Today I was going to record how hard the girls and I worked to brush out the hair on all of their large princess dolls. But it will have to wait for tomorrow cause we had something else happen that needs to be recorded today. After I'd finished the dolls' hair and was getting Tinkerbell dressed, Natalie, who had been playing a game on the arm of the couch, hit her head. Her game was to stand on the ground next to the couch and lean backward on the arm and let herself fall backwards onto the couch cushion. She and Sophi both played this game successfully for a while, but on this turn for Natalie, her feet didn't push her with enough momentum to go over the arm and she came back forward down on the ground, but her feet didn't catch, so she fell forward with no feet to stand on and smacked her head on the side of the bookshelf. It was a loud hit, and I knew she hit it hard, and then she turned to me and I saw the blood going down her face. I picked her up and had her lay in my arms, looked at the wound and... yep, it looked big enough that it was going to need stitches. OK! So... next item, how do I get to the ER... it was 3:30, the older kids should be walking in the door any minute... I call Corey... "Natalie needs stitches..." He recommended I go now and not wait for the older kids. But I didn't want to take Owen and Sophi with me to the ER... but I couldn't think clearly as my brain tried to asses the situation. I was still holding Natalie in my arms as I paced and tried to talk to Corey and think. Then, oh yeah! Next door neighbors! (duh!) I give Lisa a call on her cell. She wasn't home but would be there in 10 minutes and said her college daughter was home and could watch Sophi and Owen while I take Natalie in. Yay ~ Okay, got that part figured out. I'm not looking fancy but have shoes near by, I slip them on. Owen is on the couch starting to fuss, I'm still holding Natalie. She's not crying but just looking up at me with her big beautiful eyes cause she can tell that whatever just happened to her is a big deal and she's awaiting instructions. I didn't want her to follow me over to the neighbors' house... I lay her down and tell her to stay and don't move, stay there, I'll be right back... I run upstairs and get a diaper/bottle/formula for Owen. As I come down the stairs to take them over, Kaile comes in the house to help and picks up Owen. Perfect! Ok! That's everything then, right? Yes ~ So into the car I go. Sophi followed me and wanted to come but I said no and she was sad but NO, you're not coming, I gotta take Natalie to the doctor, I'll be right back. I lay Natalie down on the seat and was going to have her lay down on the drive, but she got up and into her carseat. She still wasn't fussing, but she was tired cause she hadn't had a nap and she fell asleep.