Well friends, I am especially thankful to our Lord this Thursday. Yesterday around 5:00 am, I was nursing my little baby boy, just as I always do. I had mentioned earlier in the week that Robbie has learned to roll over. Well, I nursed Robbie for about 30 minutes, both of us half awake. I drifted off a little into slumber land. Not even for more than a minute, when I felt Robbie roll right out of my hands, off the recliner chair ( which was not reclined) and thump onto the floor. I jumped up out of my chair, grabbed Robbie ( who was screaming). Rich is away for training, so thank God my Mom was with me. Grandma came running into the room to find a screaming baby and me, his screaming Mama!! I mean really, I was a Nanny, I have babysat for years and I have never, ever dropped a baby!!!
Robbie appeared to be ok, just very scared and teary. We thought it would be best to take him to the Emergency Room to be safe. By the time we arrived at the E.R Robbie was cooing, smiling, giggling and flirting with all of the nurses. I on the other hand was a crying mess!!!! I felt like the WORST mama in the world!! Every time I had to tell a Dr. or Nurse the story, I burst into tears!! The doctors were so kind, they told me Robbie was the third baby since midnight that day who had been dropped by their mama. I'm cringing just thinking about my label as "The Mama Who Dropped her baby" :( . Anyway, three hours later we were home with a happy baby who has a bruised cheek.
Today, I am praising Jesus for the health of my little boy. I am so thankful that this accident was not much worse. I know God was watching over my little man. Thank you Jesus for your protection!!! Everytime I start to think of all the horrible "what if's" I am choosing to thank the Lord for His protection and covering over Robbie!! Just the day before, I had bought a set of Christian Children's Praise songs for Robbie. All day my Mom and I were singing "I'm In The Lord's Army" to Robbie. Well, Robbie certainly was a brave little Marine.
Needless to say, I am now making sure I am FULLY awake and alert when I nurse Robbie. Lesson learned!! So mama's who read my blog... tell me... did I win the WORST Mama of the year award?? Or, has anything like this ever happened to you?
Here I am, a complete crying mess, with my brave little guy in he ER
The little monitor on his foot