Monday, October 6, 2008

My poor babe

We have had some bad lucky in our house lately. Last week, Porgie fell down our front steps. It happened so quickly - she was babbling on and on about her snacks, and she walked right off the first step without realizing it. She tumbled down the three steps and landed flat on her back. She scraped an elbow and a knee, but came away relatively unscathed. She only whimpered and whined for a few moments. Today we didn't get off quite as a easy.

Shortly after John got home from work, he went outside to talk to one of our neighbors. Izzy was happily scooting around the livingroom. He was lingering near the door, looking for daddy. When John began walking up the front steps, Izzy scooted toward the front door to meet him. As John opened the door, Izzy lunged forward. He did a face plant on the front stoop. I heard the sickening thud as his face slammed the concrete. And then I heard the screams. The blood curdling screams. My baby boy was frantic. It was so sad. I felt horrible for letting my little guy fall into harm's way.

After some rocking and hugging and kissing, Izzy calmed down. He has a bump on his forehead, a scrape on his temple, and a possible black eye. But despite his injuries, he was all smiles tonight...

29 comments:

Nellie said...

Oh poor baby! He still looks dang adorable even a little bit beaten up!

amanda said...

awww poor guy :(

isn't it amazing when they hit the ground and your heart just drops!!

glad he didn't lose any of those adorable little teeth!

Marni's Organized Mess said...

Awwww... at least he's so danged handsome!

dani said...

christy, i was thinking "oh, no!!!" before i ever left my blog just at the thought of "my poor babe"!!! your poor babies... there's nothing worse than a sick or injured one; is there???
i hope his eye won't darken, and i'm tickled that he's smiling tonight:)
take care.
love,
dani

chris said...

Oh. ;( Sometimes it's harder on us than it is them. I had to take a few slivers out of my little guy's foot and I was cringing...

I do love the teeth though! He's a cutie with those little chompers.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Poor little thing! But he's still pretty damn cute!

Mama Kalila said...

Oh no! I'm glad he's ok... Poor thing... Don't feel bad though, it happens.

jen said...

my cora just did the exact same thing on concrete two weeks ago.

it's amazing what they can survive and smile through, huh?

i would have been complaining for days and milking it for everything it was worth, if it was me.

Eva said...

Aw. Nora's been getting lots of boo boos lately too. Poor darlings.

TEACHBROECK said...

OH I am dreading the first injury....he is a trooper and darn cute!

Melissa said...

The first one is always the hardest. Now? I just look at them and say, in the finest Monty Python tradition, "It's only a flesh wound."

But I'm glad he bounced back so fast. That's always a good sign. :)

Amber said...

Glad he still had some smiles for you! It makes my heart drop everytime I hear that thud sound :(

Steph said...

Poor little sweetie! I hate the hurt cry. Yay for smiles though. Such a little cutie!

Carrie said...

Awww, poor baby! he's still adorable.

Bon said...

i hate hate hate that oh shit moment just as the thud reverberates and you're flying to get to the baby but you don't yet know how bad it is...eep. so glad Izzy's all smiles and okay.

Midwest Mommy said...

Oh no! He is still cute though!

Jiff said...

Awww! Poor little guy! I hope he feels better now. :(

Jenn said...

Awww , I hate it when you hear the thud of a baby's head ,it really does sound different then older kids!

Jeninacide said...

Poor BABY! The more Cole starts moving around on his own the more he falls and bonks his head. I feel horrible each and every time!

Amanda said...

Awww!
Being a boy, that will be his 1st bruise of many to come!
Having 4 boys, we have had our fair share of knocks.
Hugs to Izzy,
l,
Amanda x

Z's Mom said...

Poor babies.......it always hurts my heart a little when Z gets hurt too. They are tougher than we give them credit for.....but I still hate to see those bumps and bruises all over those cute little babies!!!

Izzy is still adorable despite his little war wounds though....I know....that doesn't really make you feel any better about it, does it?

Kristin said...

poor guy! He looks just as sweet and I'm sure your heart hurts worse, I hate when that stuff happens, I was to cry just thinking about that "thud" we have all heard before. Hang in there ;)

Tabitha said...

Oh dear! I hope that your little daredevil is ok ~ he looks so sweet in that photo!!
I remember when Daniel was little, he was always doing things like that ~
love and hugs XXXX

Becks said...

Awe poor little Izzy!! It is the worst feeling when they hurt themselves!! I am glad he was all smiles later on though! What a tough little guy!

Danielle said...

OH NO! Poor guy.

Rachel said...

Max used to have a week here or there where I am not lying everyday he would get hurt, fall, or bang into a door, or get smacked into an opening door. It was bad and I always felt horrible. Hugs to the momma. babies recover fast.

Dana said...

oh no!!! i'm glad he is ok.... he looks happy!!! i guess cuddles from mommy always helps!

Clare said...

oh, poor thing! I hope he is feeling better:)

Greg said...

Poor Izzy!! He looks like he came away from his fall without to much damage:) Amazing how they get hurt and bounce right back.