Derick posted the photo to Instagram on Saturday, days after the couple welcomed their first son

By Adam Carlson
Updated April 12, 2015 10:10 AM
Credit: Courtesy Derick Dillard

Days after the rest of the Duggars gathered ’round to help Jill and Derick Dillard welcome their first son, the couple is now home, resting and thanking their fans.

“As Jill and I are settling in back at home after the birth of our firstborn, we wanted to thank everyone for the amazing support we’ve received from so many during this time,” Derick, 26, wrote on a Saturday Instagram photo.

“Your thoughts and prayers mean so much to us,” he continued. “We love you all! #blessed #grateful”

Jill, 23, gave birth to son Israel David, on April 6, which PEOPLE was the first to report. She has shared photos of her ever-growing baby bump at each stage.

And the entire 19 Kids and Counting clan has been pitching in, Jill told PEOPLE.

“We are so blessed to have such a great family and such great support here at the hospital with the doctors and the nursing staff,” she said. “My sisters and my mom and Derick’s mom have all been in to help!”

19 Kids and Counting airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m on TLC.

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