Monday, January 16

worst sound ever?

Hearing your daughter fall down the stairs.

Doug was downstairs and I was upstairs when she fell last night. We wonder if she tripped on the pants she was wearing. I have no idea how high up she was, but I swear I heard her falling for a good 5 minutes so she must have climbed pretty far. And I also think my screams of "DOUG!!!" and much more colorful language echoed through the house for even longer.

Ugh.

Fortunately she seems completely fine (which guardian angel do I thank?!), but we were all a friggin' mess afterwards.

Guess that's the last time I'll ever let her climb stairs. Or walk. Or leave my side. Or function without me.

10 comments:

Alicia said...

Oh! :( Poor baby, and poor you guys! I spent a good week with Kara forcing her to practice going up and down. Kara tries to walk down like a big girl, but if I see her I still force her to turn around and slide on her tummy.

Brittany said...

Oh sad! I hope she (and you) are okay! This is has got to be one of my biggest fears (which is why we currently have a house with no stairs, which doesn't help much when we visit people with stairs. So I kinda shot myself in the foot with that one).

Jackie said...

Well she's been doing stairs for at least 7 months or so! And she was coming up, which is her specialty. It just makes me want to put our baby gate back up! She can learn stairs when she goes to college, right?

CYD said...

That is the WORST!! I can totally empathize (sympathize) gosh i have a hard time w/ those words. Anyway-Chase has done it a million times and he's totally fine, right? RIGHT?!!?!? Glad she's okay. And I'm thinking you should invest in one of those chairs that you ride up the stairs.

Stacey said...

Ahhhhhh!! Terrifying!! Every time!! I can see a SNL skit on mother's who never let their kids leave their side. Again, terrifying!

AnnaYoung said...

Totally the worst. It happened at Church for Clara once and the steps had metal edges. Horrifying. I had to brush up on pediatric signs of concussion and brain damage I was so paranoid. I've also already had to ask tyler how to tell if Elena's eyesight is ok after a few incidents.

Ehhhh. I'm sorry you had to go through that! It is a terrible terrible feeling! I'm sure she's still healthy and adorable though (and perfectly normal and very VERY intelligent : )

emily and logan said...

poor thing! glad she's okay...

exceeeepppt, i wanna hear more about this colorful language. that sounded interesting, especially coming from jackie. ;)

Lindy said...

I'm with your seeester--you need one of those chairs to ride up the stairs. Think about not only your child, but also yourself after this new baby comes. YOu'll be in a daze of sleep deprivation, but no worries, because you don't have to climb the stairs. Take lots of pictures.

I'm super glad she's alright, though! When I was about 8 months pregnant with Elizabeth, Matty grabbed onto the bottom of the garage door when I was opening it and rode it to the top. I was so pregnant and moving so slowly I tried to get to him, but he fell before I could catch him. He was, of course, fine. Because we were meeting friends at Chick fil a and that was more important than the fact that my two year old just dropped seven feet onto a cement floor.

Kids are resilient.

Emily said...

Oh no! I hate it when that happens. Somehow the twins have never fallen down the stairs, though all my older girls did at some point. I did catch (literally) one of the twins trying to slide down the stairs head first over Christmas break at Grandma's house.

Sometimes -it's really amazing that kids survive childhood, even when they are right next to us...

the Allers said...

If it makes you feel better. Ells fell down the stairs before she could walk (1 year-ish?). Rug burn all over her face. Mother. Of. The. Year.