Sunday, June 24, 2012

Jail Time

#1's crib is an important thing in our life.  I love that I can put her in it and leave the room, letting her soothe herself to sleep (something she is getting really good at), and know that she is safe.

About 10 days ago, we had my family reunion, then I had a friend stay with us.  All of that time really threw off #1's schedule, so she's been struggling with the whole putting herself to sleep thing.  Tonight, however, she went down very nicely.

Then, about half an hour after she fell asleep, she started crying again.  That's never happened before.  But the neighbors downstairs just slammed the door.  I bet that was it.  I hate hearing her cry, but I knew it would only be for a minute.

Then her cry turned into a whimper.  It was the saddest thing in the world.  I tried to be strong, I really did, but I just had to go give her a hug and tell her that I loved her.  Hod put her to bed tonight, and I am so grateful for his help, but I've found it makes it harder for me if she starts to cry.  So, I tell myself, "Man up, Paily!  It's all good!"

The self talk didn't work.  I went in to give her a hug.  As I picked her up, I discovered that I couldn't.  Her foot was stuck between the crib and the wall!  She was whimpering, and reaching for me, and I couldn't reach her, and I couldn't get her foot to turn, it was so sad!  Then I remembered that the crib is on wheels.  I pulled it away from the wall and was able to save my daughter!

She's no worse for the wear.  Her ankle still moves and she doesn't even act like it bothers her!

But now I feel like the worst mommy in the world.


Diana said...

Don't feel bad. It happens to most of us at some point or another. Our babies grow up and can still walk and everything. But for a while we all feel bad.

Miss Nelson said...

You're a great mother!!

Grandma Nelson said...

I'm certain that kind of thing happened when you were small. You don't seem to have any scars left over from it. Give her an extra hug and be grateful for a babies racelience (obviously can't spell that word, not even well enough to find it in the dictionary)

The Wride's said...

Oh my goodness! I have had that happen a couple of times with Dallin, where his leg gets caught in between the bars. So sad, but after 5 seconds he is out of it he is fine! Don't feel bad!

Laree said...

'Lil was the WORST at getting her legs stuck in the crib. Actually, she still does sometimes! While I know they aren't safe, it made me understand the real reason crib bumpers could be useful! (but I've never bothered to buy any!)