Man down

No. Not Jack. He’s totally cool. In fact, right now he is rockin’ it on the lap of our part-time sitter in the living room.

I am referring to me – and my broken second-to-littlest toe, you know, “the little piggy that had none.” Well that toe was broken in a tragic 3 AM feeding incident involving a coffee table leg.

broken toe

Despite his mother’s injury, Jack has had a pretty uneventful first week at home. He spent much of that first week in his bassinet next to the bed. This close proximity led to some serious anxiety on my part and we have since transitioned him to his crib, with it’s baby-crack-mobile. This thing is genius! We’re all mesmerized by it.

We had not one, not two, but three doctor appointments this week. We saw the pediatrician twice and the ophthalmologist once. As of Tuesday, Jack had gained 9 ounces since being home(!) The ophthalmologist’s visit was also positive. No further progression of ROP was seen so now we just watch, no more surgery.

Despite all the gripping about lack of sleep, injuries and what have you, having Jack home is just amazing. Even Hollis is begining to think so…

4 Replies to “Man down”

  1. Ouch! Sorry to hear about the toe. Whoever said parenting isn’t dangerous. Gotta love the mobile action. It will be a sad day when you have to take it down to prevent Jack from Tarazan swinging out of the crib.

  2. Clearly you’re doing great with a baby at home…not because your toe is broken (ouch!) but because your nails are painted! I’m very impressed. Of course I was impressed with myself if I got a shower each day after my son came home, so I will admit the bar isn’t exactly high.

  3. Dude. Bummer about the toe. Heal quick cuz Preemie King is gonna be walking in no time.

    Regarding bassinet by the bed: That’ll make you nuts. Were we such PTSD’d parents that when we put Sophia in the bassinet and she kept us up all night. It was like having a baby cougar and a broken refrigerator in the room at the same time. Made the most insane noises. She went into her room the next night.

    How you doing on burping? I was terrible at it. Burping the kid I mean. I’m a champ myself. Nothing like my mother in law, though.


  4. Sorry about the little piggy–myself, I have a scar on my right shin from an unfortunate 2am run in with something (never really clear what I ran into).

    That mobile? Someone really had to be tripping when they came up with that design. Who WOULDN’T be mesmerized.

    I imagine it would be like looking at the sun, though…

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