Baby Edmonds #2!

Drumroll please….well, you probably already figured it out…I kind of gave it away, I was just too excited..but yes, it is true. God is graciously blessing us with another gift of life, due to arrive, Lord willing, around the middle of March. Praise the Lord!

Karis is calling all her friends to tell them the great news that she is going to be a big sister!

I am thankful for the opportunity to cherish another little blessing, but am currently experiencing the joys of being a very tired mommy! I knew I was pregnant when I could actually take a nap (falling asleep that is)- I never can outside of being pregnant! ;)

We are grateful that God has chosen to entrust us with another soul to raise and nurture in the love and admonition of the Lord! We are weak and undeserving…only by His grace and strength can we accomplish such a high and holy task!

Psalms 127:3-5
“Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.”

That is what we are thankful for this week!

About Lindsay

Lindsay Edmonds is first a lover of Jesus, wife, mother of four, homemaker, and writer. She loves inspiring women around the world toward simple, natural, and intentional living for the glory of God.

56 Responses to Baby Edmonds #2!

  1. Andrea August 22, 2008 at 3:14 pm #

    Congratulations! This is really neat. I’m expecting my first the first week of February! I’m glad that your posts will include information about homebirth and natural pregnancy. That’s where my heart is at and what I’m trying to do! I have a long way to go, but I’m taking baby steps all the time.

    I pray that your pregnancy is blessed. I’ll be hanging around to read more of your updates!

  2. Acomplia August 13, 2008 at 10:59 pm #

    Lovely post. Please add my email address to your list and email me the updates if possible. I always like to read your blog and comment on it.

  3. Heather July 29, 2008 at 11:06 am #

    Oh, congrats! Our fourth child was born on the 3rd of March. What fun!!!

  4. Kate July 11, 2008 at 5:02 pm #


    Lindsay, we ARE strong…strong in the Lord. As long as we have the Lord we are strong, never weak. We can do ALL things thru Christ who strengthens me.

  5. Carrie July 11, 2008 at 4:23 pm #

    Congratulations Lindsay and Aaron! What wonderful news!

  6. Colleen July 10, 2008 at 8:30 pm #

    Congratulations! There is no greater joy in the world. What a gift.

  7. Keren July 10, 2008 at 7:03 pm #

    Congrats & Praise the Lord for the upcoming blessing! Will be looking forward to hearing updates. :)

  8. Susan (A Happy Heart at Home) July 9, 2008 at 9:12 pm #

    Congratulations!! How wonderful! God is so good!

    ~Susan (a mom of three girls and a grandma of a girl and a boy)

  9. tami lewis July 9, 2008 at 7:21 am #

    i am so happy for you!! i am new to your blog and it seems i came at an exciting time!! i am due in 12 weeks myself, with baby number 7.

  10. Peggy July 8, 2008 at 9:03 pm #

    Congrats Lindsay!!

  11. Michele July 8, 2008 at 6:54 pm #

    Oh, Wow, Lindsay- What a blessing. I’m sure Karis will love having a sibling! :)
    We keep hoping for such a blessing someday, too, but in the meantime, I’ll just enjoy everyone else’s! :)


  12. Susie July 8, 2008 at 6:51 pm #


  13. Donna July 8, 2008 at 6:30 pm #

    That is awesome praise God!!! Congrats to you and your husband and Karis:)

  14. Rebekah July 8, 2008 at 4:41 pm #

    I am so excited for you! Children are so wonderful. I had my second child with a midwife and it was a wonderful experience!!! Don’t try to do to much, rest when you need to. I also got pregnant when my little girl was 1 year old. It can be difficult but very fun!!

  15. Joelle July 8, 2008 at 4:14 pm #


  16. lylah ledner July 8, 2008 at 2:57 pm #

    I’m so jazzed for you! Mazel Tov! The blessing of the Lord….yahooo!!!!


  17. JadeMerie July 8, 2008 at 2:26 pm #

    Congrats! Children are such a blessing!

