The Wonderful world of bumps and bruises!!!
Emmaline has been pulling her self up on everything, literally if its in our house, odds are she has tried to pull herself up on. The couch, sliding glass door, cabinets, chairs, table, vanity, crib, glider, bedframes.
Some things hold her weight, others notsomuch.
She is getting pretty good at it, and I encourage it, since that is of course the way she learns. The problem comes when she has pulled herself up and then thinks she has mastered walking which, I can tell you.. SHE HAS NOT.
She will just let go, and shift her body weight try to take a step and down she goes. I do realize that on the journey of learning how to walk one must take a few face plants.. but I do try to protect her as much as I can.
This morning I was making my bed, she was on the other side of it, pulling herself up, and having a pretty hard time, as she was using the comforter as support for standing up..
she finally did it, I like all moms cheered her on for her accomplishment, she got a huge smile on her face, and went to clap, which we all know involves letting go of the bed, and faster then I could get around the corner of the bead, I heard a bang and she was on the floor, only after her head came in contact with the foot board of my bed (why it is the heads always bump into everything and not like the forearm, or her thighs..with all the rolls on those babies she would never feel a thing).
Upon hearing the bump & cry almost simultaneously I pretty much dove over the bed, grabbed her but wasn't sure at that point what had hit, until the tears finally stopped and I saw the bump forming on her forehead.
Im sure people without children have thought of calling CPS on me with all the bruises my kid gets, but everytime I run into another "seasoned" mom she takes one look at E's head and says.. wont be too much longer she will be walking!!!!!!