Wednesday, March 2, 2011

"The thud of your babies head......."

When Emma was five months old she rolled off the bed onto our hardwood floor. We were getting ready for a Christmas party and John ran upstairs to join me in getting ready (our clothes are located upstairs while our bedroom is downstairs......we live in an old house with no closet space....very annoying sidenote) Emma had just started wiggling around and we were really used to being able to leave her on our bed. I asked John where she was and he sarcastically said "I left her on the edge of the bed"....then he got this look on his face and raced down the stairs. Just as he reached the bottom of the stairs we both hear a thud and screaming. She had fallen face first off the bed. We calmed her down and pulled out our baby book to see what to do. John felt horrible, he was in tears as well. The section on head trauma began with "One of the worst sounds that a new parent can hear is the thud of their babies head as it hits the ground...". We felt a tiny bit better that this had obviously happened to others.

Then when Emma was around 8 months old, while I was standing next to the bed blow drying my hair, she fell off the bed again. I just missed catching her as she fell of the bed and hit her face on the hardwood floor. Ahhhhhhh!!! Really, we let it happen again? Now we are borderline horrible parents.

Then, a couple of weeks ago, we got the kids to bed and were chatting with friends and we hear that same thud and scream. Emma is now three and a half but had somehow rolled off the bed and hit her face on that same wood floor again (the kids share a room so if Johnny is not asleep before Emma she starts in our bed before we take her to her bed) The other two times we should have known better but really......again???!! Poor girl. Here are some photo's of her fat lip and black eye.......


Connie said...

We have all been there in some way shape or form...glad all is well ..l well, for the moment.. :)

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

Poor sweetie....yeah we win the parents of the year award - I think each of our kids has fallen off the bed at least once....and you know we have no excuse we have 8 :)