"Why you trippin', Boo?"
Well....today, Baby Gage took a spill. He tripped outside in the backyard on the cement. It was awful.
In fact, I am not sure if it was worse for him or for me.
I was down by the street on the other side of the fence. Hubby was sitting on the back porch while I was blowing & bagging leaves. I heard Gage screaming & crying over the sound of the blower, so I was running up to the fence while he was running down to the fence to get me. His little face was covered in blood. I couldn't exactly even see where the blood was coming from. It was in his mouth, around his teeth, going down his little chin where he'd spit it out...and it was smeared across his cheek up to his eye. So, I run around, open the gate & swoop him up, thinking that we would be headed to the Pediatrician's office or to the ER.
I look at him...and it's a cut on his lip going up off the lip & toward his cheek. It's bleeding A LOT.
So, I'm immediately on the phone with the pediatrician's office to see if they do liquid stitches in the office....
While I'm on the phone & my heart is racing & Gage is screaming, the Hubby cleaned off Gage's hands & face.
Suddenly....it didn't look so bad. In fact, it didn't even look stitch-worthy. In fact...it's ummmm....maybe a quarter of an inch long & not really deep.
And....while my brain was going 90 miles an hour & I'd say that I handled this "emergency" very well....it turned out to not really even be an emergency, and I totally over-reacted. Whatever. Hey, I'm just preparing myself for the real deal someday.
In the end---Gave him a popsicle, a bath & warm sippy of milk...then he took a nap.
What I overlooked: the scrape on his knee. That's okay. Hubby noticed it, and bandaged it all up for him. Gage has been showing us his "battle scar."
Unfortunately, naptime was short-lived because I guess he turned his head while sleeping & rubbed his face on his pillow or something...he woke up screaming & crying about his face hurting....
Poor guy. His lip is cut & his skin below his nose & on his chin are all red & scuffed up from the pavement.