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When it snows... It's a blizzard!

Happy stuff first.

We have an inch of snow on the ground. It will probably melt in a day or two, but it looks just amazing.

Max is saying "mama" or "amama" pretty regularly when he is mad or when he wants me to come back from another room and such. My mom said he pulled on her shirt and said "nana" today. He wasn't calling her "Nana", he wanted to nurse!

Max is lunging forward on the floor now as well. He can definitely get his knees up under himself and push himself forward.

We are starting to make a little more room for the Slytherin and I to get more our things in the house.

I finally got my own matress on the big mahogany bed that we have been sleeping on, which, btw I found out was my great-grandmother's 18th birthday present which makes it 100 years old. This made the bed REALLY high. The matress comes up to my waist at least. It is much more comfortable than the previous and very old matress.

Okay not so happy stuff:

Max chose to wait until the bed was thirty feet high to throw himself off of it when I turned around to get him a new shirt. He must have turned his whole body around and turned over and then lunged. Because I left him in the middle of the bed on his back and facing the other direction. I turned around as he was falling. It was awful. He is okay. I think his poor little ribs caught him on the side of the bed and he did land on the rug rather than on the hard wood floor. Also he landed face down and I am pretty sure that he got his hands down before his little noggin hit. There was not a mark on him except for a little red mark on his ribs. And he stopped crying before I did.

He is also teething. At least I am pretty sure that he is. He has been really fussy off and on since yesterday. He was up most of the night last night. We slept in the rocking chair. Tonight is shaping up the same. He did finally go down around 11pm and he is sleeping a bit fitfully like he did last night.

My grandmother fell tonight, about fifteen minutes after Max did. She did not fare as well. She broke her shoulder. She is back from the hospital and she is sleeping in her chair. Her arm is in a sling and she is not supposed to move it. She will not be able to drive now, so that is going to be harder. And next week she and my grandfather have doctor's appointments on Mon, Wed, and Friday and then dialysis on Tues, Thurs, and Saturday. The doctor's appointments are a 45 minute drive and dialysis is a 30 minute drive. I hope Max learns to love his car seat!

I best get off to bed, I have to go to the pharmacy for the grandparents in the morning!



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Dec. 7th, 2007 01:04 pm (UTC)
When my son was a year old, I strapped him in to the baby seat on the back of my bike (helmet on) and had to lean the bike on the kick stand while I fumbled with the keys. The bike tipped over and both Mark and the bike hit the wall of the house. I have no idea how hard, but he didn't cry much. I, however, cried from 3pm until dinner time. I felt like I needed to go surrender him to child services or something.

I can't imagine that any mom in the world doesn't have one of those, "oh my goodness I've nearly killed my child" moments. Or maybe you and I are the only ones out there... *shifty eyes* Tell no one.
Dec. 7th, 2007 07:49 pm (UTC)
My mom says that all four of her kids had fallen off of the bed at one time or another. If anyone says they have never had something like that happen I think that they are lying!

I loved your post to the college students on what not to do! (Dial up I am trying to consolidate, sorry) I would have laughed out loud if Max hadn't just gone to sleep :)
Dec. 7th, 2007 01:27 pm (UTC)
i know it's not quite the same, but i accidentally kicked younger my cousin in the head when i was trying to climb over a baby gate. i still feel bad about that and that must have been 10 years ago, lol.

i'm glad max is fine! but sorry about your grandma =/ i live with my grandparents now and i worry about them falling all the time.
Dec. 7th, 2007 04:19 pm (UTC)
*giggles on the Nana nursing* Oh poppet....how scary for you when Max did that! Sending you extra energy for the increase in doctor appointments!

Dec. 7th, 2007 06:22 pm (UTC)
Poor Max, but I'm sorry about grandma, too. Not a great day, sorry!
Dec. 8th, 2007 06:51 am (UTC)
*hugs* a falling child must be the scariest thing ever. I'm glad that he's okay.

A falling grandmother must be the second scariest thing ever. I feel your pain on this one. My grandma fell and broke her hip just before thanksgiving. With my stupid *insert several more expletives* job I couldn't go out to see her, but the rest of my family made it. I'm hope your grandmother gets better soon!
Dec. 15th, 2007 09:47 pm (UTC)
I'm a bit late with this post...(thanks stupid Muggle work for not allowing me enough time with my online life and friends...) but anyway - these little accidents happen to all parents and we sure beat ourselves up over it. My son fell down a full flight of carpeted stairs just after he learnt to walk, and I remember being almost hysterical and whizzing him up to the hospital for X rays - I got treated like a child basher by the nurses - everyone tsk tsked about my carelessness, but the doctor did say that small kids are pretty pliable and do tend to bounce whereas older ones don't - which was a nice enough comment under the circumstances! But I did feel guilty for weeks afterwards. As MAx is OK, don;t beat yourself up about it - it happens to all of us!!
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