It's official. My sweet little girl has the First Birthday Curse and won't be going to any more first birthday parties. We have had two in the past month and at each one she has ended up with an injury.
Party #1... she got body slammed. Yeah, I'm not kidding. A boy probably twice her size pretended like he was going to give her a hug and shoved her so she fell flat on her back. And then he jumped on her. Thankfully she was on one of those rubber alphabet mats, otherwise she probably would have cracked her head open.
Party #2... her first pavement injury. I have kept my daughter pretty much contained to the grass as she learns to be more stable on her feet. But this party was a wide open space and she ran with it. She was all over the place and I knew she was going to fall. So when she finally did fall hard enough for me to expect blood I ran and looked at her knees. They were red but not bleeding. Phew.... we survived. Then I looked at my husbands shirt (he was holding her) and he was all bloody.... weird. Yup she removed about two layers of skin on her hand. It was bleeding a lot and since she literally scrapped away layers I wanted to put a band aid on to keep it clean. She proceeded to try and eat the band aid.
I know I'm a nervous mother. I would have this kid in a bubble if I could. But man, being a mom is traumatizing!