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"God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow into them."

Monday, October 5, 2009

bruises bruises every where

if you have seen the picture alyssa posted on facebook of the huge egg like bruise on Grants head you can imagine what Savannah's forehead looks like tonight. she walked into the corner of a wall-and it puffed up immediately.

i just wanted to cry. no, no because it hurt her. it's because every time she gets a scrape, bruise, bug bite, or anything I have to "explain" what happened and quite frankly I am sick of it. This child is very uncoordinated. If I didn't hold her hand and catch her EVERY TIME she tripped in a parking lot (which is every time we are in a parking lot) she would would be black & blue from head to toe. I can only do what I can do, I can't save her from herself every time though. Last week there was a foot board to a bed leaned against the wall and she walked over and pulled it down on herself and really scraped up her head, cheek & ear.

so far no one has given me a hard time about it but i AM SO SICK OF WORRYING ABOUT IT. Every time she runs into something I am taking mental notes so that I can remember how it happened incase it leaves a mark. i was so jealous tonight of people who do not have to explain these things to anyone. i am so jealous of the time in my life that i didn't have to worry about explaining to anyone about Kobe's scraped up knees when he was two years old (no I don't have to explain anything about Kobe - if Savannah didn't have visits with her mom I wouldn't have to explain these little things). I just wish that I could worry about their boo boos, not about how I will explain how it happened.

and to think, i signed up for this :)
it is really annoying.

8 comments:

gram said...

I am sure that is so hard to be worrying about all the bumps and bruises but S. is so fortunate to have your family and it is so normal that all 2 yr. olds things happen like that and hopefully they should understand that.

Shelly Marie said...

I am sure it would be annoying to always worry about how to explain how things happend. You guys are doing a great job with her. She does fall a lot. lol Poor thing!! We sure do love that little girl!!! =)

spng7 said...

Take heart Leah. I remeber when we had to take Jonny's bike away from him in August so that when school started in Sept. the police wouldn't come knocking at the door and he was just going into 2nd grade !!!

Alyssa said...

Leah, try Bumps and Bruises by Hylands. Go online to buy it. It comes in a big chapstick like tube, and it really works! Grant has had way more bruises that never showed up b/c of the miracle working stuff :).
It is arnica that is the key ingredient. All natural.

Leah W said...

o my word, i will have to get that :)

Faith said...

You can also get straight arnica gel...i should try the hylands though to see if it works better. believe me, I know the feeling. Not so much now that we don't have any kids that are having visits, but I remember being paranoid over every little bump and scrape. just hang in there. if you are really worried, write it down on a type of "incident report" and keep it in a file...

velvet said...

i don't know if this helps or not...but andy's parents used to be foster parents, and one time his mom was changing a foster toddler on a changing table and he wiggled around and fell off and she caught him by the leg and he got a fracture in his leg! she was beside herself trying to explain it and felt so bad. but it all worked out fine. but yikes!!
those darn toddlers :)

Leah W said...

o my word amy, i feel so bad for her! i know it was probably forever ago but I can only imagine her horror. and i am equally sad to say it DID make me feel better!

toddlers are something else!