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Monday, February 8, 2010


Boy, it was a rough night. Cubby started around the 2 a.m.-ish hour with the crying. Pappa got up, changed his diaper, gave him some food (he didn't eat much yesterday) and put him back down... not even 15 minutes later, up again... crying. Mamma's turn! I went in to his room, settled in the rocking chair and gave him some Mamma's Milk... then, put him down. Not even 20 minutes later, up again... crying. Ay yai yai! What's up with this kid? By this time it's close to 4 a.m. so Pappa volunteers to get up with him and gives him some Sesame Street time! I have to be at work by 6:30 a.m., so I attempt to go back to sleep for a little while... next thing I know, it's about 5:45 a.m.-ish and Cubby is standing next to the bed trying to get my attention. I hear Pappa snoring out in the living room on the couch.

So, I pull him into bed, play with him a bit, give him some more Mamma's Milk and then get up with him (so I can get ready for work) and head out to wake up Pappa from the couch. I wake up Pappa, then fix Cubby's tent that he is always "squishing" and tell him "Cubby - you're gonna ruin this thing!" The next thing I know, Cubby takes a run for the tent (nothing new) and then I hear "THUNK!" Then some crying... Oh jeez! Here it is 6 a.m. and we're already starting the day this way. I grab him, he buries his face in my chest just BAWLING and I'm just patting him, rocking in the chair and tell Pappa - get me an Owie Bag from the freezer!

Then I pull him away from me to look - HOLY CRAP!!! I tell Pappa - "Hurry! It looks AWFUL!". I finally turn on a light to show Pappa and he FREAKS out! Yep. My kid has a golf ball size knot coming out of his head! What a way to start a Monday morning! Pappa wanted to take him to the doctor's but I made him call first - as I knew it would be at least $50 and HOURS of waiting in the ER, not to mention Cubby wasn't dressed or calm yet either.

After giving him more Mamma's Milk to get him calm, I was able to wedge the Owie Bag between his face and my chest in order to be able to "ice" it down. After more than 20 minutes, the advice nurse came on and in the end - we can't let him sleep more than 2 hours at a time for the next 24 hours. Yikes! What a looong night it's going to be tonight.

Good news - Cubby IS acting like himself and the knot has gone down a bit - and it's gonna be a helluva bruise for a while... Whew! Welcome to Parenthood!!!

Cubby in good spirits having some breakfast. Nice lump, huh?

Cubby sleeping with his Owie Bag 

7 Oohs & Ahhs...:

Megan R. said... February 8, 2010 at 3:36 PM  

Awww! I'm so glad he's ok! The first head injury SUCKS!

EarthMama said... February 8, 2010 at 3:53 PM  

Aww poor little guy. My baby girl had her first head injury the day after her first birthday when her big brother accidentally hit her in the head with the mallet for the xylophone she got as a gift, and she gave herself a black eye that same day because she fell into a chair while trying to walk. That's never much fun to deal with, but they bounce back so quickly.

Monkey Snuggles Mama said... February 8, 2010 at 7:08 PM  

poor baby! Boys, I'm telling you . . . My little guy has no fear and apparently no memory. He's covered in bumps and bruises and refuses to learn anything from his many injuries. Sigh.

Margaret said... February 9, 2010 at 9:13 AM  

Awww poor baby boy! I need to get one of those owie bag. Riley's been hitting her head a lot. Just last week she made her whole mouth bleed... Toddlers are too funny.

~ April ~ EnchantedDandelions said... February 9, 2010 at 12:02 PM  

OUCH, poor little dude!!

Glad the Owie Bag is helping, and how wonderful that he's able to use momma's milk as a comforting means, too. <3

I hope you all are able to catch up on sleep soon!

claudia said... February 9, 2010 at 1:20 PM  

Ouch! Im glad he's okay!!! When JJ blacked his eye it was terrible so I can imagine what your going thru. Plus I was so nervous about people seeing him and assuming it was somethine way worst then just him running into a chair! Smh.. Hope that bump goes down quickly. My mom told me once that salt helps for speed knots but I dont know if theres any truth to that.

Anonymous said... February 25, 2010 at 5:04 PM  

I kinda have been expecting this in a way...
But I reali dun think da world is going to end...start a new era maybe but the world is not ending.
That's not gonna happen till a thousand years later! Ok, I'm not sure bout that either but that's not the point! The world's not gonna end! Full stop!
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