Daily Archives: July 14, 2012

It Hurts

Luke got his first big boo boo today.  First one big enough to cut the skin.

He was trying to get up to the table in our computer room like he’s done countless times before.  But this time he missed when he reached out and went face first into the leg of the table.  At first we thought he just got a bloody nose from the bonk.  But when we looked closer he actually cut his nose on part of the leg as his face slid down the metal table leg.

Of course he cried.  Cried like I haven’t heard him cry before.  Real pain.  I think I know why it is you feel so bad for kids like this when these things happen.  Because they just don’t deserve it.  When an adult walks face first into an I-beam, you figure, well that’s payback for something stupid they’ve done.  But when it happens to a baby, it just feels totally wrong because they’re so innocent.

We were pretty worried at first.  It looked like it sliced in pretty deep because the skin had a white-ish look too it.  But as we looked more at it, it started turning a dark red, more like a blood blister.  We were worried that we were going to have to take him in to get checked out.  But the fact that he stopped crying about a minute after we picked him up and soothed him, and then back to his normal self within 5 minutes really calmed us down.  Heck he was back to crawling around and wreaking havoc.

So he’ll be fine.  Just like all kids do.