Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again!
Last night, I put Connor to bed. As we are staying with friends who didn't have any kids gear, he was put to sleep on our bed and boxed in with protective pillows. Those pillows had always been effective at stopping him. But not last night.
Out in the hall, I heard him cry out. The cry was so unusual that I knew right away something was wrong. I jumped out of my seat and that was when I heard the most awful sound of my life. THUNK!
I'd never run that fast in my life. Usain Bolt would have been proud of me. I knew that Connor had fallen, I just knew it. And sure enough, he was on the floor on his back, stunned. I was just hysterical, "Oh my god, oh no, he fell off!"
I'd never been more frightened in my life. This was my baby and he was lying somewhere he wasn't supposed to be. I picked him up and right away, Connor let out the loudest wail I'd ever heard from him. He cried and cried as I held him close and kept telling him Mummy was here and it was going to be all right and how sorry I was. Mummy cried and cried too and in fact was still crying long after Connor had calmed down.
By then Dear Hubby had come in and thank god he'd kept his sanity because I'd lost mine. And thank goodness he knew what to do. He knew that we should check his pupils to see if they would focus. He knew that we should keep Connor awake for at least an hour because a warning sign is when your child becomes unusually sleepy or lethargic after a fall. He knew how to check Connor all over for any sign of bumps. He knew that we would have to wake Connor a few times during the night just to make sure he can wake up properly. He knew that one of the warning signs would be vomitting.
We took him for a check today and the doctor said he was okay. We don't know how he landed because there were absolutely no bumps on him and he didn't wince when we poked and prodded him all over to check.
Connor showed absolutely no sign of fear after his fall. He's still bouncing around happily and trying his best to reach everything that he shouldn't be touching. But Mummy is wondering if a bubble suit is on sale somewhere...