Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Fat Lip Baby

Watching your little one learn to walk is amazing! It is exciting, and a little sad when you think about how fast they are growing. When my daughter walks, it is a proud moment for all of us. But learning to walk is a tough job. It's not always easy or fun. There are bumps and falls. Smacks and thumps. There are face plants and teeth in the forehead. Learning to walk is just dangerous.
Ever heard of 'bad things come in threes'? Well Sweet Thing had 3 spills in one day. They were no ordinary spills. Not something a kiss and a dance around the room would cure.

Spill #1 Face plant. Outcome: Tooth in lip = Fat Lip
Spill #2 What looked like a figure skating spin into the side of the tub. Outcome: Instant Bruise on the cheek.
Spill #3 The Straw that broke the camels back... Face Plant #2. Outcome: Second Tooth in lip = Another Fat Lip.

These were taken after the first fat lip, which was the worst one.
And just to put this into perspective, This all happened within about 10-15 minutes. I didn't get a picture of the bruise on the cheek. She had had enough by then, and I wasn't going to push it. But it was the size and shape of a teaspoon. Poor lady.

So hows about that tooth in the forehead you're wondering? Well here comes Sweet Thing walking towards me as I sit on the ground. My teeth at her eye level. Instead of walking all the way to me, she decides once she is close enough she will just collapse into my arms. How lovely! NO. Mama was caught off guard, smiling at the amazingness her daughter is and then BAM! Tooth in the baby's forehead. First, what just looked like a dent from my tooth in her head then turned into a gushing mess. OK so it wasn't messy or gushing, but it did bleed and Mama felt bad, very very bad. Then she proceeded to bonk her face on a bucket and cut her lip once again.

So this isn't a very good picture of it and it doesn't look too bad, but when it happened it looked gruesome. This was taken about 13 hours after the incident.

So learning to walk is full of ups and downs. Fortunately for me the ups far outweigh the downs.

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