Sunday, August 23, 2009

27 Weeks!

I thought you might all appreciate a new post. Not that the wart removal wasn't an exciting story but I know I was sick of looking at it while it was attached to Trent's finger so you must be too. In all seriousness though I am SO thrilled the wart is gone. That thing was so sick. We've been celebrating its disappearance ever since!

I can't believe I'm in my third trimester already! Sometimes I feel like this pregnancy is going by too fast and other times it feels like delivery day is so far away! Luke is such an active little guy. I sometimes feel like there's a little alien living in there. What's so bazaar is to watch him move. Trent and I get such a kick out of that.
According to the Dr. everything is looking great and Lucas is a happy healthy little man. We're still right on track for Nov. 22nd. We're trying to get things ready for his arrival as best we can. But we're still house hunting and so not knowing where we'll be in three months presents a slight challenge. Nothing is set up but I have bought fabric so my mom and I can start sewing his bedding. I think it's adorable! Once it's finished I'll be sure to post pictures.
I'm just now starting to feel a bit more uncomfortable and sleeping is getting a little more difficult. I know it's just gonna get worse though so I'm trying to enjoy it now! Trent is getting more and more excited as the days pass. I think now that he can see and feel Lucas move it's become more real to him. Last night Trent was talking to Luke through my belly and he had his face pressed up against it and Luke kicked him hard in the face! It was so funny. It was like he was saying "Ok Dad I hear you!". So fun! :)

I'm really starting to notice the puffiness and I have to tell ya, I'm not a fan. I was hoping I could avoid it for a few more weeks but I think it's starting to catch up with me. I guess that's just part of the deal though and in spite of everything I'm really loving being pregnant. Only three more months to go and I'll have my little boy in my arms. I can't wait to meet him!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Saga of the Wart Hopefully has ENDED!!

Ok it Trent again. I'll be honest. I really just wanted to share these picts with everyone even though I know that everyone might not want to see them. I think they are pretty cool.

So I have had a wart problem for a while. But in particular on my left index finger. On my mission I got this wart on my left index finger. It was close to the time that I was coming home so instead of having a 3rd world "doctor" take care of it I waited to get it removed in the states. And I did. After about 3 years the darn thing came back. So i went back to the dermatologist and had it removed again. Here are some before and after picts of what both these removals looked like. (The picts are only of the second wart. You can kinda see the scar from the first one to the left of this wart.)
No longer than 3 months or so after the second removal the stupid thing came back. Now what dermatologists did with me is freeze it off a few times and when that didn't work (it never did) they would cut it off and cauterize it (pic above). Well the third time I went back to the dermatologist and asked if they would just go straight to the cutting and cauterizing. They wouldn't so I asked to refer me to someone who would. So that got me to a hand surgeon, and I had that thing surgically removed. and here are those picts.
Yes it was that big

It was my little six fingered hand that I always wanted.

This is how it was wrapped for one week after the surgery.

Once they took off the bandage.

After 2 weeks of having the bandage off. The night before the stitches came out.
My finger now, 3 weeks after. It is kinda tight on the knuckle when I make a fist but I like scars and its way better than that hideous wart. They cut the wart out then took the skin on top of my finger and stretched it over the hole. I have a U-shaped scar now.
So that is a fun update for Mr. Owens. Lindz is happy that the thing is gone too. I kept picking at it and making it bleed. She was done with that real quick.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Somewhat Simple

Hey everyone! If you haven't already you need to check out my friend Stephanie's super cute blog Somewhat Simple. I've added her button to my sidebar which links to her blog so go check it out! She has the funnest crafts and home projects as well as recipes and great giveaways. Prepare to get inspired! Have fun :)