September 23, 2010

And the mother of the year award goes to.....

NOT ME!!  haha.  This last week has not been stellar for me, as a mommy.   Last Saturday, I put the girls down for a nap (even though I knew they weren't going to fall asleep-but DH and I were finishing up mowing the lawn and they were fussy, so it was more of just a "play in your safe crib cause mommy needs just a minute to actually help daddy with something" time.), and after about a half hour, I went back up to get them to feed them.  Mickie was screaming.  I thought it was an "I don't want you to leave me in my crib cause I'm not gonna nap" scream, but when I got up there and tried to get her out of the crib, she was stuck.  And I mean STUCK.  Her lil thigh was wedged between the rungs of the crib and I couldn't get it out.  Of course, I flail myself downstairs and out the door screaming at Jeff, "Get in here now!"  And we both be-line upstairs to the still screaming baby.  Jeff pried the rungs apart and I had to "work" her skin to get her thigh out.  AND-Jeff said that if he had given any more force, he would have broke the rungs! 

Then on Monday morning, I was cleaning up the house and picking up toys before we headed to work.  Salem (black dog) had pushed the bathroom door open and this gives the girls access to the stairway.... I noticed and pushed it closed and went to finish picking up toys.  It got really quiet.  I should have known from the pin drop I heard that something was off.  Then- thud, thud, thud and the screaming ensued.  I run to see Maddie at the bottom of the stairs and Mickie was just about to go down too.  I contained Mickie and calmed Maddie and then took a shot of whiskey to calm myself.  (not really).  She wasn't hurt, but I think she was a little sore.  She has a chiropractor appt. next week. 

Then, last night, the girls were playing in their play room and we have an entertainment unit that I keep a rubber band on the doors to keep them shut.  However, they continue to pull on the door anyway and have stretched the rubber band.  Maddie was pulling on the doors and Mickie went to stand up, using the unit to steady her, and put her thumb in the door where Maddie let go of the door and it snapped shut squishing Mickie's thumb.  Then as Mickie realized that "ow. this hurts" she pulled her hand out and scraped her thumb.  Screaming ensued.  I took her to the bathroom and ran cold water on her finger and that calmed her but when she pulled her hand out of the water, she realized that it still hurt and started screaming again.  She finally calmed down and she is able to bend it and such, but it is pretty swollen and has a scrape on the top.  :(  
















The only good that has come out of these instances is that they both have realized that when they get a boo boo, that mommy will help them.  When they reach for me and hug me and want to cuddle-well that's enough to melt me into a big puddle.  My cup runneth over.

3 comments:

Kahla said...

Girl if that's the worst they get over the years it'd be a miracle!!!! hate those kind of weeks though. Glad they are both OK and you too! (((HUGS)))

Amanda said...

I've had some mommy of the year moments too. Nothing I want to admit to right now.

Did you read Alexa's blog today? It will make you feel better. Guaranteed. http://flotsamblog.com/

Have you taught the girls how to go down the stairs yet? You know, that reverse crawl thing. It's probably a good time to start working on that. I'm almost embarrassed to admit that we don't even have a baby gate yet. He can't really crawl just yet, so it's ok, but I feel like I'm a bad parent just admitting that to others because they don't understand how incredibly difficult it would be for him to make it to the stairs.

WiseGuy said...

Ouch...that's a flurry of painful moments...I especially flinched at that thumb getting squished by the door...

Hope the girls have a accident-free time in the days to come...and yes, the realization the girls is so potent...mommy is always there....