I don't really have anyone to talk to about the scares of being a Mom nowadays. My closest friend right now is single so she can't relate. Other Moms that I know are busy with their lives so I feel like I can't bother them as well.
Earlier, Khali fell off our bed. B was watching him and I stepped out of the room for a minute and 10 steps out I heard a thud and then a cry and my heart stopped.
Before I was able to confirm I felt a pain in my heart so strong that I thought I was having a heart attack. It was one of the scariest moments of my life. I didn't know what I expected to see but I had visions of blood, running to the hospital, and just every possible worst-case scenario.
Thankfully, I was more imaginative and crazy than reality.
Khali fell off the bed and when I got to him, B was already carrying him. He was crying bloody murder because he must have been shocked and he had a red patch on his forehead and nose. My heart broke but I tried to stop being a Mom and first checked for head wounds and any injuries. Thankfully, there was none.
I have to admit that I didn't handle this well. I ended up yelling at B out of my own fear. I projected on a teenage kid who was trying to help his Mom out and failed. I ended up yelling coz I failed as a Mom.
It was bad but thankfully, I got my act together after a few minutes.
M found out later and he handled it well, like really well. Maybe that's the upside of growing up in a normal family where there is nothing but love. He took a deep breath and never raised his voice. He was amazing. I knew he was upset but he handled it really well.
I know that this is just the first of many scares that I will have with Khali because he is just 7 months old. There will be more and I need to prepare for it. Thankfully, today, I learned how to be a better parent from someone who has only been a parent for 7 months.
PS. Khali seems to be doing well. He's moved on from his injuries while his crazy paranoid Mom is still checking if he's breathing 7 hours after the accident. Sigh.
Haha I could totally relate with your panic reactions. Khali is so cute.ReplyDelete
I'm glad that your little one is ok. This happened to me as well with my daughter when she was around this age.ReplyDelete
Even though I don't have kids I feel this with my nephew. The other day he was running in the driveway and fell and my heart legit dropped to the ground.ReplyDelete
I can relate as well! I sometimes experience that too with my kids! Khali is so adorable too.ReplyDelete
I can't relate as I don't have children, but i can imagine it was a very scary moment and your panic dictated the reaction you had.ReplyDelete
Im glad he's ok!!! I don't have kids but my little cousin falls all the time and she just laughs. shes cuteReplyDelete
You'll be okay Ms Kathy! B too! I remember when that happened with my cousin, it was scary, yes, but I learned to be a better Ate! :) Hugs!ReplyDelete
I don't have kids yet but I do hope I will soon and will join in your vision fully. She is adorable, being scared is normalReplyDelete
Aww I have totally been there. You're a great mom and we all do this!ReplyDelete
I have been there when my kids were little. I can't get enough of how cute your baby is.ReplyDelete
Been there and I can totally relate. I used to panic before when my kids fall but then eventually, I learned to keep my cool and loosened up a bit.ReplyDelete