Almost had a heartattack...m....(long)

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Almost had a heartattack...m....(long)
Fri, 04-04-2003 - 12:23am
Well on Tuesday we had a great day here in St. Louis so caleb and I went to the park with a couple of my friends. It was great we had lunch, laid on a blanket, and walked around the lake for a little bit. But we had to go home sometime b/c we all had to work. So i go home cool off, and get ready to walk up to my little brothers school to pick him up. We do all that and by the time we get home he was ready to eat. So we get inside and I laid him on the couch like I always do. I went into the kitchen to make him a bottle. He is on the couch screaming his head off so i was trying to make the bottle fast. Well I was almost done when all of a sudden I here a big boom. I run into the living room and Caleb is laing on the floor screaming even louder than before. HE ROLLED OFF THE COUCH ONTO OUR HARDWOOD FLOOR. OMG I felt so bad. But he seemed ok. I feed him and he was smiling like normal. It is just amazing that you can turn your back for a sec. and something bad can happen.

Am I a bad mom for letting that happen??


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Registered: 03-31-2003
Sat, 04-05-2003 - 5:45pm
I don't think you're a bad mother for that but all it takes is a second for something to happen. How old is the baby? Now just be careful because once they start rolling over, they don't stop, and babies are quicker then you think

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Sat, 04-05-2003 - 11:00pm
Caleb is 7 weeks old. He hasn't done it since but I have been catching myself before I leave him on the couch by himself.


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Registered: 03-25-2003
Mon, 04-07-2003 - 12:34pm
Sorry you had such a scare!

You're not a bad mom, things like that happen to a lot of us as first time moms! We think that they can't roll over yet and don't realize it really does just take a second.

Something simular happened to us once, I was laying in bed with Wren nursing her, and I drifted off to sleep. She rolled off the bed and I freaked out! I felt so guilty and horrible! I knew I should have kept her on the side of the bed where she couldn't roll off, but it was ackward nursing on that side and I felt she was too young to roll over anyways.

And you know what? She's fine and I've heard simular stories from SO MANY first time moms. It was a mistake, but we all make them and we learn from them.



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Mon, 04-07-2003 - 3:15pm
No WAY! That doesn't make you a bad mom! It happens to almost every mom I know! Austin did that to me when he was tiny...except he was on our bed & I was right beside him, but was cleaning our room and turned away for a split second. It is so scary when something like that happens. It's important to know what signs to look for to know if they got really hurt too, b/c I promise you he'll hit his head more as he's starts moving around. Check his eyes w/ a flashlight to make sure his pupils dialate(sp?) and un-dialate. If he passes out or falls asleep & you can't wake him up, he needs to be seen by a doctor/ rushed to the ER. I have had to do these tests with Austin tons b/c as he was learning to pull himself up on things, he would fall backwards & bump his head. AND when he first started walking & would lose his balance. Hoping you don't have many bumps on the way w/ Caleb. ~Amy & Austin(15 months)
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Mon, 04-07-2003 - 3:43pm
Thank you so much everybody. You have all made me feel so much better. It is good to know that I am not the only one this has happened to.

Thank You,

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Wed, 04-09-2003 - 5:32pm
Girl if a bad mom is someone who turns there head from time to time, what do you call the mothers that are not even there for there kids? Don't feel so bad these things happen I don't care how good the parent. Plus yall learn togeather!!! <>
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Registered: 03-28-2003
Wed, 04-16-2003 - 10:26am
That doesn't make you a bad mommy. You didn't know that would happen or else you would have taken extra care to avoid it. I'm glad your baby was okay though. I know I would be totally freaked if that happened to me. LOL The other day my baby slammed her nose against her daddy's chest and her nose bled (not very much) and he started crying because he felt so bad. It's happens to the best of us. LOL

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