Tuesday, September 26, 2006


It was gorgeous today, so Emma and I went to the park, hoping to have an experience like this. It started out that way -- Emma was so excited when we got there, she practically jumped out of her stroller. She enjoyed the swing, but absolutely LOVED the slide ... all 500 times we went up and down it. Unfortunately, it wasn't long before she discovered the bark, which meant digging, eating, and well, more eating.

Then she decided to venture out onto the sidewalk and whoops -- she took a tumble. But my toughie little girl literally rolled out of the fall and brushed it off. There is too much to do, ya know!

But then came tumble No.2 -- a face-plant right onto the cement. The tears came quick and so did the (gasp!) blood. My first experience with a bloody boo-boo, and of course, I was totally unprepared. That meant tears and blood all over my shirt, but it didn't matter. I felt so horrible, like I should have been holding her hand or something. I knew there was a step up onto the sidewalk, but it seemed like she had it under control. Sorry, baby!

The end result was several cuts on her lip, a few scratches on her chin and a little scrape inside her nose. She was pretty traumatized, but got over it during our stroller ride home. I, however, am still recovering. I got her to suck on an ice cube when we got home, so I'm hoping there's no fat lip. I guess we'll see what the morning brings!

BTW, her ears seem to be fine now. We'll be finished with the antibiotics on Thursday... yeah!! :o)

**UPDATE: Emma's face looks as pretty as ever this morning. Not a whole lot of damage done. So no photos necessary. Is it sick that I'm a little disappointed?? :o) **


Amanda said...

Oh, Lisa...I'm sorry! Unfortunately, there will be many more scrapes and cuts to follow. Now, do we get to see a picture of the little princess all scraped up? :)

Carol said...

Yuck...I don't do blood very well...I would have been crying right along with Emma. Hope she's okay.

aunt jenni said...

OMG!!! Poor baby! I was wondering as I was reading if there was going to be a pic of the poor lil thing as I scrolled down, was kinda hoping there was so i could see that she was ok, but the other part of me didn't want to.....maybe it's best that you didn't....ha! Wait til I habe my own kids, huh? Lol! That should be a joke! :) Love you both and hope you're both ok (love you too Jeff, ha! don't want ya to feel left out!)!

Anonymous said...

I'll say it before Kim does - rub some dirt on it and get on with life:) Just kidding. It is terrifying when there is blood and you don't know what to do about it. I'm fortunate to have a close friend who is a nurse that lives down the street - I just call her and say, "Jenny, there's blood, I don't know where it is coming from can you come over?" You need to find one of those:)

Anonymous said...

I am glad to hear that Emma's face is as pretty as ever...glad to hear the ear ache is gone as well

Anonymous said...

One of many I hate to say!! Mark is always bumping his head and scraping his face.

Glad Emma's ears are better too!!

ƜberDaddy said...

Poor Emma! Glad she came through OK. We are still anticipating our first trip to the ER with Henry. 2 years and 2 months without sever injury and counting!