When Joshua was just a baby, we quickly realized that this baby's personality was QUITE different from his big brother. While Benjamin (even as a baby) did not put things in his mouth, never tried to climb up furniture or out his crib, and would sit nicely in his pack-n-play and look at books, Joshua was the exact opposite. Adventurous and curious from day 1.
This is what his forehead looked like for at least 6 months straight as he was exploring and learning to walk. Bruises galore!
We knew we were in real trouble when his impulsiveness landed him in the hospital when he wasn't quite 2, because he had blindly reached up onto the counter and dumped a cup of coffee all over his shoulder, chest, and back.
This is the guys hanging out on the hospital with the burns in December 2011.
With 2nd and 3rd degree burns, Joshua pulled the wagon all over the peds floor all 3 days we were there. He was nonstop full of energy. And tolerated pain VERY well.
This is what he looked like about a week later, almost completely healed!
So we knew this would be our child that we would be taking frequently to the ER. So, when Joshua busted his head into the corner of a cabinet today, my first thought was, "Well, it was only a matter of time."
Thank goodness it did NOT bleed too much. (Mama doesn't handle blood well.) He cried for about 3 minutes initially, then was fine.
But it was DEEP. The photo doesn't really show how deep it really is. So, despite the lack of blood, I called Keith quickly, who was out running errands, and told him he needed to come home because I think we need to go to Urgent Care. Luckily, he was only a minute away. He got home, we took him, and he was fine. No bleeding, no crying. I felt silly in the waiting room for even being there, because he was fine! But I told myself that even if nothing else, the Doc can clean it up and tell me not to worry about it.
Well the nurse cleaned it up and said, "Yeah that's definitely going to need stitches. See how it's open like that? Its not closing on its own."
So the doc warned Joshua and Mama that the initial shot of lidocaine would hurt, and that would most likely be the worst of it. Well, the little trooper HARDLY FLINCHED as the doc shot that medicine into his boo-boo 3-4 times! During the stitches he sat perfectly still and was amazing! His tolerance for pain, as we have suspected, must be extremely high!
So, he got a lollipop.
This little adventurous boy is so amazing.
He sure is going to keep me on my toes for the next couple of decades!