Cooper took his first big fall today. He went head first off the bed and the thud was ridiculously loud. Cooper screamed so loud I think he woke the neighbors up. My first thought was what do I do? Well, first of all, I needed to get my act together, I am a nurse for crying out loud! Worse than that, I used to be a pediatric advice nurse that dealt with this all the time. Why is it that I could calm every sobbing mother when their kid took the plunge, but when it came my turn, my brain was like jello jigglers? (Side note…how fun were those when we were kids, huh?) I tried to act calm, because Billy was ready to hit up the ER and shove anyone else out of line to get in. I kept saying, it’s alright, he’s fine, but inside I was really freaking out. I called his Doctor because I was still blanking on absolutely everything I knew. Now I was that mom I told myself I would never have to be. I thought working in peds would prevent me from having the first time mom panics…nope. One can never be prepared I guess. After keeping him awake for 2 hours afterwards, waking him up every 30 minutes of his nap (waking a sleeping baby? now that is painful) and eyeing him like a hawk all day, I am happy to say he is just fine. Ahhh. Injury #1…done! Good news…we did get to use the adorable Nemo gel pack he got in his stocking for the first time. Thanks, Santa.