Saturday, June 21, 2008

Smiling baby...

Thank god my baby is smiling today.

Yesterday we had the most awful day ever. It started off well with Daniel & I taking our little family to see Disney on Ice. The kids had a ball, Cooper loved everything and Georgie had so much fun, but got a little bit bored towards the end. We made it right to the end of the show before chaos struck. I had been holding Bronte and put her down on the seat next to me so I could pack up all our stuff, Daniel was holding the seat down as it was one of those seats that flip up when you're not sitting on it. Anyway, I bent down and started picking up everything off the floor when Georgie decided she had to get of Daddy's lap, and in helping her down Daniel accidentally let go of the seat. The seat flipped up and baby Bronte slid down between the seat and the wall behind it. I grabbed her straight away, she was crying so much. I just panicked and started crying myself, I didn't know what to do. On going out into the daylight I could see a bump and bruises already coming up on her head, at which point I totally flipped out, got really angry at Daniel and just turned into a blubbering mess. Daniel dropped me straight at the hospital then took the other kids home to my mum and sister, who were also a mess because I had called them in hysterics saying Bronte had to go to the hospital. I got straight in at the ER, and they checked her out straight away. Took us to a bed where the nurse did her obs, they did this a couple of times before the doctor arrived. The doctor was fantastic and so good with Bronte. He did a thorough check of her, and said that she was perfectly fine. No indications of anything out of the ordinary. Explained that at this age they are much less likely to sustain a head injury than say a two year old. So three hours after leaving Disney we finally got home. Daniel was supposed to be back at work yesterday but didn't go, of course. His work was really understanding about it though.

What a horrible experience, I just don't know what I'd do if something terrible really happened in my life, cause i just don't cope. And you know what scares me the most? How quickly shit happens. Everything can change in an instant and there is nothing you can do to stop it. I guess that is every parent's worst fear, isn't it?

On a brighter note, here is a layout I completed on Thursday night. I'm REALLY happy with it, but this photo of it just doesn't do it justice. The light is just off here today and I didn't want to wait another day before posting. I got inspiration for this page from one of the layouts on Julie Heard's blog, the 'show time' one. She is such an amazing scrapper and whenever I'm feeling mojo-less, all i have to do is check out her work and I'm inspired!

I had a lovely day today at the Illawarra Scquilters get together, everyone was very pleased to meet miss Bronte. Not much stitching done by me though...bit hard when running around after the kids!

Emma is here with me today and overnight tonight, she is such a big help to me and I just adore this kid so much. I enjoy every day we spend together. As do my children, she is their absolute most fave person ever!

We're hoping to make it into the scrap room tonight, but the its 4.30pm and the kids are still in bed after falling asleep in the car on the way home, so I'm thinking it may be a bit of a late night for them tonight. We'll have to see how we go. At the moment, foregoing sleep to scrap just isn't an option! LOL

Bye for now,


  1. OMGosh Sar - how bloody scary for you!!! I'm so glad to read that all was ok in the end - look at the adorable smiley face of hers. I'm the same as you, come undone really quickly when something goes wrong with one of the kiddo's ... hope your feeling better chicky.

    Julie xx

  2. wholly crap Sar, I'm so glad Bronte is ok, I would of went mental too.