Something’s In The Oven…

… and it’s not a pumpkin pie!

That’s right you guys, number FOUR is on its way!!

I wanted to wait a little while before I announced the big news, you know, just to be safe. But now that I’m into my second trimester I felt like it would be a good time to share the wonderful surprise.

Can you believe it?! I know. We’re ecstatic.

I knew something was up when all of a sudden, it seemed, it was all I could do to get out of bed and get the kids fed. I had absolutely zero energy. I spent a lot of time on the couch, completely drained. It was a struggle just to get basic things done around the house for a few weeks. I kept telling my husband that something was wrong with me. I finally called him one day at work and asked if he would pick up a pregnancy test on his way home. I figured, if I wasn’t pregnant, I needed to be seen by a doctor. You’d think I’d know the signs by now, huh?!

Imagine our surprise when the test… actually two tests, confirmed my suspicion. Yep. Here we go again! We were both very excited, though in all honesty I was a little hesitant at first. I mean, baby Xia’s birth is still SO fresh in my mind! Of course another little one would be such a blessing to us… but can’t I just skip the hard parts?

Anyways, turns out I was so completely drained ’cause my body was way over doing it. I was still nursing Xia every 3-4 hours throughout the day, and my system was doing its best to now provide for three! I’ve been working on weening Xia, and have her down to nursing 1-2 times a day, so I’m feeling much better. She’s almost a year and a half old now, so it’s time anyways.

We plan on doing another homebirth, so we won’t be finding out what the baby is until it’s born (unless something comes up and we need to go get a sonogram).

Please pray for me if you think of it. Pray for a safe delivery, and a healthy baby.

So, got any cool baby names to share? Me and Jerry are stumped.

57 thoughts on “Something’s In The Oven…”

  1. I just started reading your blog. Congratulations! You look beautiful! I saw you like Old Testament names for boys. We chose Hebrew names for our children. Jediah (Jehovah knows) Benjamin (son of the right hand), Eliana (my God has answered me) Isabel (God’s promise), and Kaylen (beloved) Grace (not hebrew, but Latin, means ‘blessing’).

  2. I am just reading this post! Congratulations Kendra! I am so happy for you guys! We had such a hard time naming our boys. We didn’t name Mack until he was two weeks old. We wanted to get to know him more before we named him. God will give you all a good name. LOve you girl!

  3. Congratulations. I just had my fourth three months ago. She is a joy! Her name is Sunshine. She beams with radiant preciousness! I have thoroughly enjoyed your website and shared with many friends. We have recently seen the writing on the walls (with the help of Glenn Beck) and have started storing. We are also getting solar panels and guns and ammo! Thanks for your site. I view it daily. Keep it up! Praise God for your knowledge and know how!

  4. How in the world do you stay so tiny? You are beautiful! Congrats, and here’s my two cents (if it’s a girl): Lelia (la-lee-ya). I had a friend when I was little that was her mom’s name.

  5. So happy for you! My kids have fairly commmon names… Quinton Michael(Michael is hubby’s name), Mikalah Sue (Sue is my middle name), & Logan Dean( Dean is My dad’s middle name). As a pre-K teacher I see many,many names I like. This year I have, Ashton, Gray, Landon, Erik, Elias, Pearson, Hendrix, Daxton, Tyler, Sam, Kate, Whitlee, Billy, Frank, Copeland, Joshua, Gracie, & Iain.
    I’ll be praying for you guys!

  6. Yeah! I will scream it from the rooftops!!!! I love Biblical names for boys, I just met an Abraham (he went by Abe) and also a Jebediah…he went by Jed…I have a dear friend who’s 3rd child is a Zia (like your Xia, meaning light, sunrise) my daughter’s name is Chance Amaris….we were told never to expect children, she is our 2nd blessing so therefore our second “chance” at this-life parenting and her middle name is from the Hebrew meaning “the one God promised you”… I will continue to pray for all of you daily!!!!

    PS–we’ve got FT employment!

  7. Congratulations! A long time ago I had my heart set on Eola-Lynn for a girl… but I had a boy anyways, which is probably better, because my aunt was appalled by the name. I also liked Amber-Lynn, but was turned down on that. If my son had been a girl, he would have been named Evelyn lol

  8. It is funny how children get named. I was in a college physiology class with a professor from England who had strange pronunciation and
    I tuned out a lot of what she would say. While handing back tests, she called out a name and suddenly God had my full attention. It wasn’t until later that I learned this was an old name (people would say, “That was my grandma’s name.”) Immediately, I tore off a piece of paper and wrote the name down and tucked it in my wallet. Several years later when we had our first child, that is the name we used. So exactly WHAT was that name? Stacia, and we gave her the middle name Elaine. Together it means “resurrection light”.

  9. OK, one more boy one:


    We live in Germany and here the Bible name is spelled “Josia” and pronounced “Yozeeuh” But that’s too close to Xia. So, never mind. 🙂

  10. Yayness! Loved the way you announced it. Laughed out loud when your pic. popped up. 🙂

    Boy names along the Bible line: Shepherd, Abel, Ezra, Nehemiah, Job, Solomon, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Hosea, Amos, Jonah

    Girl names along the Bible line: Eden, Olivia (we’re sort of biased that this one is the best ever), Hosanna, Shelah (could be boy or girl), Shekinah

    That’s it for now – I’ll write more if they come to mind!

