Trip & Fall

Mr. MPB tripped and fell while carrying Baby MPB.

I was walking a few steps in front of them putting stuff in the car.  I turned around to a crash and found both Mr. MPB and Baby MPB on the ground.

Guys, it was bad.  But, I didn’t freak out.  I ran to Baby MPB to check him out from head to toe.

Baby MPB was in his car seat and is completely fine.

Once I determined Baby MPB was fine, I put him safely into the car and turned to Mr. MPB.

Mr. MPB did not fair so well.

In order to ensure Baby MPB landed safely, Mr. MPB literally took the brunt of the impact and slide down face first on the concrete path.  (Think of a cute little penguin sliding down the ice into the ocean, but replace the penguin with Mr. MPB, the ice with concrete and the ocean with more concrete).

Mr. MPB’s shoulder is killing him and turning his neck does not look particularly enjoyable.  His leg/knee is all cut up.  The ankle he broke a few years ago is now twisted and swollen.  His stomach even hurts form the penguin dive.  And, of course, Mr. MPB is refusing to go to the doctor to get checked out.  He’s adamant it’s all soft tissue damage and simple scrapes and bruises.

To which I said very sarcastically that I’m sure all your non-medical education has definitely enabling you make an accurate self-diagnosis.

Now add his penguin imitation to his injury from the weekend when he stepped on a piece of glass and gave himself an inch long cut down the bottom of his big toe, and the finger he burned making breakfast and he’s not fairing so well.  In fact, he may need to go into a self-imposed bubble so that he can heal and hopefully protect himself from further injury.

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Mr. MPB’s new found ability to hurt himself has me thinking.  I’m curious, is it normal for people to become completely accident prone once they have a kid?  Of the two of us, I’ve always been the klutz.  Suddenly, I’m calm, cool and seemingly capable.  Mr. MPB is suddenly the exact opposite – a walking accident.  Why have we switched roles?  We are both sleep deprived so I don’t see how that could be the cause.  But, I cannot figure out another explanation to Mr. MPB’s new found klutziness.  I just don’t know.  Thoughts?

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47 Comments on “Trip & Fall

  1. I can tell you from experience that sleep deprivation manifests itself differently for different people! So glad baby MPB is ok. Falling like that is one of my biggest fears.

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    • Thanks Molly! I know you understand sleep deprivation in a very real way, unfortunately.
      I too am so glad baby mpb is okay!!! Im just thankful he was in his car seat at the time so his landing was protected.

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  2. Oh no! Poor Mr. MPB! I really hope he goes to see the doctor. Why are men so doctor averse so much of the time?!

    I think it’s the sleep deprivation that makes us more klutzy. It really messes with our brains and bodies.

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    • I will never understand the male aversion to doctors! When he broke his ankle it took him 3 full days to admit he may need to see a doctor and when he finally went before the x-rays the doctor knew it was broken, because he is a doctor trained in this stuff!

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  3. Poor Mr MPB! I hope he feels better soon and yes a Dr visit would be wise. Good luck persuading him! You must of got such a shock, glad to hear baby MPB is fine, Daddy’s reactions were strong to protect his boy.

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  4. Oh no! So glad Mr. MPB was able to protect him. I would think it is the sleep deprivation for sure. Probably just has a different impact on him.

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  5. Now that we have a four month old I play the card that he needs to get to the doctor for the baby’s sake! He needs to take care of himself so he can take care of the baby! Not to mention be around for the baby!! This usually works! 😀

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  6. Mr. MPB does need to take care of himself. And not because of his well being, which is important, but because of baby MPB. He needs his daddy at his best. I think this has been the best piece of advice I’ve been given. Take care of yourself because someone is depending on you.

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  7. Ugh, poor guy! I’m sure his pride is injured a bit as well. It sounds like you guys had about as terrible of a weekend as we did. My Goldendoodle bit one of my girls!!! 😦 I thought of you since you always say that your goal is for your dog not to eat your baby. I may even take a break from my blog retirement to write about our horrendous weekend.

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    • Oh no!!! You are right, my big fear is our dog and baby interacting. In sorry you are dealing with that right now!! Thats so much worse then a klutzy husband! Is everyone okay?

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      • Falling with baby is always a big fear of mine as well, especially when they are so tiny and new. I did take a tiny little tumble in our kitchen one time holding baby, but my protective instincts kept baby safe and I ended up with just a sore wrist from catch myself. I’m so glad Baby MPB was kept safe and hope Mr. MPB recovers quickly.

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  8. On Mr. PB’s injuries: Oh, no. That’s awful.
    On being more accident prone: Oh, yes. I think it is the combo of being tired and overwhelmed. I also found I care less about my own injuries which actually compounds the problem.

    In summary, Mr. PB needs to go to the doctor. But you already know that, you smart girl. 😉

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    • It sounds like you understand Mr. MPBs line of thinking in that i don’t think he cares about his injuries right now. But you are right that doesn’t help anything in the long run. Hopefully he sees the light and takes care of himself too. ☺

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  9. This can happen to anyone. Not anyone’s fault just things in life happen that we can’t explain. I’m a bit of a clutz hurting myself or others in strange ways.