  18. Pamela July 8, 2008 at 2:13 pm #

    Blessings to you and your sweet family!! Children are such a blessing from the Lord. I was excited to hear that you had a home birth with Karis and I am assuming plan to with baby #2. We had two of our children at home, ages 6 and 4 now. What a tremendous blessing!!! Since you are local, I am so curious if I know your midwife. Email me and we can chat about it…when you aren’t napping!!
    Blessings, Pamela (from Oregon, soon to be Florida)
    [email protected]

  19. Anna July 8, 2008 at 2:05 pm #

    Hi! Congratulations on the baby news! Very exciting! Also, I found your recipe for home made deodorant. I cannot use regular deodorant because it makes me have a very itchy rash under my arms, so I buy special deodorant. As I live in Mozambique, I can only get it in America or South Africa. And just last week my deodorant ran out. I remembered seeing your post and thinking “I wouldn’t do that! I buy it and that is just fine.” Well, I made some up, and the ultimate test was seeing how a day would go. It is HOT here, and I do sweat in this heat. Normally a reapply deodorant atleast a second time durring the day here. Well, I spent 2 days working out in the sun and running around, and didn’t have to reapply at all! Just once in the morning was enough, and it works great! Thank you!

  20. Kathleen July 8, 2008 at 1:49 pm #

    Ha haaa! Congratulations Aaron and Lindsay!

  21. Becky July 8, 2008 at 1:29 pm #

    Wow! What amazing news! Congratulations to you and your family. A new blessing is always reason to celebrate and I know little Karis will be a wonderful big sister! I hope you are able to get the extra rest and can’t wait to hear more from you as the time to March draws near. God Bless!

  22. Kimi @ The Nourishing Gourmet July 8, 2008 at 12:50 pm #

    Congrats, Lindsay! That’s so exciting!

  23. Mrs Pear July 8, 2008 at 12:48 pm #


  24. Stephanie @ Keeper of the Home July 8, 2008 at 12:40 pm #

    That’s such great news, Lindsay! :)

    I remember that it was much more tiring being pregnant with a toddler running around already, but it was also so nice that since I was already an at-home mom (instead of working full-time, as I did during my first pregnancy), so that I could stop and read and simplify when I needed to.

    Having a second baby is so fun, because not only are you excited, but you get to enjoy your child’s anticipation of a sibling! I just loved seeing Abbie talk about our new baby and kiss my belly- so much fun! And once they arrive, talk about being showered with love and kisses and not-so-gentle “hugs”! It was the best- you’ll love it!

  25. Amy Brigham July 8, 2008 at 12:36 pm #

    How wonderful! Wishing you a healthy, happy pregnancy! :D

  26. Meredith A. July 8, 2008 at 12:31 pm #

    YAY! I am so excited for you! What a blessing!

  27. Mrs. M July 8, 2008 at 12:17 pm #

    COngratulations! So exciting when God blesses us with a new life….what a gift!

  28. Lanette July 8, 2008 at 11:52 am #

    Congratulations! What wonderful news :-) We just had a new little guy this past March 12!

  29. autumn sager July 8, 2008 at 11:06 am #

    Wow, Lindsay, congrats to you and Aaron! You have done such a wonderful job with Karis! It is so neat to feel your excitement through your words:)

  30. Brenda July 8, 2008 at 10:51 am #

    What wonderful news! How have you been feeling. I found your wonderful site a few months ago so I do not know your journey and story with your first sweet little one. did you by chance use midwifery care and /or have a homebirth? I am a homebirth midwife so curiosity gets the best of me.
    many blessings and joy,

    • Lindsay July 8, 2008 at 11:41 am #

      We did use a midwife and have a homebirth with Karis and it was a simply wonderful experience (especially since she was breach, and the Lord was graciously covering the whole situation). It was a blessing especially since our midwife actually delivered 4 of my younger siblings, so she is now delivering my mom’s grand babies!

  31. donna (mom24boyz) July 8, 2008 at 10:28 am #

    Congrats! Wishing you well with the new baby and all the joys the new little one will surely bring!

