Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tori's 30-Week Baby Bump

Tori Bates Smith is approaching the 31-week mark in her pregnancy. Robert Ellis Smith IV is due November 24th. Tori and Bobby have chosen to call him Kade because they say it is Latin for "fourth generation."

Unlike her sisters, Tori has not shared many details about her pregnancy. During a recent visit with the family in Rocky Top, this photo was taken. The siblings are all eager to feel the baby move!

Tori Bates Smith

Photo courtesy of thebatesfamily.com

19 comments:

  1. That's a great picture with all the hands!

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  2. It's so wonderful to feel the baby moving around. It can be strange and marvelous for someone who has nevet felt a baby move on a pregnant woman. That's a sweet photo of Tori and family.

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  3. Sorry, but Kade does not mean "fourth generation" in Latin.

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  4. Congratulations so happy for you and Bobby!!

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  5. Cade and Quade mean the fourth, Kade does not

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  6. Kade is cute but does not mean 'fourth' in Latin. The Latin word for four is quattor. It's where we get the word quarter, etc.

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  7. She just got her teaching degree in May. Ellie, do you know if Tori got a teaching job? Or did she decide not to seek a teaching job because of the pregnancy?

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  8. Tori looks healthy and beautiful. Hope everything goes perfect the next couple of months. Bet he is going to be a cutie. Thanks for the pic, it is cute.

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  9. By the way, I think the nickname of Kade and its meaning is very nice. It seems a very meaningful way to honor his being the 4th one. I love that tradition.

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  10. So good to see Tori. She and Bobby seem to want to keep out of the spotlight and that is their choice but I miss seeing them. Praying for safe and easy delivery of their precious Kade.

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  11. Kade isn’t Latin. It comes from old English. It means “round, lumpy” or “stout person”.

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  12. “Progenies” is the Latin word for generations( offspring etc). “Quartus” is Latin for 4th. No idea how they decided “Kade” was Latin for 4th generation.

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  13. Interesting on the Kade idea... Cute photo

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  14. I have to agree with others about the name Kade. I think Tori and Bobby are confused about its meaning.

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  15. I did a Web search on "Quade" and "Cade" and "Kade" and the only variation that brings up the "4th" definition is "Quade". But if they want to use "Kade" instead then what's the problem with that? Do you really think they would change the nickname because some fans tried to school them on what it "really means"?

    I must admit I don't know why the Bates like to call kids by other than their given names. Lawson and Nathan aren't their real first names either, and sometime they call Nathan "Kenny" based on his actual first name. But they're not hurting anyone with this tradition. And I know other people who've gone by a nickname all their lives and they aren't confused about their identities or anything.

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    1. I don’t think anyone really cares if they use a name different than the given name. But, you can’t just make things up either. “Cade, Kade” is not Latin for 4th generation. You can’t redo the definition within languages just because you want to call your child a certain nickname and then decide to add your own meaning to it.

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    2. I think they're going off the fact that Cade/Kade is derived from Quade somehow

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  16. The name Quade is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "born fourth". Source: https://nameberry.com/babyname/Quade

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  17. The subtitles on their gender reveal show spelled it with a C, Cade. Perhaps that is the mixup many are seeing. Just offering a suggestion, btw, not trying to correct anyone. Have a blessed day!

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