Friday, May 29, 2009

Aftermath of Illness

I've been meaning to post these photos all week and just got the chance! As I mentioned earlier, Ed was home with Chloe on Tuesday - just in case her cold returned. He told me later that all was well until 3pm when she became a howler monkey. Sometimes around that time she becomes so in need of a nap and overstimulated that she's all crazy-like. At the end of the day, I could tell he was really worn out. He said something joking to her like "You're crying like this because you think I don't love you, but I do..."

Later, I was feeding her a bottle and Ed came in to see how she was doing and she was completely distracted from her bottle out of the desire to smile and laugh at her Daddy. We abandoned the bottle and the two of them played for a bit. I love this photo because they look utterly captivated with each other:

See: Chloe loves her Daddy a lot!!!!

And PS after last night, Daddy is the only parent who has not 1) bonked her on the head with a cell phone and 2) actually caused bleeding when cutting a fingernail. It was AWFUL! I cannot even believe how much blood there was from such a tiny cut - after she calmed down, she was sucking her thumb to soothe, which I finally figured out was keeping the cut open. I fashioned a baby band aid out of a big one which did the trick, but dear God. It absolutely sucked. I feel horrible about it.


Anonymous said...

haha. Poor girls! A friend I knew did the same and after that? It was all file, baby, all file. She never wanted to get out the scissors again.

It's so awful when it happens, but remember: they don't have the psychological stuff going on. They can't really process the emotional stuff, only WE can. So it sucks more for us.

Grace2882 said...

Every parent at some times cuts the baby when cutting their nails. I know that it makes you feel horrible but welcome to guilt of mommyhood. lol

Now, let me give you a bit of advice. When she gets older and wants bangs. Don't use your husband's beard trimmer to cut straight across. You will accidently shave off her eyebrows. hahaha Just ask my now 24 year old daughter. hahaha

Heather and Ed and Chloe said...

Thanks, ladies! I have to admit that I felt better when the pediatrician saw her the next day (for her shots), saw the thumb and said "Ah, fingernail clippers... I can't tell you how many times I did that to my son!"