Thursday, January 5, 2012

Head Injuries

Here's a running list of the head injuries baby E has sustained in the last couple of days:
  • Getting head stuck in between banister railings. Necessitated a little finagling to get him out. He screamed for about 3 minutes afterwards. Because he was mad. And then he stuck his head right back in there. Whole process repeated. Including the part where he stuck his head back between the railings. For the third time in less than 10 minutes.
  • Me, dropping him. On his head. He was squirming to get down. He was less than a foot off the ground. Man, he was ticked at me. And so torn because he also wanted me to comfort him. I only laughed on the inside. And, of course, because he was okay.
  • Me, colliding heads with him after he stood up, finally consoled about the whole dropping thing. That set him off, pissed at me again.
  • The kid running into him, knocking him to the floor. He bit his lip. There was blood (ew). And lots of pitiful crying. For about 5 minutes, then he was trying to console the kid, who was really upset that he'd hurt his little brother. That was pretty cute.
  • Falling down half a flight of very hard stairs. There were LOTS of tears, many of them mine. He seems no worse for the wear. My Grandmother said, "My, isn't it great that they have such bounce in them". I think that means she was glad he was okay. I think.
Today's lesson: It will be a miracle if this baby gets through the next year - heck, the next month - without a trip to the ER for something head related.


Anonymous said...

Ahh, poor baby! That is the fun part of raising boys I guess. They just are a bit more rough and tumble than little girls :).

Djprez said...

When I was his age I took a flip down concrete stairs gram caught me, then we realized my depth preception was a little off and I walked into walls all the time. My cousin hit me n the head with an aluminum bat and a friend dropped a brick. Needless to say its a good thing we have hard heads!! Glad he ok!

Jenn and Casey said...

Ouch! Hope he's feeling better soon!!!

panda said...

Little boys are made with plenty of extra rubber, I think. My 16 month old takes some naaaasty spills and immediately gets up, a-okay. Like I'm stopped dead in my tracks sometimes with him falling, stop and watch him, try to help, ask if he's okay - "Mmmmm-Hmmmm." Okay. Haha! He gets mystery eggs on his big forehead that turn into mystery bruises. I don't know what this kid does, but I think he may in early training for Football or Rugby...

Stephanie said...

Poor baby. Poor momma. Am I a bad person if I laughed at this post?