I took Seth to his morning check up. The doctor was great; no worries about his major motor skills until he's at least 2, since he is progressing. That was a relief. But...
Seth fell off the low bench and hit his nose. I had got him changed after his shots, and I wasn't paying enough attention. The paper they use on the benches is so slick, and I wasn't thinking about that either. I caught him in mid-air, but not before he hit his face against the side of the bench. It looks awful. It started swelling and bruising immediately, and it was bleeding. The doctor came back in right away, and he checked him out. Its not broken. Seth was so upset, sobbing and shaking from sobbing. I feel terrible.
I got him home, with him wailing in the backseat every time he touched his nose. We rocked for awhile; he was so exhausted with crying. I put him down for his morning nap, as that is truly a comfort to him. He grabbed his sleep sack and started sucking his thumb. Hopefully that and Tylenol will help.
But I feel like I should be fired from my job as mom. Why didn't I just put him on the floor before puttering around to get stuff back in my bag? It's hard to look at his nose. It's hard to forgive myself. Please pray that the swelling will go down soon, and that he'll have a good rest of the day.