New mom and freaking out

Elizabeth - posted on 07/24/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My son is 2 wks old today. I was carefully placing him into his bassinet but awkwardly so bc he just fell to sleep. In being careful not to wake him my forearm was supporting his head, he moved and the back of his head landed harder than normal on the mattress. It didn't wake him up and no crying. Pupils are equal no vomiting and he seems normal. When do I worry enough to call a dr? His head was maybe 2-3 inches off the mattress.

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Angela - posted on 07/24/2012

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My instinct says he is perfectly OK. But your own instinct is the one that you should listen to. Your baby may well be absolutely fine, but you're not fine yourself. So consult with a doctor or a nurse and set your mind at rest. Good luck.

Carla - posted on 07/24/2012

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Ditto Elizabeth Northrup's. When our youngest was about 3 weeks old, a friend was carrying her on grass (thankfully), and she slid out of her blanket onto the ground. Talk about freakin' out! She, thankfully, was okay.

Pray for him, call the doctor if it makes you feel more at ease.

Father, touch Elizabeth's little boy. We so many times fret and worry with the precious ones You have given us to care for, but we also know You love him much, much more than Elizabeth does, and are watching over him as we speak. Give her peace and assurance that, what You have given her to raise in Your ways, You will give her the tools to do the work effectively. Bless her, strengthen her, in Jesus' Name, amen.

God bless, honey

Elizabeth - posted on 07/24/2012

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I'm sorry I know you are very worried and it's normal for some new moms. I couldn't help but chuckle a little when I first read it because it went from how gentle you were being to how his pupils are normal. ..All I could picture was him sleeping and you peeling back his eyelids going "are you still ALIVE???"

Don't worry, truly ..if he didn't even wake up it was NOTHING. Trust me when I tell you babies are soooooo much more resilient then we think. I have 3 little girls 1, 3, 6. Lots of experience here. He is going to be just fine.

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Nancy - posted on 08/03/2012

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The advice that was given to me as a mom regarding falls with kids is to look for signs of abnormal behavior. If a child has a hard fall or hits their head keep them up for at least an hour to observe signs of internal bleeding meaning look for any abnormal behavior, if the child goes unconscious (not a good sign), vomiting, or inability to walk (if they're walking) but if they seem okay and normal after the fall than I'd just resume our regular day. As a mom, you'll have plenty of times where your kid falls or gets injured and not every time do you have to run to the dr. or ER but you know your child best and can feel if something is "just not right". God bless your journey as a mommy! Enjoy

Alison - posted on 08/01/2012

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I agree with Elizabeth and the others. you will have a lot of "oh no" moments. But after they are done. it gives you something to talk about. I have three as well. 1, 2,4 and I still have them. Just the other day my son climbed on to his slid and when down it backwards. landing on his back. hes ok just scared himself. He is my youngest. Just take care and good luck. will pray for you "God help her to have ease of mind and the knowledge of when he needs to go in. in the name of Jesus amen." :)

Kelsey - posted on 07/26/2012

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Babies are very tough. My first baby slid out of her infant car seat. We were walking in a hotel hallway and didn't bother strapping her in because we were going to the pool. Well, the handle usally clicks in place and it must not of this time. My husband was carrying the seat and the seat just kept kind of tipping down since it wasn't secure by the handle. She slid right out onto tile and did a little roll. Man was I terrified!!!!!!! and I felt like a terrible mom. Lesson learned for sure! Your little guy will be fine I'm sure. It happens to the best of us because we may be great moms but we are not perfect.

Pat - posted on 07/26/2012

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My now very healthy 14 yr old girl fell off our bed onto the hardwood floor a couple times,and the sofa to hardwood floor I can't tell u how many times. Their little have that soft spot for flexibility while growing,and their bones are hard to break. Congratulations on your baby! You are in for a few years of the "oh no" stuff! I still do it and I'm on my 3rd child!

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