Mommy and Daddy were once babies too
Benjamin & Sarah's Babyblog is a collection of notes on our children's development and experiences as well as occassional links to information on the Web of personal interest as a parent.
Nose dive (or first boo-boo).
You would think that's something an airplane would do. But not in this case.
The other night our son -while experimenting with ways to get off the bed without a parachute- found out how it feels to suddenly and unexpectedly find the floor, nose first. Here's a graphic composition (56 Kb) demonstrating the results of this experiment.

You'll see that in one of the pictures his nose was barely red (this 10 hours after his fall), then later it was much more noticeable. Now the ugly scrape is the first thing you can see. We decided against showing this in the photo linked above, but you can imagine it.

Coincidentally, the very next afternoon he had his nine month checkup, so we asked the doctor to thoroughly examine our baby to make sure he was Ok. Doctor said that everything was fine and that Benjamin was very healthy. Thank God. He weighed 22 Lb and 12.5 Oz at 29 3/4 inches tall.

The doctor also mentioned something we had heard from many other experienced parents: all kids fall from the bed. Well, this really doesn't make it any easier, nor does it help in any way to prepare you for this event, because even "knowing" that it would happen it's still sad and traumatic, and the feelings of guilt, impotence and pain are too intense for our little parental hearts. Boo hoo, sob...

Benjamin takes it all like a real champ, he only makes a little facial gesture indicating that something on his nose is bothering him. But then we went to the beach and he had the best time there.

We're deeply in love with our son.


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