Sunday, March 29, 2009
The joys of motherhood.
We just discovered that Riley can sit up on her own. Not for very long before falling forward or sideways, but she can do it. Tonight she was doing it for a good amount of time. When she falls forward she'll usually pushes herself up, so I decided I wanted to get a picture of this. Of course the time I decide to take a picture she decides to fall backwards. Fast. Then there is this loud noise, her head hitting the floor, and I drop the camera and I just stop breathing. Leif was putting up lights and grabs Riley right away. She doesn't breath for awhile but then she does and lets out a loud scream and cry. I didn't know how to react. I just sat there and then I just started sobbing, really hard. Leif was trying to comfort Riley when he realized he needed to comfort me as well. Riley calmed down after a few minutes, smiling and laughing, but I couldn't stop crying. I felt like a terrible mother. I still do a bit. Leif suggested I call my mom for some advice, I did. My mom made me feel better and reminded me that children fall sometimes. Its unavoidable. I know this, but I figured it wouldn't happen until maybe she started walking?
I know now that things like this happen:) I hope it doesn't happen again for awhile, but when it does I'm pretty sure I won't have a panic attack like I did tonight!