Monday, December 29, 2008
In Mid November, Tia and I thought we wanted to have another baby. We got her IUD out November 7th, and by the 15, we were pregnant. We waited about a month before we told anyone just to make sure we weren't getting some sort of false positive.
Once both of our families found out, we were about to start telling friends and more distant family. That's when Tia began to bleed a little. Since she has had this with both out other children, it was no too concerning, and we went along our merry and excited way. Then, the pain on one side started on about the 20th of December, Saturday. We went to her Cousins wedding that day, but on Sunday, the pain got worse. Monday, we went to her OB and he took some blood for HCG levels and wanted us back on Wednesday for a second round so he could compare the two levels and see if the pregnancy was progressing as should be. We didn't make it to Wednesday. We were at the Cabin Tuesday evening when Tia had to go to bed and she just curled in bed until Midnight it was too bad and we called her Doctor. He told her to get to the nearest E.R. and get checked out. That sent us to Heber Valley Medical just after midnight on Christmas eve Morning. We were there for about 5 hours and they told us they thought we were just miss carrying, the pain is normal, but we may have what is called a Molar Pregnancy where the Placenta is cancerous. There was nothing to do other then let it pass and try to rest. We went back to the cabin and tried to enjoy the rest of Christmas.
The day after Christmas, Friday morning, we got back with her OB and he wanted to re-test what the doctor in Heber had said. Tia was feeling better that day so he sent us home telling us that the doctor in Heber was not an OB fort a reason, and was way off. There was nothing in the Uterus which meant no Molar Pregnancy, but also something else was wrong. He sent us home for the rest of the day but gave us his cell number in case the pain came back and told us NOT to leave the valley. He said if there is something wrong, he wants us where he can get to us.
No big deal the rest of that day, and we even got a good nights sleep that night.
Saturday morning everything started well. I got up and got the kids changed and ready for the day, then asked Tia to get up and make the kids breakfast while I showered for work. I was in the shower for about 15-20 minutes when I got out to the kitchen ready to go to work, only to find Tia on the floor in the kitchen curled up in pain. She said it was different then the pain she had the other day, and was covering more of her abdomen then last time. She thought it was just bad cramps leading to the miss carriage, which we expected. I called her sister Tiana who is in town and asked her to come down and be with her and the kids since Tia didn't think she needed to go to the doctor, but I could see she wasn't going to be much good for the kids. Tiana got there and off to work I went. It was now 9:30 and I told Tia that if the pain hadn't reduced by 10:00, we were going to the E.R. at Davis where our doctor wanted us. I was at work for about 10 minutes when Karyn, Tia's mom called and said she had just been on the phone with Tia, and it was getting worse and to get her to the Hospital. We got to Davis Hospital just after ten, and Tia was in Emergency Surgery by noon. Turns out the pregnancy was an Ectopic, meaning it was in her Fallopian Tube, and it had BURST. She was bleeding to death.
They got her out of Surgery just before 2pm. Her mom had come down from the cabin and was there with me at the hospital. The doctor came out just as soon as he could and told us they were not able to fix the tube because of such severe damage. That meant Tia would only have one working Ovary and Tube for any future pregnancy. He said he did preserve the tissue so that if we had difficulty getting pregnant from the one side alone, he would go back in and try to reattach the tube on the damaged side. Other then that, they were able to stop all the bleeding, performed a D and C which removes all the pregnancy tissues, and stabilize Tia from losing 1.5 pints of blood. She was a lot closer to death then anyone thought.
Now we've had a few days to rest, with the help of Tia's Mom mostly, and certainly a few others including a few of Tias brothers and sisters. Tia is still recovering at home for now, then will go to the cabin with her family for the rest of the week so she can get well, and have help with the kids while I stay home and go to work.
All things considered, we are very fortunate to to have Tia with us still, and I am grateful to everyone for all the help. I love my wife very much and am glad the doctors were able to catch the problem before it got any worse. I'm grateful again to everyone that has helped us out, called with love, and said prayers in our behalf. You're welcome to call Tia at home if you like, but now you know the story, and maybe she won't have to go over it too many times more.
Love you all,
Saturday, November 29, 2008
BELLA: I'm sad to leave the hellish, uninhabitable wasteland of Phoenix to live in a rain-soaked town full of rubes. I wish everything about my comfortable and privileged life were completely different!DAD: Hi, Bella! Welcome to Forks, Washington. I'm glad you've stopped playing mother to your own flighty, irresponsible mom and come here to be my mother instead. BELLA: It will be my pleasure to cook and clean for you.DAD: I bought you an old truck from an Indian in a wheelchair!BELLA: I ... have no response for that.
