Yesterday was a bit of a black and blue day.
Firstly the Black and Blue :
My little Isabelle fell out of her high chair yesterday morning. I saw it happen in slow motion and couldn’t stop it. She landed right on her forehead. I can’t get that picture out of my mind … and the sound of that sickening thud. Although I couldn’t stop it when it was happening, I feel terrible because I could have prevented it. The belt on our highchair is broken, which hasn’t been a problem until now – but I knew how increasingly mobile Isabelle was getting and I mentioned to Andrew the day before that she was starting to stand in her chair. But I put her in it anyway. And stupidly assumed that the couple of wine biscuits would distract her for a minute or two while I prepared her breakfast. Stupid, stupid, stupid! I bet myself up about it all day yesterday and had a pretty bad day (also not helped by a splitting headache!) – this is part of ‘the blue’, my mood.
However, on the positive side of things – Isabelle was remarkably ok. I coated her head in Arnica cream, tried to apply a bag of frozen peas (which she tried to eat – I took this as a good sign.) And then she wanted to eat and play. She went down for her morning sleep at the normal time and I kept checking on her repeatedly.
You probably can see from the pictures below a bruise on her left side (these are from a couple of hours after the incident) – although from the nastiness of the fall I expected a lot worse. Today she is 100% better (I reckon it’s the Arnica – which Andrew calls ‘hippy cream’). I have even cancelled a doctors appointment made for today because she looks and is acting so good. Needless to say I have not put her back in the offending high chair, and will not do so until I fix it (
which I am hoping to do today – update: have now made a new strap.) That lesson is well and truly learnt!
These photos are also another attempt by me to showcase 'the skirt' – again this proved a hard task with such a wriggly subject. (You can see why we think she handled that fall pretty well!)
The Blue :
I mentioned yesterday that Noah had ‘commissioned’ me to make him a blue owl. Well, with his help (he picked the fabric and hovered over me while I cut it out) this guy was made. He’s my fav.
I finished stuffing and sewing him up over breakfast this morning and Noah then ran round the house yelling : “ HOOT, HOOT!” And smothering him in kisses.
… Because every kid needs a toy that matches their clothing. (Can you tell where the owl ends and the boy begins?)
As for my blue mood? Well the headache’s gone, I had a good sleep last night and have fixed the high chair strap.
That’s the old broken one underneath. I’d like to see Houdini/ Macguiver get out of the new one!
Have a good weekend all!