Saturday, December 6, 2008

Who doesn't want a shiny pair of staples for Christmas?

We all know it was just a matter of time.

And today was the day.

Austin is sporting a new "look". Two shiny staples in the back of his head. I'd take a picture, but it would be blurry. He won't hold still for more than half a second.

This morning he woke up, ready to take on the world as usual. His sisters were still sleeping soundly, and I tried to keep him occupied with quiet activities.

Yeah, right.

Eventually he broke away from me, and ran into the living room. He quickly began making as much racket as possible by throwing toys at the wall. He knew. I know he knew what he was doing. The sly grin, the glances towards his sisters room. He wanted them up. I grabbed for him as he went to throw a toy. I caught his arm in mid-throw. I was unprepared though, for the recoil effect. He flew backwards, and slammed his head on the coffee table.

I held him as I always do. He cried, he screamed. This is a scene that repeats itself daily. He gets hurt, I cuddle him, he's fine. Only today, not so much. Today there was blood. As I examined his head, the realization sunk in...We're going to the hospital.

It isn't too bad, but did require two shiny staples. The worst part for him was the board thingy, a papoose they called it, that they strapped him down with. I, however, considered for just a moment asking where I could get one. :) It was over quickly, and for that I am very grateful. He's just now waking up from a 4 hour nap. I hear him talking and playing. He's just fine.

A new experience. One that I knew was coming. With his adventurous spirit, it was just a matter of time. I just wonder...what's next?!


Celeste said...

Poor guy and poor mommy!

I am laughing about the board... I would have had the same thought process!

dawn said...

Oh my Shelley! I am so sorry sweet friend. I am right there with you. It's only a matter of time for us too. You deserve a trip out of town.

Jamie said...

I am so sorry. What a tough boy and a tough mommy.

Carissa said...

so sorry shelley. i know that had to be very stressful and scary. glad you are all home safe and sound now.

Teresa said...

Oh Shelley! Seriously! WOWSA! It sounds like you handled the situation like a CHAMP so KUDOS to you, my friend! I am waiting for this day to happen as well. We did have a scare earlier this year involving Eli's tooth and a table, but that ended up being a false alarm. Oh my friend! I smiled while reading this post...oh how I adore your little Austin!

Laney-Lou said...


I can't believe it...well maybe a little....but POOR AUSTIN! And poor mommy too!

Janelle said...

Glad it didn't phase him one bit! :)

Anonymous said...

oh wow that is crazy!!!!

Fran said...

Oh favorite part (which sounds pathetic just writing that) is you thinking about asking for one of those papoose things!!!!!!!! :)

I'm glad he's ok. And, there will be a "something next."

Alana said...

Girl, I think you guys are doing pretty well that he made it this long before he needed some sort of ER visit ;-) Hope he's doing much better now!