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BELLA: It's tough being the new kid in school! Especially when everyone is so friendly and helpful and interested in me. Why can't they just leave me alone so I can sit in the corner and cut myself? CLASSMATE: You're awesome, Bella!BELLA: See what I have to put up with? Hey -- who are those hot people over there?CLASSMATE: Those are the Cullens. They avoid direct sunlight, they don't eat food, they sleep in coffins in a graveyard, and holy water burns them. I think they're Canadians.BELLA: They sure are spectacularly gorgeous.CLASSMATE: Yes, they are.BELLA: I mean seriously, those people are BEAUTIFUL. Especially the one who keeps looking at me. Man alive, that guy is stunning. I mean, wow. He is hot buttered seduction on a stick. I'm not interested in him sexually, of course, because sex is dirty, but wow -- LOOK AT HIM! Yee-ikes! Hubba hubba! If you don't mind, I'd like to spend the next 75 pages talking exclusively about how attractive he is, and then bring it up again every paragraph or so for the remaining 400 pages. CLASSMATE: Knock yourself out.
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EDWARD: Hi, I'm Edward. I'm every girl's fantasy boyfriend: moody, humorless, violent, capable of snapping your spine with my bare hands, liable to do creepy things like watch you while you're sleeping, but also really cute. BELLA: There is something strange about you.EDWARD: (recoils at her garlic breath) I don't know what you mean.BELLA: I just can't put my finger on what it is.EDWARD: (lifts automobile with one hand) You're imagining things. BELLA: I feel like you're hiding something from me.EDWARD: (grabs passing rabbit with lightning speed; drinks rabbit's blood) Don't be silly!BELLA: It's like you're different somehow.EDWARD: (turns into bat; flies away)BELLA: Hmm. I bet he's gay.
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JACOB: You should be careful with those Cullens. Many moons ago, our tribe's elders, who were werewolves, made a pact with the Cullens, who were vampires. They're not allowed on our land, not even at our casinos.BELLA: What, still? Even after all this time has passed?JACOB: Nope.BELLA: Since when do white people honor treaties with Indians?JACOB: I know, right? BELLA: Let me guess -- you're a character whose only job is to provide exposition, and you won't be useful until the next book.JACOB: Yes. At the earliest.
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BELLA: Thanks for saving me from that mob of guys who attacked me in the street! It's a good thing you obsessively stalk me while simultaneously insisting you want nothing to do with me. EDWARD: No problem. If anyone's going to tear you limb from limb and gorge themselves on your sweet, delicious, life-giving blood, it's going to be me.BELLA: Aw, you say the nicest things! I'm pretty sure you're a vampire, that I'm in love with you, and that part of you wants to kill me.EDWARD: Don't be silly. It's not just part of me.BELLA: LOL!
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EDWARD: You know what vampires love? Baseball!BELLA: Really? EDWARD: Sure! Haven't you ever heard of vampire bats?
EDWARD: Anyhoo, these are the vampire friends I live with, the Cullens. They've been very eager to eat you.BELLA: You mean meet me?EDWARD: Meet you. What did I say?ALICE: I'm Alice! I can see the future, but only when it's useful to the plot. For example, right now: Look out for those mean vampires barging in from the forest!MEAN VAMPIRE JAMES: Fe-Fi-Fo-Fum! I smell the blood of a human!EDWARD: Stay away from her! Bella, you'd better go. I don't want you to have to see me fight this guy for your honor, our muscles straining as we grapple, the air thick with testosterone and the sounds of our throaty snarling.BELLA: Right! I wouldn't want to see that! Especially not if your shirts got torn off!
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MEAN VAMPIRE JAMES: You puny humans are so predictable and weak. Now I've got you alone, free to toy with you and torture you and deliver lengthy explanatory monologues to you! I just hope I don't waste so much time fartin' around that when I finally do decide to kill you it's too late because Edward and the Cullens have arrived to save you!BELLA: That would certainly be an unusual twist!MEAN VAMPIRE JAMES: I must say, I can see why Edward likes you. Your smell is overpowering!BELLA: Oh, you can smell that? Sorry, I thought I could sneak one out....MEAN VAMPIRE JAMES: Never mind! At last it is time for me to--EDWARD: Not so fast, Count Jerkula!MEAN VAMPIRE JAMES: Edward! And the Cullens! Who could have foreseen your perfectly timed arrival?!ALICE: I could have! Didn't, but could have!
(Fighting ensues. MEAN VAMPIRE JAMES is vanquished.)
EDWARD: Bella! Are you OK? He bit you! I've got to suck out the vampire poison!BELLA: Edward, you don't have to make up excuses to put your mouth on me. I mean honestly, who ever heard of "vampire poison"? EDWARD: I'm serious! It's coursing through your veins as we speak!BELLA: Uh-huh. Whatever you say, Powder.
