The Ence Gang

The Ence Gang

Monday, August 25, 2014

32 weeks

I wish I had been awesome and updated throughout this pregnancy like I did last time, because honestly I was a hoot. I found this bravery and courage to say what I wanted to say because I was in a "I don't care what you or anyone else thinks" kind of mood. It's safe to say that this time, I am overall a little less moody and hormonal. I have my moments where they come in full force at random times, but overall I think I've been better this time around. I don't know what Deric would say, he would probably disagree. Men, what do they know? Right?

Well holy freaking cow, we are having a girl! I can seriously still hardly believe it. I was teasing Deric that I am pretty much invincible now because I get what I want every time. I wanted a boy first, was convinced it would be a girl, got a boy. We both really wanted a girl this time, I was convinced it would be a boy, got a girl. Boo-ya. Invincible.

I had the ultrasound people put the gender results in an envelope because we couldn't be there together to find out at the same time. So at dinner that night, and after a full day of texting and teasing my family, Deric opened the envelope first. As soon as I saw his smile I knew it was a girl. It was a really cute special moment to finally know what we were going to be having. So we threw on some of my socks and what we had laying around and took a super cute picture to let everyone know the good news.

We also have known her name before we knew she was a girl. Deric came up with it which just makes it ten times cuter anyway. We will call her Addie Lu. You're melting with cuteness overload, huh? I like that it is a bit unique, but not super weird.
Bladen and Adelaide.
This pregnancy has been SO different than my last. I can sum it up in two words. Lazy and pain. Deric would say I need one more word to accurately describe this go around, and that word would be, complains.
Sweet girl is covering her eyes and opening her mouth. She'll probably be loud, just like her mother.
-I haven't gained more weight than last time, so far. I started about 10 pounds up from where I started with Bladen. But all the weight I have gained has gone straight to my thighs, booty, and love handles area. I am getting w i d e r.
-Since I'm getting wider, hardly any of the maternity clothes I share with my sister, fit. Giant bummer. My thighs are just too big.
-More sick, about the same puking
-Puke count: 7 or so
-Heartburn is OUT OF THIS WORLD, especially now in the 3rd tri
-Sleeping has been mostly terrible the whole pregnancy
-She moves a TON and generally stays on the right side of my stomach
-I've had no pregnancy dreams (that's been nice)
-I haven't been nearly as emotional or hormonal in general. It's kicked up a notch in 3rd tri though
-My hair is not very pretty and nice like it was last time
-I don't crave much of anything. Some things sound good, but no true food "cravings"
-Hmmm, I do live off of ice though. I freeze water bottles for a couple hours and munch on the ice that forms around the edges so it's not too hard. It's weird how it makes me feel better. (No I don't have pica.)
-Even though no cravings, I enjoy sweets a lot more than I usually do. Dinner doesn't seem complete unless I eat a mini choc doughnut or cookie.
-Not as clumsy. Although I am trying pretty hard not to have to go in for any special reason this time.
-Braxton hicks like crazy! If I stand up from sitting down too long I get one, I get them laying down, really any time. I had like 2 last time.
-Energy level is way down
-Chest has hardly grown, I feel all disproportionate (I went up to an F last time! What?)
-Much harder to eat healthy
-Round ligament pains, holy OUCH. I had them on my right side last time, I've got it everywhere this time. And it unfortunately hasn't let up. I have literally felt myself and my hips stretching out. Much more pain this time.
Eyes and mouth open, hands kind of in the way.
That's all I can think of right now. But yes, I have been super lazy, in lots of pain, and apparently complain about it a lot. I don't mean to, I suppose it's just hard not to. Sorry Deric. I am working on making a beautiful little girl for you though, so just stick with me and be NICE for another month and a half.
31 weeks on the left, 2010.         32 weeks on the right, 2014.
I've been a bit self conscious this pregnancy. I don't mean to be, it drives me crazy. I usually have self esteem coming out of my ears. But when I'm pregnant, that kind of all goes out the window. Eh, oh well right? And even though these pictures are a week off in gestational growth, and I weigh more this time (haven't gained much more than last time though), I don't look too far off. Plus I look a lot cuter in the picture from a couple weeks ago. Suck it 2010.
I did and do try rather harder on Sundays. But when I get home it's back to comfort city. T-shirts and basketball shorts!

Oh, one more thing about this pregnancy. It might be the tums plugging me up and or it just being different this time, but sometimes I totally feel like I deserve this.

It just makes you feel good, doesn't it?

You should be dancing, ya!

Bladen's got some sweet moves, and this pregnant momma can still shake it!

Summer in Cedar City

Few things make me happier than getting to be in Cedar City during the summer time. Growing up we would often visit grandparents during the summer in Cedar, and I have the very best memories from that.
-Swimming at the Cedar Pool with the old ghetto, but fun, water slide. (It's now a parking lot, sad.)
-Playing in the giant gutters they have there, especially after the fun flashfloods that would bring oodles of water.
-Going to the canyon park
-Eating alligator jaws from Ron and Cris's
-Playing in my grandparent's back yard
-My grandma's house in general, her toys, breakfast, cable TV, being paid to eat the crusts off our sandwiches, ha!

Summer in Cedar was awesome.

Then I went to college there, and I never really got to stay during the summer until I got married. It was still really fun and nice, but when you live there and aren't visiting, it's a little different. Although Cedar at any time is welcomed and loved.

But we were ecstatic that we got to go visit family during the summer, and not just at Christmas (the only time we really travel to see family.) Thank you so much Karen and Clint, we had an incredible blast. It really was one of my very favorite trips and now memories to Cedar City.

