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my husband just fell down the stairs with our 4 month old daughter!

Posted by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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1st off, our stairs are carpeted & curve at the bottom.  i fell down them w/ her about 2.5 months ago & have had anxiety about it ever since.. especially when dh has her.  he is really tall & has big feet, and our stairs are kind of narrow.  whenever he takes her downstairs, i kind of hold my breath & listen.  so tonight he took her so i could nap for an hour.  so, like always, i held my breath and listened........ and it happened.  there was tumbling and he cried out.  i was there in a heartbeat!  dd started crying so hard, i thought she was hurt!  she's fine, just very shaken.  i took her back upstairs & had some skin-to-skin time with her.  dh has a massive red mark above his left butt cheek :(  i guess he stepped a little too far & his heel slipped.  he was going forward, but for natalie's sake, he forced himself backwards, making him slide down on his back.  he's such a good daddy!  it's such a weird feeling when something you are afraid of happening actually happens... know what i mean?  


by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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dragonlilly3492
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 7:38 PM

I am glad everyone is alright.


LavenderMom23
by Bronze Member on Oct. 29, 2009 at 7:40 PM

Could have been a lot worse. Thank God and your guardian angels that it wasn't.

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Army_Wife41
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 7:40 PM

And I know how you feel. I am so nervous about taking my son up and down stairs. I have no idea why, I am just super careful. I don't even let my husband do it lol. I have no idea why...it is one of those fears I have.

Quoting dragonlilly3492:

I am glad everyone is alright.


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natalies_mama
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 7:41 PM

i agree completely!  someone is looking out for this family :)

Quoting LavenderMom23:

Could have been a lot worse. Thank God and your guardian angels that it wasn't.



kissyfur29
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 7:42 PM

Yeah I did the same thing with our dd. I felt so bad she was scared but unharmed. I am glad you baby is ok and your hubby will live.

chrisbri
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 7:43 PM

same here we live on the second floor of the apartment so....im the same way

Quoting Army_Wife41:

And I know how you feel. I am so nervous about taking my son up and down stairs. I have no idea why, I am just super careful. I don't even let my husband do it lol. I have no idea why...it is one of those fears I have.

Quoting dragonlilly3492:

I am glad everyone is alright.



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Army_Wife41
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 7:44 PM

Us too! lol. I have no idea what I am going to do when I have 2 infants LOL. I need a third hand :-(

Quoting chrisbri:

same here we live on the second floor of the apartment so....im the same way

Quoting Army_Wife41:

And I know how you feel. I am so nervous about taking my son up and down stairs. I have no idea why, I am just super careful. I don't even let my husband do it lol. I have no idea why...it is one of those fears I have.

Quoting dragonlilly3492:

I am glad everyone is alright.




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kyco363
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 7:47 PM

Just wait until your daughter is older - everytime my son rolls out of bed (hardwood floors) I am afraid he is going to slip :( and everytime he climbs I try to hold him - but he's four - so he has to learn to do it himself.  Ahhhh... being a mom is scarry :) but hey, obviously your a good mom!!!! You made it through one of your first bump ups! GOOD JOB!

MamaEryn
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 7:49 PM

Phew!! I know how you feel. I live on the second floor and I have to go down exterior stairs to get to my car... not looking forward to doing that this winter with my 18 mos old son and being pregnant!

Quoting dragonlilly3492:

I am glad everyone is alright.


natalies_mama
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 7:49 PM

when i was little (2 or 3), i fell down very old, uncarpeted stairs..twice.  i literally did summersaults down them.. it hurt so bad, but i was ok.  unfortunately, my parents weren't watching me at all & my mom just kinda blew me off when i came to her crying.. :(  it's amazing that i even remember that, but i guess falling down stairs is a little traumatic when you're that young.  i'm sure your lo will be just fine :)  idk, but i bet ppl are more aware of the things they are afraid of.  so i bet you'll be watching him/her like a hawk :)

Quoting cuddlek:

yikes! This is what I'm a afraid of. We just purchased our first home and it has stairs. I'm terrified my crawling infant is gunna get through the babygate somehow and tumble down to the bottom.



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