Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Big boom!

All your great advice on getting baby to sleep in his own bed was very timely. Yesterday morning, Julian woke up and crawled of Stephen's side of the bed (not 15 minutes after he had left for work). I was still asleep and woke up suddenly by a loud thump and startled cry. My heart stopped. I lept to the other side of the bed and was terrified at what I might see. Luckily, it was just a big bruise on his forehead and a little scrape above his eye. There was no blood. Nothing was broken.

I feel so terrible. I knew it was going to happen and it did. I was surprised at how easily he was consoled. Within a few minutes, it was like nothing had happened. He was crawling around in the living room playing with his new new favourite toy (a brand new Ikea dish brush we got at the store on the weekend) while I watched carefully and made a million calls to my sister, grandpa, and grandma. I called Stephen home from work and Grandma dropped by to take a look at him before going to school (she's a 2nd grade teacher).

The consensus was that he did not show any signs of concussion and that this was one of many booms to come as he grows into toddlerhood and starts to be more mobile. Phew! So now, it's really time for the safety of his own crib so I am really taking all your advice to heart on how to transition. Last night we moved him into his crib once he fell asleep and he slept there until about 1am when we brought him back in our bed to nurse. My husband put large cushions all over the floor around our bed and I actually got up when he did this morning not wanting to chance a repeat. It'll be okay. I think. I hope ;0)

So now, it's time for more knitting don't you think? I found this cutest pattern for a Peter Rabbit knitted toy that I want to knit him for Easter. I have lots of leftover Bernat Satin in the right colours and so I'm off to it. I hope it knits up quickly because I need some knitting encouragement. When we last left off on the knitting I was starting the intarsia medallion on the back of the pirate sweater...well I knit it and ripped it and knit it and ripped it and knit it and ripped it...well you get the idea. The first couple of times the tension was too tight. The 3rd time was a charm. I was nearly done when I realised that I had not done the armhole shaping! Then I couldn't get it to look as good as that third time so I ripped it again and the 5th time the yarn had lost it's twist and looked terrible so I ripped it back all the way and will start again a 7th time with fresh yarn. But first, I need a Peter Rabbit break.

Before I go, I want to give Krista's parenting book blog along another plug. So if you want to read Wayne Dyer's What do you really want for your children? with us and blog about it once a week, go tell Krista ;0)

Happy Wednesday!


  1. Anonymous11:44 a.m.

    oh no! You are amazing ripping it out one more time. You go girl!

    I am sorry the little one got a boink. We tend to put pillows all around too for when my 4year old climbs in bed with us.

    Putting him in his crib for a few minutes/hours, will help get him ready for it.

    Speaking of the book, I sign up too :). I am going to purchase the book this weekend.

  2. Oh no ... I'm glad the little guy is okay.

    You're a trooper. If a pattern gave me as much trouble as the pirate sweater is giving you I would have long given up on it. :) It will look great once you're done, I'm sure of it. :)

  3. Oh, I'm sorry he fell, but so glad he's ok! The nice thing about babies is they're very resilient!

    I made that Peter Rabbit pattern, and it's very easy to do and comes out cute. You can see pictures on my Flickr. I was going to donate him, but my husband stole him and won't give him back!

  4. That pirate sweater is going to be great. Perfect for your "man overboard" LOL! Poor little guy, I'm glad he got over it quickly.

  5. Glad to hear he's a-ok ... babies sometimes bounce pretty good. And I'm sure this is only the 1st of many booboos. Not to scare you, but growing up will tough on both of you.

    Hang in there, the way you do the knitting. LOL

  6. Glad Julian was not hurt too badly.

    That Peter Rabbit toy is so cute! I have bookmarked the page and think I will knit some up. There are 3 ladies at church who are pregnant, and one at school. If it is a quick knit, maybe I can make some toys for them...thanks for sharing the pattern.

  7. Julian looks just as cute as ever. I'm sure your heart nearly stopped! Glad to hear he's OK.

  8. I am so glad that Julian is okay. They do have a lot of bumps and bruises along the way. When my son was about 2 yrs of age he fell on the coffee table from the couch. It happened so quickly and he ended up with 2 loose teeth. They did tighten up fortunatley, and then my daughter did the same thing this year. Your pirate sweater looks so cute. I love the bright colors.

  9. Anonymous2:02 a.m.

    Glad your little man is fine after his bump. I am terrified about that type of thing! To get our little guy out his bassinet (that he just loved and was so happy in), we started by putting him in his crib for play time. We turned on the mobile and did that for 10 or 15 minutes for a few days. Then we started him in there at nap time. We did this when he was much younger than your son so the mobile is probably not much entertainment to relax him in the crib. Maybe you can use it for tummy time/baby yoga poses in the crib so that he becomes comfortable with spending time there and won't feel confused if he wakes there?

    good luck!