dad! Blessings from the Netherlands for the five of you!!
Congratulations, he is adorable
Congratulations!! He is so cute
Freddy is perfect! Congratulations!
Congratulations! Hope you have a fast hospital stay. Our little miracle just turned 1 she was born 2 months early on July 5th
“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.”
He is so precious. ✝️ Praying from
Congratulations! He is adorable.
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!
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
Love the name Freddy. It’s like the characters name Fred from Harry Potter.
All the best to your family and a belated happy birthday to new big brother Sam!
You make a lovely family!
congrats on your newest addition to your family.
Yay! My son was Born 7-7! So happy he has an amazing son of an amazing family to share his birthday with!
Congratulations to the Dillard Family!
Love to all of you❤️Welcome to the world little Freddy❤️
WOW WWOWOWOWOWWOWOWOWWOWOW U HE SUPER CUTE, AND I LOVE U ARE SAVE AND SOUND!!!!!!! WOW, I AM PROUD AND PLEASED!!!!!!
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)
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!!
Congratulations, Jill and Derick! Fredrick is adorable. I love the story behind his name!
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!
Congratulations on the new baby! What a blessing!
Fearfully and wonderfully made! Such a cutie. Blessings to your family.
Congratulations on the new Bubba. But I’m genuinely curious why the breathing and feeding tube?
Congratulations! So happy for you all!
Congratulations to you. Love the name
Awesome Idea on the Name 🙂 Love it. He is adorable and Congrats to all the Family for this new additon xo
Congratulations What a handsome little baby .❤️❤️❤️
Congratulations! Good job Mama on baking this bundle of joy. Praying for a good recovery to you.
Congratulations! That’s a good weight for being early.
Congratulations!! From that picture he looks just likes Samuel.
That is so precious you guys expanded your little family and added a little one to your bunch. Enjoy every moment life gives you, we are not promised tomorrow.
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