    I hope your husband feels better soon and that his bad luck turns around.

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    • Absolutely agree. Anyone can trip and fall and I have absolutely no ill will to Mr. MPB because of it. Truthfully, I’m just glad they are both okay! And even if Mr. MPB is a little cut up and bruised that’s better then broken limbs. 🙂

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  10. Phew!! It could be stress coupled with poor sleep. Glad to know baby is good and the mr didnt hurt himself anymore.

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  11. Sleep deprivation is the worst! Poor guy. So glad baby is ok-so scary! By my calculations you guys should be past the worst of the sleep deprivation pretty soon and hopefully can emerge from the fog. Suddenly when you are getting 7-8 hours uninterrupted at night it’s like a whole new life. Xo

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  12. Sleep deprivation plus still being new parent (and overly aware of that) plus trying to be careful = Murphts Law- type scenarios. Like when you stay with someone else and you have to get up when they’re asleep and the harder you try to be quiet the more you sound like s one man marching band? Bless his heart.

    BUT HE NEEDS TO GET HIS INJURIES CHECKED. Especially the neck, but also the knee and ankle. Men. They are sooooo stubborn. Xx

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  13. Oh good grief – WHY are men so stupid about going to the doctor??? Apart from anything else, getting checked out and MAYBE, if needed, using meds or physical therapy or whatever the doctor may prescribe will help him heal faster – which will reduce his tendency to klutziness. Oh well … hang in there. Glad Baby’s okay!

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  14. Falling a huge fear of mine. I shudder sometimes when the idea of tripping on the kitchen baby gate pops into my head. Ugh.

    Glad Baby MPB is a-okay. I hope Mr. MPB is feeling better and does get checked out.

    As for role reversal — we’re still there at 14 months. My husband seems a lot noisier and klutzier than he used to. I’d say it’s all me, but he’s even said at times that he’d wake Dubya constantly if not for her sound machines.

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  15. Kevin bit it down the stairs a few weeks ago, bad. Thankfully he was not carrying the baby, but he was in lousy shape for weeks. Maybe there’s some sort of cosmic new dad initiation we aren’t aware of.

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  16. I’m so happy that baby is fine, but that sucks that Mr is so broken! He probably really should go to the Dr. Maybe if he isn’t feeling better in the next day or so he will go? I would guess it’s probably all just from not enough sleep. Crazy things can happen when you don’t get enough sleep!! Hope he’s feeling better soon!

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  17. Poor Mr MPB! Ouch! There is nothing worse than falling over with your baby. Thank goodness your little one was safe in his car seat. I slipped up wet stairs and Monkey went flying out of my arms one wet rainy day and it was one of the worst moments of my life. It is simply a horrible feeling. So I feel for Mr MPB on that one. He will be feeling so sad that it happened. I have no answers to the big questions though. Who knows why these things happen or if there is a rhyme or reason?!?!?!?!

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  18. OMG!!! How awful! I’m so sorry! Honestly, this could be a case of Mars vs Venus. For me it seems after having the baby, I’m hyperaware of everything. The mothering instinct takes over. For guys who are better at concentrating at 1 task at a time vs us females who are constantly multitasking, he was probably so concentrated on caring for Baby MPB that he wasn’t paying attention to where he was walking and any possible dangers. Go you for keeping a clear head!!! I hope at the very least Mr MPB is babying his wounds and giving them some ice and rest. If things don’t heal quickly, hopefully he will consider seeing the doc then. Thinking of you guys!!!! Big hugs!

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  19. Oh my goodness! Okay so glad that baby is okay but sorry to hear about Mr MBP. I had an intense fear of SIDS early on and now it’s transitioned to dropping Luke. I’m guessing the weather is still cold there and ice would add a whole additional stress. And good for you for calming making sure everything was okay. I envision I would have screamed and cried and been hysterical. I need to channel your calmness 😉

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  20. I think Mr. MPB’s protective instincts have made him so focused on keeping Baby MPB safe that he’s less aware of hazards to his own person lol. I am sorry to hear that he is so injured from the fall. It sounds awful. I am glad that Baby MPB is fine though. Thank goodness for the car seat! I hope hubby heals up quickly.

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  21. Oh no! Glad baby is ok. And mr mpb sort of. Yes since I’ve become a parent my objective is just to keep the baby safe – the rest goes out the window.

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  22. Just catching up a bit on your blog,…

    I think it’s the sleep deprivation. Or I hope anyway. My poor DH is hurting too. When I had my first very painful contraction the night active labour started, I was on the toilet and couldn’t get up, I couldn’t move and so I woke him out of his sleep to say: thus is it! He ran in and passed out as he saw me having a 3 minute contraction. He hit his head on the tub. Then while I was in the hospital he threw his neck/shoulder out completely due to compensating after his fall and now holding Smoochie is exacerbating the injuries.

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  23. Interesting. I too was a total klutz and took some terribly humiliating public falls, one that even resulted in a knee surgery. But since becoming a mom and being sleep deprived, I haven’t taken a single spill. There should probably be a study on this.

    I hope Mr. MPB is on the mend.

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