Sunday, October 26, 2008

Milestones of childhood for $1200

Answer: This injury can be most traumatic... for the parent

Question: What is sustaining a facial injury?

Well, it finally happened. After 3 1/2 years of minor accidents to Teagan, Zach decided to trip and fall into Teagan's "Princess" stepstool. Normally that wouldn't have been a big deal, Zach would have just bounced off it and moved on. However, it was upside down and he fell onto one of the legs. The leg bottom has a curve and is thin, so Zach decides to plant his face just below his eye into it. I saw him fall and ran over to him. He had the worst cry I've heard him have, I knew he was hurt. I thought initially he might have hit his throat on the leg, but as I picked him up, I saw the line forming under his eye and the left side of his nostril had a gouge and was bleeding. We're not sure if the blood on his nose was all on the outside or if he had blood coming out of his nose. I gave Zach to Liz, what's better than mom when you're hurt? I ran to get a wet washcloth and a towel for some ice. I can't describe how I felt, like I said earlier teagan his managed to be fairly safe and accident free. We knew Zach would be different, he is fearless and just does what he wants, there is no fear factor with him. Earlier we were in the kitchen, we turn around and in less than 5 seconds he has climbed up the first step of a stepladder and was getting ready to go up higher.


Thursday, October 23, 2008

1 Year Ago

Answer: 1 year ago.

Question: When did you become a father of 2?

1 year ago, our little Zappy was born. It doesn't seem like it was that long ago in certain ways, but in other ways it seems like Zappy has been around a lot longer than that. I remember feeling the same way on Teagan's first birthday. It feels like they have been around forever and should have been around forever.

I was noticing last night while Zach slept that has little forearm and hand is about the same length as my hand. It amazes me how something so small can have such a big effect.

I remember feeling like we would be overwhelmed with 2 kids. How could we keep up with 2? Teagan was enough for me to keep up with. Well, you learn what you can do and how to do it when you have to (or is that two). I have been much more laid back with Zappy. Whenever T would do anything, I freaked and hovered and worried, you name it. With Zach I pretty much hang back (usually, I hover a little) and let him do what he's doing. If its not safe, I'll step in, but he's pretty self sufficient while playing.

Watching Zach watch his sister is precious. He looks at her and smiles and giggles. He wants to do what she does and have what she has. She is usually pretty good at understanding what Zach's doing, but she is only 3 1/2 so sometimes she gets mad. I'm older than T, but I still get mad when I can't have what I want, so I understand. I am an older brother and had a sister who wanted to do what I did. as well. I wasn't very understanding at the time and I regret how that may have hurt my sister. That's why I try to teach T that Z loves her and that's why he wants to do what she does. OK, enough with the touchy feely.