  11. I am SO happy for you!!!! Congratulations! We like traditional, common names. But for unique names I like Branch for a boy, and for a girl I like Landrie.

  12. Congratulations! How wonderful!!!!

    We like uncommon names as well. My daughter’s name is Phoebe, quite old fashioned. We love it.

  13. YAY! Congrats Kendra! I’m due with our third in January, but could go sooner:) So happy for you guys! This will be my third homebirth so definetly praying that all goes well on our front and yours!! We like non-traditional names for girls and Biblical names for boys. I’ve never been fond of girls biblical names…except for Jael, but it means goat so I never wanted to use it after I found that out! Our second did NOT want to self-wean! So I had to force him to because I was DONE and he was two. Our first (a girl) never went that long. Oh well, they are all different and fun and unique! Love it! Congrats again!

  14. I read the post at work and I was so excited for you and your family. Babies are fun.

    I am a HUGE name nut. I have lots of name books and love knowing what people are going to name their kids. So all day I have been thinking of names for your little one. I noticed that you like unique names so the tradtional ones are out. My name tip has always been if you have a style stick w/ it. Jada, Titus and Xias’ sibling can’t be Matthew, for instance (well, he could be but, it would sound wierd.) Here are some names I thought of.
    Boys: Gideon, Tucker, Graydon, Dorian
    Girls: Paisley, Quincy, Anisley, Vianne

    This is just a start. If I hear a good one I will post some more.

  15. Congratulations, Kendra!! Hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly, as well as the birth. Take care of yourself! God bless you and your growing family. 🙂

  16. YAY!!What a blessing!!

    My daughters name is Macie Laine.
    We are praying for a baby right now and if its a girl we like
    Layla Grace and If its a boy we like Jonah Shane

    You’ll think of something ask the kids what they think!! 🙂

  17. Congratulations! We’re expecting our 3rd, and we were a little surprised as well. That means we’ll have 3 kids born within 39 months…I’ve been nursing or pregnant for 3 years and 8 months straight with no end in sight! We’re thrilled, though, and especially thrilled to find out after two boys that it’s a GIRL this time! 🙂

    Well, enjoy this new little bundle when he/she arrives! We’ll pray for a healthy baby & easy delivery!

  18. Yay, congrats! You look adorbale pregnant by the way! Ok so names… My brother had their 9th a couple months ago so I’m going to give you all their kids’ names, because they are just so darn cute. Jordan, Eon, Aspen, Grayson, Hudson, Lillian, Warren, Gideon, Madelyn. We are due with our 3rd in 2 weeks and we are choosing Cal to join with 2 other brothers Lane and Colby. Our girl name was going to be Lola Leigh, after my grandmother. How far along are you anyway?!

  19. Hi Kendra,
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!What great news for me to wake up to….:)It was kind of funny because my husband (who never reads blogs)saw my e-mail this morning and read it BEFORE I got up.He then said you read New Life ON a Homesteads e-mails,right?I told him yes and he said well I already read it this morning and there is a picture of her with one of her kids.:)I was so suprised and very happy for you.God has blessed us with 8 earthly blessings and I would love to find out another was on the way…..anyway Congratulations again.Nikki

  20. Oh Kendra I’m so happy for you guys! I always admire people with large families, what fun. Hope this doesn’t offend but breast feeding must really work for birth control for you, for awhile anyways. I know some people that it only works for 3-4 monthes, anyways good luck and I will pray. I bet Jada is so excited to be a big sister again!

  21. Congratulations Kendra!!! I am so excited for you guys – another blessing!!!
    I nursed while pregnant & had no problems until my tummy was too big to do it comfortably, but by then he was 18 months old & ready to be weaned (he actually self-weaned).
    Just want to add that you look beautiful there too!!!

  22. OH! OH! OH!!!! I’m so super excited for you!!!!!
    (Well, not the sick part!) What a BLESSING from the Lord!! We’re going for another home birth…and another “what will this childs name be???” But the last two we couldn’t figure out the name either and God always works it out, so I’m not stressing as much on this one! =)
    When would that make you due? May? June? So excited that we are preggo buddies together!
    I’ll keep you in my prayers!
    We are so blessed arn’t we???!!! Our cups runeth over!!

  23. Congratulations! I’ve only been reading awhile and am curious about baby Xia. You seldom mention her and the name is Chinese so I was wondering if you had adopted her. After reading this post, you obviously didn’t.
    You can use my son’s Chinese name, Chen Xing, which means “morning star”. Ironically he was born at night. This thoroughly confuses everyone.

  24. Congrats!!!

    I wouldn’t stress about baby names yet – we had no idea until after we had babes in arms with the last two.
    Although fwiw, you can keep nursing while pregnant, especially if you keep yourself hydrated and have a balanced diet (I nursed partway through one pregnancy, completely through two pregnancies, and am still currently tandem nursing my 2yo and 9mo – it can be done if you desire).

  25. Wow! You’re right…it’s not a pumpkin pie! I really was expecting some food recipe when I saw that stove picture. What a surprise!
    I laughed with delight! You are a clever girl! You look radiant!

    God bless you and keep you! He is giving you the desires of your heart.
    How precious you are to Him and it is His joy to continue to cover you in grace and favor. May you lack nothing as you keep your face turned toward Him. God’s peace over your household.


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