Wednesday, July 30, 2008

So scary!

Today was definitely my scariest motherhood moment to date. This morning, after breakfast, we were upstairs so I could take a shower.  Caroline is always so good while I'm in the shower.  She reads books and plays with her toys and is just content entertaining herself.  Anyway, I was finished and ready to come downstairs.  So, I opened the gate at the top of our stairs and Caroline bent down to pick up her cup that she had brought up from breakfast.  I reached down to grab her cup, because I knew she couldn't hold it and walk down the stairs at the same time.  Well, before I could grab her cup and her hand, she reached out for the railing and took her first step... and then, before I could even move, she fell all the way down the stairs to the bottom.  My heart skipped a beat!  I screamed and ran after her and just held her in my arms at the bottom of the stairs.  She was sobbing and so was I.  Once we were both calm enough, I stood her up and checked her entire body.  There was nothing there.  She was perfectly fine, but I was still shaken up.  I couldn't let her go.  It's just crazy how things like that can happen in an instant when you're right there!  It's terrifying and I felt terrible.  I still do.  But thank God she was okay!   It's hard right now for me to not be with her while she's napping. I'm just so blessed.    
Tomorrow my cousin Erika and aunt Donna come for a visit for a long weekend!  I can't wait!  But I have a TON to do before they get here!  So, now I must stop procrastinating and get to work!    


Rachel said...

Oh my gosh, that is scary! I know, I just fell down those stairs! I'm so glad she was ok!!!!!! Are you sure Scout wasn't around somewhere? :)

Lisa said...

It's impossible to prevent every accident children will have so don't be too hard on yourself. So glad she's OK. :)

Lancenil said...

I can totally understand how you felt. It is the scariest thing in the world to see your baby fall or get hurt. While I was reading this it brought back memories of when Isaiah ran into the middle of the street and almost got hit by a car. Thank god that I was able to grab him just in time. All I could do was hold him, I started to shake and cry. I thought I was going to die if something would of happened to him. I do agree with Lisa we can try hard but things will always happen as long as you were there to kiss her booboo and make her feel better you can't be too hard on yourself. Love ya. Glad that everything is ok.