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post #21 of 27
Be easy on her-it happens. My Dh once tried to pull DD's pants up and she lost her footing and went THUD right on her face, it scraped her nose and she bled. DH felt like crap. I also last spring was walking with my friend and it was a little chilly DD put her hands in her pockets and then tripped right on her face, bloody lip, bad scrape on her nose. I felt terrible that I hadn't remembered her gloves because that may not have happened.

I'm another who may be a bit callous, but kids fall on their face a LOT. I've gotten pretty used to it, especially since my DD is a full on runner and very athletic, she is constantly bruised up from falling on her knees. Right now she's got a bruise on her bum and I have no idea where it came from. She's gotten really good at the tuck and roll though, thank goodness.
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by rightkindofme View Post
I get the impression that I am totally callous, but I try not to react much when stuff like this happens. Kids fall. Kids fall from scary-to-us heights. Unless there is blood or gore I check my daughter out to see if she seems still in one piece and then I sit down and gently rub her back. I try to remain calm (hard, I know) and just talk to her about how she's going to be just fine.

Maybe I have this attitude because of how many times she has fallen and gotten impressive goose eggs. She just seems destined to hit the floor a lot.... (I haven't actually dropped her, but by one she had already earned herself impressive injuries from falling off of furniture.)
I often joke that #2 had a magnet in her face. by her first birthday she had recieved 3 full body xrays to find the damage. Once she fell out of bed (who would expect a 4 month old to be crawling?) once I slipped on ice and she went flying out of my arms and landed on her forehead (the only one that I was truely scared about) and once she took a dive out of a grocery cart. Same dd sports a huge scar because I smacked her n the face with the sharp side of a chefs knife. doh! you know carrying a knife down by your side is safest...unless you two year old has stealthed up beside you.... So yeah I would have been more concerned about my MIL than my dd had that happened to me. after all it was just a little bump.
post #23 of 27
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I often joke that #2 had a magnet in her face.


Ds2 is the same way (he gets it from me! )!
post #24 of 27
I am so glad he is okay. I read the title of this thread, and my heart just sank.

When Jordan was about 18 months or so, my DH sat her on the counter for a second with his arms around her, and you can only guess what happened next. God, I was pissed. I wanted to yell, scream, blame...but I didn't. He didn't think and felt horrible enough as it was.

From that day, he never put any of our kids on the counter again.
post #25 of 27
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I am so glad he is okay. I read the title of this thread, and my heart just sank.

When Jordan was about 18 months or so, my DH sat her on the counter for a second with his arms around her, and you can only guess what happened next. God, I was pissed. I wanted to yell, scream, blame...but I didn't. He didn't think and felt horrible enough as it was.

From that day, he never put any of our kids on the counter again.
Yikes, that must have been scary. That's exactly how I felt, mad but not AT her, KWIM?

Now to all who revealed their own stories, thank you for sharing, I certainly had enough of my own through childhood . DS gets into everything and has had plenty of headbumps and bruises and I really don't make a big deal out of them. A few weeks ago he even tripped into a metal rod in a store display and got a nasty gash on his cheek and I didn't freak. But THIS was different. I'm also a nurse and I know that brings a double edged sword into my parenting. Head trauma just scares me due to the things I've seen in my career. But I'm moving past this and on to the next mommy adventure .
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by rightkindofme View Post
I get the impression that I am totally callous, but I try not to react much when stuff like this happens. Kids fall. Kids fall from scary-to-us heights. Unless there is blood or gore I check my daughter out to see if she seems still in one piece and then I sit down and gently rub her back. I try to remain calm (hard, I know) and just talk to her about how she's going to be just fine.

Maybe I have this attitude because of how many times she has fallen and gotten impressive goose eggs. She just seems destined to hit the floor a lot.... (I haven't actually dropped her, but by one she had already earned herself impressive injuries from falling off of furniture.)
Me too.

I do my best to stay calm and matter of fact about falls and bonks on the head, even when dd is freaking out. I have had lots of practice though. DD has fallen put of 2 different beds, fallen down 3 sets of stairs (at different times) and bonked her head into many various walls, chairs and other obstacles.

Heck just today I was trying to pick her up at the mall as she was melting down and the exact same thing that happened to the OP's MIL happened to me. Her poor head nade an impressive thud on the tile. She's fine, currently dancing and drumming on the coffee table, and the goose egg is smaller than I expected.
post #27 of 27
heres a big hug and hope he feels better soon.
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