Friday, February 22, 2008

Rough morning...

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.

4 comments:

Rachel said...

I'm so sorry. I think it is times like those that makes us feel like we are terrible mommies. There seems to be something about being at a doctor's office that just make do things we wouldn't normally do. I always seem to be out of diapers and wipes at the offices and of course Emma is always stinky there. Then a few weeks ago, I had both kids, we where leaving the back area, walking in front of all the people in the waiting room when I put Emma down (she was screaming, dropped her bag, and then almost closed the door on her - it hit her in the head. Everyone was watching. Uhh, terrible. Hang in there, he'll recover! I know it hurts him though, and you having to watch it hurt him.

Momma B. said...

Don't be too hard on yourself. You have just earned another mommy badge! I have lots of stories I could tell. LIke FaithLyn falling down our steep driveway in PA sliding on her nose and face, Olivia jumping out of the car onto her face the day of our weekend interview here at the church prior to being hired....they go on and on. It was a lesson learned for Seth too, I am sure. I am sending a HUGE Mommy hug your way. Hope Seth is feeling better after his nap. It is so hard to cut yourself some slack when it feels like your fault but you are certainly in good company!

Sarah Shingler said...

So my little ones are still in utero I know.. but just think.. if I had been in your shoes at that moment it would have been two screaming sobbing babies and two hurt noses :( Maybe I will just skip check-ups altogether!!

The Mom said...

Oh, please don't feel bad about it - accidents do happen and there are just that, accidents. It is always harder to keep an eye on a little on when you are in less than familiar surroundings.

It probably hurt you more than him :-) if it's any consolation!