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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  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.

    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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