another mommy fail
Babies are resilient little buggers. We were so afraid something would happen to Zazu. The day after one of our secret ER visits a family member dropped her *gasp*
Yes I said dropped...to the floor...at about 2 weeks old. Thank goodness this person was seated. In all their excitement they turned really quickly and dropped their hand from supporting her head. I was on the other side of the living room and made a bold attempt to catch her but she slid slow motion but too fast for me to catch her onto the floor. Maybe it was slow in my mind. Either way, she did not cry and she was fine but this was incredibly dramatic and traumatizing for my husband and I. We literally just came from an ER visit and she was admitted to the hospital. we weren't sharing with anyone what was happening with our daughter for the sake of privacy. We also wanted to limit the drama. We both have very dramatic family members that can make a small thing big. This was already a big thing. Then she was dropped. I just couldn't believe it. But she was dropped on her head and NOTHING happened. Babies are fragile but they are also built very tough. There have been times I've "chicken winged" her arm in an elbow lock trying to get her shirt on. Her arm didn't break. I've popped her leg out her hip joint trying to wrestle her to stay put to get her diaper on and it went back in. Yes every diaper change is WWE in my house. But she's beating me up every time. Why ? Because babies are made of elastic and jelly. That's my only explanation.
What I take away from the infant/newborn stage is be careful with your child. Pay attention to their cues. You will know if your child is uncomfortable or hurt. Most of the time they are just fine.
Side note: I wanted to say WWF but does anyone remember that? I think I'm showing my age.