As long as he doesn't grow claws we're good

I don’t know if it’s just a baby thing or a breastfeeding-makes-the-immune-system-insanely-effective thing, but my baby has super healing powers. I accidentally cut his finger while trying to trim his (actually kind of claw-like) nails yesterday. I felt AWFUL. His tiny finger bled what felt like gallons and gallons of blood while I kissed him and tried to convince him I wasn’t the monster he thinks I am. Today the cut is almost totally gone and if you didn’t know I was a terrible mother you’d never even notice. Baby Evan had also given himself a nasty looking scratch on his forehead – which led to the nail cutting – that is now just a tiny red spot. If I had done the same thing to myself I’d be walking around with an Olivia Newton-John headband fort least a week, trying to convince people I was hip instead of a clumsy fool with a giant red mark on my face.

Maybe I’ll start calling him Wolverine. That’s totally an appropriate nickname for a 9 week old, right?

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No Responses to “As long as he doesn't grow claws we're good”

  1. stacyinbean says:

    You are hilarious. My mother was so terrified of cutting any of us with nail clippers she BIT our nails off until we were at least 6 months. Sounds kinda gross to me but I can see why she did it!

  2. sarrible says:

    If you’re going to call him Wolverine, you’ll have to stop clipping his nails.

  3. I cried for 20 minutes the first time I cut the Calder while clipping his nails, no joke. It gets easier especially when you realize that your chest area makes people think you have been attacked by a rabid ferret so cutting the nails gets high priority on the baby to-do list.

    High: feeding, diapers, nails
    Low: baths, shoes, laundry (why wash the clothes, he will not fit into them by the time they come out of the dryer?)

  4. candace says:

    kind of funny you posted this today about super healing powers. You might find this article interesting.

    http://www.ehow.com/how_2100110_make-alternate-use-breast-milk.html

    Hope you recover from the nail clipping as well as Baby Evan did.

  5. Ha, we call Paloma Wolverine, too, because she has the same insane healing powers!

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