 Deric got in some serious Lego time, and he had some help along the way with his crazy goal of finding all the pieces to the pirate ship, and then building it. There were a lot of Legos to sort through, so I suppose (rather than a giant waste of time), it was an incredible accomplishment. Ha!
Before we left for Utah we talked to Bladen about all the fun things we were going to get to do, that included swimming. Bladen was very excited and thought it was really fun that he got to swim in his clothes, and got Grandma to jump in too!
Baby Brayden joined the swimmers, and then his mom decided a life jacket was in order. Brayden didn't think that was too fun or a good idea. The rest of his swimming involved the rest of us giggling at his whiny cute protests.
Then they had a nice cousin bath and all was well.
The Ence's own a cabin and property up on Kanarra Mountain. Deric and his family have so many great memories growing up and staying there for weeks at a time. It was more primitive then, and the cabin has since been updated a bit, which I loved and appreciated. (Deric not so much.) It was nice to have a flushing toilet, a fridge to keep food cold in, and beds to sleep in.
We spent a couple of days there fishing, eating, talking, watching the little boys run around and play with everyone. Even my bro was able to come up for a day to spend some time with me.
Four wheeling, aunt Liz, and Grandma kind of fun!
Hanging out talking at the pond, fishing with Daddy and Uncle Tyson and Aunt Heather fun!
Naked boy, connect four, bathing in the sink (because that's where Deric used to), cute cousin sitting fun!
Sunday night means family time and really yummy Uncle Travis cooking!
Brotherly love, trampolines, castle jumping kind of fun!
The rest of our trip consisted of swimming, splash pads, parks, food, and good play time with family.
Green Show (Egg Dance!), squish facing at the park, splash padding with Aunt Kaylee kind of fun!
Also this happened, twice, and it was probably at the top of my list of favorites that happened this week. Family trumps all, but food is a serious close second.
The next best thing that happened on this trip was all the coconut Diet Cokes I could drink. There was no time or need for pictures. What is needed is MORE COCONUT DIET COKES!
I also got to visit with my grandma and grandjack, we got to go to lunch and had some nice conversations while we watched Bladen played with toys. I also visited my buddy Ron at Home Depot. One of these days it will work out for us to do dinner together again. No pictures of either, unfortunately.
We swam, we ate, we watched movies and TV (we still don't have TV, going on 5 years now), we visited with Deric's grandma as well, and played a whole lot. Cedar City never disappoints!

Monday, August 18, 2014

July Round Up

I need to get back into blogging. When I'm in the shower I write blog posts all the time, but then I never really sit down to actually make them. Lame. Hopefully with a new baby coming I will want to document better. I think I will because my sister made Bladen's first year on my blog into a photo book thing. I WANT that with my next kid too. So documentation will happen, yay!

July- WHOA, July. It was busy and crazy and wonderful.
4th of July! 
This is a terrible picture, except that is capturing Bladen shooting off his first firework (with daddy's help of course). This year Bladen loved the fireworks, last year not so much.
We live by a huge lake where residents live around the whole thing. On the 4th of July all the lake residents purchase and light of these red flares. Holy cow, I wish I could have gotten a decent picture of it, we were too far away. But you could see the outer rim of the lake glowing red, it was like lava or the ring of fire or something cool. I really liked it.

Bladen insisted that Deric take a bath with him one night. I figured Deric would come up with some nice way to let him down, but I came back to this. Best dad ever!

Then Girls Camp finally came. I was ready and prepared, or so I thought. It was very much a different experience than I had anticipated. It was still enjoyable, but I learned a lot and it made me even more excited and READY for our vacation in Utah!
28 weeks pregnant, 12 to go!
And then this happened, in all it's Lego little boy glory. We got to Utah and this is what Deric was set on doing, building a Lego ship from his childhood. Tyson decided to spend his lunch break and then some, helping Deric find all the pieces.
I found the coolest Stop sign in existence.
Cute, eh? It was so fun getting to see my bro. Last time I saw him was at my Grandma's Funeral in November, and then forever before that. I probably see him the least out of my family. Sad. But we are super cool and had a lot of fun!
(P.S. Isn't he a hottie? All tanned and toned and Johnny Bravo haired. Nice.)
These toy boys were super cute. They played well together, hardly fought at all, and both got continually confused about whose name was really being called. Brayden or Bladen?
After awhile Bladen called Brayden, "Baby Bladen" because he thought they had the same name. Goodness, maybe it will make more sense when they get older.
This has been so missed, and it was so devoured.
Grandma and Bladen were two peas in a pod. They couldn't get enough of each other. I think they are washing micro machines that were a good find at the DI.
Oh the Green Show! It makes me swoon with wonderful memories. I am a sucker for people in costume, acting in character. I was excited to take Bladen, he didn't care much. But I enjoyed myself and actually got to try a tart for the first time after all these years. It was yummy.
Swimming at the Cedar Rec Center is always one of my favorite things. It was different this time not being with everyone and being a big pregnant woman. It felt good and was much more tiring. But I love seeing Bladen enjoy the water. I wish we had something around us.
I'm going to do a whole post later about Utah. These were just some highlights.
When we got home from Utah, Bladen had a hard time getting back on schedule for sleeping. He just couldn't finish his dinner and passed out instead. Cutie.
This kiddo is getting ready for school, he must be. He loves letters and learning their sounds and what they look like. He is even starting to spell a few words by sounding them out. So he is ready for school, but I don't know if I am!
It's baby Adelaide! This was at my 30 week appointment, and my last ultrasound (as far as I know). I'm sure she doesn't have eye lashes yet, but it almost looks like it on the eye that isn't covered by her hand. She's a cutie already!

 Working 30 weeks!
July was awesome. August? Oy, we are in the middle of August and it is already nutso.