Wednesday, September 2, 2009

My First Boo Boo :(

Last night Allison took her first really "bad" tumble outside. I knew it would happen eventually since she inherited my grace. She does not do very well with steps, so it's no surprise that a step was her downfall - quite literally. She was attempting to step up onto our brick porch and only got about half of her foot up so her foot slipped backward and she slammed her forehead on the ground. Ouch! I didn't witness it (thank goodness Frank was with her), but I heard the "I'm hurt" cry all the way from the other side of the house. I took some pictures of her owie while she bathed. I promise it looked worse in person, and that I'm only over-parenting a little. You may have to enlarge the image to see it. She's still pretty cute, though, and not worse for the wear!

New topic. Allison is now cutting another tooth - maybe more than one. The last two nights she has gotten up crying multiple times, and that is SO unlike her. We have to go and sit with her for about 30 minutes, give her warm milk, and some more Motrin in order for her to calm down (Motrin only once a night). She'll be exhausted and asleep on my shoulder but the second her head hits the mattress she starts screaming again. On top of that, today she came down with runny nose that resembles a faucet. I'm sure all of this is related to teething, and Frank and I have decided that we hate this particular tooth. None of her other teeth have given her this many problems, and quite frankly, we miss our sleep. I think we are both having flashbacks to about a year ago. Does anyone know how long before the mystery tooth will appear? Is there an average time between when these symptoms start and when we finally see it? I'm dying to know what I'm in for. So far tonight has not been any better. We finally put her down at 9:00 (an hour late) and she's been in there crying for about 20 minutes now. I'm guessing this is going to be another long night. *sigh* I better be off to bed if I'm going to be of any use.


Frank said...

While Allison does appear to have inherited Kristin's coordination, she has also inherited her "no-fear/charge-in-where-angels-fear-to-tread" attitude. She'd been practicing stepping up onto a much smaller step immediately prior to the mishap, and so she apparently figured it was time for a bigger challenge. That's my girl! :)

Anonymous said...

Awwww. Those pics are so cute! Love the one with her waving and smiling! GG and I can't wait to see her :)

Love ya!


Serra said...

Frank's comment has me cracking up!!! Kristin...any type of attitude? Ever show any defeat? HAHAHA!!!!!!

Margaret said...

Oh, I hate teeting problems. I've been thinking for three months that Charlotte's getting her first one and I've stopped commenting to my friends about it because I'm sure they think I'm nuts.

Have you tried teething tabs? Hylands Homeopathic in the pink/blue bottle?

Hang in there! This too shall pass.

Miss Mommy said...

I didn't see an ouchie. :)

I really don't think babies need all 20 teeth...seriously. My 2 have reacted very differently, but it tends to depend on their age (worse when younger) and the tooth (worse if it's pointy or a molar). We use teething gel for Luke and kept him on Motrin-like meds around the clock. I also slept with him for the FIRST and ONLY time 2 months ago during a teething event. Honestly, it was very sweet and reminded me how little I get to hold him while he's sleeping. However, one night was enough. :) Anyway, for us, the pain seems to be bad way before the tooth comes (all the movement)- by the time we see the tooth, our kids are fine. Kind of anti-climatic.

Serra said...

Oh yes, the Hylands homeopathic tablets are great. They dissolve instantly and seem to really help Alysen. Just make sure you get the Hylands brand...I tried a cheaper one to start with and they do not dissolve.