I’ll Be Needin Stitches

  1. Brittany Rae says:

    Oh serious, when it rains… at least it will heal up well ?poor thing.

  2. Hannah says:

    Oh Courtney, how terrible! Poor sweet little Mabel – and you! It’s a terrible feeling taking your little one to urgent care and watching them get stitches. We’ve had to take Emerson twice – once he got stitches and the other time staples, but both times were just awful. The scariest part for me was seeing blood gushing from his wound and knowing you have to get him to the doctor right away. The sinking to the pit of your stomach kind of feeling. But you’re right, you just do it and you’re strong and you hold your baby close because that’s what you have to do. I’m so thankful for doctors who can take care of our babies when it’s more than we can handle. But oh my goodness – you had to wait for an hour and a half?! That’s nuts! Maybe the fact that we had blood every where helped us be seen sooner than that? That’s terrible you had to wait for that long. And now she’s sick? Poor sweet girl. Hand foot and mouth is no fun [I had it a few years ago, it’s awful!], I can only imagine how much worse it would be for a baby! 🙁 Prayers for you times ten this morning. Also, I would bring you coffee if I lived closer 🙂

  3. Crystal says:

    Oh Mabel! Oh Mama! I am so sorry you both had to go through that. It’s so hard to see your child with any amount of blood on them. I’m so glad all of that is behind you all.

  4. Sarah S. says:

    Been there, done that–so I completely understand how you felt! Brantley had stitches TWICE by the time he was 26 months old! And yes, having to hold your baby while they literally sew his/her skin shut is brutal!! Be extra careful from here on out…..I mean, as careful as you can with a toddler…stitches once means that spot is more likely to split yet again. (Which is what happened on our second go-round!)

  5. Amanda says:

    I thought I was going to be a chill mom about cuts and things, but the first time it ever happened R fell and cut her mouth on the coffee table. I picked her up and there was blood in her mouth and lips and I was like OH MY GOSH THERE’S BLOOD SHE’S BLEEDING OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH. And I just sat there useless while Jordan did everything and later he was like, “Well good to know you handled that well.” So basically you’re my hero.

  6. oh man that is the worst! So glad that she took it like a champ. And any time there is a cut on the head it always seems like so much blood. I know the first time anything super bleedy happened to me I was a wreck and didn’t not handle it well at all! Hopefully next time I’ll be a little cooler.

  7. Poor little peanut can’t catch a break!! Hope she has an uneventful rest of the year… I mean rest of her childhood 🙂

  8. Whitney says:

    When it rains it pours. So sorry Mabel had to get stiches. Thankful for InLaws and tough babies. How are YOU doing lady?!

  9. Ashley Dorey says:

    Poor baby girl! I hope she’s feeling better after some meds and rest. And prayers no one else gets it!

  10. Laura Keenan says:

    Poor sweet Mabel! And what is it about babies hating ice packs?! You can find a “boo bunny” on Amazon that is like a stuffed animal ice pack. I need to invest in one of those I swear!

  11. Courtney says:

    I feel like we’ve dodged a bullet with not having an ER trip for Aria yet, but I feel like it is some sort of impending doom. The days are ticking. We can’t luck out forever! I need a chill pill, but it totally stresses me out when I think about it. Bubble wrap? Although I think with Aria in the NICU with little IVs in her it toughened me up for shots. So at least there is that…I don’t think it will extend much past shots though. Fingers crossed it never happens again!!

  12. Stefanie says:

    Poor thing! I’m glad it healed quickly. My oldest has had his fair share of stitches…and then some. I hope you manage to avoid the ER for a while!

  13. Desiree says:

    Poor Mabel!! Little lady can’t catch a break.
    I hope the little lady is feeling much better post stitches and the HFM isn’t too terrible.

  14. Jessica says:

    Oh man, I can only imagine having to hold her down while they stitched her. It makes my heart start pounding just thinking about it. I had to hold one of my babies down for an iv once and it was totally traumatizing. Glad all that is behind you.

  15. Any time medical assistance is needed it’s a scary situation with your little ones.

  16. kristen says:

    oh, poor Mabel. poor you. i got stitches when i was a kid and i remember my mum crying and i was like ‘dude, you’re not the one they are sticking needles in, do you mind?! focus on me!’ now i understand 😉

  17. Bless her little heart! I’m so glad she’s okay!

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  19. brittany says:

    bluhhhhh this seriously has me hunching over with that icky full body feeling, i would be the worst nurse… but even more, watching your child go through something like that! i’m literally constantly paranoid about it – having a boy! and there your sweet mabel goes down on a silly toy. poor girl!!!! and yeah the getting the actual stitches, i can’t imagine. i mean. ugh. i am so glad you guys are through it!! you are a tough mama!!! and hope she’s feeling better from the nasty illness. 🙁

  20. Jamie says:

    Oh poor Mabel 🙁 I can imagine what happened when they actually had to do the stitches, and oh it’s so hard as a parent sometimes. I’m glad the return trip was better!

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