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BELLA: Why did you bring me to the prom, Edward? You know I can't dance, and that I hate it when people tell me I'm beautiful, which happens all the time. EDWARD: I don't want your dangerous psychological infatuation with a vampire to interfere with your regular life. BELLA: But I want to BE a vampire! I want you to do it to me. It will strengthen our love for each other. I want to become one with you. And what better night than prom night? We can do it in the back of the limo.EDWARD: Wait, what are we talking about? BELLA: I don't know. All the metaphors have started to run together. EDWARD: You're sure you want to be a vampire?BELLA: Yes.EDWARD: Well, how about if I press my lips against your throat in an ambiguous way, just enough to ensure that readers come back for the sequel?BELLA: It's a deal.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Seeing sweet action like this...Go Boozer!!!
This super fan behind me who got sloshed half way through the first quarter and bellowed hilarious game commentary the entire game. I spent more time laughing at his comments about the guy who came out to mop the sweat off of the floor and random rooooaaaarrrs than I did watching the game. He actually got so worked up that at times Syd and I were showered with his super fan spit. priceless.
Seeing my hubby relax and smile
And spotting some that I did not
Great company. If you don't know my cousin Syd and her husband Blake...too bad for you. They're some of the funniest people on earth and we had a fantastic time with them.
People dressing their kids up for the game. I saw the cutest little family. Mom and dad were Boozer and Korver and fat little baby was a basketball. I was dying.
Picking up new moves for my bedroom routines.
On the walk back to the car noticing that my favorite time of year is just around the corner
Knowing that my husband loves me even if I am a spaz
Waiting in this line to get out of the Gateway underground parking
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
A note on Karma. After my little grasshopper trick with the kids I've just been waiting for Karma to pounce on me like a hungry puma; and pounce it did. Saturday night we were at the cabin. It was twilight and I decided to take Kaylie on a 4 wheeler ride after about an hour of her insisting, "mommy take da apples to da pussies(horses)?" It is the first time this year that it's been truly chilly, it had been raining all day so there were huge puddles on the ground , and Ryan and Conner were in no mood to brave the dark and cold so we bumbled down the hill on the 4 wheeler together...alone. We came to the top of the little hill by the coral and K and I dismounted. There I walked my sweet daughter on my shoulders, an apple in each of her little hands, to give the horsies a treat. Needless to say they loved it. Kaylie laughed incessantly as they whinnied and chewed loudly. She got up the courage to pet them and after a little persuasion she even fed them out of her own hand. It was a total success for self confidence. "You go girl", I thought as I witnessed her overcome one fear after another. We watched them trot back down to the bottom of the basin and i decided that it was probably time to start heading back. As we came to the crest of the hill, there they were, my personal 4 legged hell. There a mere 15 yards ahead of us stood 8 huge blood thirsty deer. I counted 7 females and then spotted him. The gigantic 6 point buck locked eyes with me and huffed. I let out a small but distinct whimper. He wasted no time in positioning himself firmly in between Kaylie and I, and his herd. I froze. for half a second I thought of turning on my haunches, picking up Kaylie and making a run for it. Then I realized what easy...slow targets we would be on foot. "Oh shit!" I thought realizing that the 4 wheeler was still another 3 feet ahead of me. I had to move toward them before I could move away. I took a deep breath, and put Kaylie on my back so that if he charged, the razor sharp antlers would impale me, hopefully keeping my daughter alive and safe. I took the horrifying but necessary three steps to the machine. He answered with two menacingly deliberate steps to close the distance between us even more. My eyes teared up. I pushed the ignition. Nothing. I repeated the phrase "don't panic Tia...don't panic" to myself, as the buck stood there not breaking his intimidating gaze for a second. I pushed the button two more times and by the grace of God the engine roared to life. The females all startled bounced back a few yards but not the buck. He took a wide stance shoulders down, eyes still on us. I threw it into reverse and jolted back. I turned and raced toward safety. Towards Ryan. In my haste and unwillingness to avert my eyes unable to believe that we weren't being chased by the beasts, I hit more than my fair share of puddles on the way back home. By the time we reached the threshold of the cabin we were covered in thick russet clay mud, I had mascara down my cheek and on my neck from crying, both of our hair was a ratted windblown mud crusted mess and my Kaylie was in desperate need for some cocoa. Ryan took care to calm me down, even though I know that he wanted to laugh his @$$ off at the absurdity of the experience. And chances are that you too are thinking to yourself what a sniveling, shivering idiot I am, and you may just be right. But chances are that if you are reading this blog we are either family or dear friends so you have no choice but to love me regardless of how crazy I am.
I am now convinced in the ancient truth of karma. From here on out I will only be sending butterflies, daises, and metaphorical rays of sunshine into the cosmos. That is until I concoct another "too good to miss" trick.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
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Master Suite King Size Bed
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