  32. JC July 8, 2008 at 9:15 am #

    Congrats! I have recently come to grasps with how wonderful and amazing that a healthy pregnancy is. My experiences has made me treasure my little boy even more. I hope that as you go through this pregnancy that every day, every time you feel sick, that you will cherish this little one and Karis as well.

    p.s. I’ve commented on this blog before (Super baby food), but I just set up a blog, so my name will appear different. :)

  33. Holly July 8, 2008 at 8:17 am #

    Oh congratulations, isn’t God wonderful?! I just can not wait to be blessed with children. I pray that you have a healthy and joyful pregnancy! God Bless you!!!!

  34. Adrienne July 8, 2008 at 8:07 am #

    Congratulations! I just recently started reading your blog and I love it! What a blessing to your family. I pray that you have a healthy and happy pregnancy.

  35. Org Junkie July 8, 2008 at 7:40 am #


  36. Elizabeth July 8, 2008 at 7:11 am #

    Congratulations!!! That is wondeful news :) We’re TTC baby #3 now and I’m hoping to have some of that news myself soon.

  37. Shannon July 8, 2008 at 6:58 am #

    Congratulations!! What a blessing!

    God Bless,

  38. Andrea July 8, 2008 at 6:36 am #

    Congratulations to all of you, and I pray that you have a wonderful and joyful pregnancy!


  39. Chloe July 8, 2008 at 6:25 am #

    Congratulations Lindsay!

  40. Amy July 8, 2008 at 6:18 am #

    Congratulations! What a PRECIOUS GIFT!

  41. Kim July 8, 2008 at 6:16 am #

    Congratulations! What a wonderful blessing!

  42. Michele July 8, 2008 at 6:07 am #

    Congratulations! Best wishes and many healthy prayers to you and your beautiful family.

  43. Laura@heavenlyhomemakers July 8, 2008 at 6:05 am #

    Oh Lindsay!!! I’m SO excited for you! What a wonderful blessing! I pray God’s blessing on your pregnancy and for your strength right now. It’s hard to be so tired and try to take care of another little one and the housework, etc. Take all the naps you can!

  44. Heather - Doodle Acres July 8, 2008 at 5:59 am #

    How wonderful!!!
    Heather – Doodle Acres

  45. Heather July 8, 2008 at 5:53 am #


  46. Mandi July 8, 2008 at 5:46 am #

    Congratulations! I’m the same way, I KNOW I’m pregnant when I can fall asleep anytime/anywhere!

  47. Megan July 8, 2008 at 5:08 am #

    Lindsay, Congrats on another child!! Excited about how your second journey of pregnancy will be. Also wanted to let you know that I made your Sloppy Lentils recipe last night and I loved it! My husband is such a carnivore, so I’m not 100% sure he prefers it over traditional Joes, but he loved the flavor. Thanks!!

  48. kelly July 8, 2008 at 5:08 am #

    Yeah Lindsay! Congrats! What a great blessing. I’m also due next spring: February 17th. This will baby baby #3 for me and child #6 in our family. Whew! I have some pregnancy home remedies on my website if you are interested. I also have another link for nausea tea. Good luck, Kelly

  49. Donielle @ Raising Peanuts July 8, 2008 at 4:29 am #

    How absolutely amazing! Congratulations!

  50. Erica July 8, 2008 at 4:27 am #

    Congratulations! What wonderful news! Praying you get plenty of rest during this first trimester!

  51. Brianna @ Heart(h) Management July 8, 2008 at 4:22 am #

    How wonderful! Congratulations to you and your family!

  52. Mary Ann July 8, 2008 at 3:48 am #

    Congratulations, Lindsay! :-)

  53. Amy July 8, 2008 at 3:44 am #

    Big congratulations to you all.
    Can I recommend a book for Karis… “What’s inside your tummy, Mummy?” by Abby Cocovini. It has great life size pictures to hold up to your tummy so they can see what the baby looks like and how it is developing. My girls (4 and 2) love it.(I am 4 weeks away from having number 3) and it has helped them realise that there really is a baby in there!
    God bless you and your growing family.

  54. Stephanie July 8, 2008 at 3:25 am #


  55. Donna July 8, 2008 at 1:20 am #

    Congratulations! That’s so wonderful! Babies are the best thing God ever made in my book!