so yesterday I was at the park with my three kiddos.. when my daughter (the almost 3 yr old) started to wonder off from the playground and head toward this wooded area other kids were sitting at. (not dangerous but far enough for me to not want her over there.. ) I called her and she proceeded to ignore me and since I had my son (almost 5) and my other daughter (7 months) with me I had to take them with me to go get her.. so im walking across this field.. and I grabbed my daughters hand to pull her back to park and when I turn around I tripped over a tree stump or root (not really sure as at that point I was falling with my baby in my arms!!) me and my two daughters all fell down. the baby fell flat on her back from about a foot high from the ground.
I hit my knees to the ground just a she fell from my arm. she didn't cry off the bat but looked at me startled and i scooped her back up and she started to cry. (only lasted a minute and she was back to normal) but i was very very shaken up over it..
i checked her over and not a scratch bump, not even red or bruised. im thankful that the fall was on the grass but still to have my baby fall at all scared the shit outta me!!!
i threw the kids in the stroller and raced back home and called my neighbor outside to look at the baby with me (my husband is away for training) she agreed and said the baby seemed fine and it didn't happen on concrete or anything.. last night the baby woke up to eat and went back to sleep.. which is nothing out of the ordinary for her. she isn't acting any different then normal and i kept checking her eyes for dilation lol
i just feel so guilty! makes me feel like a terrible mother! and to top it off there was a couple sitting there who watched the whole thing and just stared at me (didn't even ask if i was okay or if we needed help) people suck sometimes.
has anything like this ever happened to you? my other two have taken falls and tumbles but never as young as the baby.
Answer by Dardenella at 12:54 PM on Aug. 30, 2013
No. DS and DD both had their fair share of accidents, but they had bumps and bruises to prove it. There were a few times that I worried about concussion, but they didn't act different and didn't have any of the signs of a concussion. There have been a few times when they fell and I felt bad for not somehow preventing it from happening, but that's life. We are fragile beings and sometimes clumsy. Don't beat yourself up over it. I'm sure your 7 mo. old has no memory of it.
That does suck about the people that saw it happen. You would think they could have just called out to you to ask if you were alright. Maybe they thought asking would make you feel embarrassed? IDK. I still would have asked.
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