Sunday, April 25, 2010

Now that's a bump!

UPDATE: Parker is doing great! Surprisingly enough- she hardly even has a bump anymore! (And by the way- she hit her head on the bottom corner of the recliner. I gave her some children's ibuprofen right after it happened to help with the swelling and any pain.)



At around 7pm tonight...Parker was in a great mood. She was dancing around in her underwear (because for some reason, it's just more fun for her to not have her clothes on??) with Lovey. She was giggling...have the best ole time.

I was sitting in the recliner with Grace....trying to keep her calm until I could feed her again in 30 minutes and put her to bed.

But then.

Parker bit the dust.

Hard.

I heard it.

But let me just say...she's a tough little girl. She falls all the time (well, not all the time)...runs into things....and gets right back up and says, "I ok!"

I've always been impressed with this. However....ever since she was little (like she's not still little)...if she'd fall...we'd be quick to say, "You're ok!" And not freak out before she decided if she was hurt or not...because those few occasions that we did 'freak out' because we 'thought' she might be hurt...she'd always cry more, you know?

So tonight...when she immediately sat up....looked at me....then started crying....that "I'm so hurt" cry.....I knew she was hurt.

I immediately laid Grace on the floor (praying that she, too, would not scream...and she didn't!!). I picked Parker up and asked her what she hurt. She said her head.

I started looking....and it didn't take long for me to find this.....

I don't remember what I said exactly, but something like "Oh my goodness!!" This bump had popped up literally instantaneously!! I'm sure this is all normal....but I have seriously not seen anything like this (and I've seen some stuff...you know....in nursing school and all...like people trying to bite me........impacted......well....nevermind). Then I quickly played it off because I didn't want her to think that I was worried. They can sense things like this, you know.

But let me tell you what! She did not even cry for a whole minute!

I took her into the kitchen to get some ice. She, of course, needed her own ice...to eat. So I made 2 bags of crushed ice. I tried to put ice on her head, but she protested. I was able to do it for about it a minute...then I'd slightly move it and she'd say..."I'm aaaalll better now!" So I gave up.

I took all of these pictures because a) she wasn't crying and I was so amazed at this huge thing that popped up in milliseconds, and b) she let me.

I'm not sure if the pictures really give 'the' bump justice....but here are the best ones....





She just sat there while I was taking pictures....eating her ice (which, I know....it's not good for her teeth, but...).


Here....I told her to look up. And she did. Haha.


8 comments:

Megan said...

Oh my goodness!! OUCH!! Bless her heart! I think I might have had a "Mommy Freak Out" moment. :-)

I'm glad she is ok!!

Kristin said...

Oh my gosh...... poor baby!!!!! That is HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What exactly did she hit?? Did I miss that part??

Snider Family said...

Poor girl! That's a big 'ole owwee!

Matt and Amy said...

POOR PARKER!!!!! That is HUGE! I hope she's ok.

Viv said...

God bless her. It is so scarey when kids get these bumps, and they are going to happen!

Jodie said...

Oh my! I hope she is feeling better today.

Honeycutt's Hive said...

Wow, that's a big, bad bump! You're right, she is a tough little thing.

Kelli @ Our Growing Family said...

Holy Moly! She is tough!!!

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