Tuesday, July 1, 2008

This is the first time Dallin decided to smile long enough so I could get a picture! He's such a good baby!! Caleb has been pretty good with him too, except when he wants to make us mad and he takes a swipe near Dallin. He doesn't actually hit him, but gets as close as he can, like he's threatening us. It's kind of funny.
We went to a SL Bees game and made it through dinner before the game and untill the bottom of the 6th! that's longer than I thought we'd make it before one of the boys got too difficult. Of coarse it was Caleb, who only sat still while he had food loaded with sugar (he gets his sweet tooth from his mom)! Caleb kept meso busy, that as we left I had to ask Jon who they were even playing! Pathetic. Over all we had fun, but next time we're getting a sitter!

So here's how my Sunday went, and why I'm about done typing right now:
As I was trying to decide what shoes to wear to church, and Jon and the boys were already in the car, I stood on our bathtub (as I usually do when I want to see my feet, because we have to get another full-length mirror). I grabbed the top of the shower, next to the tub, to get down, and my ring caught! Instant pain and blood! the ring sliced some skin, but I was just glad that I still had my finger. Don't get any incredibly gross ideas, because it's fine, after going to the emergency room and getting my ring cut off to avoid cutting off my circulation because it swelled so much. Thank goodness it was only my CTR ring ,that I never take off, and not my wedding ring. I will now only ever wear my wedding ring, because I'm so perinoid. It hit me hard to think I could have lost my finger, which is very common. I strained the ligaments in my joint, but it will be fine soon.
Here's some pointers I want to give after my experience:
Remove all your rings when doing activities where they could get caught, i.e. water skiing and rock climbing were mentioned by the nurse.
Titanium ring are EXTREMELY difficult to cut off (and I imagine painful).
Don't ice appendages with gel packs, only ice, because ice melts at body temperature and gel does not, which can cause frostbite (yes, I found out by experience, but it was very minor, just painful)!
Moral: GET A FULL-LENGTH MIRROR!
(Guys think it's: don't care what you wear)

The funny part is, a couple of my gilfriends in the neighborhood do the same thing; I don't feel dumb afterall!

7 comments:

Liz Findlay said...

heidi, heidi, heidi-- what luck to stumble upon your blog and find the most GRUESOME entry i have ever encountered in my short blog life... so glad the finger is okay, though, and equally grateful for making me think twice before I decide to hop on that tub and check out my bum :) Hope you are feeling better and congrats on the adorable, adorable children you have! They are soo terribly cute!! Hope to see you soon sometime! Love,
Liz

Raina said...

YIKES!! That is so scary, and I'm so glad your finger is still in tact. :D
Also, what a great looking baby! I love the smiles, and it is so great to see him.

vegashollands said...

I can totally relate to your experience. I have never lost a finger but my rings have caused a lot of trouble. I can't even wear my engagement ring anymore (1) because it cracked where the band meets the diamond from stress I guess and (2) I kept scratching Grant's face with it. Fortunately, I have never encountered the potential loss of a finger situation you found yourself in. That is scary . You just can't be losing fingers you know. I am glad everything is still in tact. Nice to read your posts.

Kristie

Rachael said...

OH, my gosh! I'm so glad your ok. What an awful experience to have to go through...but you are right, checking the shoes is important and most of us have at some time in our life hung off the side of a tub or stood on a toiled just to get that last final look-over.

Glad your ok and make Jon get you a full-length mirror!! It's cheaper than an ER visit!

Meg said...

You cute lil family is growing! I love to see it! It has been FOREVER since I have seen you! I found your blog on someone elses and was SOOO excited about! Your all looking FANTASTIC! Much love, Meg

obeisancemysheaf said...

my mom told me about what happened to your finger, but her description was a lot more graphic ("her finger was bleeding EVERYWHERE and she had to be rushed to the ER!!!") yeah that's my mother for you. those CTR rings are vicious though! something similar happened to me too, i got mine caught on my bunk bed. but i didn't have to go get it cut off, my dad did it at home with soap and pliers. ;) but im glad that everything is going good besides the dangling finger. im jealous that my mom and libby get to come out this summer, but I think I'm coming next year, to visit and look around BYU! hopefully i'll be going there in a couple years!
love you guys!
megan

Elise said...

Heidi,
Hey! It has been too long! Mary Hatch just told me about your blog. I love it! You have an adorable family! We also have two little boys. I would love to keep in touch. We decided to go private so email me, elisewelling at gmail dot com, and I will add you to our blog viewers!

Elise Welling