Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Little known fact of the day

When it rains and rains, making the cement incredibly slick, you will fall very differently when holding a baby than you ever would without. All sense of self preservation goes out the window, and you tend to really harm yourself. Thankfully, not one centemetre of my sweet little Mary touched the hard, cold, wet ground. I need to go apply hydrogen peroxide to various now-skinless parts of my poor, aching body.

5 comments:

Emmett said...

You mean you hurt yourself and you were carrying a perfectly good cushion at the time? Gosh.

Anne R. Key said...

I'm with Emmet on this one--what were you thinking?

Rodicon said...

Come on people, you don't sit on cherubs! Even for self preservation,(or at least a cherub we know) ;P

Raven said...

I understand what you mean, Jenn.

At one point, I burned myself pretty nastily because boiling water/hot steam was sprayed in my direction while I was holding Kalen, and the first thing that came to mind was to get as much of it to hit ME as possible, because that meant it wasn't hitting the baby.

I suppose a smarter first thought would have been "get _both_ of us out of the way of that kettle" but at the time, it seemed not only reasonable, but completely natural, to use my body as a shield to protect the baby.
I guess when you've put so much time and effort (and pain, and agony, and sleepless nights...) into any project, you protect it no matter what the cost. A burn or a fall is really quite minor compared the the trauma of giving birth, and giving birth is nothing compared to the trials which you endure in the first 3 months post-partum.

Or it could just be hormonal insanity, I suppose.

Goody said...

I was a skater in younger years. Our very first lesson was spent teaching us how to fall down(never put your hand out to stop a fall, etc.)Maybe that could be adapted into some sort of class for new mothers. It sounds like you did well.

I do hope you have some colourful bandages to show off your "owie."