Friday, June 02, 2006

Safety Feet

I try really hard to keep my kids safe. I keep the doors locked even when we're home. I always check for hazards before placing my baby on the floor, etc. I think we do a pretty good job. The number of accidents we've had at our house is minimal and as far as I can remember, Isaac has ended up bleeding only once. Not bad for a 3-year old.

That being said, this morning I put Kenley in her crib while I showered. The only thing in there with her was a plush doll to keep her occupied for the 10 minutes or so that I couldn't keep a direct eye on her. You can imagine my shock when I went in to check on her after my shower and found fresh blood smeared on her sheets! I immediately lifted her out of her crib and started to survey her little body.

I started with her head thinking that perhaps she had konked her nose or something since her new favorite pasttime is to stand up every chance she gets. But her head was clean. I was perplexed as I checked over the rest of her body, unable to find the source. Nothing on her belly, arms, legs, feet, TOES! Her baby toe on her right foot was forming a small bead. Now as I said, there was nothing in her crib that could possibly break skin! Oh wait, there was something. Kenley's teeth. Looking at the size of the wound all I can surmise is that she bit her own foot and drew blood. Now, how could I have prevented that?


Katie said...

She bit her own foot? Wow. There are a few things we could surmise about your darling daughter, but let's start with FLEXIBLE and leave it at that, eh?

You really are a good mom. I consider it a pretty good week if we've had at least a three day streak of no one bleeding at our house.

Gina said...

I agree you are good mom with that kind of record and a 3 year old. I can only imagine your panic when you saw blood in her crib. So scary, but I am glad it was basically nothing.